London Study Abroad program announced

The Queens’ Building houses the arts and humanities studies for Queen Mary, University of London. USAO students studying abroad can choose from one of six courses at Queen Mary during a five-week stay in London as part of a program offered by USAO and Midwestern State.

London Study Abroad program announced



Seven schools, including the University of Science and Arts, are coming together to offer students a study abroad program in London next summer for credit hours and life experience.


The London based study abroad program is an annual endeavor organized by Midwestern State University in which students learn about British culture first-hand for a month while living on the Queen Mary campus. Participants will fly out on July 5 and return on Aug. 4.


The program will be running when the London Summer Olympics begin, which is sure to add a little excitement to an already unique opportunity. The opening ceremony takes place on July 27.


Courses available for the month are sociology, business, public health, photography, World War II and theatre/Shakespeare. Classes will be limited this year to around twelve students each and include a mixture of lecture, guest lecture, field experience and individual research. All undergraduate classes will count for six credit hours in transfer from Midwestern State.


Dr. Brenda Brown, professor of English and coordinator of USAO’s Study Abroad program, said, “We have participated in this program for the last four years, and the students who have attended have had wonderful experiences.”


“Students usually travel throughout Europe while abroad and, upon returning, find that employers value the time they have spent with other cultures.”


The program costs $6300 for students or $6550 for graduates. This price includes tuition, fees, airfare and housing. Participants will fly out of the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.


Students cancelling after the first week of April will be legally responsible for their ticket voucher.


Interested students should contact Dr. Brenda Brown at 574-1207 for more information.