Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

London: The City Experience

London: The City Experience

The history of monarchy and empire have shaped the United Kingdom, providing you opportunities to understand the power of nationalism, identity, commerce, and empire to divide and unite people.  Explore the politics, history, society, law, and culture of London by visiting the great city itself.  You’ll experience many famous landmarks, such as Westminster, Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, the British Museum, and the Globe Theatre made famous by William Shakespeare.    

Program Details
Location(s)  London, England
Term   Spring 2019
Credit   HIST 379/679  OR POLS 379/679, 3 sh  
Class Sessions Macomb campus in-person class sessions Wednesdays 4-5 pm January 16--March 6 in Morgan Hall, room TBA
Travel Dates March 8-14, 2019 (subject to change)
Housing   Hotels
Passport Required
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.5
Grad credit Yes 
Non-WIU   No 
Pre-requisite None 
Student Year Any (Freshmen through Graduate)

About Program

Entry Requirements

Passport required - Must be valid until at least September 30, 2019.

Visa required if not a US citizen. It is your responsibility to check the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI) website for more information.  Visa cost not included in program cost. 

Health Insurance

You must have health insurance for the time you are on your program.  Only two options are approved to meet this requirement:

Health Precautions

Walking/mobility/travel - Expect to walk 5-8 miles per day.  It is not consecutive but scheduled throughout the day, sometimes be over uneven terrain and up/down flights of stairs.  You will also be responsible for moving your own luggage.

Dietary - Some meals are included in the program cost. Contact Kim McDaniel if you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions. 

Accessibility and accommodation are very different than that found in the United States.  Please contact the Disability Resource Center for questions on the availability of accommodations for your specific situation.

PLEASE NOTE   It is your responsibility to request accommodation from the DRC; faculty and staff are not legally permitted to inquire about such needs.  Requests should be made as early as possible so there's sufficient time to arrange accommodations in your location.

Costs & Dates

Estimated Cost* $3,075-3,225
Included in the program Round trip airfare from Chicago, in-country transportation, lodging (up to four people per room, possible sharing of beds), entry fees to scheduled sites, some meals
Application Deadline EXTENDED!!   October 14, 2018
Non-refundable deposit $125 due when accepted, payable to WIU.  Due to the unique payment structure, only cash, checks, or money orders accepted for the deposit.  Last day to submit: October 19, 2018 
Remaining payments*

SALE PRICE!!   $2,950 paid to EF (under 30 price).  Price valid through October 14, 2018

$3,100 paid to EF (under 30 regular price).  Price valid October 15- 31, 2018 

EF has a variety of payment plans.  For more information, contact Study Abroad and Outreach

* Costs are higher for students 30 and older; contact Study Abroad and Outreach for details.

WIU reserves the right to adjust the cost or arrangements of this program due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond the University's control.  For details about this or individual withdrawals, see Cancellations and Withdrawals.

Important Dates

Passport copy deadline: November 16, 2018  Failure to meet this deadline will result in removal from the group flight and increased costs with EF Tours.  Date subject to change based on EF deadlines.

Pre-departure meeting: TBA during Spring 2019


Credit offered

HIST 379 - Counts as an upper-division elective for HIST majors/minors; can be used as a substitute for HIST 333 Britain to 1688 for HIST Pre-Law option majors

HIST 679 - Counts towards completion of a MA in History

POLS 379 - Counts as an upper-division elective or the political theory requirement for POLS majors/minors

POLS 679 - Counts towards completion of a MA in Political Science 

Please check with your academic advisor for more information on how this Course fits your specific academic needs.

  • Identify the major political, historical, social, economic, legal and cultural events that shaped London
  • Examine the lasting impact of these events and ideas on London's people and development while moving around the city
  • Experience the significance of London as cross-cultural modern world capital

Class sessions

Active class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course.  Students are responsible for completing pre-departure assignments including readings and discussion participation, attendance and active participation during on-site visits, guest lectures and activities, and post-return assignments.  Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Jennifer McNabb or Dr. Erin Taylor





Contact Us

Kim McDaniel
For Faculty Led

Horrabin Room 8


Advising appointments

Dr. Jennifer McNabb
Faculty leader

Morgan Room 438


Dr. Erin Taylor
Faculty leader

Morgan Room 424


Information Sessions

August 28, 2:30 pm, Morgan 307

August 30, 3 pm, Morgan 307

September 7, 10 am, QC Complex 2206