Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Study in London Next Spring Break, by Melissa Koch

Students of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse can still register for the 2014 London Study Tour. The Tour offers students a study abroad opportunity to London and surrounding cities, completed in a single week.

The trip takes place over Spring Break.  Students will leave Friday, March 15, and return on Saturday, March 23.  This chance to study abroad is offered through select courses in Archaeology, Education, English, and Political Science.  A full list of the courses can be picked up at the College of Liberal Studies office in room 235 of Morris Hall. A variety of activities is planned for the trip, depending on the course taken.  Students are also provided free time to explore the area by themselves.

Students register for the trip through WINGS in the same process as registering for a course. Students must enroll in the course offering the trip and the trip itself.  A $240 deposit is due by noon on December 2.

The estimated total cost of the trip is $3,102.  Financial aid can assist students with the cost. The Office of International Education offers a scholarship opportunity as another option.

The first meeting for the 2014 London Study Tour was held on Monday, October 28. For those missing the meeting, contact Dean Ruthann Benson at for more information.

There are two more meetings scheduled once students are enrolled and have paid the deposit fee.  The meetings are Saturday, December 7 from 10:00-12:00 and Saturday, February 15 at the same time.  Both meetings take place at Port O’Call, Cartwright Center. These meetings will provide more details on the expenses of the trip, the scheduled activities, travel safety, packing efficiently, and other concerns.