"I chose Hollins London Summer Program because it afforded me the opportunity to study abroad and intern abroad. I would be gaining valuable knowledge in the classroom and also in an internship field of my choice. No other programs I looked into offered me that opportunity." James Pickle, Washington & Lee University
Gain academic credit while interning in one of the world's most diverse and fascinating cities!
7 June - 25 July, 2015
Summer 2016 dates TBD
Included in the comprehensive fee:
8 academic credits through the Hollins Abroad course Contemporary Britain*
(other courses may be offered based on interest) and an internship**
Seven-week CAPA internship as part of the complete experiential learning program
Housing in a student residence hall (single room with en-suite shower/bathroom) OR with London hosts in their home
On-site director and support through both Hollins Abroad and CAPA
On-site orientation including a tour of London with a certified Blue Badge Guide
Comprehensive medical insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)
Group weekend excursion
Welcome and Farewell dinners
London Theatre tickets
Cell phone with £10 credit
International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
Summer 2015 fee: $8,500
Summer 2016 fee: TBD
*Rooms in the student residence hall will be first-come, first-served after acceptance to the program and must be secured with the $2,000 program deposit.
Not included: Transatlantic airfare, personal expenses (including independent travel), visa fees
* Contemporary Britain Political Science 200L (4 credits)
This course will begin with an examination of the principal institutions and behavior patterns of British politics, including the structure of government and the interaction of voters, parties, and leaders. We will then address several current or controversial issues which have a marked impact on the political world in Britain, including the Monarchy, religion, class, and immigration. Finally, Britain's unique role in the European Union will be analyzed. Field trips will include visits to Parliament and other relevant sites.
** Students must have at least second-semester sophomore standing at the time the program begins for internship placements.
*** Due to the structure of the program, students are not permitted to repeat the program.