The London Honors program offers a unique opportunity for freshmen in the Honors program. Students will be in one of several sections and take a Autumn semester class focusing on London's culture and history. The program will travel to England during the Winter break, and will include visits to Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, the British Museum, the Globe Theatre, and other sites of interest. In addition the group will take a day trip outside of London to Oxford. There will be some free time built into the schedule for students to explore London on their own.
London is a major world capital offering some of the world's finest museums, theatre, concerts and the arts. Students will be housed in the Kensington area of London.
Students will stay in double and triple rooms in a centrally located hotel in London. Breakfast is included every morning at the hotel.
Students will attend an Autumn semester seminar which will meet on campus on Mondays, time TBD. The class is an introduction to British life and culture. The course includes individual lectures on specific topics about Britain (history, art, the education and social systems, theatre, and more), class discussions, direct contact with British life and culture in London, and related assignments. Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of Honors 2396H for Autumn semester. This course can be used to satisfy the Education Abroad Open Option GE.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be in their first semester in the University Honors program at the time of application, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Financial Need Statement: There will be a number of grants offered to applicants for this program. All applications will be considered for a study abroad grant. Grants are awarded based on financial need. If a student wishes to submit additional information about their situation to be considered as part of the evaluation, they can include a paragraph within the Applicant Questions section. Students can also email their paragraph to Anne Krabacher (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Honors Department.
If a grant is awarded, the amount will be disclosed when the student is notified of their decision regarding admission to the London Honors program.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $2,449 program fee. The program fee includes hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, all program activities/tours/museum visits, tickets to special program events, one cream tea, local transportation pass, supplemental health insurance and round trip international airfare from Columbus to London. It does not cover pre-departure expenses (passport), lunch and dinner, and personal expenses.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
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I was able to learn about different cultures through this trip which is a good understanding to have in all aspects of life and something that I will be able to apply in any future study abroads that I participate in.