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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 11/15/2019 11/20/2019 03/04/2020 03/15/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hostel
Maximum Credits Available: 03 Prior Language Study: N/A
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility Requirements: Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher Duration: Short-term, Spring Break
Excluded from Open Doors: Include Program Sponsor: University-Sponsored
Program Description:
ParliamentProgram potential dates: March 4 - March 15, 2020

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 all students, regardless of program or major. Please join us!

Course Information

The main feature of this course is attendance at the 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 may 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 and the Global 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 London Scene

Students will stay in double or triple occupancy rooms in a central student residence or flat. Amenities include Wi-Fi, kitchenette, laundry facilities, 24-hour security, and easy access to supermarkets, banks, restaurants, and public transportation. Most meals are not provided; however, 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.


The group will venture out of London for a day trip to the countryside to explore smaller towns and villages and experience a very different part of England.

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 contact Laurie Benda at 608-246-6570 or

The final cost for 2020 is still being determined, but will be approximately $2610- $3000 and will include:
  • Accommodations
  • Women of the World Festival registration fee
  • Local transportation via weekly Oyster (metro) card
  • Airport transfers in London
  • Walking 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
  • Afternoon tea
  • Farewell dinner in London
  • All course-related events and activities 
Additional Costs include: (costs not included in program fee above)
  • Airfare
  • Madison College tuition for either 1 or 3 credit course, as listed above
  • 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.