Montana State University

London: Children & Young Adult’s Literature in Context

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Country: England (France option)

Language: English

Level(s): Undergraduate

Subjects: Education, History, and Culture

Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA

Courses: EDEL 304 and EDCI 406

             (6 credits total)

Cost: $2,900 (excludes airfare)

  • Financial Aid can be used towards this program (see more below)

Tentative Dates: May 18– May 31, 2009 (Paris, France trip: May 31 - June 3)

Information Session:

  • Tuesday, January 20th 2009
  • Starting at 5 p.m.
  • Reid Hall Rm. 101

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until January 30, 2009.  Get your applications in ASAP, as space is limited in this year's program.

Tentative Timeline

  • February, 2009: Applicant interviews; notification of acceptance
  • February 20, 2009: Nonrefundable $200 program deposit and signed Study Abroad Participation Agreement form due  (turn in to the Office of International Programs)
  • February 27, 2009: First group meeting, 4 pm (SUB 168)
  • TBA: Second group meeting
  • April 3:  Airline ticket information due
  • TBA: Third group meeting
  • May 12, 14, 15: Predeparture classes (9am-noon; Room TBA)

Important Application Materials
To participate in this program you must download, complete and submit the following forms:

You must also submit:

  • 1 passport-sized photo (e-mailing a digital photo is fine; write name on back if turning in actual photo)
  • Copy of university ID (One Card for MSU students)
  • Copy of passport (photo page)
  • Copy of airline ticket showing dates of departure and return

Academic Program

Visit the haunts of Harry Potter; the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; the Lord of the Rings, and other of your favorite characters.  Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, and Lewis Carroll.  This course will focus on both classic and contemporary British Children's and young adult literature and will satisfy requirements for EDEL 304 and EDCI 406.  Possible side trip to France for Madeleine lovers! 

Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)

May 18 (London)

  • Arrive in London, Settle in, unpack, and freshen up.
  • Open top bus tour to see the best parts of the city (you can jump on and off so you can see exactly what you want to go back and visit); return to the hostel in time for dinner.

May 19 (London)

May 20 (London)

  • Arrive at Buckingham Palace in time to see the changing of the guards followed by a nice mellow walk around the stunning royal parks (green park, St. James park and/or Hyde park). Make the most of this by having a nice picnic in the park!

May 21 (London)

May 22(London)

May 23 (Bristol)

May 24 (Lake District, Grasmere, Cumbria)

May 25 (Lake District, Grasmere, Cumbria)

May 26 (Northumbria)

May 27 (Stratford Upon Avon)

May 28 (Stratford Upon Avon)

May 29 (Oxford)

  • Arrive at Heathrow area Hotel
  • Guided walking tour and free time in Oxford

May 30

  • Depart for Bozeman or for possible side trip to Paris, France

*POSSIBLE SIDE TRIP TO PARIS FRANCE*(Price and activities to be announced)

Financial Aid
The full cost, including airfare, may be used in calculating financial aid. Students considering financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office immediately. You can download and print the Summer Programs Financial Aid Information Sheet (14KB) in Acrobat (PDF) format. Visit the MSU Financial Aid Office website at:

Applications for this program are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.  You may also download and print the Application for Summer Programs (11 KB) in PDF format.

Packing Recommendations

Advice about what to pack for your time abroad.

Additional Information
For additional information about this program, contact: