London: English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking *CLOSED*

London, England

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  • Summer 1 Semester - May 14, 2014-June 14, 2014 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2013

Priority deadline is November 15th with a final deadline of January 26th. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.


Dialogue Leader: Professor Michelle Carr (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Information Session: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:00 - 7:30 in 206 Lake Hall

Term: Summer I


  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad
  • INTL 4944 – Dialogue of Civilization – Globalization and Social Sciences


The London Dialogue of civilization has two main focuses for students. First, to familiarize students with the people and the culture of England and the British Empire, with an emphasis on the city of London and its vast history.  Second, to interact with local citizens to produce and edit a 10-12 minute documentary on a subject of their choice (which will be proposed in the Spring of 2014).

Students will attend lectures about the culture and history of England in many of the key sights in London and the country. These sites include: The Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, Museum of London, Victoria and Albert Museum, HMS Belfast, Imperial War Museum (London and Duxford), and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We will also visit Edinburgh, Scotland to discover the close connection between the two cities visiting Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

During the dialogue, students will maintain a blog documenting their learning experience, and they will also write extensive reaction papers on two topics associated with the lectures or places from our travels. They will also work in groups to produce a documentary, which will include: location scouting, proposal writing, script writing, filming, and editing.

Experience in media production is not a requirement but students must have enthusiasm to explore another culture and to experience first hand how theory can provide a deeper, more complex understanding of British culture and history.



  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad
  • INTL 4944 – Dialogue of Civilization – Globalization and Social Sciences

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Eligibility Requirements

Students must be in sophomore standing or higher to participate. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. They must provide a written letter of recommendation.  Students must possess a sense of responsibility and maturity to be able to handle themselves in a foreign country.  All students must complete the interview process with Professor Carr before being accepted into the program.

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Tuition: $10,195

DOC Fee:$2,000

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.



London, UK