London Program Application
London Program Classes
STUDY ABROAD IN
FALL SEMESTER 2010
September 9 – December 10, 2010
Note: DVC will not be offering its classes for this program. Students will be able to take transferable community college courses from our partner colleges for this program only. Check with the Study Abroad Office for details.
Why Study in London?
London is an exciting city in which to live and study. Still one of the world's most beautiful capitals, it is rich in art, music, theater and literary history. It is the seat of British government and the world's longest surviving monarchy.
More than 40 theaters provide unrivaled opportunities for students to experience live, professional productions. Four major symphony orchestras and two opera companies reside in London. For followers of contemporary music, London offers an unparalleled range of live rock and ethnic music performances. A wide variety of museums and galleries provide opportunities to view many of the world's artistic masterpieces.
It is no surprise students want to come to London. London University alone has more than 50,000 students, and many more are enrolled at other universities, colleges and specialized schools. Students bring a more global perspective to their home campuses after experiencing the London study program.
Why Choose this Program?
This unique program is offered to enable students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives, earning fully transferable units in courses taught by community college faculty and guest lecturers. This program is offered in cooperation with several California community colleges and with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), which arranges transportation, living accommodations, and a wide range of student and instructional support services. Students need not be currently enrolled at one of the sponsoring colleges in order to participate. Units earned in London will appear on transcripts issued by the participating colleges.
What is the London Program?
A campus for the Contra Costa Community College District in London, England. Students from the District's colleges (Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Valley Center and Los Medanos College) and other community members can take credit classes while spending a semester living and studying in London. The program, which is offered in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), takes place during the fall semester.
What are the benefits of a Semester Abroad?
It's a wonderful opportunity to enrich your personal and academic life in an unforgettable experience. Living and studying in another culture will broaden your appreciation and understanding of this complex and ever-changing (and shrinking) world. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about British (and European) life; history and culture in an environment that will make all you study and experience come to life. The knowledge you gain, friends you make and people you meet will last a lifetime.
London's Cultural Program
Included in the basic program price is a cultural component that includes a weekly program of extracurricular activities including day trips accompanied by professional guides.
What are the Program Requirements?
· Open to students over 18 who have earned at least 12 college units with a GPA of 2.25 or higher
- Low cost flights, accommodations in either a shared homestay with a British family or in a shared apartment. Breakfast in shared homestay 5 days a week and access to cooking facilities
· Earn 12-15 units which are transferable for Bachelor's Degree credit
· "Welcome to London" city tour
· Special British Life and Culture series with field trips
· Financial aid available to eligible students who apply early
How do I apply?
Additional information on all aspects of the London Semester program is available in a brochure which contains the application and required forms.
To request a brochure and application, contact:
Study Abroad Office
Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230 Ext. 2735 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org