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Citadel Summer in London

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 10, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 09, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $7,645
Link 1: Citadel Summer in London Program Website
Program Locations: London
Contact Phone: 843-953-5143
Contact Name: Dr. Sean Heuston
Contact Email:
What is Included: -Lodging
-On-site Transportation
-Local Guides
What is not Included: -Roundtrip Airfare
-Passport Fees
-Personal Expenses
Program Description


ENGL 202 - Major British Writers II
ENGL 401 - Independent Study
HIST 365 - Special Topics in Non-Western History
PSCI 433 - Topics in International Politics

Student Learning Outcomes:
ENGL 202: Major British Authors II: This course will provide a survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic Period to the present day. This course will also consider the relevant historical and cultural backgrounds of these periods. By examining multiple examples of literary work in tandem with their cultural context, we will consider how each text was influenced by and, in turn, affected its contemporary events, people, values, and beliefs.

HIST 365/PSCI 433: Islam and the West: Aims to introduce students to Islamic history, beliefs, customs, especially with a focus on the impact on current events.

ENGL 401: Literary Monsters: This course will examine various incarnations of popular monsters from the Renaissance to contemporary culture, considering how these villains and heroes (and hybrids of both) change over time, are used to further certain cultural ideologies, and why certain kinds remain popular over time while the reception of others seems to fluctuate. The course will also explore various film adaptations of the texts, as many have one or more versions.


The Citadel Summer in London Program is a four-week program that offers a range of international cultural experiences and courses unavailable to students at their home institutions. Students take classes and live in the heart of London's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, a centrally located area close to many of the city's universities, libraries, museums, theaters, and famous tourists. South Kensington, one of London's most attractive and desirable locations, provides a beautiful and historic living and learning environment for students.

All courses take full advantage of England's cultural resources by including learning activities such as literary London tours; tours of Muslim areas and Islamic cultural sites; a guided tour of Parliament; a backstage tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre; trips to Stonehenge, the Lake District of England, and the ancient Roman city of Bath; and optional long-weekend trips to other European countries (including Italy, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Ireland).

Because London is the largest city in Europe, there are almost endless opportunities for extracurricular activities such as attending live music performances (from small club shows to huge outdoor concerts at Wembley Stadium and in Hyde Park); attending theater performances (London is widely regarded as the theater capital of the world); attending screenings of a wide range of movies (London's film scene is excellent, and it's not unusual for films to premiere in London months or even years before they make it to America); visiting amazing museums (admission to all public museums, including world-class facilities such as the British Museum and the National Gallery, is free thanks to the British government); and attending sports events (students have attended World Cup qualifying games for England's national soccer team at Wembley Stadium, home games of England's national rugby team, and the Wimbledon tennis tournament, for example).

-Students will have the opportunity to engage in the following activities:
*Overnight trip to Lake District to study Romantic Poets
*Various academic field trips around London
*See a play at The Globe Theater
*Screenings of a wide range of movies
*Outdoor concerts at Wembley Stadium
*Various sporting events


Dr. Sean Heuston
Department of English, Fine Arts and Communication

Dr. Katja Pilhuj
Department of English, Fine Arts and Communication

Dr. Sean Heuston has directed study abroad programs for 13 years and has led programs in the UK for 10 years. Dr. Katja Pilhuj has been involved in The Citadel in London program for the past 4 years.

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Capital: London
Per-capita GDP: $ 36600
Size: 243610 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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