Theatre, live performance, museum collections, and street markets are integral parts of English cultural history; they also represent Britain’s international heritage. London theaters not only celebrate English history, culture and language, they also carry the banner of the English artistic imagination into the future. London’s museums make it one of the most visited cities in the world for the range of its collected artifacts and images. Outside the theater and museum doors, markets teem with life. From Borough Market, established in Roman times to those established in the nineteenth century, the farmers' markets, flea markets and antique markets present a unique juxtaposition with the established forms of representation and performance found in museums and theaters. We will glimpse at how theaters, markets and museums create a magical intersection of past with present and future, of art with life and politics, of cultural stasis with social change. We will question our own approaches to these sites of tourism, entertainment and consumption: what does it mean to perform a service vs. perform for entertainment? How do individuals and groups represent themselves in an effort to draw crowds, customers, audiences, and viewers? The goal of this study abroad program, offered in conjunction with the School for New Learning (SNL), is to bring London “alive” in both the past and present, and to deepen participants' understanding of London, and the global marketplace the city itself both performs and represents.
School for New Learning (SNL) students must register for two competencies and may register for up to four: L-7, A-1-X, H-1-E, H-2-X, L-10, L-11, E-1, E-2. Non-SNL students receive a total of 8 credits: INT 399 in the winter quarter (JYEL) and INT 399 (usually an elective) in the spring quarter.
Students can register for up to four competences.Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CULTURAL EVENTS
Arts/Culture: Visits to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, the British Museum, The Tate British Museum, the Museum of London, the exhibition at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (mandatory); also the Tate Modern Museum, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Natural History Museum, the London Transport Museum, Charles Dickens House, the Soane Museum (optional); three theatrical productions—one in the West End, one at the Royal National Theatre, and the third at the Royal Court Theatre; St. Paul's Cathedral (including Evensong performance).
Industry/Tourism/History: Guided tours of the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral, Bankside; bus tour of London; visits to Columbia Flower Market, Covent Garden Market, Borough Market, Portobello Road Market, Leadenhall Market.
Education/Research: Experiential research will be at the heart of this course, thus education/research will be conducted through the arts/culture and industry/tourism/history locales noted above. Additionally, students will visit the mecca of London's research world, the British Library.
Students stay in shared rooms in hotels.
COSTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FINANCIAL AID
All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Please check back soon for the confirmed program fee. Please also note the withdrawal policy.
DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.
PASSPORT AND VISA
If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. At this time, students do not need a visa for this program. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
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