Program Information
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Summer 2017: London ENGL - micro
July 21, 2017 - August 12, 2017
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Kathryn Contini
Interest Meetings:
09/14/2016 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM126 Memorial Hall
09/27/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM417 ISE Lab
10/13/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM417 ISE Lab
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
03/08/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM126 Memorial Hall
04/20/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM126 Memorial Hall
Program Notes
Program Description

Samuel Johnson said, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." This program offers a chance to spend three weeks learning and writing about the city, and at the same time studying the distinctive journalism of the United Kingdom.

For the program's class, "Covering London," students will create a blog for their articles about the distinctive people, customs and attractions of the city. They will also study the British press, from the broadsheet Times and Guardian, to Rupert Murdoch's tabloid Sun.

You'll take excursions to London newsrooms, and get a chance to meet and hear from London correspondents from such news organizations as National Public Radio and the New York Times. There will also be a class excursions to a session of Parliament, a boat ride on the Thames to Hampton Court Palace and other attractions, a day trip to Bath and Stonehenge, and an evening at the theatre. Students will have weekends free and can take advantage of economical flights to Scotland, Ireland, and continental European destinations.

Students will live in single-accommodation dormitory rooms with internet access and shared kitchen facilities at Imperial College London's residence hall in the North Acton section of the city.

Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the world's most fascinating city.

The Program Fee includes dormitory accommodation with internet, academic and cultural excursions, welcome and farewell dinners, local transporation pass, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or ground transportation to meet the group in London. The program officially begins when students arrive at their accommodation in London. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket and how to travel to accommodations.. 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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENGL 409: Topics in Journalism - Covering London (3 credits)
Special studies and writing in selected kinds of journalism (opinion writing, science journalism) or in an aspect of the profession (history of American journalism, ethics of journalism). In this course, students will examine the distinctive ways the British press covers the city and, more broadly, the country. They will read and study British newspapers and online news sites, visit newsrooms and bureaus of U.S. news outlets (such as The New York Times and National Public Radio), and hear from guest speakers representing the British press. In addition, students will develop two substantial ideas for articles they will write for the class blog. The first will be a travel article; in the second they will report on a notable person, issue, trend or phenomenon.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
UNIV 370-102: Study Abroad - London ENGL micro (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
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 Summer 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 $850.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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-December.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • 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.
  • CGPS 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$1,443.00$3,870.00
Final Program Fee$2,600.00$2,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$4,088.00$6,515.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$850.00$850.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
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 onNovember 21, 2016
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 06, 2016
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-December
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*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.
Ben Yagoda
Faculty Director
323 Memorial Hall

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