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  • Locations: Canterbury, United Kingdom; Durham, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Salisbury, United Kingdom; Winchester, United Kingdom; York, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Length: Short-term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Liberal Studies Domain: EL How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:
Cathedral
The inspiration and faith which combined to produce the magnificent medieval cathedrals in England and the European continent are worthy subjects of study for students of art, history, architecture and religion. This travel course to several of the greatest medieval cathedrals of Great Britain will provide opportunities for such important study. Students on this program will also have the opportunity to experience the impact left by the interconnections among religion, art, and culture over a thousand years of history that are epitomized in the Cathedrals themselves. Participants will engage with present day British culture as they explore its rich and complex past. The structure of this study abroad program borrows from the past by following a modern day pilgrimage to many site in the Summer 1 session of 2019.

This study tour will enable participants to examine what are among the world’s most outstanding sacred monuments, from magnificent York Minster in the north of England to the famous pilgrimage site of Canterbury Cathedral in the southeast, to Salisbury in the west. The participants will experience these magnificent products of human culture from the aesthetic, religious, and social perspectives. This program’s structure is that of a pilgrimage, encouraging students to reflect as they learn. Students will experience sacred space, respond to religious artifacts and rituals, and engage in guided inquiry about the history, religion, arts, and culture that find expression in the great medieval cathedrals.

 

Susan McGury is an Associate Professor at DePaul. She holds a BA in cultural history and English literature (St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN), an MA in English Literature (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a PhD in Modern English Literature and Art History (Reading University, UK). She led the international program at her college, the School for New Learning, for fifteen years. She has designed and led more twenty five long and short term study abroad programs to Asia, Europe, and Africa. She also directed SNL’s on site BA programs in Hong Kong and Nairobi, Kenya, and also served as Director of SNL’s Master’s program in Bilingual Education for Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. She has taught courses on world literature, arts and culture, research methods, and globalization at DePaul and also at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Chicago City Colleges, and the American Conservatory of Music where she created and directed its first ESL program. Relevant publications include articles on global citizenship, assessment for short term study abroad programs, and a co-authored book on assessment and outcomes–based education. She is a regular presenter at international, intercultural, and adult experiential learning conferences on topics such as global citizenship, experience-based learning, and art and cultural understanding. She is currently completing a book on intercultural competence with David Shallenberger of the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
 
 
Peter Forster's most recent advanced degree is an MFA in screenplay writing (DePaul CDM). He also holds a Master’s degree in English Literature (University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana) and a diploma in directing (The Drama Studio, London). He has taught dramatic literature with special expertise in Shakespeare and contemporary British drama at university theater departments and has been an acting coach in professional acting schools. An award-winning professional theater director, Peter has directed plays in London, Chicago, and LA. Most recently Peter has been teaching media ethics and communication courses at DePaul’s College of Communication and writing screen plays . He finds his work on study abroad programs to be an enjoyable way to combine travel, arts and experiential learning.
 
 

All students will be enrolled in the following 2 courses :
   
Course Introduction to Modern Pilgrimage
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Spring 2019
Class meeting times Planned dates and times for course meetings Fridays May 10, Friday May 24, Friday May 31, plus one post travel meeting, date TBD. All class meetings are 6 to 9PM Fridays May 10, Friday May 24, Friday May 31, plus one post travel meeting, date TBD.
All class meetings are 6 to 9PM
Liberal Studies domain Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Susan McGury
Recommended Competencies L10/11; E1/E2; A5, A3X, H2X
Course description Participants in this study abroad program will experience several examples of the world’s most powerful sacred monuments, including the monumental York Minster in the north of England, the famous pilgrimage site of Canterbury Cathedral in the southeast, and Winchester and Salisbury in the west, and the famous Westminster Cathedral in London. These awe-inspiring products of human culture will be studied from aesthetic, religious, and social perspectives. This program’s structure is that of a modern pilgrimage, encouraging students to engage in personal reflection about their current lives while staying in ancient monasteries and Inns that Shakespeare frequented. West end theater, choral services, castles and afternoon teas will be among the cultural activities in this program, but at the heart of it is a meditation on the inspiration, genius, and faith that combined to produce the magnificent English cathedrals we will come to know. Students will experience sacred space, respond to religious artifacts and rituals, and engage in guided inquiry about the history, religion, arts, and culture that found glorious expression in the great medieval cathedrals. Students may register for eight credit hours, including open electives, and, in the SNL programs, Externships and Advanced Electives.
 
Course The Arts of Britain
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Spring 2019
Class meeting times Planned dates and times for course meetings Fridays May 10, Friday May 24, Friday May 31, plus one post travel meeting, date TBD. All class meetings are 6 to 9PM Fridays May 10, Friday May 24, Friday May 31, plus one post travel meeting, date TBD.
All class meetings are 6 to 9PM
Liberal Studies domain Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Peter Forster
Recommended Competencies L10/11; E1/E2; A5, A1X, A2X, H1X
Course description Participants in this study abroad program will experience several examples of the world’s most powerful sacred monuments, including the monumental York Minster in the north of England, the famous pilgrimage site of Canterbury Cathedral in the southeast, and Winchester and Salisbury in the west, and the famous Westminster Cathedral in London. These awe-inspiring products of human culture will be studied from aesthetic, religious, and social perspectives. This program’s structure is that of a modern pilgrimage, encouraging students to engage in personal reflection about their current lives while staying in ancient monasteries and Inns that Shakespeare frequented. West end theater, choral services, castles and afternoon teas will be among the cultural activities in this program, but at the heart of it is a meditation on the inspiration, genius, and faith that combined to produce the magnificent English cathedrals we will come to know. Students will experience sacred space, respond to religious artifacts and rituals, and engage in guided inquiry about the history, religion, arts, and culture that found glorious expression in the great medieval cathedrals. Students may register for eight credit hours, including open electives, and, in the SNL programs, Externships and Advanced Electives.
 
  Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.
 

Whenever possible, the group stays in locations that reflect the themes of the program (i.e. the 13th century working Priory in Alyesford, the 17th century Bar Convent in York, the Falcon in Stratford that was an Inn in Shakespeare’s time, The Ibis Rose Hotel near the site of the old Rose Theater and the new Globe theater in London and, schedule permitting, Durham Castle in Durham).
 
The centerpiece of this program is the cathedrals. We visit eight medieval cathedrals that are regarded as among the most impressive in the world. In addition to the two DePaul instructors and local site docents, we are often accompanied by a British historian whose customized guidance helps students develop research interests during their time in the UK. Students experience multi-modal learning throughout the program and are regularly asked to reflect on how they are achieving the learning outcomes set by the program and those they have set for themselves.
 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.

 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the England: Cathedrals, A Pilgrimage program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
 

Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Julianne Angeli at jangeli@depaul.edu or visit during open advising hours.
 


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Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2022 11/01/2021 12/01/2021 TBA TBA