Summer London, United Kingdom

DATES:  May 13-June 25, 2015

The London Summer Program (LSP) offers an exciting opportunity for students in all fields of study to live and learn in one of the most international cities in the world. London provides Notre Dame undergraduates with a unique environment in which to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. During the six-week program students take two courses and earn six credits which can include courses that fulfill university requirements.

Academic Program

Students earn 6 credits during the six-week program that situates its learning environment in a global capital city.  Students can choose two courses from class offerings that permit the participating students to satisfy one or more university requirements.

  • Facilities and Staff

Classes are taught at the impressive academic building known as the Fischer Hall located on Suffolk Street next to the National Gallery just off Trafalgar Square. Classes in the London Summer Program are taught by many of the same British faculty that participate in the regular academic year program, as well as visiting Notre Dame faculty.

  • Courses

The Summer 2015 course list is still in developement. This website will be updtaed, and accepted students notified, when a final course list is confirmed. The following list is an indication of the types of courses we expect to be available: additional courses will be added.

 

Group A

Group B

ARHI 34489
London as Art Capital
(Fulfils Fine Arts requirement)

HIST 34414
British Empire 1760-1965
(Fulfills History requirement)

ENGL 44420
London Writers
(Fulfils Literature requirement)

PHIL 24529
British Moral Philosophy
(Fulfils 2nd Philosophy requirement)

FTT 34207
Shakespeare in London
(Fulfils Fine Arts requirement)

THEO 24842
Sin, Grace and Free Will
(Fulfills Development Theology requirement)

 

Students will be asked to list their course preferences through an on-line survey after they have been accepted

 

Students choose their courses as one from group A, and one from group B, and to indicate their order of preference within each list.

 

Please note students are not guaranteed any course, but every attempt is made to register students into one of their top three choices. (Note: due to timetable conflicts it is extremely unlikely that any student would be able to take two classes from the same group.)

 

  • Special Opportunities

Students can undertake co-curricular activities while they are in London to deepen their experience of British culture, expand their intellectual horizons, and perhaps even develop their career prospects. Courses may include visiting museums and art galleries, attending theater performances, or visiting historic sites. All of London is the backdrop for student studies.

Some courses on the LSP will involve field trips that take place within class time. LSP will also offer various optional day-trips on the weekends (at additional cost). The Program also allows for one four-day long weekend for independent travel.

Housing and Meals

Students reside in modern flats (apartments) in the Conway Hall, near Waterloo on the South Bank, in Central London. The location is less than a 20 minute walk from the Fischer Hall classroom building. The flats are furnished and come equipped with a microwave, basic appliances, cookware, dishes, and everything you should need to prepare meals. Students can cook for themselves or take advantage of the diverse dining opportunities that London offers

Program Calendar, Summer 2015

  • May 13, 2015—Group Flight departs USA
  • May 14, 2015—Arrival in London and orientation
  • May 15. 2015—First day of classes
  • June 5-8, 2015—Long Weekend Break
  • June 23, 2015—Last Class Day
  • June 24, 2015—Exams
  • June 25, 2015—Residences close; group flight departs for USA

Eligibility

Students in all colleges are eligible to participate in the London Undergraduate Program .

  • Rising Notre Dame sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply.

Cost

The cost for the Summer London Program will be $7,500.  The program fee for University of Notre Dame students covers :

  • tuition
  • housing/meal stipend
  • international health insurance
  • a Notre Dame administrative fee.

Anthony Travel will offer a group flight from a gateway city. Students who purchase the group flights through Anthony Travel will be met at Heathrow and transported to the residence facilities.  Independent travelers will be responsible for their own transportation, and its cost, to and from the airport.

Students will receive a weekly stipend to partially defray the cost of food. Participants are responsible for personal spending, costs associated with weekend activities that may be organized by the residential staff; and performance admission costs that are not part of courses.

Students, especially Pell Grant recipients, may want to check with Financial Aid about additional support.  Pell Grant recipients may apply for Gilman Summer Scholarships here:  http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.  The deadline for the Gilman application is usually in early March.  Other students may want to investigate the Fund for Education Abroad:  http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/.  The deadline for this application is usually in early January.

Application Instructions

                                                                                ****NEW FOR 2015****

                                           Acceptance will be on a Rolling Admisson with Two Application Periods

 

EARLY ADMISSION: opens September 30th and closes Friday October 17th, 2014

All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to apply during EARLY ADMISSION, but upperclassmen will be given preference.

Decisions will be made within a few weeks of completion of application.  All applicants not accepted during EARLY ADMISSION will automatically roll over for consideration in  the OPEN ADMISSION Period.  If you have an extenuating circumstance that you would like considered for EARLY ADMISSION acceptance, please indicate on your application.

OPEN ADMISSION:  opens on October 27, 2014 and  closes one week after Academic year decisions are announced (end of January, 2015)

All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to apply.  Decisions will be made within a few weeks of completion of application.  A waitlist will be maintained

Study Abroad  Online application

  • ONE FACULTY academic recommendation required
  • RECTOR recommendation required

If a student is admitted into a semester program after confirming acceptance into the Summer Program, the Withdrawal Fee will be waived. 


NOTE REGARDING PASSPORTS:

If you are considering applying to a summer program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport is to expire within six months of your anticipated program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. You can get more information about obtaining and renewing passports by clicking this link: http://www.usps.com/passport/.

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