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UW-Platteville Short-Term Faculty-Led - A Tale of Four Cities: Diversity, Immigration and Identity
Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Grantham, United Kingdom; Lincoln, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Area of Study:
All, Anthropology, Child Development, Creative Arts, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Education, Elementary Education, English, Ethnic Studies, European Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Studies, History, Humanities, Humanities & Social Sciences, International Studies, International Education, International Relations, Liberal Arts, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages & Culture, Secondary Education, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Teaching
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Program Type:
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Program Model:
Short-Term Faculty-Led
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Years of Eligibility:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Program Description:
UWP Study 3000 - A Tale of Four Cities: Diversity, Immigration and Identity
Summer 2018: May 19 - June 2, 2018
Priority Application Deadline: January 22, 2018
Final Application Deadline: February 1, 2018*

*Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the final application deadline or until all seats are filled.

Course Description 
Join us for an exploration of diversity, immigration and identity in England! Home base for the first portion of our journey will be Harlaxton Manor, a castle located in rural Lincolnshire. We'll spend time with our school partners in Grantham, and then it's off to Edinburgh where we will explore the historic capital of Scotland. After a few days back at Harlaxton then the next stop is London, where we'll see the sights and experience the energy of the UK's largest city. The course is designed as a field experience that will take place in both Wisconsin and in England. The focus of the experience is two-fold:
  1. To compare how middle level students from low-immigration and high-immigration areas define and develop their identities and sense of ‘place’ within a school context and
  2. Investigate how immigration patterns of the past still impact and connect us to ‘places’ here and in England 
The purpose of this course is to allow students an opportunity to compare the impact immigration has had on four cities, one U.S. (Platteville) and three British (Grantham, Lincoln, and Edinburgh). Students will explore how identities are formed through institutions: both educational and cultural.

Course Highlights
  • Collaborate with students in Grantham, UK
  • Opportunity to live and study at historic Harlaxton Manor, a Jacobethan style castle built in the late 1800s
  • 3 days, 2 nights in Edinburgh, exploring Scotland's historical capital city
  • 2 days, 3 nights in London

Course Structure 
  • Attend all mandatory pre-departure sessions as these meetings are required for participants as they will provide important course content as well as general logistical information. These sessions will tentatively be held on several Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm during Spring 2018: March 16, 30; April 6, 13, 20; and May 4, 11
  • Attend the Education Abroad Health & Safety Session facilitated by UW-Platteville Education Abroad staff
  • Pre-Departure Digital Storytelling Artifact
Participants will take part in a shared cultural identity project between middle school students in Platteville and in Grantham. There will be several pre-departure meetings to plan and implement the US portion of the identity project with students at Platteville Middle school as well as the sharing and implementing those projects once on ground in the UK. After returning to the States students will be required to participate in a 'share out' of their projects with community members.

  • Community "Give Back"
  • Sharing the experience with others
  • Education Abroad Re-Entry Event facilitated by UW-Platteville Education Abroad staff
Level: 3000-level course work

Term: Pre-Summer Session, 2018

Prerequisites: Freshman and above
                            2.5 GPA

Application Materials required:  This program requires a brief interview with one of the instructors, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of purpose

Course load: One 3-credit course

Grading: A-F only, cannot be audited; must be enrolled in course for credit

This course satisfies the criteria for the International Education General Education requirement.

Program Leader:

Dr. Jennifer Collins is an Assistant Professor of Education. She teaches courses in reading and literacy and serves as an advisor for graduate school programs. This will be the third time that Dr. Collins is leading this program.  

Housing and Meals:

Students will stay in Harlaxton Manor in dormitory-style rooms with other program participants. During their excursions to Edinburgh and London, students will be staying in hostels/hotels and share double or quadruple occupancy rooms depending on what is available.

Three meals a day are included at Harlaxton Manor, and most breakfasts will be included. Some lunches and dinners (about 20 meals) will be out-of-pocket expenses. Students should plan to spend approximately $400 on meals that are not included in the program fee.

Program Fees:

A $50 non-refundable Education Abroad application fee is due before your application can be reviewed.

The estimated program cost is $3,200* for UW-Platteville students and $3,800* for Non-UW-Platteville students. 
This includes program administration fees, 3 credits, textbooks, international airfare, in-country transportation, accommodation, entrance fees to course related excursions and site visits, some meals, and international medical and accident insurance. The program fee will be charged to your PASS account in full. All regular registration and late fees will apply.
* Program cost based on the participation of 8 students

Cost does NOT include passport, transportation to gateway airport (Chicago O'Hare), some meals, and personal spending. Out-of-pocket estimated costs: $400-$600.
  • Fees may change based on final enrollment, changes in fuel prices, and exchange rates
  • Fee differentials apply for non-WI/MN residents ($100) and TSI students ($40)
  • Veterans: Please contact the Education Abroad office if you have eligibility under the Wisconsin GI Bill
Students will have two weeks upon their acceptance to commit to the program. Program fees are due IN FULL before departure.

UW-Platteville student applicants should apply for the UW-Platteville International Study Scholarship by visiting the Education Abroad website. Applicants must show financial need on their FAFSA to qualify. Scholarship awards will be dispersed to student's PASS account.

Withdrawal Policy:
Students who withdraw on or after the day of commitment will be financially responsible for a $165 Education Abroad administrative fee and all non-recoverable expenses. Non-recoverable expenses include anything UW-Platteville has paid for on behalf of the participant (i.e. airfare, housing, tickets, etc.) and is unable to recover from an organization or vendor. Students who withdraw on or after the program start date will be financially responsible for the entire program fee.

Passports should be valid for at least six months after program end date. To learn more about applying for a passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. You can apply for a passport here in Platteville at the local post office. For more information, visit their website

Visas are not required for U.S. citizens to enter the United Kingdom. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for determining visa requirements for your country of citizenship. 

For More Information Contact

Program Leader:
Dr. Jennifer Collins
Phone: 608-342-1248
Office: 140E Doudna Hall

Program Coordinator:
Alyssa Shaff
Education Abroad
Phone: 608-342-6151
Office: 102 Royce Hall

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Program Ratings:
Academic Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Value: 1 2 3 4 5
Accommodation: 1 2 3 4 5
Food: 1 2 3 4
Safety: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Provider Administration: 1 2 3 4 5
Host Country Program Administration: 1 2 3 4 5
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
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