Study & Intern Abroad in London!
January 27th - April 28th, 2024 (tentative)
About the program
The London Semester for Spring 2024 will engage students in a learning adventure that uses the extraordinary resources of London to study the arts. Our studies will make use of the London’s outstanding museums and libraries as well walking tours of the city in order to immerse ourselves in its cultural resources.
- Open to all majors
- Scholarships and financial available
- Earn in 12 to 15 units of upper division credit
- All courses are taught by CSUF and CSULB faculty and count towards degree
- Intern within your major and career interests and earn 3 units
- Choice of living accommodations: homestay or student apartments
- Daily academic field trips and tours
- Transportation pass for unlimited access on the London tube (subway) and day/night buses provided
- Optional 4-day, 3-night excursion to Scotland
Program Fee (tentative)
Homestay Living: $8,000-$8,500
Apartment Living: $10,000 – 10,500
The program fee includes the following items:
- Housing (apartment or homestay)
- All program academic fieldtrips
- Breakfast 5 days per week in homestay living only
- All-access ground transportation travel pass
- Group lunches
- International travel insurance
The student fee does not include the following:
- Round-trip airfare
- Passport or visa fees if applicable
- Daily personal meals and other expenses
- CSU Fullerton books and tuition
Student participants are required to enroll in HSS 350 and 9 additional units of any of the program courses totaling 12 units.
In additional to the 12 program units, student participants can also enroll in one fully online CSUF course of their choice.
HSS 350: London Life and Culture (3 units) [GE C.3 & Z]
In this class we will explore various aspects of London life and culture. In particular, we will be attentive to the deep history of multicultural London, a city where over 300 languages are spoken today. The class will consist of a program of visits from experts and tours (such as a street art tour), tickets to live performances, and the exploration of the riches London has to offer the student visitor.
HSS 495: Internship in London (3 units)
An Internship in London allows students to explore a potential career field and gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom in an international setting. The internship is designed to enrich and complement students’ coursework and allow them to apply what they have learned in their major or minor classes. Internships may take place in a variety of settings in London; they may occur in museums, libraries, service organizations, local government, or in nonprofit or corporate settings.
3rd course TBD soon (3 units)
4th course TBD soon (3 units)
CSULB COURSES (open to CSUF students):
THEA/CWL 324 Theatre (in London) Today (3 units)
An examination of current trends, achievements and problems in contemporary western theatre and dramatic literature, with particular attention paid to multicultural expression in the theatre. A cultural experience of London would not be complete without an immersive and critical investigation of the influences of the accents of the British Isles in contemporary British theatre. This London-focused version of THEA/CWL 324 will examine the evolution of London accents and the sociolinguistic implications of accent in British society. Students will investigate how accent performance contributes to storytelling. Students in Theatre Today will attend various live theatrical events in London and critically reflect on the productions, both orally and in writing, with a special focus on examining the influences of accent performance. Additionally, students will be invited to various guest lectures from renowned accent coaches of the West End, including the accent coach for the Harry Potter plays, among others. Guests will provide students an insider perspective on why accent choices were made in the various productions they designed and coached, and how those choices contribute to the storytelling within the larger framework of British culture.
THEA 327: Theatre Protest and Social Change (3 units)
This UK version of the course will examine texts of London, Northern Ireland, and Scotland from the 20th and 21st centuries. It will examine dramatic texts and supplemental sources for the political and cultural context within which the texts were created, the methodology the artists employed to create the texts, and the form of the final texts. The course will include, when possible, interviews conducted by the instructor with company members of the original productions. The hope is that students “get to know” these artists and in so doing, engage in an active and vital examination of the history (in some cases very recent history) of some seminal protest plays of the British Isles in search of why and how these methods and forms could be useful in the creation of the theatre protest plays of right now and/or tomorrow in the United States. The entire course leads up to a final project wherein students will create a development proposal for a social change piece of theatre, discussing the “why” of their proposal, and the “how” of their methodology.
Need more information?
- Visit: Student Success Center / HUM-112 / 8am-5pm, M-F
- Email: Jaycee Cover
- RSVP & Attend an Info Session via ZOOM: DATES WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON