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  • Locations: Brighton, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/30/2017
Rolling Admission 05/19/2018 05/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Education and Human Services
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Spring
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Program Lead Faculty: Kathleen Bryan
Program Advisor: Cory Smith
Program Description:

Program Overview

 This Study Abroad to Brighton, England will examine several different preschool programs (or nurseries as they are called in England) to explore how philosophy of education, culture and the arts intersect in England.  Through presentations and early childhood site visits, students will gain an understanding of philosophically and culturally diverse preschool programs in England.  The trip will culminate with planning and participating in an event that integrates the arts at an early childhood laboratory site. The program will include cultural sightseeing which will give a well-rounded interdisciplinary study of Brighton, London and a weekend field trip to Stonehenge and Bath. 


Friday Depart Cincinnati Group Flight to London
Arrival to Brighton
Saturday Orientation to Brighton and getting settled
Sunday Stonehenge and Bath
Monday Dharma School visit and Workshop time
Tuesday U of Brighton Lecture, Wastehouse, Reflections Nursery
Wednesday Day Trip to London – walking tour
Thursday Marwell Zoo Forest School
Friday Putting it all into practice – Prep day for Event
Saturday Bee creative/Same Sky Event for Preschoolers
Sunday Bee creative/Same Sky Event for Preschoolers
Monday Day Trip to London – walking tour
Tuesday Free Day
Wednesday Primary School Visit and U of Brighton Lecture
Thursday Day in Brighton on own
Group Afternoon tea
Friday Flight home to Cincinnati

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This course includes a required study tour to Brighton, England. Brighton is a charming English seaside resort town, about an hour south of London by train. Its broad shingle beach is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for the University of Brighton, arts scene, shopping and festivals.

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Who Can Participate?

Undergraduate Early Childhood Education majors and minors.  Preference will be given to ECE students, although other students may be considered if there is space.  

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in EDST 4089 001 - Exploring Preschools and the Arts for 3 credits for Spring
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Kathleen Bryan, Assistant Professor, Educator. Professor Bryan is the Program Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Online program and teaches Science Methods for seniors in the PreK - 3 program. With over 28 years experience in early childhood education, Kathleen has extensive experience with working with young children, teachers who work with young children and administrators of early childhood programs. Specific research in the theory of multiple intelligences, has allowed exposure to various early childhood programming philosophies throughout the years.

Cathy Burckett, St.Laurent, Adjunct Faculty. Professor Burckett-St.Laurent will be co-facilitating this trip. She lives in Brighton, England and has personal relationships with sites we will be visiting. Cathy has over 20 years of experience in early childhood education and currently owns her own Educational Consulting business.

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Living Arrangements

Students and staff will be staying in a Bed and Breakfast. The rooms are single rooms with bathrooms. For every 6 single rooms, there is a common room with a living room and kitchen.

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Getting There

The group will be flying from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport to Gatwick or Heathrow International Airport in London.

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost: $3225 
Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • Some meals (All breakfasts included)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Kathleen Bryan
Early Childhood Education, Edwards 1 - 2nd Floor
School of Education

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This program is currently not accepting applications.