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This is the program brochure page.
  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Website: Click to visit
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

 







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This program examines the way in which language and traditions form cultural norms that impact peoples lives. In all three countries that we visit, students are exposed to and are asked to study and reflect upon how communication plays a central role in creating our traditions, the ways we construct or daily lives, and our interaction patterns in our personal, family and cultural lives.

Quick Facts

  • May 16 - June 28, 2020

  • Three cities: London, Dublin and Edinburgh

  • Academic Visits to historical sites on the British Isles and theater performances on the West End

  • Earn 6 COM credits

  • Pre-requisite: COM 100

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

Location






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Location Details

LONDON
London's many celebrated historical sites include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Trafalgar Square. Its museums and galleries contain collections of unparalleled scope, and its theater companies are the finest in the world.

DUBLIN
Since its founding in the Middle Ages by Viking raiders, Dublin has played a major role in Ireland's turbulent history. Dublin is today the center of a lively music scene, offering everything from traditional Irish music to rock bands like U2. Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, and the Guinness Factory are some of the landmarks to visit during our stay in Dublin.

EDINBURGH
A city of stunning architecture and breathtaking views, Edinburgh is the center of Scotland's great culture and fascinating history. Edinburgh Castle is the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the new Scottish Parliament Building is an architectural marvel.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all students who have completed COM 100, pending approval by the faculty director.

Courses

Students must take two of the three courses listed below for a total of 6 credits:

  • COM 494: British, Irish, Scottish Life and Culture (3)*
  • COM 494: Cultures of Persuasion - Britain and Ireland (3 credits)
  • COM 452: Communication and the Art of Happiness (3 credits)
*Required for all students
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Faculty

Faculty Director

Dr. Belle A. Edson
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Phone: 480-965-8264
E-mail: bedson@asu.edu
 

Additional Faculty

Dr. Alaina Zanin
Assistant Professor
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Phone: 480-965-5095
E-mail: alaina.zanin@asu.edu





Dublin

Housing




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Program Housing

In London, students will be housed in apartments with two or more persons per bedroom in the neighborhood of Kensington. In Dublin, students will stay in University College Dublin student residences with single-person bedrooms. In Edinburgh, students will be in double rooms with a TV and phone at the University of Edinburgh. Breakfast will be provided daily in Edinburgh. All residences provide cooking facilities.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Ireland older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces. In the UK, getting around in cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.   

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is TBD.

Program Fee includes: tuition for 6 ASU credits, all housing; transfers to and from all airports in the UK & Ireland, local transportation, flights to Dublin and Edinburgh, daily breakfast in Edinburgh; course-related field trips, computer/internet access, and admission to cultural events. Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.