The Globe Theater Buckingham Palace Guards England House of Parliament

April 7-April 17, 2016

Study in London, Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon, England with Professors Gordon Dossett and Perviz Sawoski over Spring Break 2016 to get a first-hand look at literature and drama in England from several vantage points.

Students will get an up close and personal experience of English drama and literature while staying in London and Bath, England. They will see The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest at the Globe Theater, a re-creation of Shakespeare’s own theatre. Students will learn acting techniques from Eunice Roberts, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and see her perform in Mousetrap, the longest running play in London. Students also will train with coaches from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), one of England’s top acting schools.

In Bath, students will tour the eighteenth century Royal Theatre, see a production there and work with theatre arts lecturers from Bath Spa University. The group will travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, see historical landmarks (such as Anne Hathaway’s cottage) and see a production of by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Students can attend an optional performance the American play Long Day’s Journey into Night starring esteemed British actor, Jeremy Irons at the Old Vic, one of England’s premiere theatres. Through the program’s rich theatrical experiences, students will gain insight into the techniques used to train the best English actors.

Successfully completing the program earns 1 unit of SMC credit: Global Studies 35: GLOBAL 35, Global Citizenship Field Study

Course Descriptions

Global Studies 35: Global Citizenship Field Studies; 1 unit

Professor Gordon Dossett and Professor Perviz Sawoski

This program will give students of literature and drama a first hand look at drama in England from several vantage points. Students will see The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest at the Globe Theater, a re-creation of Shakespeare’s own theatre. Students will learn acting techniques from Eunice Roberts, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and see her perform in Mousetrap, the longest running play in London. Students also will train with coaches from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), one of England’s top acting schools. In Bath, students will tour the eighteenth century Royal Theatre, see a production there and work with theatre arts lecturers from Bath Spa University. Students will travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, see historical landmarks (such as Anne Hathaway’s cottage) and see a production of Hamlet by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Students also will have the option of attending a performance at the Old Vic in Bristol (one of the country’s premiere theaters) of the American play Long Day’s Journey into Night, featuring Jeremy Irons. Through the program’s rich theatrical experiences, students will gain insight into the techniques used to train the best English actors.

Faculty Biographies

Program Details

Program Cost: $2,950*

* Program fee: $2,950 includes RT airfare LAX to England, housing, transportation, some meals, travel insurance, and some excursions while in England. Program fee DOES NOT INCLUDE: Tuition for classes, personal spending money, excursions not cited in the itinerary, passport, books/supplies, and inoculations.Only personal checks, cashiers checks, and money orders accepted. No credit cards accepted.

You must pay for your course tuition and fees. These are not covered in the Program Price. These may be covered by Financial Aid. Please check with the financial aid office regarding applying aid to your tuition and fees.

Eligibility Requirements
RequirementDetails

Age

You must be 18 years old at the time of departure (April 7, 2016)

SMC Student

You must be an SMC Student, you'll need to enter your SMC Student ID on the application.

If you are not an SMC student, please apply here: www.smc.edu/admissions

Passport

You must have a valid passport by January 14, 2016.

If you hold a U.S passport, you do not need a visa to travel to England.

If you are a permanent resident or SMC F-1 Visa student, please contact the Los Angeles Consulate of England to find out visa requirements. UK Visa

Payments

You must make all required payments by the deadlines below

You must pay the program fee in full no later than 3:30 pm on Thursday, January 28th

Refund of initial deposit through Thursday January 28th 3:30 pm. After January 28th No Refunds.

Forms

Online Study Abroad application

PDF FileOverseas Release Form

PDF FileMedical Release Form

Application Requirements
StepsDeadline

Complete the Study Abroad Application

January 14, 2016

Payment 1 of 2*: Submit a payment of $300.00** to the Int'l Education Counseling Center.

January 14, 2016

Bring your passport, PDF Filemedical release, and PDF Fileoverseas release to the IEC

January 14, 2016

Pay for your course tuition and fees (this is not included in the program price).

TBD

Payment 2 of 2*: Bring your payment of $2,650 to the IECC located at 1734 Pearl Street.

No later than 3:30 pm Thursday January 28, 2016-No Refunds after January 28th.

*All payments must be in the form of check, cashier's check, or money order. No credit cards accepted. The account holder name and address must appear in the upper left hand corner of the check. The memo line should contain your name and SMC Student ID Number. All checks must be made payable to "Santa Monica College". If your check is returned, the Auxiliary office will place a hold on your account and assess a $25.00 returned check fee, to be paid directly to Auxiliary. You will need to make a new payment in a different form of payment; a returned check may result in the loss of your space on the program.

**Please note the SMC Global Citizenship Scholarship cannot be used to cover the $300.00 first installment payment If you are a recipient of the SMC Global Citizenship Scholarship will be credited toward the balance of $2,650 . You will be responsible to pay any remaining balance by the deadline.* No Refunds after Jan 28th.

Online Application

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