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MTSU Faculty Led - Astronomy in England
London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; Salisbury, United Kingdom; York, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
MTSU Summer Study Abroad
The History of Astronomy in England

Application Deadlne December 1 !!!

Led by Professor John Wallin
July 5-21, 2014
Open to all Majors and Graduate Students!
Please visit the homepage link above for further details!

Undergraduate Courses

Students from ALL MAJORS are welcome to join this course.

We have two options for academic credit.
•ASTR 1030 - Exploring the Universe (3 credits) - a GENERAL EDUCATION science courses.
• ASTR 3050 - Special Topics in Astronomy: History of Astronomy in the UK (3 credits) - an upper level elective suitable for majors and non-majors.

For more information, contact or call 615-494-7735. Dr. Wallin's office is room
217 in the Wiser-Patten Science Building (WPS).


For this course, there are three program fee deadlines.
•December 1, 2013 - Non-refundable fee of $400
•February 15, 2014 - First payment of $1000
•March 31, 2014 - Second payment of $1500

There may be a slight reduction of the third payment depending on the actual number of students who enroll in this course. The program fees include housing, transportation in the UK, admission to museums and sites, and most meals. The program fee does not include airfare to and from Heathrow airport, tuition, passport fees, the study abroad fee, an INEXT (insurance) card, and some meals (11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners) and personal expenses such as laundry and phone. Full details are availalbe from Dr. Wallin.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
•There is a 25% discount on study abroad tuition for MTSU students.
•You typically can use your Hope scholarship and other financial aid for Study Abroad courses, although some limitations apply.
•There are addiitonal study abroad Scholarhips for between $200 and $2000 for eligible MTSU students.
•Students in the College of Basic and Applied Science taking this course may be eligible for an additional $300 of scholarship money from their College.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is exciting! How do I get started?

The first thing to do is visit the MTSU Study Abroad office in Peck Hall room 207 Monday through Wednesday between 1pm and 4pm for advising. You can also go to their website. They have a great setion on getting started.

You can also contact Dr. Wallin att or call 615-494-7735. Dr. Wallin's office is room 217 in the Wiser-Patten Science Building (WPS). Feel free to drop by anytime, although an appointment would ensure that he is in his office when you visit.

How much does this cost? When do I have to pay?

Take a look at the program costs page for more information. However, the first payment is $400 and due on December 1, 2013.

Are there scholarships available?

YES! There are a number of scholarships available that can help cover the expenses for this course. Take a look at the program costs page for more information. You can generally use other financial aid for study abroad courses as well!

Where are we staying?
•July 6-8 - Salisbury - Sarum College
•July 9-12 - York - The Fort Boutique Hostel
•July 13-18 - Oxford - Albethorpe Dorm, Mansfield College
•July 19-21 - London/Greenwich - Cutty Sark Hall, University of Greenwich

Will I have any free time?

Yes - there is some time built in so students can explore each of the cities we visit.

Do I need an astronomy major to take this course?

No.  Undergraduates should discuss which course to sign up for with Dr. Wallin and receive permission of the department before enrolling.  Graduate students also need to meet with Dr. Wallin before enrolling.  This course will teach you about the history of astronomy in a rich culture context, so it is well suited for a wide variety of students.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.