Passport Travel Study Program

Medieval & Renaissance Studies in London: Summer Program

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Medieval & Renaissance Studies in London
June 9–July 8, 2017

Faculty: Dr. Erin Kelly & Dr. Asa Mittman [ Bios ]

Academic Credit: Earn up to 6 units of academic credit. [ Courses ]

Chico State Student Exploring LondonAbout the Program

This London Program allows students to experience visual and theatrical art in person. Two Chico State faculty, Dr. Erin Kelly (Department of English) and Dr. Asa Mittman (Department of Art & Art History) are specialists in English art and literature and will bring students to major sites central to Britain’s long and storied history.

  • The program will be based in London, where students will see works of art at the British Museum and the National Gallery, and manuscripts at the British Library.
  • The group will study the architecture of Westminster Abbey, see a play at Globe Theatre, and dig for artifacts on the banks of the Thames River.
  • Day trips will include York to see a production of the medieval York Mystery Plays and the majestic Gothic York Minster, and Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and take in a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Download the informational flyer to read more about the program and excursions.


AIFS Program Fee: $5,945, payable to AIFS.

◊ Application and $450 deposit due March 30.
◊ Balance due April 28.

• Travel: $1,177 (if purchasing group airfare through AIFS), payable to AIFS by May 1

• Refundable Damage Deposit: $125, payable to AIFS by May 1

• Course fees: $230/unit, payable to CSU, Chico by May 1

• Foreign Travel Overlay Insurance: $36, posted to CSU, Chico Portal account by June 1

The total estimated cost for the program, including academic course fees, travel, lodging, excursions, insurance, and international student identity card, is $8,368. Meals, laundry and incidentals are extra. [ Additional Information ]

Academic Credit

Participants in the non-credit field school may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 280 Field Archaeology, ANTH 380 Field Archaeology, or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional fee of $240.

This program has been designed to offer up to six units* of academic credit, allowing you to make progress toward your degree. To earn units, enroll in no more than two of the following classes by May 1:

ARTH 400: Art History Issues: Medieval Art & Architecture in England [ Details & Registration ]
ENGL 441: Shakespeare [ Details & Registration ]
ENGL 498: Literary London and Beyond: Walking in the Footsteps of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries [ Details & Registration ]

Chico State student visits Stratford Upon AvonProgram Faculty

Dr. Asa Mittman, Professor (Art History, CSU Chico), has published three books and numerous articles on monstrosity and marginality in medieval art. Mittman’s research takes him to European libraries and museums yearly. He loves traveling, has lived abroad, and taught at Cambridge University and with USAC in Brighton, England and Galway, Ireland.

Dr. Erin Kelly, Assistant Professor (English, CSU Chico), is a specialist in British Renaissance literature who has published work on hunting in Tudor literature. She regularly teaches courses on Shakespeare and early British literature. A central part of her teaching practice, and an inspiration for this program, is giving students the opportunity to experience Renaissance performance practices firsthand.


* Academic units are optional. You may elect to enroll in one or both of the classes listed above.