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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
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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: Jason Milne, Jennifer Fraley
Housing: Hotel
Program Description:

Sport in the United Kingdom

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Program Overview

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.



 

Course DescriptionsCurling

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. 









 
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program or course. 

 
Housing

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.
 
UK sport group picInformation Session

All sessions held in  Ruffner 108

   • April 11 at 3 p.m.
   • April 12 at 3:30 p.m.










 
Itinerary
December 27, 2018 - January 11, 2019 


Days 1 - 6: London - highlights include:
   Track Cycling 
   Arsenal 
   British Museum 
   Royal Albert Hall 
   Hyde Park 
   British Soccer Match 
   Olympic Tour
   Dragon and Flagon Pub Tour
   Wimbledon 
   Twickenham 
   Wembley 
   Lords 
   Bowls 
   Cricket 
 London, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Days 7-12: Edinburgh - highlights include:
   Falconry and Trout Fishing 
   Edinburgh Castle 
   Museum of Scotland  
   Highland Games 
   Ghost Tour
   St. Andrews Golf 
   Rock Climbing 
   Ceillidh 
   Rugby 
   Curling 

*Note: Itinerary is subject to change*
Program Costs

Program fees include housing, airfare, all meals, and all activities.expected to be about $3,700. Longwood tuition is billed separately. 
 
Scholarships
 

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.
 
More Information
 
  • 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
 
For more information, click the tabs at the top of the brochure.
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2018-2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 12/27/2018 01/11/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.