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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CSULB Summer Session Program Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship
Areas of Study: Liberal Studies
Program Description:
Program Dates:  June 13 - 29, 2019

Course: L/ST 404: Arts and Values 
This course must be taken in conjunction with MUS 363: Music and the Visual Arts in Paris

Approximate Travel Cost:  $3,785 (for the combined tour both London and Paris)—includes all expenses: hotel accommodations, all events and excursions (and gratuities), and Eurostar for our transfer from London to Paris

Optional Airfare Package: $1,120
Airfare Package (a minimum of 10 participants is required for the group Airfare Package) includes:
·      Non-stop transatlantic flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and London Heathrow (LHR)
·      The connecting flight from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Heathrow for the return flight
·      All taxes and airport fees
·      Private airport transfers in London and Paris

Course Tuition: $945 (for each course)

Insurance: $85

Course Description: Liberal Studies 404—Arts and Values, aims to build a foundation for formulating thoughts on the arts: what art is; what it means; why we value it. We study critical approaches to the arts to give us guidelines for understanding the power and value of art, as well as informing our comprehension of works of arts. The historical and cultural context of artworks—including visual art, architecture, sculpture, music and drama—will enrich your knowledge of our rich cultural heritage and empower you to include the arts in your future classrooms.

We will study the holdings of the British Museum (with emphasis on the Antiquities—Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian Mummies), the National Gallery (with a focus on 25 masterworks), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design). We will take in the sites around London, from the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey to the Tower of London and a river tour on the Thames. We will attend a musical in London’s West End and a music concert at the Royal Albert Hall. We will tour the New Globe theatre, concluding the day with a performance of a Shakespeare play. We will have two excursions outside of London: Hampton Court Palace and Oxford. We will be escorted on all of our events by a local, expert guide who will enrich our knowledge and appreciation of the arts that we will experience. 

See attached flyer for more information: Summer 2019 CSULB London & Paris Study Abroad with Eiffel Tower.pdf

London Itinerary includes:
  • Sun, June 15
    • Optional AIFS group flight departs the US
    • BA282 Los Angeles (LAX)- London Heathrow (LHR) departing 3:35pm
  • Sat, June 16
    • Independent arrivals into London or Optional AIFS group flight arrival at 10:10am
    • Those on the group flight or arriving before or at a similar time will be met by AIFS staff at London Heathrow and can take the private airport transfer into London
    • Staff meet and greet at hotel and local area walking tour
    • Welcome dinner in London in traditional pub
  • Sun, June 17
    • 10am Entrance to Tower of London
    • Optional Beefeater led tours departing main entrance every 30 minutes
    • 1pm Options for lunch in and around Tower of London
    • 2pm Sightseeing tour of London by private coach ending by the Tower of London Sights include but are not limited to (please note the list is not in geographical order):
    • Buckingham Palace
    • Houses of Parliament (Parliament Square)
    • Big Ben
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Hyde Park
    • Marble Arch
    • Oxford Street
    • St Paul's Cathedral
    • Millennium Bridge
    • Tour ends at Westminster Abbey
    • 5:45pm optional organ recital at Westminster Abbey 
  • Mon, June 18
    • Guided tour of the National Gallery: including the 25 masterpieces 1pm lunchtime concert at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields church
    • Free time
  • Tues, June 19
    • Day excursion to Hampton Court Palace
    • Outbound by river cruise from Richmond. Inbound on public train to Waterloo. Group lunch at Hampton Court
  • Wed, June 20
    • Guided tour of the British Museum (10:00-12:30) to cover both Greek and Egyptian holdings Lunch break (options in the museum and surrounding area)
    • West End Theatre performance
  • Thurs, June 21
    • Guided tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum
    • Free afternoon to explore the South Kensington area
    • Natural History Museum and Science Museum are on the same road and have free entry. Also, plenty of shopping High Street kensington or Knightsbridge, or relaxation in Hyde Park or visit to Kensington Palace. Plenty of options for lunch and dinner.
    • Performance at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Fri, June 22
    • Day excursion to Oxford
    • Guided walking tour on arrival with professional guide Includes:
    • Entrances to Christ Church
    • Group pub lunch on the river (Head of the River pub)
    • The Radcliffe Camera (from outside) into the quad by the library and into the Divinity School
    • The new Weston library (across the road from the historical library and part of the Bodleian) has a permanent free exhibition the group can go in to as well.
    • Tour of the Sheldonian Theatre
    • Balance of afternoon free with option to go punting at individual expense
    • **Possible option to stay late and see a concert at the Sheldonian theatre at own expense
  • Sat, June 23
    • Free day
  • Sun, June 24
    • Globe exhibition & tour
    • Free time for lunch on South Bank Globe afternoon performance 
  • Mon, June 25
    • Eurostar to Paris
    • AIFS staff member will assist in the transfer to St Pancras by public transport/walking
    • Met by staff and private coach to transfer from Gare de Nord to the accommodation in Paris Brief orientation to Paris
    • Balance of day free 

This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course. 

Contact Professor Paula Sabin for more information at

Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.  Once you have been "accepted" by Professor Sabin your next step is to pay your deposit for the travel portion of the course.

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply: March 11, 2019

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/13/2019 06/29/2019

** 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.