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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CAPA the Global Education Network 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/28/2018 10/26/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Areas of Study: Art History, Business, Communication, Culture, Economics, Education, English, European Studies, Gender Studies, History, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Literature, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Service Learning, Sociology, Theater/Drama, Women's Studies, Writing Housing Options: Apartments, Homestay
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Program Description:
Semester Program

Program

London BannerStudy in one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world through the London, UK Global Institute. London is a vibrant, exciting, and culturally rich city - With more than 270 nationalities living here. You can enjoy cuisine from pretty much any corner of the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.

Additional opportunities:
INTERNSHIPS - Students can participate in an internship in a variety of professional fields for credit. The internship is accompanied by a course called Learning through Internships. 
        
SERVICE LEARNING - Students have the opportunity to enroll in a 6-credit course, Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning: The Social Dynamics of London that includes 12-15 hours of service-learning each week. The course, with a sociological focus, will look at urban issues facing Londoners including multiculturalism, inequalities in social services ranging from education to healthcare, and welfare concerns. The course is coupled with group projects at community service organizations throughout London.

Courses and Credits

Students at the London Global institute are recommended to take between 15-18 academic credits for the semester. Internships can either be 3-or 6-credits. Classes at the beautiful CAPA London Center in the Royal Borough of Kensington.

For course listing and descriptions, scroll down to CHOOSE YOUR TERM. To see what these courses have been approved as, click here: MERRIMACK COURSE EQUIVALENCIES. Please note that course availability is subject to change.

COURSE APPROVAL PROCESS:If you would like to get a course approved, print off the form NEW GEO Course approval form.pdf. Take the completed form and syllabus to the appropriate department chair. If you do not access your syllabus on the above site, please request a syllabus from Njideka Ofoleta at nofoleta@capa.org. Make sure that you return that course approval form and syllabus to the GEO.

TRANSFERRING OF CREDITS: All credits taken abroad come back as transfer credits. Grades will be reflected on the transcript, but not figured into the student's cumulative GPA. Students must earn a 'C' or above for credits to transfer to Merrimack. Please note carefully that most of the courses taken abroad are only 3-credits rather than 4 as at Merrimack.
 

Housing

HOMESTAY: Homestays provide an excellent opportunity for cultural immersion.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner are provided in the homestay.

APARTMENTS:Apartments are available off-campus. Students must commute from around the city.
MEALS: Meals are not included with this option.
 

Costs

Merrimack students attending a CAPA semester program pay Merrimack's Global Semester costs which cover covers tuition, program costs included, housing, a Florence city bus pass for your program dates, and international insurance for the semester. 2018-2019 Fees include:
  • Global Semester costs: $24,830
  • Additional program fee: $3,300
  • Total Fees: $28,130
CAPA has scholarships and grants for which Merrimack students should apply. See their Scholarships & Grants page.

BILLING: Payments for the semester abroad are made to the Bursar's Office per usual. Students should discuss payment plans with the Bursar's Office. For additional billing questions, please contact the Bursar's Office: Room 12, Austin Hall, billmail@merrimack.edu,  978.837.5310.
 
FINANCIAL AID: Merrimack institutional aid is recalculated for the semester off-campus**. When students return to campus, Merrimack aid returns to the on-campus rate. We encourage you to consult the Financial Aid Office early on to see what this recalculation might mean for you. Office of Financial Aid 15B Austin Hall, financialaid@merrimack.edu, 978.837.5186.

**N.B. NCAA scholarships and Federal Aid are not affected by this recalculation.
 
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL COSTS:
  • Meals (apartments): $100-$150 per week
  • Meals (homestay: breakfast and dinner included): $7 -$12 per day 
  • International Airfare: $700- $1,200
  • Books & Supplies: $100-$180
  • Passport (first-time and renewals) $110 - $160
  • Visa fees (for students participating in an internship or service learning only): $450
  • Basic Mobile phone*** $50-65
  • Local transportation**** $80 - $150
*** Incoming calls on most UK phone plans are free, but outbound calls carry an additional cost. On average data plans start at $25.00 per month.
****While CAPA provides a travel pass encompassing local transport around the city, we recommend students take licensed taxis very early in the morning/very late at night.
 

Applying

Students interested in studying in a GEO program must first apply for permission to study abroad through Merrimack's Office of Global Education (GEO). To qualify Merrimack students must be:
  • Second-semester sophomores and above
  • In good academic standing with a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • In good disciplinary standing 
To apply students must submit the following by March 9, 2018:
  • Online application
  • Faculty reference (form included in online application)
  • Student affairs reference (form included in online application)
  • An Interview with GEO staff to be conducted soon after the application has been submitted, or during the week of March 12th.
After students have been approved by the GEO for semester's study abroad, they may proceed with CAPA's online application.

CAPA's application deadline for Fall 2018: April 15, 2017