At a Glance...
|Program Dates:||March 3-9, 2019|
|Program Type:||Short Term Study Abroad|
|Eligibility:||Krannert Master Students|
|Course Credits:||1 credit hour (P/NP)|
|Cost:||$2500 (excluding airfare) + $32 Insurance (provided by Purdue) = $2532 Total
*$500 non-refundable deposit required
|Application Deadline:||Contact program leader|
Due to student demand, we have added an opportunity for Krannert Master Students to visit London for a week of study abroad in March 2019. You will find history and tradition on every street corner of this cosmopolitan world capital. London is an international financial center steeped in the past but with an eye to the future. London is undeniably the place where the country’s news and money is made.
London has been called “the L.A. and NYC of Britain”, and we’ll put you in the heart of the city, provide you with a Metro pass and deliver a timely course on Business in Britain post-Brexit. Monuments from the British Empire’s glorious past are everywhere. During the week, students will be able to visit world class museums, walk the streets that Winston Churchill and John Adams roamed and visit landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Tower of London. For those who have an interest in the history of the British monarchy, we will also be visiting Hampton Court, one of Henry VIII’s castles.
The week-long course will focus on the continuing economic and political upheaval and the “way forward” for the British, EU and the global financial markets in the post-Brexit economy. An introduction to the British political economy since 1945 will be discussed, along with the integration of the UK into the EU, and we’ll take a deep dive into the history of London’s financial institutions. Plans to visit Lloyd’s of London, East London Tech City and a London-based NGO are being organized to complement the academic experience.