University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: London COMM - micro

Program Dates January 08, 2018 - January 28, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview London, one the most exciting places in the world, is possibly the top city to study the communication industry anywhere outside the United States.

This program offers the chance of a lifetime to learn about yourself and the larger world by living for three weeks in central London, one of the most cosmopolitan, exciting, and communication-oriented cities anywhere, while studying global public relations.

London, a city long considered one of the top three centers for global public relations agency, will be a “living laboratory” immersing you in cutting-edge strategic communication. You will meet agency professionals, world-class museum and tourism destination managers, international public relations strategists, social media managers, and international college students, like yourself, who will expand your perspective to help you grow personally and academically.

London is the actual center of many key cultural, political and economic components of today’s complex world.
• It’s a global financial center so many international businesses have a large public relations staff headquartered there. It’s Europe’s largest city so you can meet people from every corner of the world there.
• It’s also the most visited city in the world so it’s a welcoming place with fascinating options for people with every type of interest.
• It’s been one of the world’s major cultural and business hubs for centuries, and it is still a clear leader in the global economy so it gives you a first-hand understanding of the realities of today’s global marketplace.

You may choose among the extensive list of opportunities to dip into academic or personal interests for our self-designated project, including: West End live theater, which is England’s version of Broadway, renowned museums like the British, Churchill or Fashion and Textile Museums, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Harry Potter film locations, or Harrod’s department store. The program typically includes outings to see actual Roman walls and the Tower of London to understand the historical significance of London, a tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral designed after the plague swept through London designed by renowned architect Christopher Wren, castles or palaces where both historic and current members of the British Royal Family’s live and work, and contemporary architectural icons like the London Eye Ferris wheel or the controversial Sky Garden atop the “Walkie-talkie” skyscraper both with 360 degree views of London.

Beauty, activity, media, public relations and advertising agencies, cuisine, global neighbors await you . . . and it’s English-speaking so no foreign language skills needed! Plus, rookie travelers can easily navigate around London safely thanks to the fantastic public transportation ‘triple crown’ of the Underground (aka Tube subway), red double-decker buses, and black taxies. Everything you will visit and study during the program, except for one day trip, lies within a two-mile radius making it all completely walkable, too.

The Program Fee includes accommodations in twin rooms at a hotel with breakfast and internet access provided, tube pass for zones 1-2, 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.

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.

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)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
UNIV 370-156: Study Abroad - London COMM - micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$2,800.00$2,800.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $4,315.00$6,814.00
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 for the appropriate rates.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Carolyn White Bartoo
Faculty Director
250 Pearson Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Interest Meetings:
02/28/2017, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, 231 Pearson Hall
03/08/2017, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, 231 Pearson Hall
03/14/2017, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, 231 Pearson Hall
03/21/2017, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, 231 Pearson Hall

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