The Edinburgh & London trip during Spring Break 2019 will offer an opportunity to explore the history and government of both Scotland and Great Britain. Class time prior to the trip will include discussion of the history of the European Union, the history of Britain, the vote by Britain to exit the EU, the implications for Great Britain and the politics around implementing the decision.
Program Goals and Outcomes
Great Britain's vote to leave the common market of the European Union raises questions about the rationale for and possible outcomes of this decision. This course will examine the economic and political logic behind the vote and evolving public views about implementation of this decision. It will also provide a broader historical and economic context in which to think about these issues. The trip will come at a critical time of the Brexit negotiations between United Kingdom and the European Union, which are set to end in March 2019.
By the end of the program, students will:
1. Understand the reasons for the creation of the European Economic Community after the Second World War
2. Analyze the economic effects of the Common Market (EEC) on growth and development in Europe
3. Understand the historical development of Britain from pre-Roman to Modern Times
4. Evaluate the economic, political, and social implications of the Brexit vote
Participant Selection Criteria
- 3 credits in economics (recommended)
- GPA: 2.5
Additional skills and requirements:
- Willingness to walk in urban and rural locations
Note: Due to international quarantine restrictions service animals cannot be accommodated on our study abroad programs. For more information, please contact the Iowa State University Student Accessibility Services Office
You will earn a total of 3 credits for ECON 496 during spring 2019 semester
- ECON 496 - This course has a pre-departure course component and a travel component.
- For Pre-departure part of the course, class will meet during the spring semester at a location and time TBD. This course will
- Set the tone for the program
- Discuss academic portion
- Lay out expectations and procedures
- Answer your questions and concerns
- Cover topics about itinerary, accommodation, meals, safety, health, logistics, travel documents, finances and more.
- Travel portion of the course will take place during spring break.
Students must take both the on campus course and complete the travel component.
$3,450 (includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, CISI health insurance, in-country arrangements)
$105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center
Program fee and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to students' Ubill for Fall Semester
Out of Pocket Costs
$100 personal expenses (souvenirs, toiletries, cell phone fees, etc.)
$100 vaccines and preventative medications
*If you are a first time traveler in CALS and need a passport, click here to find out how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed
There are study abroad scholarships available through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0018 Curtiss Hall). Scholarship application details are served to CALS students in the learning content section of the study abroad program application. Application deadline for Spring term scholarship applications is November 1, 2018
Other Scholarship Resources
To be considered in the selection process, applicants should have completed the program application in its entirety before the application deadline of November 1, 2018.
- Once the selection process is complete, you will be notified about the decision.
- If you are accepted to the program you will be required to commit or decline participation.
- Typically you will be given 7 to 10 days with a specific commitment date to finalize your decision.
Once you commit to the program, you are officially a participant in the program and will be responsible for all the program cost outlined in the budget. If you withdraw your participation after committing to a program, you will be responsible for all non-refundable payments that were made on your behalf and these charges will be charged to your U-bill.
Tentative Program Itinerary
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Arrive in Edinburgh
Visit Scottish Parliament building, meet a member of Scottish National Party
Check into hotel
Saturday, March 16
Walking tour of old town Edinburgh
Visit Edinburgh Castle
Sunday, March 17
National Museum of Scotland
Visit Mary Kings Close
Monday, March 18
Bus to Glenkinchie Distillery, Glasgow
Evening in Glasgow
Tuesday, March 19
Train to London
Wednesday, March 20
Tour of Westminster Abby/Churchill War rooms
Thursday, March 21
Travel to Oxford and BMW/Mini plant
Friday, March 22
Dunstall Farm and Castle Farm in Sevenoaks
Afternoon on own
Saturday, March 23
Depart London/ Return to Ames