Global Literature in London / Travel Writing & the British Imagination in London | Faculty-led Program
Join us for a lifetime adventure while earning 3 credits. You will be involved in many activities while exploring London's leadership, culture, geography, politics, and customs. For either course, students evaluate how the British identity and imagination, from ancient to modern, is still alive in 21st century London. Classroom and on-site learning will focus on a variety of cultural sites and experiences. Students will visit popular and uncommon sites in and out of London and meet Brits from all walks of life involved in theatre and literary arts, visual arts, street art, folklore, governance, religion, music, commercial art, education, all while students live amongst 10 million Londoners in this rapid-paced global capitol.
The first week of the class is online, and students needn’t be in Winona. The second week of the course meets face-to-face on the Winona campus. These weeks are spent reading, discussing, and presenting classroom content in support of our London travel, activities, and projects. These two weeks are followed by two weeks in London (July 26, 2020 - August 11, 2020). These two weeks find students tackling both historical sites and contemporary London sites and activities that involve interaction with cultural authorities and average citizens through interviews, tours, lecture discussions, and other events with working British artists, historians, curators, and community leaders. With support from the professor and WSU staff, students are also official bloggers for the WSU Student Blog while in England to share their travel experiences and add a line to their vita. Students’ final project is a themed website blending their book learning and their travel experience. Join Winona State English Department London Travel Study on Facebook for details and past students’ projects and blogging!
Students can expect to walk about 10 miles on a few of the days while in London. We take frequent stops on these days, and students have the ability to take the subway to the hostel if necessary. Most days have a total of 2-4 miles of walking.
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this program requires a valid passport through at least February 15, 2021. If you do not have a valid passport or your passport is set to expire before this date, please apply for a passport immediately if you hope to participate in this program.
- Online: July 13-17, 2020
- On WSU Campus: July 20-24, 2020
- In London: July 26, 2020 - August 11, 2020
Students will be able to enroll in ONE of the following courses associated with the program:
- ENG 221: Global Literature (3 credits)
- Counts for GEP Goal 6 and 8
- ENG 324: Travel Writing and the British Imagination (3 credits)
- Range from $4,300 - $4,950 depending on enrollment min/max.
- The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied to the program cost.
- Includes: WSU tuition/fees for the 3-credit course, roundtrip airfare, in-country transportation, all lodging, most meals, international health insurance for the duration of time on the program, admission/event fees for all educational activities, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.
Dr. Liberty Kohn (LKohn@winona.edu)
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs
firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 457-5019
- Application deadline: February 1, 2020 at 4pm. Final application deadline. Complete applications and a $500 confirmation deposit are due to be considered for this program. After being accepted, the $500 confirmation deposit is nonrefundable unless the program is cancelled. Students will be accepted for this program on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis.
- April 27, 2020: If you are accepted for the program and withdraw after this date you are financially responsible for the full cost of the program regardless of participation.
- NOTE: This deadline is 90 days prior to the start of the program. As detailed in the Cancellation, Financial, and Conduct Policies - faculty-led document students must review & electronically sign as part of the application for this program, students and families are strongly urged to consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance. The Center for Global Education does not endorse any particular travel insurance coverage, but quote comparisons can be found at insuremytrip.com. Review closely what the cancellation insurance includes and what it does not include. Cancellation insurance should be purchased immediately after acceptance into the program for the insurance to be effective.
- July 5, 2020: Full payment for the program is due by this date. If you can show you have summer financial aid to cover your outstanding balance for the program, you will be allowed to participate even with a balance as of July 5, 2020.