Program Details

Activity Highlights:

~Welcome activity hosted by FIE - featuring a reception and walking tour of the neighborhood
~Bus tour of London
~Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (tour Shakespeare houses, and observe (hopefully) a falconry demonstration a

Location:
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/15/2013 End Date: 7/13/2013

This summer in London we will be living the Shakespearean life, enjoying performances of Shakespeare’s plays. During our four-week stay in London, we will read and see at least five of those plays. We will also spend a day in Stratford-upon-Avon, touring the Shakespeare houses. We will watch and discuss video versions of some of the plays we see. We will take a walking tour of Shakespeare-related sites in London’s South Bank, tour the Globe Theatre, and talk with one or more Shakespearean actors/directors. The class meetings and the plays will take place Monday through Thursday, so weekends will be free to explore London and to travel elsewhere in the British Isles or on the continent.

COURSES
English 117 - Shakespeare (4 units)
Historically, generically, or thematically focused study of Shakespeare's works. May be repeated two times for credit. GE Credit: Arts and Humanities, Writing
AND
English 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units)

Activity Highlights:

~Welcome activity hosted by FIE - featuring a reception and walking tour of the neighborhood
~Bus tour of London
~Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (tour Shakespeare houses, and observe (hopefully) a falconry demonstration at the farm where Mary Arden (Shakespeare’s mother) grew up)
~Guest lecturers from experts on Shakespeare and theatre
~Plays at the Old Vic

Additional plays will be listed as tickets become available.

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
FIE, the Foundation for International Education in London, will provide housing for students in apartments located in historic and charming Kensington and just a few minutes walk from Foundation House Study Centre where classes will be held. Students will share rooms and will have access to a fully equipped kitchen. Students will be assigned to Metrogate, Hyde Park Gate, or Manson Place.Students will also have access to computers, including email and internet facilities, through FIE. A shared kitchen is available at the student residence.

About United Kingdom
London is accessible, safe, friendly, green, and historic. Londoners are funny people, and they will often joke with you for a while until you figure out they are joking. They talk in an interesting way (what they consider to be English). They love dogs, gardens, and beer. The Tower of London offers a great tour; also not to be missed are St Paul’s Cathedral (walk to the top), the British Museum, the British Library

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