International Study and Experience

 

Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, England 2014

England

PROGRAM FEES BREAKDOWN:

The amounts below are ONLY ESTIMATES and are subject to change:

AMOUNT
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
$2,200
Total Program Fee
This is the ESTIMATED total program fee. This amount can increase based on airline taxes/departure fees or not meeting enrollment requirements.
$400
Program Deposit
This is part of the total program fee. Pay to the Business Office. This is NON-REFUNDABLE. If the cost of the airline ticket increases, the required deposit amount will also increase. You will NOT see this in your Atlas account.
$900 - $1,150
Honors Scholarship
You must apply by the application deadline to qualify for the full scholarship amount. Funds will be posted to the students' account in Atlas prior to the program balance due date. This program has the following number of scholarships available: 18
*Scholarship amount will vary based on financial need.
$650 - $900
Program Balance
Log into your Atlas account to see if you owe a balance payment. Students will sufficient financial aid may not have a final program balance payment. Payments must be made through your Atlas account. If you do not have financial aid, you can sign up for TIPs (Tuition Installment Plan) to help ease your program payments.
$99.06
Course Credit
This is an ADDITIONAL charge that you will see in your Atlas account. It is NOT part of the total program fee. Additional registration fees may apply.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW :

This trip will allow students to become completely familiar with the city of London and comfortable with the public transportation system. The tour will be guided by two Valencia professors and not a travel agent, allowing for experiences not normally provided by tour companies. Sites have been carefully chosen to provide a unique learning and travel experience. These sites (tentatively) include Windsor Castle, the Globe Theater, the Tower of London, multiple museums, Houses of Parliament, and a day trip to Bath and Stonehenge.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

An in-depth, one city based, learning experience of the many cultural aspects of the city of London, England. This will be an opportunity to become familiarized with the transportation system, museums, cultural events, and major historical districts of the city of London. There will be an emphasis on the humanities including art, history and culture.

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU APPLY:

  • The weather in London during March can be somewhat chilly, with temperatures hovering at around 48-60 degrees F on average. It is a good idea to pack clothes that you can layer.
  • Bring an umbrella that can withstand strong rain and wind.
  • Bring along a pair of shoes that are comfortable to walk in. London is a city where going by foot is often the best option.
  • If you have special dietary needs, bring extra money for meals and snacks.
  • Valencia’s Student Development Office does not allow drinking alcohol on this trip.
  • It is understood that students will be acting as cultural ambassadors from the U.S. and representing Valencia positively to our foreign hosts.

FUNDING INFORMATION:

This program is partially funded by Valencia’s Student Development Office (SDO) which will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation for a limited number of students accepted into the program.

Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover the additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, course tuition, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN and visit a Financial Aid Adviser for details.

You must complete a Budget Worksheet for Study Abroad with all the program costs and your scholarship awards when you meet with Financial Aid.

 

 

 

DATES:

Feb 28-Mar 9, 2014*
* This date is subject to change.

PROGRAM LEADER CONTACT:
Edward Frame
Phone: 407-582-1189
Room: West Campus
eframe@valenciacollege.edu

Gustavo Morales
Phone: 407-582-1428
Room: West Campus, 1-221
gmorales@valenciacollege.edu

HOW TO APPLY:

Click hereto access the study abroad advisor contacts, scholarship eligibility requirements, and study abroad forms.

Click here to apply to the IDH 2955 (1 credit) study abroad program. You will need a Dynamic Forms login.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:

09/11 Mandatory Info Session
09/20
Application due
09/30-10/10 Applications interviews
10/14 Acceptance notification
10/18 Program deposit due ($400)
01/13 Program balance due
*Dates subject to change.
** Please note that all orientation sessions are mandatory. The number of predeparture and re-entry meetings will depend upon your program.

COST INCLUDES:

Airfare
Ground transportation
Hotel accommodations
8 Breakfasts and 1 dinner
Medical/Trip insurance
Tours listed in program itinerary
Entrance fees to all sites
Course material

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Course Tuition
Passport application (if needed)
Visa (not required for U.S. citizens)
Immunizations
Visa Fees
Spending money ($50/day)
Tips

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY AND COURSE PREREQUISITES:

Apply by the deadline date
Be a degree-seeking Valencia student
Completed one semester within last year
Completed 12 college-level credits
Be at least 18 years old
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Students must be in good standing in the Valencia Honors Program.

PROGRAM PHOTOS & DESTINATION INFORMATION:

England Pictures
England Slideshow
Wikipedia England
CIA World Fact book UK
Consular Affairs, Dept. of State UK
U.S. Embassies
Weather UK

VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS TRIPS:

Project Paris 2013


DISCLAIMER:

Valencia College reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the College shall not be liable for airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student. Students should consult their travel agent about travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice dependent on economic fluctuations.