The Castles, Celts and Curries: Multicultural Histories and Legacies of the United Kingdom program provides student participants with the opportunity to explore the personal and academic opportunities and resources gained from living and learning in a global context. As part of the experience, participants will examine how the lived experiences throughout England, Wales and Scotland have been shaped by issues related to: community, wellness, inclusion and learning; both historically as well as presently. During the two-part experience, students will examine how differing individuals and communities have worked toward social change using approaches such as community engagement, spirituality, social activism, and entrepreneurship.
This program will be offered again in 2020.
Through interactive local and classroom experiences prior to going abroad, participants will explore how multicultural strategies and practices such as cross-cultural dialogue, social change-focused leadership, and service learning have been used to meet the personal and physical needs of those within a society. Using knowledge gained from the entire experience, participants will need to develop and articulate their own perspectives on just what it takes to create a global society that is beneficial to all those who live within it.
Read more about past student experiences.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Examine how historical contexts continue to shape the cultural, political and social realities of those living in communities throughout the UK.
- Identify leadership strategies for promoting social change as a way to address issues of bias, conflict, and inequity in domestic and international contexts.
- Engage in community outreach and reflection designed to support local social change efforts in the UK
The program will be housed in London, England; Cardiff Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland; with day trips to sites within each country. As a thriving European governmental and commercial center, as well as being cultural crossroads for many nationalities from all around the world, The United Kingdom is an ideal setting for an unforgettable out-of-classroom international learning experience.
Participants will stay in a modern, centrally located apartments and hotels throughout the study program. Some group meals will be provided as part of the program fee.
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Courses and Credit
Admitted participants are required to register in three credits of ES HESA 2571 for Spring term 2019. This course can be counted as a Service Learning GE, open option. The course will be held on Wednesdays from 3:55 to 6:50 PM on the Columbus campus. Admitted participants are also required to register for three credit hours of ES HESA 3573 for the first 4-week Summer term during May 2019 for the travel portion of the program. Both of these courses meet requirements for the Leadership Studies Minor.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, good disciplinary standing, 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.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many 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 will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $5,696 program fee. This fee will cover international airfare, in-country transportation, accommodations, some group meals, and entrance to all program sites and museums. It does not cover passport, immunizations, most meals 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.
Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
MUNDO and The Ohio State University in conjunction with the Office of University Housing and Study Life will be offering at least eight scholarships of between $100 to $750 for students who are successfully selected for the Multicultural Histories and Legacies of Rome and London. Application information for the scholarship will be available at involvedliving.osu.edu/mundo/register beginning September 1, 2018.
The EHE Ambassador Award will grant one EHE major out of those who apply per EHE faculty-led program $1,000 to go towards their study abroad program fee. All EHE majors with an application to the Castles, Celts and Curries program pending are encouraged to apply. Any questions about this scholarship should go to Kerry Dixon (Dixon.email@example.com).
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
- Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 7:30-8:30pm in 160 Enarson Classroom Building
- Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 7:00-8:00pm in The Curl Viewpoint (upstairs)
- Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 in Blackburn House – Victory Room
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.