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United Kingdom Short Term Study Abroad

IT for International Business Travel (CGS 2038C)
1 credit

  •  July 15 - July 24, 2022
Program Fee:
$ 3,515.00
Resident Tuition:
$ 103.06
Endowed Chair Award:
SAGE Scholarship:
$ 1,300.00
Estimated Cost:
$ 1,288.06
  •   Leader
    Jerry Hensel
  •   Co-Leader
    Heith Hennel

More information regarding COVID-19 guidelines coming soon.  All information and pricing is subject to change.

Students will travel to the city of London, England to study the information technology culture and trends in Europe. We will explore how businesspeople coming to London use technology for communication, transportation, safety, and understanding the culture. We will examine how technology was utilized for the Olympics. We will visit businesses in London’s Technology Sector to examine how they have become the technology hub of Europe. Finally, students will visit cultural sites and venues to see how technology is used.


Course Description

This course explores the use of information technology in an international setting. Students will expand their cultural awareness during a Study Abroad Trip, while examining business uses of technology. While in a foreign country, a lab component of the course requires students to use digital communication, including Internet access and telephone communication. This course requires the student to have a smart-phone or tablet.

Things to Consider Before You Apply

  •  This program is open to students in good standing only. Please see GPA requirements.
  •  Students should expect to walk at least 10 miles per day, sometimes on uneven surfaces. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
  •  Students will be traveling in the country via airplane, train, or bus. Packing light will be critical since the group will be moving around to different cities during the program. Be prepared to transport your personal belongings during those transitions.
  •  If a student has dietary restrictions, he/she should be prepared with extra money for meals and snacks. Dietary needs will be communicated beforehand but alternate meals may not be available due to travel arrangements, and students should plan accordingly.
  •  Daily breakfast, some lunches and some dinners will be included in the price. All other meals, souvenirs, shopping, and structured free time activities will be the responsibility of the student.
  •  Students must acquire passports. Passport fees, course tuition, and course materials are not included in the price.
  •  Students can expect to share room accommodations with students of the same gender with en-suite bathrooms shared.
  •  During free time, students must always be in a group of three or more for safety reasons.
  •  Students are not allowed to drink alcohol per SAGE and Student Development rules.
  •  It is important to understand that students will be acting as cultural ambassadors from the U.S. and representing Valencia positively to our foreign hosts. Students will be expected to follow the Valencia Student Code of Conduct.
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How To Apply

Application & Payment Deadlines

  •  TBD - Applications Open
  •  01/28/2022 - Applications Close
  •  02/04/2022 - Applications Payment Deadline
  •   02/25/2022 - Passport Deadline & SAGE Orientation
  •   02/25/2022 - Deposit Payment Deadline
  •   04/01/2022 - Final Balance Payment Due

Contact us

  • Mon: Virtual appointments only
    Tues - Thurs: 8am - 4:30pm
    Fri: Virtual appointments only
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Program Eligibility

  • Be 18-years-old by time of travel.
  • Have an Institutional GPA of 2.5 at application deadline.
  • Meet course requirements, including prerequisites if applicable.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a degree-seeking student with Valencia College.
  • Completed one semester within last year.
  • Completed 12 college-level credits by time of travel.
  • Have not received a SAGE scholarship in the current academic year.

Course Prerequisites

  • None

Funding Information

This program will receive partial funding by Valencia's Student Development Office, the Valencia Foundation, and the SAGE Office. These departments will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation. Funding is limited to a set number of students per program.

Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover part or all of the final payment and/or additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise, your financial aid payment may be reduced.

London, United Kingdom

Program Fee Includes

  •  Roundtrip Airfare
  •  8 Nights of Accommodation
  •  Daily Continental Breakfasts
  •  8 Group Lunches & 5 Group Dinners
  •  6 Day London Pass
  •  Cultural and Professional Visits 
  •  All Ground Transportation
  •  Onsite Director and Support
  •  Medical and Travel Insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include

  •  Course tuition and Fees
  •  Airport departure Fees and Taxes
  •  Luggage Transport/Storage Fees
  •  Passport Fees
  •  Visa (not required for U.S. citizens)
  •  Immunizations
  • Some meals
  •  Spending money
  •  Tips


Pre-Departure Meetings

All Meetings are required, unless noted.

  •  02/25/2022 Orientation
    1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
     Zoom Meeting
  •  03/25/2022 Meeting #1
     1:00 P.M. - 4:00PM
    East Campus
  •  04/29/2022 Meeting #2
    1:00 P.M. - 4:00PM
    East Campus
  •  05/20/2022 Meeting #3
    1:00 P.M. - 4:00PM
    East Campus
  •  06/10/2022 Meeting #4
    1:00 P.M. - 4:00PM
    East Campus
Re-Entry Meetings

All Meetings are required

  •  07/29/2022 
    1:00 P.M. - 4:00PM
    East Campus

Please note that the program may be altered or cancelled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and, in many circumstances, airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice before the application deadline.