London, England: One of the most vibrant centers of the arts in the world!
Spend a full two weeks exploring the galleries and performance spaces that have made this city famous. We will attend music and theatre performances, along with visits to famous art galleries. There will also be time to explore this fabulous city on your own.
Greg Walker from the CSB/SJU Department of Music is the director of this program. This will be the fifth time he has led this summer program. In addition, he has directed the London semester program twice, so you are in good hands with an experienced and knowledgeable leader who knows London well.
The group will reside in Kensington, a very upscale neighborhood in the heart of London, near Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Buckingham Palace. Transportation is nearby, easy to navigate and included in the cost of the program.
Musical performances will include a performance from the world renowned London Symphony Orchestra and concerts in famous cathedrals. There are numerous free music recitals and beautiful Choral Evensong Services at Westminister Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and others. We will attend theatre productions in both small and large venues, including a major West End musical.
Art galleries will include the National Gallery, British Museum, and the Tate Modern. We will also visit the Tower of London, ride the London Eye and take walking tours with John Mackey, the Academic Liaison for our semester-long program. We will tour Hampton Court Palace and take a day trip to the famous city of Cambridge. It will be a busy, but very exciting two weeks!
The tentative per student price is $4000. The cost of 2 credits at CSB/SJU (estimated at $1040) is not included in the price.
This price includes round-trip international airfare from Minneapolis to London; accommodations during the program; local transportation; admission to museums, cultural attractions, musical and theatre productions outlined in the itinerary.
Students will be responsible for most of their meals, personal spending money and any activities not included with the program.
Housing and classroom facilities, along with many other support services are provided by the Foundation for International Education (FIE), based in London. Their website has information about the location, housing, services, academics, etc. In past programs, the group has stayed in the Hyde Park Gate Facility and Metrogate, which is just around the corner from Hyde Park Gate. Computer access for all students is available at Metrogate, 24 hours a day.
The director and instructor for this course is Greg Walker of the CSB/SJU Department of Music.