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Top of Big Ben overlaid by waiving Union Jack

Explore the political and cultural landscapes of Great Britain:

  • Visit iconic sites, including Windsor Castle, the London Eye, Abbey Road, Parliament, Loch Ness, King Arthurs’s Seat and Stonehenge.
  • Link these site visits to tensions between globalization and nationalism.
  • Compare United Kingdom institutions to those in the United States.
  • Analyze how cultural landscape markers reflect changing values.

Due Dates

Feb. 1, 2019

$500 Deposit:
Feb. 7, 2019 (nonrefundable)

$2,250 Balance:
Feb. 21, 2019

Post-trip report required for credit: TBD


  • John Patrick Harty, Associate Professor, Geosciences
  • Andrea Vieux, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Program Cost

The total cost of the program is $2,750.

Cost includes:

  • Round-trip international airfare: Kansas City – London; Edinburgh – Kansas City
  • Two to three pre-departure meetings for orientation and background
  • Ground transportation throughout the UK
  • Daily continental breakfast and some dinners
  • Admission fees to group tour sites
  • Travel accident insurance

Not included:

  • Passport fee if you don’t already have one
  • Lunches and some dinners
  • Tuition for GIST 101 (1 credit hour)
  • Personal spending
  • Personal transportation

Degree-seeking student? Apply for a study abroad scholarship up to $500.

Contact International Edcuation:

Janette Jasperson
International Education Coordinator
COM 220
913-469-8500, ext. 3470

Rachel White
Study Abroad Coordinator
COM 220
913-469-8500, ext. 332


Morning Afternoon
Sun., May 26 Meet at JCCC campus and travel from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Mon., May 27 Arrive in LHR
Kings Ferry airport transfer
Bag drop at Travelodge Vauxhall
Check in at noon
London Eye
Dinner in Victoria area
Tues., May 28 Greenwich visit Imperial War Museum Dinner in Camden
Wed., May 29 Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace – 10 a.m. Abbey Road Studios (St. John’s Wood Station) House of Commons Debate Option to attend House of Lords Debate Statues on Parliament Square Street performances and souvenir shopping in Covent Garden area Dinner in Leicester Squar
Thurs., May 30 Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath Bus Tour Trip to get in approx. 7 p.m.
Fri., May 31 Visit Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross Station Train Check in at Travelodge Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Sat., June 1 Traditional Scottish breakfast Guided tour of Scottish Parliament Edinburgh Castle tour or Arthur’s Seat (time and weather-dependent)
Sun., June 2 Loch Ness Bus Tour Loch Ness Bus Tour
Mon., June 3 Edinburgh Castle or Arthur’s Seat (time and weather dependent) Free afternoon Dinner debrief at 7 p.m
Tues., June 4 Tram to the airport Fly from Edinburgh International to MCI Arrive back at MCI Compulsory transfer back to JCCC