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Gender and Women's Studies in London
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 12/01/2017 12/08/2017 03/07/2018 03/16/2018
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hostel
Maximum Credits Available: 03 Prior Language Study: N/A
Eligibility Requirements:
Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher Duration: Short-term, Spring Break
Program Description:
ParliamentProgram potential dates: March 7 - March 16, 2018

Overview of the program

Step outside the United States and explore the realities of gender and women from other countries and cultures in the international city of London, England. Through a combination of experiential learning, discussions, and personal reflections, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the complex gender dynamics at work in our global community.  The course is open to the public to anyone, anywhere in the world.  Please join us!

 
Course Information

The main feature of this course is attendance at the 2018 Women of the World Festival, as well as events associated with the conference.
 
Students will gain a deeper appreciation of gender dynamics at work in our global community through discussions, reflections, and experiential learning:
  • Explore the streets, museums, landmarks, and libraries of this historic, international capital
  • Engage with local communities
  • Travel and connect with like-minded people! 
Students will also visit Persephone Bookstore (women’s bookstore and more); tour museums in London; tour Bishopsgate Institute library and archives pertaining to gender and women; meet with prominent female mentors; and explore resources at the Feminist Library and the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics.
 
This study abroad experience offers the opportunity for students to:
  • examine how gender operates in other cultures
  • cultivate an understanding of gender diversity and multiculturalism
  • engage with local communities in another country 
Coursework will include discussions, journals, and participation in on-site activities.

This course fulfills a social science credit toward the AA or AS degree.  It also serves to meet a portion of the requirements toward the Gender and Women’s Studies Certificate.
 
There are 2 ways to register for this course. Students may register for the 1-credit study abroad experience, called Gender and Women’s Studies – Study Abroad Experience 20-809-257. Alternatively, students who are registered in the International Perspectives on Gender and Women class, 20-809-256 (3 credits) may or may not choose to participate in the study abroad course (registration for the additional 1 credit is not required for students already enrolled in International Perspectives on Gender and Women).


Accommodation and Meals Phone Boxes

Students will stay in double-occupancy rooms at the Chapter King's Cross, a beautiful and modern facility in a central area of London on Pentonville Rd., located two minutes away from the King's Cross and St. Pancras tube stop. Amenities include: Wi-Fi, in-room kitchenette, laundry facility, free use of Macs, exercise facility, game room, mail service, 24-hour security, and easy access to supermarkets, banks, and restaurants. Most meals are not provided, however, our accommodations include a kitchenette so students can purchase items at the market to store and cook in their rooms inexpensively, though students may certainly opt to eat at one of the many local restaurants.
 
Additional Information

A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling out of the United States. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.

All students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. This orientation provides information on health and safety, packing, trip planning, flight logistics, and other essential information.

If you have any questions, please call Dr. Angelika Gulbis at 608-243-4139 or Laurie Benda at 608-246-6570.
 
Cost

The final cost for 2017 is still being determined, but will be approximately $2000 and will include:
  • Accommodations
  • Women of the World Festival registration fee
  • Welcome dinner upon arrival to London
  • Local transportation via weekly Oyster (metro) card
  • Airport transfers in London
  • Bus tour of London
  • On-site orientation (including pertinent information on student housing, cultural issues, health and safety protocol, and local logistics)
  • A local program assistant to accompany on arranged site visits and excursions
  • All course-related events and activities 
Additional Costs include:
  • Airfare
  • Madison College tuition for 1 credit (unless enrolled in International Perspectives on Gender and Women)
  • Most meals
  • Passport (if you do not already have one)
  • Spending money
  • Tickets/fees for free-time activities not included in course

St. PaulsFor More Information

If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.