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Study Abroad in London
June 16 - July 7, 2008

Big Ben

Join History instructor Dr. Michael Mangin for three weeks of historical study and fieldwork in London, one of the liveliest cities in the world.  This 3-unit course combines 12 hours per week of classroom instruction & several visits to historical and cultural sites.

Why Study in London?

  • Experience life in a bustling, international city while conversing confidently with the locals.
  • Broaden your horizons and live in your own apartment in central London.
  • Walk the streets, see the sights, and become part of the city that has shaped so much of the world's history.
  • Earn CSU/UC transferable academic credits with the city of London as your classroom.
  • Study abroad not only enriches your life, but it will be academically rewarding.  Where else can you study about the Battle of Britain one day and visit the Cabinet War Rooms the next day?

Who is leading the program? Dr. Michael Mangin (PhD in History from UCSD) has taught European, English, and United States History for nearly three decades.  A History instructor at Cabrillo College since 1997, Dr. Mangin is also Global Studies Program Chair. Eve Hinkley is an Information Research Instructor and Librarian at Cabrillo College.  She will be our research resource in London.  Together, Michael and Eve have taken over a hundred students on seven different travel study trips to Europe.

What's included?
  • Three weeks of accommodation in central London.
  • Local Transport Pass (weekly, zones 1 & 2)
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Transfers from airport to Central London
  • Arrival orientation and Local Walking Tour
  • London Sightseeing Tour
  • Excursion to Stonehenge and Bath
  • Classroom facilities at CAPA London
  • CAPA provides computer lab, internet access, student lounge, study area
  • Kensington and Chelsea Library Membership
  • Cultural Activities Program
  • Walking tours and visits to sights like the National Gallery, British Museum, Houses of Parliament, Imperial War Museum, Cabinet War Rooms, Victoria and Albert Museum, Globe Theater, Museum of London, and Westminster Abbey.
  • Opportunities to join group outings to many other London attractions, including the Tennis Championships at Wimbledon and plays in London's West End.


Academic Curriculum

          Participants are required to register for and complete the 3-unit course History 39E, The History of England, offered through Cabrillo College's Summer Session.*  The course will be taught by Michael Mangin and various guest lecturers at the Kensington campus of CAPA in London.  Classes will meet about 12 hours per week, but will also get out into the city itself as a key component of the curriculum.

(*Independent study available if History 39E completed in FA 2007)

  What is NOT included in the price
  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Cabrillo College registration and tuition fees
  • Personal expenses, texts, passport


In addition to the standard shared apartment housing, there are three other housing options that you may choose from:

  • Single Home-stay (includes breakfast)
  • Double Home-stay (includes breakfast)
  • Deluxe apartment option

About  CAPA

CAPA, The Centers for Academic Programs Abroad was founded in 1972.  For over 35 years CAPA has been partnering with US colleges and universities to build quality, affordable customized/faculty led programs.  They have program centers located in Florence, Sydney, Paris, Madrid, Costa Rica, and London.  The London Center in South Kensington is fully staffed and will serve as the home base for our program.  The CAPA staff in Boston will help coordinate program enrollment and pre-departure preparation for students to help make our London stay as smooth as possible.