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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Suggested GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Hostel Program Exception Flag: None
Program Sponsorship: Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: No
Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:

 "British Theatre in Perspective"

FACULTY:  Holy Cross Professors Ed Isser and Steve Vineberg

DATES:  (Departure from USA) Saturday, 25 May 2024, (arrival in London Sunday, May 26, 2024)  - Saturday, June 22, 2024 (Departure from London)

INFORMATION SESSION:  Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 5:00 PM in O'Kane 481


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  British Theatre in Perspective is a four-week immersive program that explores English art and culture in London,  The numerous cultural institutions of London - the museums, galleries, and exhibits - serve as educational resources that enrich theatrical viewing.  Class sessions provide opportunities for contextualization and reflection, afternoon field trips offer exposure to major art and cultural institutions, and evenings are spent watching some of the finest theatrical productions in the world, ranging from commercial offerings in the West End to radical experimentation on the Fringe. London becomes a site of exploration as students encounter the geography, architecture and people of this commercial and artistic world center. 

CREDIT:  Students receive the equivalent of one Holy Cross course credit; the class satisfies the ARTS common area requirement and can fulfill an academic deficiency.

HOUSING and MEALS:  Students live at the Generator Hostel on Tavistock Square in Bloomsbury - located equidistant between the British Museum and British Library. Breakfast is included as well as a welcoming and farewell dinner.

COSTS:  The estimated cost is approximately $7,650.  This includes course tuition, housing, initial tube and bus passes (in country) and tickets to all cultural events (30 shows in 30 days!)  NOT INCLUDED: round-trip airfare to and from London, passport expenses, personal expenses, Covid-19 testing fees (if necessary) and meals.  Students should expect to spend a minimum of $1,000 on meals. Very limited financial aid is available for this program.

APPLICATIONS: Open Friday, October 6, 2023 via the online application system at and close at midnight on Sunday, November 26, 2023.

FURTHER INFORMATION:  Contact Prof. Ed Isser at, Prof. Steve Vineberg at, Tammi Valeri at, email, call Study Abroad at 508-793-3082, or visit the Office of Study Abroad in Smith Hall 216.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 03/03/2024 ** Rolling Admission 05/26/2024 06/22/2024

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.