I’m now preparing to bring a group of students to London & Dublin in about 8 months. A colleague (Dr. Amy Bucher) and I are preparing to teach a psychology class and bring some students along on an international learning experience.
The class is “Cultural Psychology.”
For any students who are curious, here are the facts as we currently know them:
PY 380/PY 680 is a grad/undergrad crosslisted class (NOT an IS class), 3 credit hours, Fall 2014. The trip will leave around December 26th (not on Christmas or before, though) and come back around January 5th or so. We will be in London for New Year’s. The cost will likely be around $3,000 (a lab fee tacked on to the class), but may be more based on how many people sign up. This cost includes all transportation (including public transportation) once you get to MCI until you get back to MCI, travel insurance, double occupancy hotel rooms (you can get a single room for more money), breakfasts at the hotels, and some entrance fees/tours/events/daytrips (all scheduled class events are included). Some of these things will likely include: A Thames cruise/trip in the London Eye; a tour of the Guiness storehouse in Dublin; at least one theater production in London; museum fees; walking tours in London and Dublin; daytrips to Oxford and/or Belfast and/or Cork. Nothing is set in stone yet. Contact me if you have any more questions!
Addendum: here are a few more helpful tidbits:
- Dr. Bucher and I are teaching the class together — it is registration by instructor signature so please approach one of us to get approval — and do it early, before all of the spots are taken!
- There will be some free time within both Dublin and London cities. During these blocks of free time, there will be optional activities scheduled if you’d like to join your course instructors.
- As of right now, the class is scheduled to meet three Friday nights in Fall 2014 semester — 9/12, 10/24, and 11/21, each from 6-10 p.m. (these meetings are all mandatory in order to go on the trip!). The first two will be class-related, the last will be trip-related. The course itself won’t start until 9/12 and will end after we get back from the trip (there will be assignments about a week after we get back), so you’ll have an incomplete grade assigned to you for the course for the Fall semester.