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Winter 2017: London GEOG/ENVR/ENSC
January 03, 2017 - February 01, 2017 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/07/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
03/16/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
03/22/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
Program Notes
Program Description

How do people in Britain, and London in particular, protect their environment and respond to the needs of a "greener" lifestyle? How does London plan to respond to the changes brought about by global warming? How does a low-lying city such as London address problems of sea-level rise? Led by a native-born Londoner who has directed 18 previous winter session study programs to London, we will explore these issues by looking at how London has tried to become a "greener" city through urban planning, sustainable building design, improvements in public transport and lifestyle choices, while at the same time remaining a major center of global finance, international culture and a national capital.

Although a number of lectures and class projects will provide needed historical and contemporary background about Britain, the program will have a very strong field component. We expect to make visits to sustainable building sites, a school that attempts to be "off the grid," the Cross-Rail project that will provide a new transport route under the heart of the city, the 2012 Olympic village that has been converted to a sustainable community, and the Thames barrier designed to protect the city against North Sea flooding. Additional field trips are planned outside London to the Roman city of Bath, the London Green Belt and several rural villages, where different approaches to environmental protection and landscape preservation are practiced. Visits to London theater and other cultural sites in the city round out the program so that you will gain a full picture of the nature of London life and society.

The Program Fee includes accommodations in twin rooms at a hotel with breakfast and internet access provided, tube pass for zones 1-3, academic and cultural excursions and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Europe, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in London. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
GEOG 235-070: Conservation of Natural Resources (3 credits)
Physical, social and economic problems involved in integrating resource management and maintaining environmental quality.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
GEOG 449-070: Environment and Society (3 credits)
Considers the relationships between environmental and social processes from the theoretical, philosophical and methodological perspectives of geography. Explores the ethical and contextual implications of framing environmental questions and posing solutions. Examines approaches to the geographical analysis of environmental problems.
Restrictions: May be repeated once for credit when topics/countries differ.
UNIV 370-070: Study Abroad - London GEOG/ENVR/ENSC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,300.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,165.00$5,805.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,465.00$4,465.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,660.00$10,300.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2016
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 27, 2016
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Peter Rees
Faculty Director
230 Pearson Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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