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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Pace applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
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Overview
Dates Abroad:  August 19 - September 1, 2018*
*Dates subject to change

Course Description: This three credit course is a broad analysis of Tudor history, 1485-1603. The objective is to understand how in a century of radical political and religious events transformed the social, political, and religious structures of England, giving birth to the foundation of England as a united kingdom, and a significant world power. This course focuses on the Tudors, especially Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the English Reformation, and the creation of the Anglican Church. The course is taught in London so we can learn from books and documents, but also from site visits that will include Windsor Palace, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, the National Portrait Gallery, Oxford University, Hatfield House, the Houses of Parliament, and the Globe Theater. Each day will begin with a class discussion of the assigned sources, and a brief lecture discussing the place of the day’s site visit. The bulk of the day will be spent in locations significant in Tudor history.

QUICK STEPS TO STUDY ABROAD ON THIS COURSE (see below for details):
  1. Submit a Study Abroad application through the Terra Dotta Education Abroad page (the blue ‘Apply Now’ box at the top of this page)
  2. Register for the course through the Pace portal using the relevant CRN (as you would any course at Pace) 
  3. Make a non-refundable deposit on the faculty-led study abroad payment site
  4. If relevant, apply for scholarships and/or other financial aid 
  5. If you have questions about the application process (after reading through this webpage), reach out to Education Abroad at studyabroad@pace.edu

Academics
In addition to completing your Pace Study Abroad application, students will register via the Pace Portal for HIS201 Honors: The Building of London using the CRN provided below:
                                                                                                              CRN: 73095
 

Eligibility
  • Must be in the honors college
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Good disciplinary and academic standing
  • Faculty approval
  • Additional program requirements

Housing
Students will be housed in Regent's University London dormitories.

Meet your Faculty Leader(s)
Professor Dinan- sdinan@pace.edu, (212) 346-1103

Program Cost and Itinerary
The program fee is in addition to Pace tuition and the $100 Study Abroad Fee and includes the following:
 
  • Transportation to the airport
  • Round trip airfare from NYC
  • Accommodations and most meals
  • In country transportation
  • Program planned excursions
  • Student advisement
  • Parental support
  • Visa guidance
  • Local travel resources

Payments and Deadlines
All payments must be completed by the stated deadlines below via the travel payment system.
For undergraduate Honors' students, the $1,000 honors scholarship can be applied.

2018 estimated program fee: $3,700*** (in addition to tuition & $100 study abroad fee)
***Price subject to change

Payment Deadlines:
$1,000 deposit: June 1st, 2018
$2,700*** balance: June 27th, 2018
***Price and date subject to change

Requesting Financial Aid
You may request that your financial aid package be extended for your study abroad program. Please email studyabroad@pace.edu to request a budget sheet.

Payment Plan
We will work with you if you have special circumstances and cannot meet the established payment deadlines. Please contact studyabroad@pace.edu for payment plan request.

Cancellation Policy
Please be advised of the Pace University Cancellation Policy below:

"I hereby acknowledge that the University reserves the right to make cancellations, changes or substitutions to the program at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and that the University shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to program participants as a result of such cancellations, changes, or substitutions. I understand that the University reserves the right to cancel, terminate, and/or discontinue the program at any time. Any refund of tuition and fees, if appropriate, shall be issued pursuant to the University’s and University program’s policies."

Passport and Visa
It is important to obtain the necessary documents before you depart for your study abroad program. In order to cross international borders, you must be able to prove your identity and nationality.
 
What is a Passport?
A passport is a document issued by your national government that certifies your identity and nationality for the purpose of international travel.  Almost all international travel requires that you have and carry a passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after re-entry to the United States.
 
For citizens of the United States, passports are issued by the US Department of State and provides many uses:
  • When presented abroad, it is a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel or temporarily reside in their territories and access all lawful local aid and protection.
  • It allows you access to US Consular services and assistance while abroad.
  • It allows you to re-enter the United States upon your return home. It is important not to confuse a Passport Book with a Passport Card. A Passport Book is valid for international travel by air, sea, or land. A Passport Card is valid when entering the US from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossing or sea ports-of-entry. A Passport Card is not valid for international travel by air.
How Do I Apply for a Passport?
First time applicants should follow the instructions listed on the State Department’s website. Applicants must bring their completed application, photos, required documents, and form of payment to one of many acceptance offices, which can be found using the State Department's passport acceptance facility search page.
 
Those looking to renew an adult passport should follow the instructions listed on the State Department’s website. For citizens over 16 years of age, a passport is valid for 10 years.
 
The fee to receive or renew a passport is available on the State Department's full chart of costs. It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks to process, so apply for a passport as soon as possible. You could expedite the services at an additional charge.
 
What is a Visa?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter another country generally must first visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport and allows you to travel to, from, and within that particular country or region legally.
Countries typically break visas down into types that reflect the purpose of your visit—tourism, studying, and working, among many potential others.
 
Each visa has different requirements necessary to obtain them depending on country, type, duration and nationality of the applicant. A country’s consular office should be able to provide you with a list of requirements based on these factors.
 
A visa is a privilege, not a right. A consular office may deny your visa application, so it is best to adhere to their requirements as much as possible.
 
How Do I Apply for a Visa?
Obtaining a visa is your responsibility. It is important that you know what is required of you before attempting to enter a country. Failing to obtain a visa (or the correct visa) could result in a denial of entry into a country, and even criminal charges.
 
You can find the most up-to-date visa information by contacting the consulate or embassy of your host country. US Citizens can also find current visa information on the US State Department website.
 
Non-resident students must reach out to International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) by emailing intlnyc@pace.edu.
  • Check if you will be able to keep your SEVIS record active while participating in the study abroad program.
  • Inquire about re-entry to the US at the completion of your program.
  • Will you need to renew your US visa? Will your travel signature be valid?
  • If it will be your final semester, ask whether study abroad will impact your ability to apply for Optional Practical Training (F-1s). NYC Italian Visa Department Address: 
The entrance to the Visa Office is located at:
54 E 69th Street (corner of Park Ave.) - New York
The closest subway ( # 6 Train ) station is 68th Street - Hunter College

How to Apply
To apply, click on the "apply" tab at the top or bottom of this page.
Be sure to read all information carefully, as each program has different requirements and instructions.

For most programs it will take 2-3 weeks after the application deadline has passed to know if you’ve been offered a spot on the program. This will vary depending on the type of program.

After the initial application has been processed by Pace Study Abroad, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps including program specific applications.
 

Currency
The official currency of the UK is the British Pound Sterling. For additional currency information, click here!

Adapters/Converters
Standard electricity in the United Kingdom is 230 voltages.

Weather
Click for weather information!

Norms and Faux Pas
  • While England is an English-speaking country and your surroundings may look the same at time, the culture of London is very different to that of the US. Pay attention to your surroundings and observe the locals, the differences you find may surprise you.The first thing Londoners will tell you, it is the Underground, not the subway.
  • When going up or down an escalator, if you are not planning to walk up, stay to the right side so people can pass on the left. There are signs that state this, but people will get angry if you do not abide by this rule.
  • When you are having a conversation with someone it is rude to say "What?", instead say "Pardon?" or "Sorry?"
  • If you do not know how to pronounce the name of a square or a street, Londoners would prefer you ask them rather than mispronouncing the name. For example, Leicester Square is pronounced Lester. On the same note, if you are asking directions to a certain street or square, do not forget the "road", "place" or "street"  at the end as there are many different roads with the same name but what differs is the "crescent" or "place" that follows the name.
  • Don't run through Kings Cross at rush hour screaming, "Where is Platform Nine-and-Three Quarters?!"

 
Packing Tips
  • Remember that everything you pack you will need to carry. If you are unable to carry it on your own, then you are packing too much!
  • Leave some room for any new items you may purchase while abroad.
  • Inquire about airline luggage regulations and pack accordingly.
  • Find out about dress customs in your destination and pack clothes that will help you blend-in with the locals.
  • Pack a nice outfit for special occasions.
  • Do not pack anything that you are not willing to lose.
  • If you are going to a place where the temperature will vary, pack clothes that you can layer.
  • Pack clothes that don’t require special wash.
  • You will probably walk more than the usual, bring comfortable shoes! In some destinations closed-toes shoes may be recommended due to possible injuries or infections.
  • Power adapters and converters as applicable, for more information, check out this website.
  • If you know your roommate, see if you can share some items.
  • Shower shoes
  • Camera
  • Backpack or tote bag for day field trips
  • Find out if you really need to bring a laptop. Keep in mind that a laptop can be stolen, so you may need to carry with you at all times.
  • Cell phone

Things to pack in your carry-on: Follow airline customs and regulations
  • Passport
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Financial documents
  • Airline tickets (round trip)
  • Letter of acceptance in your study abroad program
  • Address where you will need to go as well as arrival instructions
  • Important phone number(s)
  • Prescription medications appropriately packed and identified
  • Glasses/contacts
  • Toiletries and a change of clothes in case of baggage or flight delays
  • Cell Phone
  • Pocket Dictionary

Keeping in Touch
Keeping in touch with family and friends is becoming easier as WiFi is more prevalent in international cities. You no longer need to spend a ton of money to call home or go to an internet café. Downloading apps on your smartphone is becoming an essential resource for travelers. Some apps that you will find yourself needing:
  • Skype
  • Whatsapp
  • Viber
  • Facebook Messenger

Money
Money, money, money… It is an important component to your study abroad program to have all your money matters taken care of before departing. From contacting your banks, to creating a budget and obtaining local currency, this is a step you should begin as early as possible.
 
It is important to contact your banks to let them know you are traveling internationally and for how long. If you do not let your banks know, not only will you not be able to use your credit cards or debit cards, your accounts will be frozen. Unfreezing accounts take time, time in which you will not have any money available for you to use.
 
Creating a budget for yourself is essential to not running out of money abroad and having to call friends or family for additional funds. Below is a budget worksheet to help you stay on track with your money.
 
Taking your credit card abroad is very common and probably the easiest way to make a purchase. Be aware of interest rates and international charges. Some credit cards charge you a lot for a single purchase while others have no international transaction fees. Call your bank to find out what the international transaction fee is on your card. Please note: International cards vary by card, not by company. For example, some Chase cards have zero fees, while another may have a very large fee. Read the guidelines carefully before deciding on a card.
 
Make sure your credit card has a designated pin number. You will need a pin number to make any purchase. If you do not have a pin, or if you are unsure, a quick call to your bank will clear up any confusion.
 
Currency exchange rates can be high and the interest rate at many shops, especially near or in airports or train station, can really hurt your budget. You will generally receive the best exchange rate at your bank. You should being $100 to $200 dollars in the local currency with you. Some banks have the most popular currency, like Euros on hand, while others have to be ordered. This process can take up to 2 or 3 weeks so be sure to do this in advance. If and when you need more cash, an ATM is your best option, but again be aware of transaction fees. Not only will the bank whose ATM you are using charge you, your bank will most likely charge you as well.
 
Below are a list of international credit cards we suggest:
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
  • BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card
  • Discover it® 12:12
  • Wells Fargo Propel World American Express
  • Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
  • Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
  • Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card
  • Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business (all Capital One cards have zero international transaction fees - these are our favorite)


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA