London, England

Semester in London

Next Offered: August 28-December 3, 2015 (depart U.S. on August 27; depart London on December 3, 2015)

Samuel Johnson wrote in the 18th century that anyone "who is tired of London is tired of life," and it is still true! One of the largest cities in the world, London is the center of British fashion, finance, government, media and the arts, and it welcomes visitors from all over the world. Its history, from Roman times to the present, is alive and tangible in its architecture and institutions. The student uses London as a textbook (royal palaces, double-decker busses, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the tube) learning British life and culture in an exciting and indelible way.

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Academic Program

Our Semester-in-London is an innovative, non-traditional program combining a rigorous academic curriculum with a wide array of experiential learning opportunities. Each student must enroll in:

British Life and Culture

(8 semester hours), consisting of:

  • Two study tours totalling 9 days to Yorkshire, Scotland and Ireland
  • Lectures given by guest lecturers from Great Britain and Dominican University.
  • Journal detailing 170 "contact experiences," which include, among others, visits to the British Museum, historical pubs, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, theater and musical performances.

Study Abroad Tutorial

(8 semester hours), consisting of a project in the student's major area of study under the direction of a professor at Dominican and a British expert (tutor) in the field.  You will choose your own project, but some examples of recent tutorials include:

  • Business: A Comparison of American and British Retail Markets: Gap Inc. vs. Harrods
  • Communications: Advertising on the Underground
  • Fashion Design: Fashion Trends in Britain
  • Graphic Design: Graphic Design in Advertising
  • Literature: The Arthurian Legend
  • Photography: British Photography
  • Political Science: Race Relations in London
  • Sociology: Polish Immigrants to Britain Since 1940
  • Theater: The Fringe Theater in London

Currently enrolled students may not opt for the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option for this course.

Application: 

Completed application packet:

  • application form
  • two recommendation forms from DU professors
  • medical form
  • Deadline: March 20, 2014

For more information, please contact Sue Ponremy, director international studies, at sponremy@dom.edu or call (708) 524-6965.

Cost and Financial Aid

Estimated Costs

  • 2015 Program fees: 18,500 (includes tuition, housing, group excursions, food allowance, health insurance, round trip airfare). 
  • Additional meals:  $2000-$2500
  • Vacation travel additional

Due to fluctuation of exchange rates, the cost of the program is subject to change.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • State, federal and Dominican aid is applicable
  • Students: By studying abroad, you may have additional options for funding assistance. Please see a Dominican University Financial Aid Officer

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Junior or senior standing
  • 2.9 DU GPA
  • Attendance at one information session required.

Excursions, Housing and Transportation

Excursions

  • Two study tours totalling 9 days to Yorkshire, Scotland and Ireland
  • Weekly 1-2 day outings in London or to nearby locations such as Canterbury, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Windsor and Hampton Court.
  • Celebratory end-of-termdinner at a top London restaurant, selected by the group.

Housing

  • Suites shared by 3-6 students. Each flat fully equipped with kitchen, bed/sitting room and bath.
  • Food allowance of $1300 per term, paid in installments.
  • Mid-term vacation period included.

Transportation

  • Group flight arranged by program director or individual arrangements made directly by the student.
  • Group flight is met at airport by on-site director.