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Info session: London Maymester

September 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Roots of Social & Economic Justice | Summer 2019
SW460K | SW495K | WGS440

As one of the longest running and most established Maymester programs (13+ years), the course draws both undergraduate and graduate students from all schools and departments, creating a diverse and dynamic learning community, which enhances the course discussions and learning for everyone.

  • Program dates: Late May to late June, 2019
  • Tentative schedule: Depart the US May 26, arrive in London May 27, classes begin May 28
  • Carries a Global Cultures Flag
  • Meets upper-division social/behavioral science elective
  • 4-credit-hour class for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Application deadline: November 1
  • Questions? Contact professors Lauren Gulbas, laurengulbas@austin.utexas.edu; Barbara Anderson, barbara.a@mail.utexas.edu
  • Study Abroad Coordinator: Timothy Myers, tmyers@austin.utexas.edu
Why should you take this course?

London is one of the most (if not the most) diverse cities in the world. Students are immersed in this multicultural landscape through visits to diverse neighborhoods; places of religious worship; field trips to NGOs, social services agencies, and governmental organizations; and lectures by eminent scholars and community leaders. Cross-cultural learning, which entails listening to and engaging with local communities, is an essential component of this course.

Will I be able to explore London?

One of the most exciting features is that the city of London is our classroom! We are only in a classroom at the University of London for about a half day per week. Classes are held at different locations in the city itself. Students use the London public transportation system, living like Londoners as they immerse themselves in city life. To deepen the experience, students live (in pairs) with British families. Families are experienced in hosting students and enjoy the experience.

How much does is cost?

Don’t let cost deter you from exploring this program further! For undergraduates, this course is considered a spring course and is included in spring tuition. Graduate students pay for a four-hour course. For all students, there is an additional program cost, estimated to be $4900. The program cost covers housing, all program activities, local transportation, and local cell phone. Study Abroad helps students to access a variety of funding sources and scholarships, and Financial Aid takes the program cost into consideration in their awards.


September 17, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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