Program Details

On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU). The road to eventual “Brexit” will be long and difficult, and the long-term consequences are unclear. In the near-term, however, British politics have been thrown into crisis.
Location:
Oxford, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU). The road to eventual “Brexit” will be long and difficult, and the long-term consequences are unclear. In the near-term, however, British politics have been thrown into crisis. The governing Conservative party is in the midst of a leadership struggle, and the opposition Labour Party is imploding. The Scottish National Party is resurgent, and may soon press for another referendum on Scottish independence. Apart from the constitutional and political fallout of Brexit, the economic impact is already clear. The value of the pound sterling has plummeted and investment into the UK is likely to fall. Britain’s relationship with the EU and with the rest of the world is being fundamentally recast.

This course will examine developments in the UK in light of the referendum result, as well as what it means to be British in 2017; the options for Britain’s continued relationship with the EU; and Britain’s global role more broadly.

Program Details

Credits Offered

Undergraduate:

  • GOVT 398: Study Abroad

Graduate:

  • ITRN 702: Special Topics in Study Abroad

Housing

Individual dorm rooms at Mansfield College

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Cost:
Program Cost: $4500 Included: Tuition (3 credits) Single room dorm lodging with private bath Week-day breakfast and lunches 2 gala dinners A day trip to London, company site visit Special seminars Guest lecturers All administrative and organizational costs International Emergency Insurance Not included: Round-trip airfare Some meals Spending money

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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