University of Missouri-St. Louis Faculty Led Program in England

Missouri London Program

Study literature, politics, business, history, and a variety of other subjects in Central London. Spend a semester or a summer living, learning, and even interning in the the Capitol of the United Kingdom.

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The Missouri London Program provides students the opportunity to spend a part of the summer in central London taking classes and exploring a new part of the world! Classes are taught by professors from American partner universities. Excursions and field trips are part of the courses and are partially subsidized by the program fee.

Location: London, England

Courses: Students take one 3-credit course from the following list (click here to see course descriptions):
~The Rock Generation
~The History of Modern Public Health in England and the US: From Florence Nightengale to the Affordable Care Act
~Travel Log from a Journalist Perspective

Dates: May 22 - June 15, 2013.

Eligibility Requirements: UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements

What is it like there? London, of course, is the capital of England, and is very international and cosmopolitan. History comes alive in the government buildings and neighborhoods known throughout the world. A city of wonderful museums, impressive galleries and an international flavor reflected in the hundreds of ethnic restaurants and shops, London is easily explored by "tube" (the subway), red busses and black taxis. The Missouri London Program, run by CAPA, is an "island program"; students study with U.S. professors from different Missouri universities and use the city as a resource and backdrop for coursework.

Accomodations: Students will live in apartments in central London (referred to as flats in the UK) in multi-bedded rooms that include bedroom and study furniture.  Linens are provided but students should bring their own towels with them from home.  You will have a shared kitchen available within the building so you can cook your own meals.  Basic cooking utensils are provided.  All flats are easily accessible by Underground ("tube") service from nearby stations or by bus. Details can be found on the CAPA Accommodation page.

How can I learn more? Visit the CAPA Missouri London Program website for complete program details. You can also make an appointment to discuss this program with a study abroad advisor; call 314-516-5229.

Estimated Costs
There are three categories of expenses:
1. Tuition fees billed to your UMSL account. UMSL students pay UMSL tuition and technology fees. Financial aid can usually be used toward this program, but students should meet with a Financial Aid Office adviser to confirm their specific financing plans. Additionally, please note that International Studies and Programs offers many scholarships for UMSL students. Details are on the finance/scholarships page.

2. CAPA fees. A deposit and registration fee of $395 is due upon acceptance into the program. CAPA will bill students for the remainder of the fee. The CAPA program fee includes accommodation in London for the program period, classrooms, subsidized course related excursions, services of the faculty, CAPA support staff and CAPA Program Coordinator, and CAPA registration fee.

3. Personal expenses. You will need to budget for meals, independent travel, round-trip transportation to London, mandatory insurance, textbooks, personal expenses, passport fees, refundable damage deposit, internship fee (if applicable), and optional tours and activities. Estimate approximately $200 per week for miscellaneous expenses.

Below are the Summer 2013 estimated costs for about one month at MLP. In addition, both ISP, CAPA, and external scholarships are available.

UMSL Tuition Fees1 $742.80
UMSL Information Technology Fee $39
Student Facility, Activity, & Health Fee $0.00
Initial CAPA Registration Fee/Deposit 2011 Rate $395
Remaining CAPA Housing/Program Fee2 2011 Rate $4,499
Meals and Personal Expenses3 $700
Airfare $1,000
Books $100
Miscellaneous4 $250
CAPA Damage Deposit (refundable)


Total Estimated Cost5 $7,875.80

1 Tuition fees are based on 3 credit hours at the Spring 2012 rate. Summer 2013 rate TBA April 2013. Non-resident fees may apply.
2 CAPA Program fee includes accommodation, subsidized social and cultural activities, and services of CAPA staff.
3 Meals and Personal Expenses: budget about $200 per week (depends on personal habits)
4 Includes local transportation and mandatory international insurance.
5 Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include additional independent travel, shopping, etc., which vary widely from student to student.

CANCELLATION: Please see the CAPA website for refund schedule and cancellation policy

Course Descriptions

The Rock Generation
Gregory R. Jones, 
Truman State University

This is a music appreciation style course that looks at the musical and social events that fueled the popularity of rock and roll music in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s and later spread worldwide as the “British Invasion.” Students will have the opportunity to learn basic terminologies and structures in music by experiencing the wide range of music offerings in London including classical, jazz, an fold music styles; all important to the development of rock music. Field trips will include a two-day trip to Liverpool, the home of the Beatles and also excursions to Abbey Road, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Soho Blues Clubs, The British Music Experience, and a variety of musical exhibits and concerts. The music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, and the Sex Pistols will be central as we seek for an understanding of how music reflected the impact of drugs, race, sexuality, and other environmental factors in British society.

The History of Modern Public Health in England and the US: From Florence Nightingale to the Affordable Care Act 
Daniel B. Oerther,
 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Modern life expectancy of 80+ years is due to fifteen decades of public health advancements in medicine, nursing, and engineering.  The history of our modern longevity is closely connected to the history of London and some of its most famous citizens including Dr. John Snow, Florence Nightingale, and Sir Patrick Manson (founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).  This course will use popular readings to trace the historical development of modern public health up to and including the controversial passage and implementation of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (commonly known as ‘Obamacare’). No prior knowledge of medicine, nursing, or engineering science is necessary for this course.

Travel Log from a Journalist Perspective
Samuel J. Offutt
, Northwest Missouri State University
This course will focus on travel writing, focusing on the historical landmarks, people and everyday life of London (potentially including, but not limited to, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, London Dungeon, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, British Museum, Westminster Abbey.) It will include comprehensive preparation in identifying, gathering, structuring and styling travel stories for publication. Students are writing for an audience “back home” who may never travel abroad; through daily blog posts, the student will make their readers feel what it is like to walk the streets of London. This course is aimed at students who have experience in Mass Communications and English.

For additional information:
Nate Daugherty (, 314-516-6497)

Important Dates:
Priority Application Deadline: January 21, 2013
Application Deadline (UMSL): February 4, 2013
Additional Documents Deadline(UMSL): February 22, 2013
CAPA Application Deposit and Deadline: February 28, 2013
Remaining Program Fee and Damage Deposit Deadline (CAPA): March 13, 2013
Online Orientation Completion: March 29, 2013
Mandatory In Person Oriention: TBA April 2013
Course Equivalency Form Due: April 30, 2013
Tuition Payment Deadline: 2 weeks prior to departure
Program Dates: May 22- June 15, 2013

Application Process:
Students will need to submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office. Forms are available online only.

1. UMSL Study Abroad Application Form
2. Scholarship application and scholarship essay (UMSL students only)
3. One ID-sized photo
4. Apply direclty through CAPA and pay all program fees through CAPA
5. Upon CAPA's receipt of your application and deposit, you will be sent a form that will need to be returned to the UMSL Study Abroad Office.

We offer a priority deadline of January 21, 2013 for all Faculty-Led Summer Program Applications. This allows you to have priority reviews of your application or early acceptance.

Tuition ONLY may be billed to your UMSL student account.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation:
All UMSL students who study abroad are required to attend pre-departure orientation. This session will cover registration and financial aid, credit transfer, travel, health and safety topics, culture shock, and much more.


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Last modified December 13, 2012