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Winter Program

Dates: January 6 2020 - April 9 2020
Based: Herstmonceux, UK; Paris, France
Apply by: November 15 2019
Cost: $20,814

The Winter semester offers you the opportunity to study abroad while taking advantage of the types of resources and supports typically found on larger campuses such as career-ready workshops, academic and personal support, social events, clubs and sports.

Our courses are international in scope and interdisciplinary in nature and you will benefit from close proximity to important cities such as Brighton and London, giving you access to sites such as the Imperial War Museum, UNHCR and Migration Museum, and the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton.

Over approximately 14 weeks you will take 5 courses, each with experiential learning opportunities on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays. Our small class sizes facilitate a graduate-style environment uncommon in undergraduate programs, and as an upper year you will have the opportunity to carry out both primary and secondary research.

The highlight of the Winter semester is a 5-day trip to Paris, where you will often have experiential learning opportunities, and free time to discover independently. And when you don’t have experiential learning opportunities you can use the weekends to explore other places in the UK or Europe. The BISC also often arranges participation in larger off-campus events such as Model UN, and WE Day.

Wherever you are in the world, the Upper Year Program at the BISC is open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited university.

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The front of the Imperial War Museum in south LondonThe Imperial War Museum, London
  • Experiential Learning opportunities in all courses (typically 2 per course)
  • Program includes a multi-day mid-term trip in Europe
  • Small class sizes: the average Upper Year class size is 10 students
  • Learn from subject specialists and industry professionals
  • Financial aid up to $5000 for eligible students

All students enrol in 5 courses to a maximum of 15.0 units.

Course codeCourse nameYear offeredYear offered
ARTH 117/3.0 Art and Architecture c.1700 to the Present Day Winter 2020 Winter 2021
ARTH 222/3.0 Impressionism & Post-Impressionism Winter 2020 Winter 2021
ASTR 101/3.0 Astronomy I: The Solar System Winter 2020 Winter 2021
ECON 112/3.0 Introductory Macroeconomics Winter 2020 Winter 2021
ENGL 281/3.0 Legends of King Arthur: Medieval to Modern
Winter 2020 TBC
FILM 214/3.0 Mobile Communications Winter 2020 Winter 2021
GEOL 104/3.0 The Dynamic Earth Winter 2020 Winter 2021
HLTH 102/3.0 Personal Health and Wellness Winter 2020 Winter 2021
HLTH 350/3.0 Topics in Global Health Winter 2020 Winter 2021
HLTH 397/3.0 Global Health: Challenges in Non-traditional Security Winter 2020 TBC
HLTH 397/3.0 Health in Humanitarian Crises Winter 2020 TBC
IDIS 305/3.0 British Studies II Winter 2020 Winter 2021
INTS 306/3.0 Culture, Identity and Self Winter 2020 Winter 2021
MUTH 111/3.0 Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance 2 Winter 2020 Winter 2021
MUTH 232/3.0 Opera Winter 2020 Winter 2021
PHIL 259/3.0 Critical Thinking Winter 2020 Winter 2021
POLS 338/3.0 European Integration Winter 2020 Winter 2021
PSYC 335/3.0 Positive Psychology Winter 2020 Winter 2021
PSYC 442/3.0 Culture & Cognition Winter 2020 Winter 2021
PSYC 480/3.0 Special Topics I Winter 2020 Winter 2021
SPAN 112/3.0 Beginning Spanish II Winter 2020 Winter 2021

Notes

  • Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections. 
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities and mid-term trip are indicative and may change subject to operational and/or academic requirements.
  • Queen's students: Grades will show on your Queen's University transcript and count towards your CUM GPA.
  • Non-Queen's students: Following the grade release date you can request a transcript from the University Registrar. Transcripts will be sent automatically to students from partner universities.

Not sure which courses to pick? Why not consider the combinations below? The BISC's course clusters allow you to take complementary courses towards your chosen degree. You then choose two additional courses to a total of 15.0 units (see above).

Psychology

Psychology1

Take up to three BA or BSc courses towards your psychology career or graduate program.

All 3 courses can be used to satisfy requirements in PSYC BAH and BSC Major and BAH Medial plans.

PSYC 335/3.0 Positive Psychology

PSYC 442/3.0 Culture & Cognition

PSYC 480/3.0 Special Topics I

Health Studies

Health

Drive your academic and professional progress by taking this carefully curated cluster of courses.

All 3 courses can be used to satisfy requirements in HLTH Major, Medial and Minor plans.

HLTH 350/3.0 Topics in Global Health

HLTH 397/3.0 Global Health: Challenges in Non-traditional Security

HLTH 397/3.0 Health in Humanitarian Crises

Fall semester

We also offer the following Clusters in the Fall semester:

British History
Commerce

NOTE

  • Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections. 

Brighton beach looking east to westView of the British Airways i360 viewing tower and platform in Brighton

Experiential Learning Opportunities

You will participate in course-specific ELOs, usually two each term per subject. ELOs take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the term.

Previous Upper Year ELOs include:

  • Royal Opera House
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
  • Stonehenge and Avery Stone Circle

Students on the mid-term trip in the Palace of VersaillesStudents on the mid-term trip in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles

Mid-Term Trip

Built into your tuition fees, the midterm trip is an outstanding, extended opportunity for you to explore global political, cultural and historical sites of interest. You will have the opportunity to visit sites relating to your courses and examine primary sources first-hand.

In your free time, you can explore the city at your own pace. Upper Year students have the opportunity to visit Paris, France in the Winter Term.

DateActivity
January 3 Students arrive
January 6 Classes start
Weeks 1 – 6 Class
Week 7 Mid-term trip
Week 8 – 12 Class
March 26 Classes end
March 27 – April 8 Study/Examination Period
April 10 Students depart

Queen's Students

  • Make sure you meet the basic prerequisites:
    • Minimum 1.6 GPA
    • Good academic standing
    • Level 2 standing (by time program starts)
  • Request to change campus
  • Receive campus confirmation from Undergraduate Admission
  • Register in class on SOLUS (pre-reqs may apply to some courses)
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Non-Queen's Students

  • Make sure you meet the basic prerequisites for studying abroad at your home institution.
  • Apply online
  • Register online for your chosen program
  • Submit Letter of Permission
  • Accept your offer
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What is a Letter of Permission?

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A Letter of Permission (LOP) is an official document issued by your home institution. The LOP allows you to take courses for credit at the BISC for a specified semester/program, transferring the credits back to your home institution for the purpose of completing your university degree.

Your academic advisor or the person issuing the LOP will typically look at the course content and your current transcript to assess whether you will be academically prepared for the course/program. Pre-requisite courses listed on the BISC website are therefore not necessarily mandatory for non-Queen's students, but may be used as part of the assessment process by your home institution when granting an LOP.

We will also make admission decisions based on current transcripts, but please note that without an LOP you may not be able to transfer credits back to your home institution.

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