Two Study Seminars in Great Britain (GNST498 & HIST611: Studies Abroad - Great Britain)

Friends University students, faculty and others will have the opportunity to study in London June 12-25, 2013. This course is designed to provide students of Friends University the opportunity to experience overseas travel while fulfilling their undergraduate general education requirement for a world-culture credit or fulfilling the graduate requirements for Graduate Teacher Workshops.

GNST498 is a course in the General Education curriculum that meets the World Culture requirement for graduation. The course is designed to expand your cultural experiences while teaching you to how to travel with purpose. By participating in the class, you will learn about the history, culture, religions, government and economic philosophies of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You will also learn about the practical things you need to understand in order to travel with the ease and comfort of a “seasoned pro.” We will help you learn how to plan your itinerary; what to expect in terms of money, food, and shopping; how to find your way around the city of London, and many other things that will help you travel with confidence and composure.

HIST 611 is a course offered by the Graduate School to area teachers to assist them in their continuing professional training. The course is designed to help participants recognize how international travel helps us understand human thought, creativity and aesthetics in a global and historical context.

The culmination of GNST498 and HIST 611 is a fourteen day visit to one of the world’s truly great cities – London! We stay in comfortable, secure flats in the heart of London – within easy walking distance of great restaurants, tube (subway) and rail stations, eclectic shopping, world renowned theatres and historic museums and landmarks. Your itinerary will include The British Museum, the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Imperial War Museum and the world famous National Gallery. You will see the lights of the Piccadilly Circus, marvel at the dome of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece St. Paul’s Cathedral and enjoy the spires of Westminster Abbey.

As a member of the GNST 498 or HIST 611 class, you will also be able to personalize your itinerary to your tastes and desires. You might include visits to the Prime Meridian or Cutty Sark in historic Greenwich, shopping at Harrod’s or the Camden Town Markets, enjoying the modern art of the Tate Modern, or the impressionist art of the Courtald Gallery. From the West End Theatres to the RAF Museum, the London Zoo to the Tower Bridge, the shops on Regent Street to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, you will learn to love London with a passion that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

For more information about the GNST498 London study-abroad trip, contact Dr. Arlen Honts at 316-295-5526 or ahonts@friends.edu. For more information about the HIST610 course, contact Dr. Stan Harstine at 36-295-5876 or harstine@friends.edu.