Explore changes in the arts and humanities by immersing yourself in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world, through:
See the itinerary from the 2016 program to get a better sense of what will happen on the program and what we will do.
This program is open to students from MSU as well as to students from outside MSU.
Both courses in this program count toward the Citizen Scholar program.
Find the program application and further information at the Office of Study Abroad's site for the program.
Program application deadline: 1 March 2018
The program includes two courses, both required:
*Students who have already taken IAH courses can take the course as AL491. Students who do not have the pre-requisite for a second-level IAH course can receive an override to enroll in this program.
Both courses can count toward the Digital Humanities minor. Students in the study abroad program only require two additional Digital Humanities classes plus a capstone or internship to complete the minor. Further information about the requirements of the minor can be found elsewhere on this site here.
Aside from a day trip within the UK, we will be based in London for the entire 4 weeks of the program. Staying in one city allows us to visit many museums and cultural events around the city. Classes will mostly be held on-site. We also will have classroom time and space, along with student services support based out of the ACCENT offices in London, located at 12 Bedford Square [just behind the British Museum, and across the street from University College London].
Students will be housed in apartments with their classmates around London. Specific locations will be assigned in the Spring; all apartments are located within zones 1 and 2 of London's underground metro system, so students will not have lengthy commutes to class. All apartments have kitchens, and students are encouraged to explore London's markets and grocery stores as a part of their immersion experience.
Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts & Letters | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Mapes will teach AL 491, “Culture: Digital and Physical,” which focuses on how material objects and digital representations shape our understanding of culture and history. She will also teach IAH 241E, “Creative Arts and Humanities,” which focuses on how technology changes society and shapes creative expression in literature, theater, music, and art.
Program fee: $3500
What it covers:
Estimated additional Costs: $3185
This amount is an estimate calculated by the Office of Study Abroad for any additional expenses a student may incur over the course of a 4 week program in London. As this is an average of how one may spend money during the program, it is up to the student to economize (or splurge) as they see fit. This estimate breaks down as follows:
Tuition estimate for 7 credits
Digital Humanities Study Abroad Scholarship - $2000 - Due February 26, 2018
Available to a student enrolled in the Digital Humanities minor. The College of Arts and Letters Digital Humanities Program will contribute $2000 toward the Program Fee. This scholarship looks for particularly strong experience or interest in Digital Humanities. Involvement in the Digital Humanities community at MSU and beyond as well as an awareness of the emerging field are traits highly valued by the Scholarship Committee.
The application requires a personal statement from the student (300-500 words) as well as one faculty recommendation. The student must have applied to the study abroad program in order to be considered for the scholarship.
The application is available here.
The faculty recommendation from is available here.
Applications for the scholarship are due February 26, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by February 28.
Further scholarship and financial aid information can be found at the Office of Study Abroad's website here.
Upcoming Information Sessions (all located in the Main Library, 2nd Floor West, Digital Scholarship Lab):
Wed, Feb 21, 1-3pm (drop in anytime)
Tues, Feb 27, 3-5pm (drop in anytime)
For further information contact:
Kristen Mapes, email@example.com
Ellen Moll, firstname.lastname@example.org