University of Oregon

Gender, Race, and Class in London

Program Overview

Most of the program will take place in London. For each class, we will meet one day per week for two hours on site at the GEO Centre. For the second day of each class we will visit locations in London related to the week’s topics. For Law & Order: UK we’ll visit a “scene of the crime”—somewhere related to a place in the novel or TV show for the week. For the religion class, we’ll visit a religious institution. We’ll also travel to Bletchley Park for the crime course and to Framingham Castle for the religion course in addition to our other excursions.

Academic Details

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Faculty and Staff

Susan Shaw is professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, where she teaches courses such as Systems of Oppression, Feminist Teaching and Learning, Feminist Theologies in the US, and Global Feminist Theologies. Her books include Girls Rock! Fifty Years of Women Making Music (with Mina Carson and Tisa Lewis) and Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women. She is also co-author of the introductory textbook, Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions, and she is a blogger for Huffington Post. She has previously led study abroad classes in the UK, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, and she has also traveled in Botswana, Lesotho, India, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. In addition to traveling, she loves reading murder mysteries, watching TV crime dramas, going to musical theatre, and listening to Abba.

Housing Description

HOMESTAY: Homestay families are carefully screened and provide good, affordable accommodation, offering you the opportunity to develop your independence and social skills by participating in family, community, cultural and recreational activities. Homestay living is ideal if you seek the comfort and security of family life, with the strength and depth of relationships depending on the degree of your adaptability. Many cherish the homestay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of the London program experience and remain lifelong friends with their homestay family. Your homestay family will provide furnished accommodation with linens plus seven breakfasts (self help) and four dinners per week in addition to two weekly washloads of laundry. Normally, two students are housed together in single or double bedrooms. You can choose to be housed alone. All requests (i.e., dietary, allergies, medical, preferences) are taken into consideration. You will live in the London suburbs experiencing the typical London commute of between 45-75 minutes each way. Accommodation ranges from a bedroom in an apartment to terraced, semi-detached, or detached houses with easy access to shopping centers, libraries, parks and leisure and sports facilities.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineExtended DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20163/15/20164/15/20164/22/20169/04/201612/10/2016

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.