The Department of Journalism will be running its Travel and Documentary Photography program in England during the spring 2011 interim. Join Dr. Tim Gleason and your fellow students in London and Cambridge for an opportunity to get upper-level credits and to explore the historic country.
The class will meet May 16-18 in Oshkosh before departing for London. These three days will allow your class to prepare for the trip. Students will find interesting places to photograph, schedule trips on their open days, learn about British money and learn how to use London’s easy subway system.
The class will fly out of O’Hare for London’s Heathrow Airport on May 19. After depositing your bags at the hotel, the class will visit sites around London such as Big Ben. You will have the opportunity to visit The Temple of Knights Templar fame (“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “The Da Vinci Code”), and eat dinner at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, where Charles Dickens was a regular customer.
The weekend of May 20 and 21 will allow the class to visit the famous Portobello Market, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and Chinatown during a bustling Saturday. You can join Dr. Gleason for dinner at Arang, a fantastic Korean restaurant in the theatre district. On Sunday, the class will photograph the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in the morning, and each student can choose where to visit in the afternoon. You might even be able to join Dr. Gleason to watch a real football match.
Assuming the sky is blue, the class will head north to Cambridge on May 23. You will leave from the same train station that Harry Potter left for Hogwarts. Students can take a ride along the River Cam to see “the backs,” which are the backsides of beautiful campuses along the river.
The remaining days, May 24 and 25, are open days for students to go where they want to go for spectacular photographs. You can go to Stonehenge, or visit Oxford. Take a trip to Windsor Castle, or go to Paris overnight!
The class will return to Oshkosh on May 26, and class will resume the week of May 30 so that students can finish their projects. Any students wanting to stay longer in England or Europe can take an incomplete and finish their projects after their return to Oshkosh.
Check out the photo blog of past London trips to see the work of students who participated in the study abroad program.