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A Cabrini student in front of a mural during a study abroad trip

London Short-Term Study Abroad

Short-term study abroad courses take place at Cabrini, but include a 7 to 10 day international component during the spring semester.

On Stage: Live in London
Will be next run in Spring 2019. The course run in alternate years; costs below are for 2018 and may change in future years.

This course (CCA 213 / ENG 289 - 3 credits, no prerequisites) is a survey of the history of theatre, with an emphasis on the experiential study of contemporary English-speaking theatre.

In a series of weekly on-campus seminars, students will explore the traditions and nature of British and American theatre. English Department Chair and Associate Professor Michelle Filling-Brown, PhD, and Professor Seth Frechie, PhD, will lead these seminars.

Students will experience and analyze a variety of dramatic and musical-dramatic works with a week of seminars and theatre performances in London, England.

The course meets the Aesthetic Appreciation (“A”) core requirements or can be counted towards requirements for the English major/minor or theatre minor or general elective credits.

Cabrini students in the past experienced London theatres, toured the BBC, and met Oscar-nominated actress Dame Angela Lansbury.

Price for Study Abroad Experience

In addition to regular course tuition and fees, a fee of approximately $3,600 covers:

  • Round trip airfare with a major carrier on scheduled flights and guaranteed dates for study abroad portion of the course

  • Airport taxes/fuel surcharges

  • Fees to cover one checked bag (50 lb. limit) and two small carry-ons

  • Accommodations in a three or four star tourist class hotel with private restroom facilities and shared double rooms (with an occasional triple for odd-numbered parties)

  • Continental or full breakfast each day and dinners most evenings (including non-alcoholic beverage, tips and taxes) during the touring program

  • A Tour Manager/Guide accompanying our group each day from arrival in London to departure

  • Tips and gratuities for tour guide and drivers

  • All theater tickets, excursions, cultural activities, and admissions as per the itinerary (excluding any entry fees/tickets on the “London on your own” day)

  • Basic medical insurance policy ($7500 medical, $1500 dental); transportation by private coach for London airport transfers and touring; unlimited Underground Tube Passes for the week

If cost allows, the trip will also include a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon to further explore Shakespearian theatre.

Not Included:

  • Tuition and fees required to enroll in a three credit course at Cabrini University

  • One dinner, lunches, snacks or other food items

  • Personal items or souvenirs

  • Passport fees

  • Any fees that might be imposed by the airlines at the airport for additional checked baggage. Currently airlines allow passengers to bring one checked baggage (50lb. limit) and two small carry-ons on international flights for no additional fee.

  • Optional Travel insurance – More extensive Health, Cancellation and Property insurance coverage is available. Any additional fees imposed by the airlines (i.e. security tax hikes, fuel surcharges) or raises in tour costs due to significant decline of the dollar vs. the U.K. pound.  

Payment Due Dates – assuming a cost of ~$3,600

  • With Application: $500 + optional insurance costs
  • Oct. 15, 2017: $1,000
  • Nov. 15, 2017: $1,000
  • Dec. 15, 2017: Remainder due, depending on final trip costs

All payments must be made on or prior to the due dates to Michelle Filling-Brown, Ph.D. Checks and money orders should be made out to Cabrini University.

Participants will be charged an additional $200 fee for any late payment. Any returned checks will be charged a $35 bank fee, plus late fees.

Cancellation Policies

Once you have officially joined the group (applied, been accepted, and made initial $500.00 payment), you are not eligible for any refund, for any reason, except those noted on the application, in deposit, tour or insurance costs already paid to Cabrini University, the faculty directors, or WorldStrides International Tours. 

Trip payments and insurance premiums paid are NOT transferrable to another student. 

If for any reason Cabrini University cancels the tour (due to low enrollment), you will be refunded in full.  Final notification about course cancellation will be made by December, 2017 so students can register for an appropriate course in the Spring 2018 semester.

For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Wright (Asst. Provost for International Affairs; Study Abroad Coordinator) at 610.902.8270 or paul.wright@cabrini.edu. His campus office is in the Mansion, 2nd floor.