November 30 - December 11, 2011
PLEASE NOTE: This program will NOT be offered during this academic year (2012-2013). The program will be offered again during the 2013-2014 academic year. The dates will be late December 2013 - early January 2014. The activities and courses will be very similar to those listed below. The overall cost will increase somewhat due to higher hotel costs, etc.
This Program Offers a Tier III Course
Scholarships Now Available
Attend an amazing Leonardo da Vinci exhibition
Final Christmas Season Program
Application Deadline: October 14, 2011
If you have limited time for an Education Abroad experience and are interested in a memorable adventure in historic London during the Christmas holiday season (when it is blissfully free of tourists), then this program may be perfect for you. This program provides you with a surprisingly wide variety of cultural and social experiences. We stay in a four-star hotel in the very center of London off Russell Square. From our hotel you are within easy walking or tube distance of literally 100s of exciting activities & opportunities.
Because we are moving to the semester system beginning fall 2012-13, this will be the final time this program is offered during the Christmas season.
Our class meets each morning. Each meeting is taught on site, using some of the world's finest museums, galleries, railway stations, & historic houses as our classroom. Students state that they learn much faster and retain knowledge much longer by studying art, architecture & public spaces first hand rather than from slides and books.
You will experience work by some of the world's most famous artists, architects, photographers and designers, including French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists such as Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cassatt, Van Gogh and many other artists including Rodin, Leighton & Pugin.
You will also discover some of the unique qualities of British art, such as the annual Turner Prize for contemporary art, a little known urban roof top garden, and Leighton House, the former residence of an important Victorian painter.
We will visit the private gallery of a well known London art dealer who regularly appears on the Antiques Road Show and CNN. He will talk to us about art collecting and accompany us to an auction preview at Christie’s or Sotheby’s Auction House. We will also attend some special temporary exhibitions; in the past these have included Armani clothing, Aztec Art, Art Deco, Star Wars, and much more.
Classes are only a part of the cultural experience you will enjoy in London. Other adventures include:
Students from all majors are welcome. Most students who attend this program are not fine arts students. No prior knowledge of art or art history is required.
Participation is limited to the first 12 accepted students.
A Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity: Discover Leonardo da Vinci the Painter.
We have purchased tickets to enable all program participants to attend the unique and special exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. This is a temporary exhibition that will be on view in London from 9 November 2011 - 5 February 2012. This is the first exhibition ever devoted to the aims and techniques of Leonardo the painter.
The exhibition features more than 60 paintings and drawings created by this extraordinary artist while serving as court painter in Milan. Works by some of Leonardo's closest collaborators will also be on view. Travel with us and discover the magic of Leonardo the artist.
For a summary of this exhibition click here.
The College of Fine Arts is offering need & merit based scholarships to participants in the Exploring Art in London Winter Intercession Program. The scholarship awards will range from $400 - $800.
Submit your completed application form (in person or by email) to Laurence Tuccori in the Office of Education Abroad. His office is in the new Walter International Education Center, 15 Park Place (directly beside Baker Center). His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact the Program Director Jody Lamb. His email address is email@example.com.
The application deadline is 5pm on October 14, 2011. Click here for the application form.
Office of Education Abroad Winter Intercession Grant: The Office of Education Abroad Study Abroad Grant applies to winter intersession programs. Click here for the link to the page on the Office of Education Abroad website.
You can also use your financial aid package towards the cost of this program. If you want to know for sure exactly what and how your financial aid will work I recommend that you make an appointment as soon as possible to meet with Michelle Alderman (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Financial Aid office. You will need to email her to make an appointment. She does not do walk-ins. Take a copy of the student budget worksheet with you to the meeting. She can also advise you on options that may be available to you for paying for this program.
Price quoted is from/to Columbus-London on the official program dates. If you want to deviate from this we will still buy your ticket for you and charge you for any difference in cost between your itinerary and the official itinerary. Please speak with me for details if you wish to change dates or leave/return to a destination other than Columbus/London.
You will be provided with transportation to & from the London Gatwick airport/hotel.
You will be sharing your London hotel room with one other student participating in the program. You will be staying 10 nights in the heart of London in the famous Bloomsbury area just off Russell Square. We are staying at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury Hotel, which is 2 minutes from the London Underground and the British Museum. It is opposite the famous & newly trendy Brunswick Centre, which offers restaurants, grocery stores, coffee houses, a movie theatre, many popular shops and a bookstore.
Click here to visit the hotel website.
This is a contemporary and extremely comfortable Four-Star hotel, and includes the following amenities in each room:
For photos and information on the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, please click here.
Breakfast is included in the cost of your hotel room.
We will have our own private tour of London complete with guide on our first full day there.
You will see some of the world’s finest West End plays, such as the fabulous musicals, Lord of the Rings or Mary Poppins. While it is too soon to purchase tickets, one play usually features a famous American or British actor or actress.
Each participant will be given a Great Britain cell phone while you are abroad which can also be used to call the USA. This is a basic, pay-as-you-go type phone, meaning that while the phone is provided for you, you will still need to pay for the cell phone minutes you use. Please keep in mind that the phone belongs to Ohio University, so you must reimburse Ohio University if you lose it. You will be billed a $60 deposit for this phone. This will be reimbursed if you return it in good working order and with no parts missing (such as the charger). We will give you your phone several days before we depart for London, so you will be able to give your family and friends your UK cell phone number.
At dusk we will take a London Eye ride on the world’s tallest ferris wheel. A great way to gain a sense of central London and beyond.
We will have a lavish English afternoon or cream tea at Fortnum and Mason’s, world renowned for this very British activity. Students often like to dress up for this event, although it is up to you. View a video of this experience click here.
While most museums charge nothing to visit their permanent collections, they all charge a fee for special exhibitions. The program will pay for these entry fees, including the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition.
We will have a meal together on our final evening in London. We will go to the trendy and very lively Brown's Restaurant, located in Covent Garden. You will have a three course meal chosen from their special Christmas menu. For details about this restaurant, click here.
As a participant of an Ohio University study abroad program, you are automatically enrolled in a supplemental health insurance plan through HTH Worldwide Insurance Services prior to departure. HTH has an extensive network of providers around the world, and online services to help you plan for medical care before you leave and while you are in London. Once enrolled in the program, you will receive a description of HTH benefits and covered medical expenses. In addition, you will receive an insurance card prior to your departure. Please carry this insurance card with you at all times while you are overseas. This insurance costs only $16.80 and is included in the program fee.
Billed by Ohio university:
Undergraduate course--4 credit hours:
Undergraduate Resident $1208 for 4 cr. hrs; Undergraduate Non-Resident $2388 for 4 cr. hrs.; Graduate course--4 credit hours; Graduate Residents $1945 for 5 cr. hrs.; Graduate Non-Resident $3600 for 5 cr. hrs. These totals don’t include other fees billed by Ohio University. Check your OU e-bill for details of these.
**Quotes above are based on 2010-11 tuition rates. These will likely increase somewhat for the 2011-12 academic year.
$4300 This fee includes roundtrip airfare Columbus - London, transportation to/from London airport, Hotel room and partial board (breakfasts only), international health insurance, museum and gallery entry fees, London Eye ticket, bus tour of London, 3 West End plays, British Cream Tea, final group dinner.
$5735 + OHIO tuition and fees for 4 OHIO cr. hrs.
Course Assignments: After my brief daily lecture and discussion on site, students are given discussion topics to complete and then discuss at the museum. 2-4 page papers will also be assigned daily.
Completion of Your Written Course Assignments: You have until the end of Winter Quarter to complete all your written assignments. Due to the limited amount of time we are in London, I recommend that you take great notes during and just after class and then complete your papers by the end of the Winter Quarter deadline. Completing your written assignments back in the States will give you more free time to explore London. However, feel free to complete these assignments during our time in London if you prefer.
Because the art history classes are usually taught in the mornings and the plays and other group activities take place at night, your afternoons along with several evenings are free to pursue your own interests. London has a seemingly endless variety of shopping and nightlife experiences available to you.
You must fill out the Office of Education Abroad application form to apply for the program. This form is available on the official Education Abroad web site by clicking here.
You need ONE letter of recommendation. I will let you know whether or not you are accepted within a few days after I review your application. You will not be officially accepted into the program until:
1. You have submitted the online program application form available at the Education Abroad website;
2. You have received an official nomination email from Professor Lamb and you have confirmed your acceptance;
3. You have paid your $500 deposit (see below).
No one else will be accepted after 12 students make their deposit, but we will keep a waiting list in case someone drops out.
A $500 nonrefundable deposit will be due at the time you accept your nomination to the program. A deposit slip will be attached to your nomination email. You must print this out and take it to the cashier’s office in Chubb Hall along with your $500 deposit. You will be billed the remaining balance for the London program along with your winter quarter fees in early December.
You should order your passport ASAP. The estimated time to receive a passport is currently 10 weeks.
You can go on-line at www.travel.state.gov and download a copy of the DS 11passport form. If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you must apply in person, but you can download the appropriate paperwork.
You can also order your passport by going to the Athens County Courthouse, 4th floor (740-592-3242). The passport fee is $110, and there is ALSO a $25 processing fee, bringing the total cost to $135. When applying, you must bring a valid driver's license and an original birth certificate or a certified copy of it (this means with an official stamp which has left a raised seal imprint).
For more information on accepted documentation, visit this site.
You must also bring 2 official passport photographs (from places like CVS, AAA, Kinko's or elsewhere); you cannot bring a snapshot because a passport photograph is a special heatproof photo. You can receive your passport in 2-3 weeks if it is expedited; the additional fee is $60 plus the cost of envelopes both ways, costing $27, bringing the cost of this service to $87 plus the $135 for the passport, or $222 total.
If you have any questions, please contact Jody Lamb, Director of this program, work phone 740-593-1811, email address email@example.com. If you call the office number you can set up an appt. by speaking with the administrative asst. Professor Lamb is located in Jennings House, one of the buildings at the top of Jeff Hill.
Dr. Jody Lamb
College of Fine Arts
54 East Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
Jessica Law (Art History Major), Winter Intersession 2007
Rachel Vitale (Finance Major), Winter Intersession 2007
Jerome Hunley-Ellis (Biological Sciences Major), Winter intersession 2007
At Education Abroad, please contact Laurence Tuccori at 597-2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org. His office is at the new Walter International Education Center, 15 Park Place (directly beside Baker Center).
Click here to go to the Office of Education Abroad website.