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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/01/2019 06/10/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: English (ENG), Honors College (UHC)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:
Franklin UK

Overview

Study in London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chawton, and more! See the locations that inspired classic British Literature and Drama. Imagine time to hone your travel writing through reading classic and contemporary literature and daily writing. Harry Potter? CS Lewis? Oscar Wilde? Jane Austen? J.R.R. Tolkein, William Shakespeare; Selected authors and places are lined up. Choose what you want to read. Choose what to write every day. This is your chance to experience a writing marathon while traveling in and around London. This program will be collegial and a way to engage your own passions in a different country. This is your chance to walk in the footsteps of literary giants. Students in all disciplines will gain from the writing and reading connected to important cultural and literary touchstones. 

Program Fee: $4,870

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
  • Some Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Additional Meals
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • Advanced Writing: Non-Fiction ENG 500 or ENG 604 (3)
  • Honors Study Abroad - UHC 350 (3) 
  • British Drama - ENG 514 (3)
  • British Drama - ENG 614 (3)
  • Drama -  ENG 712 (3)
  • Creative Non-Fiction: Travel Writing - ENG 205 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Contact:
Keri Franklin
Professor, English Department 
KFranklin@MissouriState.edu

Itinerary

Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Six one-hour sessions via Zoom.
 
Program Itinerary   
June 1 Day: Arrive in London, meet CISabroad On-site Program Coordinator (OPC) and transfer to accommodations
Meals: None
Transportation: Airport to accommodations (one group transfer via private coach); accommodations to dinner (walking)
June 2 Morning: Explore the city with a guided walking tour, followed by a guided Literary tour in Bloomsbury
Afternoon: Experience a self-guided tour at the British Museum
Evening: Group Welcome Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)
June 3 Morning: Learn about Oscar Wilde through a guided walking tour
Afternoon: Enjoy a performance at the Globe (standing tickets provided)
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)
June 4 Morning: Travel to Chawton to enjoy a self-guided tour of the Jane Austen House Museum
Afternoon: Guided tour of the Chawton House Library, entry into garden included
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to Chawton for visits (private coach)
June 5 Day: Writing time!
Evening: Enjoy a performance at a West End theatre
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)
June 6 Morning: Travel to Oxford via train
Late Morning: Explore Oxford with a guided, literary walking tour
Afternoon: Experience a 90-minute guided tour of the Bodleian Library, return to London via train
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: London to Oxford and return (train); visits in Oxford (walking)
June 7 Day: Enjoy a day at Hampstead Heath, bike rental included
Evening: Writing time!
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to Hampstead Heath (public transportation and walking)
June 8 Morning: Travel to Stratford-Upon-Avon via train
Late Morning: Self-guided tour of Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Early Afternoon (1-3 p.m.): Royal Shakespeare Company Higher Education Masterclass Workshop (pending availability)
Afternoon: Explore the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre with a guided tour, travel back to London via train
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: London to Stratford-Upon-Avon and return (train); Stratford-Upon-Avon visits (walking)
June 9 Writing Day!
Evening: Farewell dinner
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Accommodations to dinner (public transportation and walking)
June 10 Day: Check out of accommodations and transfer to the airport for flights home
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to airport (one group transfer via private coach)
 
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD TBD

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

Scholarships:
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.

Policies

Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf. 
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.