Proceed after selection

Faculty for the 2013 London Study Abroad program completed selection of 26 students and 4 alternates accepted to the program on Tuesday, Jan. 29. This represents the largest study abroad group ever accepted by the College of Media and Communication. Applications to the program were closed on Jan. 25, but the group will not be finalized until 26 students confirm their commitment to the program and the program deposit fee is paid.

What now?

Students intending to commit to the program should immediately order the books and maps required for the class. Here are links to order them from amazon.com:

  1. Jenkins, Simon. A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation. New York: Public Affairs, 2011. ISBN 978-1-61039-142-9.
  2. Williams, Roger and Michael Leapman. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London. London: DK Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-0756684075.
  3. Bensons MapGuides, Visitors’ London Map & Guide. London: Bensons MapGuides, 4e, 2008. ISBN 978-1-898929-33-8.
  4. Bensons MapGuides, The Handy London Map & Guide. London: Bensons MapGuides, 16e, 2012. ISBN 978-1-898929-24-6.

Students should bring to each meeting the folder of maps and documents distributed at the first meeting. Materials will be added throughout the spring semester. The first document bound into the folder is titled “First things.” Each participant in the program should be sure to study this document and do the things it suggests.

Two week deadline

Students accepted to the program immediately have new material to complete with the Study Abroad Office. Most urgent is that students have two weeks from the day of  acceptance into the program to confirm with the office that they intend to participate in the program. Fig. 1 shows a student’s home screen with the “Confirm Participation” dialog on the left. If an accepted student does not  do the confirmation within two weeks, s/he may be automatically withdrawn from the program. Those who withdraw will be replaced by alternates until the final roster is confirmed.

In addition to the confirmation, other tasks need to be completed. Those are listed on the right hand part of the screen in Fig. 1. These must be completed on a timely basis as part of the program.

Post Selection Screen

Fig. 1: Post selection “Confirm and Complete” screen