University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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Summer in England and Scotland
Location: London, Cambridge, York - England;
Dalkeith, Stirling, New Lanark, Edinburgh - Scotland
Dates: June 25 - July 24, 2015
Course: Economics 409 (SS) and Economics 427 (3 cr)
Accommodation: hotels; Dalkeith House
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Nancy Burnett, Sage 2481, 424-1471; Lee Van Scyoc, Sage 2483, 424-7153
|Academic Coursework||Paying Your Program Fee|
|Estimated Cost of Participation||Flight & Program Schedule|
|Accommodation & Meals||Visas & Residence Permits|
|Pre- & Post-travel Class Dates||Orientation|
Explore the development of Great Britain from the stone age to today – from the druids to the Romans to today’s great economy. Visit sites as diverse as a distillery, a woolen mill, roman ruins and one of the great castles and palaces in all of Scotland. Go on a ghost walk, see how people lived in the 1700’s, experience life in a Scottish castle, learn about the lives and history of Scotland and England… and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join a group of UW Oshkosh students and faculty as they...
EXAMINE the philosophical foundations of modern economic theory,
COMPARE original market structures from the middle ages
with the industrialized might of modern manufacturing,
EXPLORE the development of economic conditions
which paralleled economic theory of the time and
EXPERIENCE places illustrative of economic theory and living history in action.
LIVE in Dalkeith Castle!
Follow the Economics in Scotland summer 2013 Blog!
The Summer in England and Scotland trip intertwines coursework on the Social and Economic Development of Great Britain (econ 427) and the Development of Economics (Econ 409). Each student takes both of these upper division courses, enhanced by visits to locations discussed within each course, including visits to London, Stonehenge, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Stirling. We will visit historical sites like castles as well as modern day businesses such as a working distillery. What makes this trip unique is the ability to visit the places where the course content actually took place. For instance, Edinburgh (and to some extent London) is known world-wide as the location of some of the finest thinkers of the 1700’s who gave birth to what became the discipline of Economics; there is nowhere else on the planet better to understand what these thinkers were seeing and living with during their development of economic concepts and the social development of their society than Scotland and England.
Are you an Economics Major or Minor?
Apply for the James Grunloh Economics Study Abroad Scholarship
All of the information included here is subject to change. Modifications may be required depending on the exigencies of the situation.
Economics 427 - Economic and Social Development of Britain (3 credits)
Prerequisites: completion of any economics course OR permission of instructor
Fulfills upper division elective credit for economics majors and satisfies Global Dimensions requirement in place of BUS 494 for business majors.
Economics 409 - History of Economic Thought (SS) (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Econ 204, 209, 206, or 208 with an average grade of C or better.
Fulfills a required course or upper division elective credit for economics majors.
International Studies 333 1 unit (cr.)
This course is no longer an option on study abroad programs. Instead, explore adding the Global Scholar Designation to your major!
Study Abroad and Graduation
Students graduating at the end of this study abroad experience must choose a summer graduation date. Summer graduates may choose to walk in the May or the December graduation ceremony.
The "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" includes your Program Fee (the amount due directly to UW Oshkosh), your airfare and other expenses related to your participation on this program.
Full Estimated Cost of Participation: $5,877 for summer 2015, summer 2017 TBD
As part of the application process for this program, you are required to review, sign and submit the "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" worksheet for your program. The worksheet includes all of the cost details for your program and is linked from STEP III of the "Apply" section of this guide.
**These were the accomodations for previous trips, accomodations for the 2015 may vary.
Check the link for your accommodation for amenities, room size and location. Rooms can be extremely small. It isn't unusual to have very little space around the bed, shorter beds, only a few inches for a closet pole, tight showers and/or buildings directly outside your window.
Kent Hall Hotel (London)
Kent Hall is a medium sized hotel 10-15 minutes from central London/Leicester Square by tube/underground (Manor House stop on the Picadilly Line) and only a short walk from the tube station, grocery store, chemist (pharmacy), bagel shop, fruit market, several small stores and a park. Rooms each have 6-7 beds, and many have a safe which will allow you to enter a unique PIN. There is a pay phone in the lobby which will accept American Express calling cards. Laundry service is available for a fee. Breakfast is served daily and is included in your program fee. There is WI-FI access for a fee; you will need to use internet cafes in London. Address: 414 Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 2LX; Tel: 011-44-20-8802-0800; Fax: 011-44-20-8802-9070; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dalkeith House (just outside Edinburgh in Dalkeith City)
Dalkeith House is an 18th century manor house known to the Scots as Dalkeith Palace. It was rebuilt in 1701 on the remains of the original Dalkeith Castle built in the 12th century. The "Palace" is a magnificent example of late William & Mary architecture and is renowned for its fine oak paneling and carvings.
Students share multi-bed rooms, with 3-6 students per room. In addition to students, faculty and house administrators live in Dalkeith House. The house has plenty of space for residence life and food service facilities, classrooms, offices, lounge areas, and laundry and recreation rooms. There is a computer lab equipped with software for word processing, high speed internet and PowerPoint. If you want to save information using House computers, you must bring a large zip disk with you. You cannot save on the hard drives in the computer lab. Additional House resources are listed here.
Address: Dalkeith House, Dalkeith Midlothian, Scotland EH22 2NA; Student Payphones: 011-44-131-660-4065 or 011-44-131-654-1416 or 011-44-131-663-9740; Fax: 011-44-131-654-0320
Dalkeith is a village just six miles southeast of Edinburgh in the Midlothian region of Scotland. Edinburgh and the surrounding region provide an ideal environment for educational programs and personal exploration. The richness of British history, politics, literature, poetry, arts, and other subjects come alive at every turn. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland since 1124, is a classic European city. There the medieval grandeur of Old Town, crowned by Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House, joins harmoniously with the modern attractions of New Town. The natural beauty of the Scottish landscape and its coastline provide a majestic background for exploration, education, and enrichment.
Dalkeith town is a modern but historic village with shops, restaurants, banks, a post office, a travel agency, and other amenities to meet students' immediate needs. Frequent buses join Dalkeith to the center of Edinburgh. Students stay in Dalkeith Castle on the Dalkeith Estate, an 18th century manor house and grounds known to the Scots as Dalkeith Palace. It was rebuilt in 1701 on the remains of the original Dalkeith Castle (12th century) and is currently under lease to the University of Wisconsin. There are nature trails, fishing, an adventure park, animals (sheep, cattle, horses, ponies, pigs, goats, pheasants, and fox, just to name a few) and a full time ranger service on the estate on which Dalkeith House is located.
You and your friends may request each other as roommates by editing your on-line study abroad applications. The Office of International Education will not assign roommates unless students request EACH OTHER!
In some cases, participants may be able to elect a single room. There is always a significant fee; check with the Office of International Education for an estimate if you are interested. NOTE: Checking the "single room" check box in your online application does not constitute an official request for a single room quotation. You must ALSO contact the OIE directly via email, phone or by visiting the office, to make an official request for a single room quotation. Those who do not make a direct request to the OIE will be assigned a roommate.
Daily breakfasts and a lunch allowance while in Dalkeith are included in your program fee.
Review the estimate for the amount of money you should bring to cover meals in the Full Cost of Participation worksheet. It is not reasonable to think that you can save money by spending less than the food estimate provided by the OIE! This estimate is meant to be the BARE MINIMUM in relation to your particular destination!
Inability or failure to attend class prior to or following your program abroad may affect your ability to participate, course grades and/or ability to receive and use financial aid.
- Monday May 18th, 2015 at 3pm, location TBA by instructor
Before You Apply
- Write the deadline for completing the On-line Study Abroad Orientation in your calendar. Failure to complete orientation will affect your ability to participate.
- Write all payment deadlines in your calendar.
If you aren't the person who will be making payments, share this information with the person who will be.
- Understand how seats are assigned on study abroad programs.
Seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed STEPS I & II of the application process, provided STEP III has also been completed by the STEP III application deadline.
This means that you may be conditionally admitted following completion of steps I & II, but NOT receive a seat if you then fail to complete STEP III on time.
If you are on the waiting list, you may receive a seat if applicants who have been conditionally admitted have not completed STEP III by the deadline.
After the deadline, seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed all three steps.
STEPS I & II: last Friday in February by 12:00 pm.
STEP III: 1st Friday of March by 12:00 pm.
Application STEPs & Application Checklist
Complete the three steps below in order, or work on all three steps simultaneously. Check off items as you SUBMIT them to the Office of International Education.
|Complete the on-line study abroad/away application.
**Be aware that the application will time out without warning! Save often, and if you answering the longer questions we recommend typing them into a Word document and pasting them in to the online application.
Refer to the Orientation section for orientation dates.
|Print the application packet and sign where appropriate.|
|Pay the UW Oshkosh application fee
( $200 for in-state residents and $300 for out-of-state residents) per the instructions in the application packet and turn in your receipt to the OIE. If you have mailed the application fee to the Cashier's Office, notify the OIE so that OIE staff can contact the Cashier's Office for confirmation.
|Print an unofficial copy of your university transcript
Highlight course prerequisites (if applicable) and final GPA.
To print your transcripts, EITHER copy and paste your transcript from TitanWeb into Word and print OR follow these instructions:
1) Open your transcript in TitanWeb using Internet Explorer.
2) Highlight all of the information in your transcript.
3) Go to "print preview"
4) Click on "as selected on screen"
5) Change the orientation to "landscape"
|Credit Overload Form
Complete ONLY IF you will exceed 21 credits for the semester (9 for summer). Submit this form to the OIE with your other materials.
|Special Student Form for Undergraduate Admissions
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not a student at UW Oshkosh OR if you are not a student at all.
|Graduate Registration Form and Graduate Special/Non-Degree Information Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn graduate level credit, or if you are in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn undergraduate level credit.
|Submit the Disciplinary Clearance Form
Complete ONLY IF you are a student at a university or college OTHER THAN UW Oshkosh. Submit this form to the appropriate office on your HOME campus; request that the office on your HOME campus submit the form directly to the UW Oshkosh OIE by the deadline for this step of the application process.
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:
none for Step II
|OPTIONAL:||Click here to apply for the State of Wisconsin Travel Grant!|
|Review, sign and submit the Full Cost of Participation worksheet.
|Edit the "medical" and "medical III" sections of your on-line study abroad application to ensure that every question is complete. Each and every question must be answered, even if the answer is obviously "none" or "n/a"!|
|Provide proof of passport
Complete only if you will travel outside the U.S.
If you already have a passport, edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include all requested passport details.
If you do not already have a passport, apply for one and submit a copy of your receipt to the OIE showing that you have applied.
Click here for passport forms and instructions.
|Edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include your full name.
If you are traveling OUTSIDE the U.S., enter your full name EXACTLY as it appears on your passport or on your passport application. DO NOT GUESS!
If you are traveling WITHIN the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), enter your name EXACTLY as it appears on your driver’s license. DO NOT GUESS!
Your name will be printed on your airline ticket exactly as you enter it. If the name on your airline ticket does not match the name on your identification, you will be charged a correction fee or may not be allowed through airport security.
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:
none for Step III
Using financial aid to cover some or all of your costs? See our detailed financial aid information.
- First Payment of $1,000 (or full fee if the total due to UW Oshkosh is less than $1,000) is due the last Friday of March.
- Final Payment, including all related tuition fees, is due one month before the trip departure date.
First Program Fee Payment
Your emailed study abroad acceptance letter (the one that says that you have been officially accepted to participate) includes a link to a statement for your first payment. This statement will not be sent to you in any other way. No one else will receive this statement or a copy of your bill; no further reminders will be sent. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the payment deadlines; you will need to forward your statement to the person who pays your bills if you are not that person!!!
The initial Program Fee Statement is also provided here. You can use this copy or the copy included in your acceptance letter (they are identical) when paying your fees.
Second Program Fee Payment
You will receive a link to a statement for your second payment VIA EMAIL from the Office of International Education just prior to the second payment deadline. Some programs have been advertised using a range of fees; if this is the case, you must plan to cover fees at the top end of the range until you receive your second statement. This statement will indicate whether there have been cost savings due to increased participant numbers, exchange rates, etc. and, therefore, a reduced program fee.
If your program includes a required tuition payment IN ADDITION TO YOUR PROGRAM FEE, this will be clearly indicated on the Full Cost of Participation Worksheet linked within the "Apply" section of this guide.
For interim programs, follow the program fee payment deadlines ($1,000 total due by the first deadline date, the remaining tuition and program fee due by the final deadline date).
For semester & summer programs, tuition will be billed by Student Accounts just before the term at UW Oshkosh begins, just as it normally is. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the normal university tuition payment deadlines.
Payment by Cash or Check
All payments by cash or check must be accompanied by a copy of your program fee statement. Make checks payable to “The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh” and write “Study Abroad” in the memo section. Pay fees at the Cashier's Office on the second floor of Dempsey Hall or mail your check to: Cashier's Office, UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Cashier office hours: Mon – Fri 8:30-4:00 (8:30-3:00 the day after Thanksgiving).
Payment by Credit Card or E-check
Payment by MasterCard or American Express carries a 2.5% convenience fee and can be made through TitanWeb http://www.uwosh.edu/tw/. E-checks carry a fee of $0.50 per transaction.
Payment by Financial Aid, Grant, Scholarship or External Loan
Submit the "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form to Student Accounts by the first payment deadline. Students who plan to to cover some costs on their own and remaining costs using financial aid, grants or scholarships must pay costs not covered by aid/loans/scholarships, up to $1,000, by the first payment deadline.
For UW Oshkosh students, financial aid will automatically be applied toward study abroad-related fees on your student account. If you are a student elsewhere, you may need to pick up your change check from your home campus, cash the check, and send payment to UW Oshkosh.
Once your "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form has been submitted, a "positive service indicator" will appear on your record indicating that financial aid will be paying your study abroad program fees. This should not prevent you from doing anything except printing transcripts.
Oshkosh - Departure
Mode of transportation: school bus
Meeting Date & Time: 11:15 AM on June 10, 2015
Departure Time: 11:30 PM
Departure Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)
From Oshkosh to the Airport
If the "mode of transportation" to the airport for your program is "bus", there is a bus scheduled to take participants from Oshkosh to the airport.
If there is a bus, and if you plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will take the group bus from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. You may request a pickup or end-of-program drop-off in Milwaukee by emailing email@example.com. If you don't make this request in advance, the bus will not stop in Milwaukee. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.
If there is a bus, and if you do not plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will arrange for my own transportation from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. It is then your responsibility to arrange for transportation between your residence and the airport and to arrange to meet the group at the airport. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.
Park in UW Oshkosh Lot 30 with a Valid UW Oshkosh Parking Permit
If you have a valid UW Oshkosh commuter parking permit (look for the “S” on your permit) AND will be away for one month or less over summer break or interim, you may park in university parking lot 30 (located next to Gruenhagen Conference Center), for the duration of your study abroad program. You must use one of the stalls that is furthest from the parking lot entrance. Check the expiration date on your parking permit to be sure that it is valid for the duration of your program.
Students with “evening parking permits” (also called a night permit) may not leave cars parked in this lot for the duration of their program.
If you don't have a valid permit, you may purchase a temporary permit from Parking Services ((920) 424-4455) in the lower level of Blackhawk.
Flight - Departure
25 JUNE 2015
5:55 PM Depart Chicago on Virgin Atlantic Flight # 40
26 JUNE 2015
7:55 AM Arrive at London Heathrow
Past program itinerary for reference only - future itineraries will vary!
19 JUNE 2013
Coach transfer from airport to Kent Hall.
London - walking tour, London Museum, British Museum.
20 JUNE 2013
London - wall walk, Tower of London.
21 JUNE 2013
London – ½ day Stonghenge tour.
22 JUNE 2013
London - Portobello Road Market, National Gallery or British Library (home of the Magna Carta)
23 JUNE 2013
Cambridge - Coach transfer to Cambridge .
Guided walking tour including INSIDE VISIT/entrance to King's College.
24 JUNE 2013
Cambridge - Museum, Round Church, walking tour
25 JUNE 2013
York - Coach transfer to York; Guided walking tour and ghost tour.
26 JUNE 2013
York Castle Museum, Dungeon, and Minister Tour.
27 JUNE 2013
Dalkieth – Coach transfer to Dalkeith. Orientation in Dalkeith. Walking tour of town
28 JUNE 2013
Edinburgh - bus tour using public bus.
29 JUNE 2013
30 JUNE 2013 - 3 JULY 2013
Class 6 hours a day.
4 JULY 2013
Scottish Mining Museum. Afternoon classes.
5 JULY 2013
Edinburgh Castle and Craigmiller Castle.
6 JULY 2013
Day trip to Stirling by coach.
Visit Stirling Castle. Walking tour of Stirling, Argyll’s Lodging, William Wallace Memorial.
7 JULY 2013
Visits to Holyrood Palace, Peoples Museum, Royal Musem of Scotland, Gladstone's Land, Charolette Square, Money Museum, Mary King's Close.
8 JULY 2013
Day trip to New Lanark by coach.
Economic topics prepared and given by New Lanark staff, economics oriented tour led by New Lanark, discussion.
9 JULY 2013
Class for 6 hours.
10 JULY 2013
Visits to Glenkinchie Distillery by coach, includes lecture and tour of working facility, after Final Exams (class 4-6 hours)
11 JULY 2013
Optional tour to Loch Ness.
12 JULY 2013
13 JULY 2013
Departure to Chicago O'Hare.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh reserves the right to make changes to itineraries, travel arrangements, hotels, excursions, activities or other arrangements made necessary by factors beyond its control. On certain dates when some attractions or activities may not be available, UW Oshkosh reserves the right to substitute alternate attractions or activities.
Flight - Return
24 JULY 2015
6:35 AM Depart Edinburgh, Scotland
8:05 AM Arrive at London Heathrow
9:45 AM Depart London
12:30 PM Arrive at Chicago O'Hare
Oshkosh - Return
Mode of transportation: school bus
Estimated date & time: No earlier than 4:00 PM on July 24, 2015
Return Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)
See our new "Insurance" page for details.
In a life and death emergency ABROAD
U.S. Department of State Citizen Emergency Center (1-202-647-5225) will relay messages to the foreign Embassy. Embassy personnel may try to locate your student, pass on urgent messages and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back.
To reach your student directly
If your student is staying in a hotel, use the hotel contact information listed on the web page for your student's program. The Office of International Education cannot give out private residence or homestay phone numbers unless authorized in advance by the student, but we will contact your student for you in an emergency.
To reach someone at UW Oshkosh during office hours (7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F)
Office of International Education Phone: 1 (920) 424-0775
Jenna Graff: Director, Office of International Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor - email@example.com
Emily Hoffmann: Hessen & NSE Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Reinke: Program Manager - email@example.com
Sarah Christensen : International Student Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of International Education Fax: 1 (920) 424-0185
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-1410
Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-0300
To reach someone at UW Oshkosh outside of normal office hours
University Police: 1 (920) 424-1216
To reach an on-site local contact, IN AN EMERGENCY ONLY.
Dr. Nancy Burnett and Dr. Lee Van Scyoc, the faculty leaders from UW Oshkosh, will accompany the group throughout the program. Both faculty can be reached using contact information listed under "accommodation" above.
While in the UK, Select Travel Service - Mari Lombardi Henderson, Riverside House, 160 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 3TF; Tel: 011-44-1480-455850; Fax: 011-44-1480-433514; Emergency 24 hr no. 011-44-7623-944-763 (this is a pager service adn if you leave a message the duty manager will contact you back).
To help you prepare for your travel experience away, we'll begin with an orientation through which we'll share information on topics such as course registration & enrollment, flights, itineraries, housing, meals, emergency contacts, financial planning, program withdrawal, health & personal security, and travel.
Your orientation consists of:
- required reading materials
- required on-line presentation
- orientation quiz submitted to the OIE
- optional in-person Q&A
- in-person orientation with program leaders or department advcoates (These may be required or optional, or may not be offered for your particular program; check your program web guide and/or with your program leader for more information.)
- Participants who do not complete the orientation requirements prior to the orientation deadline will be removed from their programs. The withdrawal & refund policy will apply.
- Share the this orientation with parents, spouses, and/or other family members who may also want to review the orientation. The orientation is open to anyone who would like to participate.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A FAMILY MEMBER COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION FOR YOU.
In Person Q & A - OPTIONAL
The date below is what you will enter in the "Orientation" section of your online application!
Following completion of the on-line orientation, participants are invited to attend an OPTIONAL, in-person Q & A session on:
- Spring Interim, Summer and Fall Semester programs: Sat, 4/8/17, 9:00am-1:00pm, location TBA
Family member attendance at the Q & A session is invited and encouraged. Family members who plan to attend the Q & A session should understand that this will not replace the orientation outlined above. Family members should review the full orientation prior to attending in person.
Before beginning your on-line orientation, review the materials listed below; you will refer to these materials during the on-line orientation. Share these materials with interested family members.
- Orientation Notes
These notes supplement the on-line orientation. Print these and review as you watch the orientation.
- Time Zone: England and Scotland
- Highlighted version of the CDC for the U.K. (last updated 7/17/14).
- CISI Health Insurance Policy
- CISI Security Evacuation Policy
- U.S. State Department Country-specific Information
- Up-to-date Country-specific Information for the U.K., including links to other Department of State-generated advisories.
- Highlighted Country-specific information for the U.K. (last updated 2/27/13)
- U.S. State Department Special Warning About Drug Offenses Abroad
- U.S. State Department Worldwide Caution
- Transportation Security Administration Prohibited & Permitted Items
- Transportation Security Administration 311 Rules
- Carry-on, Checked and Excess Baggage Restrictions: TBA
- Packing List
- Emergency Communication Form
- Withdrawal & Refund Policy; Uniform Statements of Responsibility
Schedule approximately 90 minutes to focus on your on-line orientation.
To access the on-line orientation
- Open the study away orientation in PowerPoint.
- Click on the "Slide Show" tab along the top menu.
- Click on the "Custom Slide Show" menu item.
- Choose your program.
Orientation Quiz - REQUIRED
Complete your orientation requirement by submitting this orientation quiz to the Office of International Education by the orientation deadline.
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