University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: London ENGL/THEA

Program Dates January 03, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview

London is the best place to study drama, whether British, American, classical, or other. Actors on the London stage are the best in the world, and productions are invariably exciting from every standpoint—stage setting, direction, but above all acting. By integrating ENGL208 with THEA 206, students will come away with a fine appreciation of various types of drama. The program includes tickets for at least eight plays, along with several excursions to places like Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, the reconstructed Globe Theatre, and Hampton Court. But enough free time, including most weekends, is included to allow students to discover much of London on their own. One long weekend is guaranteed so that those who want to travel to Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, and elsewhere will be able to do at a time when fares are at their lowest.

Students in this program will be housed in a hotel near the building where classes are held (currently we are using the Radisson Hotel in Bloomsbury). A full English breakfast with a variety of foods is included with room and board (two students to a room). Students will receive travel cards that enable them to travel all over central London by Underground, and anywhere in London by bus. All excursions and special lectures by visiting stage personnel and others are also covered by the program fee. Airfare is not included, as students are free to make their own travel arrangements. Students may choose to fly together in a group leaving from Philadelphia airport. A coach will be waiting for us at Heathrow airport in London to take those on the group flight (and others who arrive in time to meet up with us) directly to the hotel to check in. Free wi-fi is available at the hotel and in the classroom building, where computer printers are also available. In sum, everything is included in the program fee except airfare, phone calls, laundry, lunches, and dinners (many inexpensive restaurants are nearby the hotel as well as supermarkets that have prepared food available.

The Program Fee includes accommodations in a hotel with full English breakfast, group excursions, cultural events, a tube pass for zones 1-2, 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: 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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENGL 208: Introduction to Drama (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
THEA 106: The Theatrical Experience Abroad: Modern British Theater (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-069: Study Abroad - London ENGL/THEA (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$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$4,225.00$4,225.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,483.00$10,231.00
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:
Jay Halio
Faculty Director
315 Memorial Hall
Leslie Reidel
Faculty Director
233 413 Academy Street

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:
02/21/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 231 Purnell Hall
03/07/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 231 Purnell Hall
04/04/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 113 Memorial Hall

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