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From Factories to Finance: Britain and the Rise of the Global Economy

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This course is now accepting applications for the Winter 2014-15 term.

UMAIE Course Number: T4479
SAU Course Equivalency: HIST 340, Modern Britain: 1603 to present, (four credits)
Instructor: Matthew Pehl and Ryan Sougstad, Augustana College, South Dakota
Dates: Jan. 4-Jan. 28, 2015 (NOTE: SAU Spring semester begins January 14)
Location: England (London, Manchester, Birmingham, York, and Liverpool)
Price: $5,105-$5,405 (subject to change)

Program Description

This course examines Britain's role in the creation of a global economy. Since the eighteenth century, Britain has been at the forefront of 1) industrialization, 2) global trade, and 3) the emergence of financial markets. We will examine both historical sites and current manifestations of these institutions, from the textile mills of the Midlands, to the shipyards of Liverpool, to the London financial districts. In this class, students will understand the modern global economy through the contextual lens of Britain's history of industrialization and social change.

What is Included

  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis 
  • Hotel accommodation in double and triple rooms
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Travel assistance
  • International health insurance

What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Fees for textbooks and materials
  • Meals not covered by the program fee - approximately $735
  • Personal baggage fees

How to Apply

Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application. 
Step 2: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Turn in a completed Liability Form to 300 Ambrose Hall.
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Submit your payment to 300 Ambrose Hall. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose. Or pay online with a credit card.

Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.

Application and payment details

  • Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.
  • The $500 deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted into the program, or if the program is canceled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after September 15.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1.
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.