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Dawg Days: Abroad

Spend 2-weeks in Bristol and London, United Kingdom and earn 4-credits along the way. Only 30 incoming UMBC students will get to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Program Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 12, 2019
Who: Open to all new incoming UMBC students 
Program Fee: $3950

What does the program fee include?

  • Airfare (round-trip direct from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow)
  • 2-day orientation at UMBC with all meals included, a family orientation, and 1-night in a residence hall
  • Accommodations in Bristol (10 nights) and London (2 nights)
  • Transportation to and from Airports in the US and UK (group will have a private coach take them to Washington Dulles and pick up from London Heathrow)
  • 4-credit UMBC course that fulfills a General Education Program (GEP) requirement for all students
  • Entry to: Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, London Eye, British Museum, National Gallery, Roman Baths, Victoria Gallery, Caerphilly Castle, SS Great Britain (with guided tour), Bristol Graffiti Walking Tour, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Palestinian Museum, Welsh National Assembly, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
  • Most meals (see below)

What is not included in the program fee?

  • 2 Lunches and 1 dinner during the London portion of the program
  • Passport expenses
  • Personal spending

Day to Day Itinerary:

The following itinerary is subject to minor changes

July 29 – Arrive to UMBC with family, begin orientation program. Families will depart at the end of the day and students stay overnight in a residential hall
July 30 – Continued orientation activities and travel to airport
July 31 – Arrival in London, airport pick up and travel to Bristol
August 1 – Welcome and orientation by Bristol staff, lunch, Guided graffiti walking tour of Bristol
August 2 – AM – class, PM train to Bath; Visit Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery
August 3 – AM – class, PM – visit Palestinian Museum
August 4 – Visit Caerphilly Castle and Big Pit National Coal Museum in Wales
August 5 – AM – class, PM – visit to Cardiff, Welsh National Assembly and Cardiff Castle
August 6 – AM – class, PM – Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
August 7 – AM – class, PM – travel to Salisbury, visit Salisbury Cathedral (view the Magna Carta)
August 8 – AM – class, PM – visit SS Great Britain
August 9 – AM – class, PM – free time in Bristol
August 10 – AM – Travel to London, PM – Tower of London, London Eye
August 11 – AM – British museum, PM – Buckingham Palace and the National Gallery
August 12 – Depart London, arrive in USA with airport pick up from airport to UMBC

Application Process:

Application opens: ~ January 15, 2019

  • A link to the application will be provided here once the application becomes available
  • Applicants will have to submit a short essay and a signed parent/guardian form as a part of their application

Priority deadline of application: April 1, 2019

  • All applications received by April 1 will be considered
  • Applications will be accepted after April 1 on a space available basis

Program deposit due by: May 15

  • All accepted applicants will be asked to submit a program deposit by this date to confirm their spot.


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