Participants will enroll in a second eight-weeks honors seminar course, titled “London and the Rise of the Western City.” This course introduces students to fundamental themes and problems in the history of the growth of cities from the Ancient Mediterranean Basin through Europe, and thence westward to the Americas. At the end of the 8-week on-campus exploration of western urban history, students will travel to the British capital of London to examine the city firsthand through the lenses they developed in the classroom.
Learn more about London and the Rise of the Western City
Study in London will take place May 8-20, 2023.*
Please note that this program includes a second eight-weeks spring semester course that will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays on campus.
*All travel dates are tentative and subject to international travel restrictions.
October 20, 2022
HHC Great Room
November 2, 2022
HHC Great Room
Course Title: HON-H251: London and the Rise of the Western City
Academic Director & Instructor: Eric Sandweiss
London! Samuel Johnson wrote that this city contains “as much of life as the world can show.” Nearly 300 years later, its population includes people from 270 countries—and Johnson’s words only ring truer. Participants in this eight-week Honors seminar will study what “the world can show” in the history of its cities, from polis (Ancient Greece) to Indianapolis—with London’s story at the center of our attention. At the end of our on-campus survey, we travel to the planet’s greatest urban research laboratory to uncover the history of Western urbanism firsthand.
- Daily course excursions and tours to different sites of the city, including:
- Tower of London
- Greenwich Observatory
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Boat cruises on the River Thames
- Historic homes and districts
- Museum Visits, including:
- Museum of London
- British Museum
- Freud Museum
- Hunterian Museum
Program participants will stay in a student residence in London. The accommodations are conveniently located near shops, public transit, and program excursion sites.
Program Fee - $2750*
The program fee includes airport transfers in country, accommodations in London, some meals, transportation to and from all excursion sites, entry fees to all museums and historical sites, student travel insurance, and administrative fees
*Program fee is subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances.
If you are enrolled as a full-time student during the spring semester and enroll in HON-H251 as part of your block credits, there is no additional tuition cost to participate in London and the Rise of the Western City.
Additional Variable Costs
Variable costs are paid before and after you arrive in London as you pay for roundtrip international airfare, some meals, snacks, personal expenses, and independent travel outside the program.
Note: The program fee will appear on your bursar bill and is paid directly to IU. See the program fee sheet for more details.
All admitted program participants are awarded an automatic HIEP Hutton Honors Study Abroad Scholarship of $1000 applied directly to the program fee. No separate application is required.
Note: Program participants are not eligible to apply for the HIEP Grant.
Please see the IU Office of Overseas Study website for more information on other available scholarships and financial aid opportunities.