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Winter Session in London

2016-2017 Program Dates (TENTATIVE):
We are currently working with our partner in London to confirm the schedule. Because the program must meet target enrollments, students are NOT to purchase plane tickets until the program is given the green light, typically at the end of September.

Depart US: Tuesday, December 27
Arrive in London: Wednesday, December 28 (ideally morning, preferably before 1 p.m.)
Depart London: Tuesday, January 10

Courses

ECON:3690 Sports Economics
Prerequisite: ECON:1100 and ECON:1200
Requirements: 2.75 UI gpa or consent of program director

General Catalog: Theory and literature of economic issues in professional sports; issues such as relative advantages of large-and small-market teams, city subsidies for baseball and football stadiums, star players' true value to their teams; ideas from introductory economics (such as demand and cost curves) combined with additional economic theory, statistical evidence, and information about particular sports.

Description specific to London to be announced. In the past, students have had visits to Wimbledon, Fulham Football Club, the Olympic site, and guest lecturers from the area.

FIN:4240 International Finance
Prerequisite: FIN:3000
Requirements: 2.75 UI gpa or consent of program director

General Catalog: International monetary systems, exchange rate determination, use of currency derivative in hedging and risk management, currency swaps, foreign direct investment, international corporate finance, international capital budgeting, international portfolio investment, Third World debt, privatization, joint ventures.

Description specific to London to be announced. In the past, students have had visits to Lloyds of London, Principal Global Investors, Bank of England, and guest lecturers from the financial sector.

Applications

The online application opened July 1. Applications due Friday, September 9.

Applications will be reviewed weekly beginning in mid-August.

Enrollment Targets

Enrollments must meet at least 25 students in order for the course to be offered. No more than 31 students can be accommodated in each course.

Program Fee

Last year, the program fee was $3100. When arrangements are finalized, we expect the program fee to be the same or just slightly higher.

What's Included:
The fee for the two-week experience includes a 3 s.h. course, cultural events that tentatively include a welcome dinner, a half-day coach tour of London, a tour of St. Paul's Cathedral or an historic site, a day trip to Stonehenge and Windsor or Bath, a theater performance, company or site visits and speakers, a travel pass for unlimited travel in central London (buses and subway), on-site orientation and support in London, wifi, and housing in shared flats in central London with cooking and free laundry facilities.

What's Not Included:
Round trip airfare overseas, meals, and personal expenses are not included in the program fee. The estimate for these expenses is approximately $2,400-$2,500 depending on cost of airfare.

A special note to international students

Depending on your country of origin, it may be necessary for you to apply for a Student Visitor Visa before you can enter the United Kingdom for this winter’s study abroad program. You can check on the U.K. Border Agency’s website to find out if you need to apply. If you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom, UI Study Abroad will supply you with documents to support your application.

To return to the United States after the class, you will need a valid form I-20 or DS-2019 endorsed for travel abroad and an F-1 or J-1 student visa that is valid through the date that you plan to return to the United States. You can obtain a travel signature from an advisor at International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS), 1111 University Capitol Centre.

Purchasing Airline Tickets

Students are advised NOT to purchase tickets until the program's status is confirmed. In late September, students will be informed about whether there is sufficient interest to offer the trip. Directions about purchasing tickets will be shared at that time.

Scholarships/Grants

UI Study Abroad offers a limited number of need-based grants and merit-based scholarships for undergraduates.

The Tippie College offers Study Abroad Scholarships. Application Deadline is November 1

Information Sessions

All sessions hosted in S104 PBB

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Information Table

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Meet Your Classmates

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Pre-Departure Orientation (Required)

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Pre-Departure Class Meeting (Required)

Each class will have a required class meeting immediately following the Thanksgiving break.

For more information:

Contact Shari Piekarski or Matt Edwards or call the Undergraduate Program Office at 319-335-1037.