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Community Engagement

FALL SEMESTER IN LONDON

Earn a Certificate in Community Engagement

Do something meaningful!

Apply by January 15 and save $300 off of your program fee! The Community Engagement Certificate focuses on the key concepts of active citizenship, social entrepreneurship, activism, and social protest in the contemporary city. This program includes a service-learning component which enables you to become directly involved in community engagement and grassroots initiatives in London, a city which remains one of the most cosmopolitan, diverse, and unequal in the world.  A Certificate of Study in Community Engagement is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

September 4, 2019
thru December 14, 2019
Program Fee: $17,995
Application Deadline June 14, 2019

The London Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our My Global City events: Tour Camden, enjoy the food on Brick Lane or visit The Globe.

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Live

Live like a Londoner and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay, all within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London Center.

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Learn

Required curriculum: Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning course and service learning placement, plus choose 3-4 courses from the designated optional curriculum for a total of 15 credits.

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Service Work

Service-learning placements with local organizations are unique opportunities to be directly involved in community engagement and grassroots politics in London. 

 

When I explored London for the first time, I instantly knew that it was the place for me. I matured so much and learned so much about myself that it made all the effort worthwhile. I can safely say that it was the best semester of my college life.

Jorge Galvez

Clark University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 15-18 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; the service learning placement and accompanying course is 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in shared apartments or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
  • Local Transit PassA Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses for students living in apartments. Zones 1-3 is included for students in homestay.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony. Other activities that you can select may include a theatre trip to see a play or musical, tickets to see a football or rugby game, entrance to an iconic heritage site in London such as Kensington Palace or the Tower of London. Depending on the time of year a trip to the ballet, the opera, or a classical musical concert may also be available. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • Service WorkGet involved in something meaningful and earn academic credit with a service-learning placement. Note: service-learning in London requires a visa.
  • My Global CityThese events always include; a walking tour of the Iconic South Bank on your first weekend; taking a riverboat tour to Greenwich; touring multi-cultural Brixton, A Beatles and Abbey Road Magical Mystery Walking Tour, feasting on a multi-course curry dinner in Brick Lane. Other activities reflect what is on in the city at the time.
  • ExcursionHalf-day coach tour of London, full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath plus choose one from: full-day excursion to Oxford, Brighton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, or Salisbury and Glastonbury.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.

Courses

Campaigners, Activists and Radicals: Gender and Citizenship in Modern Europe  

This course analyzes women's claims for citizenship throughout the 20th century from a variety of European perspectives, and charts the ways in which women have adapted to and attempted to challenge the ideological, political, and material conditions of citizenship in 20th century Europe.

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LNDN SOCY/WNST 3354

Contemporary Issues Through Service-Learning: The Social Dynamics of London  

This is an interdisciplinary course with a sociological focus, as well as a unique opportunity to become directly involved in the realities of community engagement and grassroots politics through community service placements. It is designed to engage students in critical thought and reflection on urban inequalities in London while examining the historical, sociological, and political context of community service and social, economic, and political exclusion in the UK. This course is 6 credits.

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LNDN SOCY 3349

Islam, Politics, and Britain: A Case Study of London's East End  

This course examines how multiethnic diversity shapes and defines our understanding of modern Britain, through a specific focus on Muslim communities in London and the nature of their interactions with wider society. Students analyze the ways in which imperialism and its legacy, as well as Britain's global relationships, have influenced political policies and social attitudes toward multiculturalism and Muslim groups in particular.

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LNDN PSCI 4450

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