Program Information
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Winter 2022: London COMM - micro
January 08, 2022 - January 29, 2022 (dates are tentative)
Applications will be accepted beginning Saturday, May 08 2021.
Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/02/2021 7:00 PM - 7:45 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/96390435455
03/15/2021 7:00 PM - 7:45 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/92268821194
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).
Program Description

We will use the city of London as our "laboratory" and any site we visit together will be analyzed for its strategic messaging effectiveness (i.e. PR plan, overall atmosphere, website, brochures, messaging, social media, etc.)

London, for decades if not a century, has been the CENTER of the European marketing world for professionals, and remains so today even after the Brexit decision.

We will take full advantage of the density of communication universe found in London - both as a place where many, many professionals work and create PR/Adv content and also as a city with highly sophisticated marketing messages nearly everywhere we look.

London proactively markets itself to tourists, the media industry and the financial industry to get them to either visit or set up a permanent base of business operations.

That means we can use EVERY site or experience and look at it through a strategic communication lens. That includes everything from a food truck to the British Museum to our own hotel. They all provide us with our "content" and so will be the data we use to learn about ways to analyze messages and construct some of our own.

No place promotes itself better than the city of London which is still the top city in the world for international visitors (for pleasure or work) so we will be able to see what the best PR and advertising professionals in the world actually do and also how their audiences experience respond to those messages . That analytic learning process entails not just visiting sites but also actively deconstructing messages and continually evaluating them in REAL TIME for formal and informal assignments of varying lengths.

There is no better city in the world to study PR and advertising than London outside of the United States.

This program is extremely popular so please apply early to it. Not all interested students can be accepted due to the high volume of applications.

Students will share a room with one other student in a four-star hotel in the middle of the most central part of London. We're close to the key cultural district of Bloomsbury, which houses the famous British Museum. Our location provides extremely easy access to the heart of the city. We will have our own classroom in an American study abroad facility that's also very close to our hotel.

The Program Fee includes accommodations in a hotel with full English breakfast, group excursions, cultural events, a tube pass for zones 1-2, international medical insurance and a farewell meal.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from London and airport transfers in the United States. 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.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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.
COMM 200-070: Topics in Human Communication Systems: Global Public Relations (3 credits)
Rotating topics presenting overviews of social science research on communication in various contexts including the behavior of individuals,relationships, social groups, and media in society. Emphasize theories, empirical findings, and applications of communication research in the social and behavioral sciences.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Restrictions: May be repeated two times for nine credits when topics vary.
UNIV 370-198: Study Abroad - London COMM (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
Requirements
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.

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 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.
Costs
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 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-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.
  • 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
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, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2021
$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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Carolyn White Bartoo
Faculty Director
Communication
250 Pearson Hall
302-831-2211
bartoo@udel.edu

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