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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Model: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Type: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Leader: Alec Hosterman, Jake Milne
Housing: Hotel
Program Description:
Program Overview  Course Descriptions  Prerequisites  Information Sessions  Housing  Itinerary  Program Costs  Scholarships and Grants  More Information  

Cultural and Structural Systems of the UK: A Narrative Approach

Buckingham Palace, LondonProgram Overview

Study the cultural and structural systems of the United Kingdom alongside Longwood students and faculty during the summer of 2018. This program will visit cultural sites in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and St. Andrews such as Parliament and the National Museum of Scotland. 

Course Description

COMM 495/SOCL 495 Topics; Cultural and Structural Systems of the United Kingdom: This course will entail a study of the various cultural and structural systems of the United Kingdom. Students will focus on the communicative and sociological ideas of media systems, cultural systems, globalization, the arts, sports, food, identity, fandom, oral histories, and the relationship between political and sociological institutions in England and Scotland. Special attention will be paid to the narratives of these two locations. 


The program is open to all academic majors. Students must possess a 2.5 overall GPA.

Information Sessions

  • TBA


Day 1: Depart for London
Day 2: Parliment and Museum of London
Day 3: Tower of London and British Museum
Day 4: Wembley, Lords, and Chelsea
Day 5: Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Globe Theatre
Day 6: Windsor Castle
Day 7: Churchill War Rooms and Impereal War Rooms
Day 8: Day off, evening train to Manchester
Day 9: Media City and Museum of Science and Industry
Day 10: Depart to Edinburgh, Museum of Scotland
Day 11: Whiskey Tour
Day 12: Tour of Highlands
Day 13: Rugby stadium andcurling
Day 14: Tour of St. Andrews
Day 15: Final Exam, day off
Day 16: Depart for the United States

*Note: Itinerary is in development and subject to change*


Students will stay in hotels.

Program Costs

Program fees are estimated to be about $4,000. Included in fees are airfare, lodging, entrance to required cultural destinations, and most meals. Tuition will be billed separately.

Scholarships and Grants

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 (including Honors)

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.

More Information 

  • Participating students must participate in all pre-departure logistics planning and informational sessions.
  • Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9. 
  • Questions about academic content? Contact Dr. Jake Milne or Dr. Alec Hosterman
  • Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.