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London as a Global Financial and Insurance Center

Info Sessions: Thursday, Sept. 13 (GSU 339) & Tuesday, Sept. 25 (A424), 12:15-1:30pm

Open to undergraduates for IB 310 and graduates IB 610 (3 credits)

This course takes place during the second half of spring semester. The course will meet for several Fridays on campus and finish with a week-long travel component to London from May 26 - June 2, 2019. 

This course is an exciting learning experience and resume builder open to undergraduate and graduate students. The course includes daily presentations and visits to Europe’s leading financial institutions.

A completed application means the following: complete the online Study Abroad Application in its entirety and submit the Study Abroad Program Deposit. You can complete the deposit on campus at SASC or online through Self-Service Center; select "study abroad deposit" when doing so and enter the $1,000 deposit fee.

The Study Abroad Office will then verify your eligibility to study abroad. To be eligible to study abroad you must be in good academic, financial and judicial standing with the University.

Program Details:

This course explores London’s role as a global center for finance and insurance. The course incorporates a one-week travel component to London where students will visit major financial and insurance companies and organizations, have lectures from guest speakers and international faculty, and experience the delights of London’s many cultural attractions.  

The structure of the course is based on lectures and in-class discussion of assigned readings and research. There will be three pre-departure lectures focusing on major global financial institutions located in London such as Lloyds of London, Bank of England, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to name a few. Scheduled excursions and cultural activities include a day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford, London hop on hop off sightseeing tour, Thames cruise, the British museum and West End theater night.

Estimated Program Cost: To Be Determined* (Does not include international airfare or graduate tuition at 50%.)

The program cost includes housing, meal plan, metro pass, some dinners, company visits, and scheduled excursions. Students will live at Regent’s College, located in scenic Regent’s Park. Click here for a video of this beautiful campus right in the heart of London. Airfare not included.

Undergraduates: The International Center will register you for this three credit course during the spring semester as part of full-time undergraduate spring tuition, and you will pay only the international travel fee. The travel fee and airfare can be included in your cost of attendance for the spring for financial aid. Scholarships are available for undergraduate students.

Graduates: The International Center will register you for IB 610, and you will receive 50% off tuition. The 50% tuition cost will be added to the program travel fee listed above (once confirmed).

*All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 10 deposits have been received. The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline.

Applications and program deposit of $1,000 are due by December 1st and the full payment is due February 1st. Apply online and read instructions for making the program deposit.

For course information contact: Dr. Carmen Cotei, 860.768.5744