Study sport in exciting London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland, during the winter of 2018-2019 alongside Longwood students and faculty. During this program, students will be introduced to the social and historical aspects of U.K. sport as well as learn to play some sports such as cricket and curling. Notable excursions include visits to Wimbledon, 2012 Olympic Park, and the Scottish Highlands. This program is open to all majors.
SOCL/KINS 261 A Comparative Study of Sport in the UK:
The course explores issues related to the structure and culture of sport as well as the historical foundations of U.K. sport. Students will focus on how sociological ideas such as forms of inequality, globalization, identity, fandom, and the relationships between other institutions and the sporting system. Attention will be paid to learning the skills and strategies associated with different U.K. sports such as cricket, rounders, and curling.
There are no prerequisites for this program or course.
Students will be staying in 2-star hotels in London (The Alexandra Hotel) and in Edinburgh (The Haymarket Hotel). These hotels are en suite and will provide breakfast each day. Students will be staying in each hotel approximately one week. Students will be staying either 2, 3, or 4 to a room.
All sessions held in Ruffner 108
• April 11 at 3 p.m.
• April 12 at 3:30 p.m.
December 27, 2018 - January 11, 2019
Days 1 - 6: London - highlights include:
Royal Albert Hall
British Soccer Match
Dragon and Flagon Pub Tour
London, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Days 7-12: Edinburgh - highlights include:
Falconry and Trout Fishing
Museum of Scotland
St. Andrews Golf
*Note: Itinerary is subject to change*
Program fees include housing, airfare, all meals, and all activities.expected to be about $3,700. Longwood tuition is billed separately.
The Office of International Affairs offers three scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
- Global Engagement Scholarship: up to $1,200 for those participating in a faculty-led program; applicants must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible.
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
- Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
- Questions about academic content? Contact Dr. Jason Milne.
- Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane