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Travel to London, England in January 2014!
London in 2014
January 4-10, 2014
Dr. Fred Hays, Henry W. Bloch Missouri Endowed Chair in Financial Services, Chair, Department of Finance and Director of Bloch Global Study Abroad Programs, is leading this first intersession trip to London. He has nearly 20 years of experience leading study abroad trips.
Contact: Dr. Hays.
Dr. Nancy Day, Associate Professor, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, is scheduled to accompany the class during the trip. She has assisted with this course for the last six years.
Contact: Dr. Day.
Saturday, November 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
One on-line session to be completed between meetings
Saturday, December 7, 8 a.m.-noon
Saturday, February 15, 8 a.m.-noon
London is one of the truly great world-class cities. It is a mix of diverse cultures, a hub of finance and commerce and a center of performing arts and entertainment. British history is an important part of our own history. The British monarchy and British tradition are legendary. We strive to provide a balanced overview so students may savor the depth, breadth and richness of the unique London experience.
Each year we attempt to deliver a high-quality program that takes advantage of available opportunities. This intersession class will focus on London as an international financial center. Course content will include material from FIN 340/FIN 5552, Global Financial Markets and Institutions, such that this course can be counted as FIN 340/FIN 5552 or as MGT 470/MGT 5552.
- This 3-hour, credit course centers around several visits with companies with operations in London. Visits may include Lockton, the Bank of England, Lloyd's of London and Swiss Re to discuss current issues with senior managers.
- Cultural visits have included sites such as the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and the Imperial War Museum.
Free time is provided for personal exploration of historic sites and famous attractions, public lectures, bustling markets, world-class theatre and opera, nightlife and other activities. In your free time you may wish to visit the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Soho, Madame Tussaud's, Hyde Park and many other famous sites. Enjoy a walking tour of the Beatles sites or perhaps a "Jack the Ripper" tour. Join us for a pub crawl of some of the most famous pubs in British history.
Students are responsible for the following program costs:
- $700 deposit* to be submitted with the program application. The deposit, less $100, is refundable until accommodations must be finalized (around December 1). If an application is rejected, the entire deposit will be refunded. This deposit is a down payment toward accommodations
- 3 hours tuition (this class will be part of the spring 2014 semester)
- International airfare to/from London
- Meals in London
- Local transportation costs
- Miscellaneous expenses including entry fees to cultural sites
- Passport costs, if you do not have a passport already
- University-required HTH health insurance
*Due to unpredictable price increases and currency fluctuations, students may be required to pay additional funds prior to the trip.
A pre-trip excursion to Paris, France will be available. Ring in 2014 exploring this city's landmarks, cultural attractions and nightlife! Sites of interest include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe, just to mention a few. The trip will run December 30, 2013-January 3, 2014.
An administrative fee of $150 is charged for participation in the pre-trip. Students are responsible for their transportation costs, accommodation expense, meals and entrance fees.
- $150 administrative fee, due with pre-trip sign-up sheet
- Accommodation costs
- Transportation expenses
- Entry fees
Payment for some of the expenses may be collected in November/December to ensure availability of rooms, etc.