Type Land & Air
Departure Date Friday, March 6th, 2020
Return Date Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Final Payment Date
Monday, January 20th, 2020
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Departure from the Penn State Harrisburg campus for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) at 2:30 p.m. Check-in at Virgin Atlantic counter terminal should be no later than 6:35 p.m. Flight VS2 leaves for London Heathrow Airport (LHR) at 9:35 p.m.
Arrive at London Heathrow International Airport at 9:35 a.m. Meet your assistant and board your coach. Depart immediately for Avebury. Arrive at Stonehenge for a guided audio tour. Then, check into the Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge for a one-night stay. Travel to Amesbury for a Shaman workshop in the afternoon. Return to the hotel for a group dinner.
After breakfast, travel to Bath. Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Baths Museum and Pump Room. Lunch on your own. Take the Mayor of Bath walking tour along the River Avon. Depart for London and check into the Royal National Hotel for the remainder of your trip. Dinner on your own.
After breakfast, receive your seven-day travel card for unlimited travel through London, zone 1 to 2. Board the coach for a typical half-day guided tour of London to see the main landmarks of the city: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the Strand, Leicester Square, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Thames River, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park/ Kensington Gardens, and Buckingham Palace with changing of the Guard. Additional afternoon visits by public transportation, followed by tea on Brompton Road and visit to Harrod’s for late day entertainment. Lunch and dinner on your own.
After breakfast, join your guide for a short visit to Barbican Centre, a performing arts centre. Visit the Museum of London to explore the War, Plague, and Fire exhibits. Take a walking tour to visit stops along London’s Roman City Wall, including Roman Fort Ruins, Roman Fort Gate, and Barber Surgeons’ Hall Tower Ruin. Continue to nearby Charterhouse Square for a walking tour of the Plague Burial Pits of London, hearing folklore associated with the sites. Free time for lunch, followed by a guided tour of Saint John Hospitaller. Dinner on your own.
Following breakfast, a morning excursion to Chelsea Physic Garden, home of the oldest botanic garden in London, which houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. Next, visit the Florence Nightingale Museum. Enjoy lunch on your own. Afternoon visit to the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret at Saint Thomas Hospital. Finally, visit King’s College Nursing School. Evening and dinner on your own.
After breakfast, board the coach for a trip to the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, which records the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems. Next, visit Bethlem Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital. Free time for lunch. Travel to Beckenham for a technical visit. Stop in the Great North Wood and see the oldest remaining oak on the woods. Afternoon visit to the Wellcome’s Collection and Museum, which contains 19th-century collector Henry Wellcome’s medical antiquities, plus hi-tech modern displays and art.
After breakfast, walk to the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Travel to Hampstead Health. Lunch on your own. Enjoy a three-hour forest bathing experience with Claire de Borusac in Queen’s wood. Enjoy your last evening in London with dinner on your own.
Enjoy a relaxing morning before you head to the airport at 11:30 a.m. Check in at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) for your 4:05 p.m. Virgin Atlantic flight VS1. Arrives at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) at 8:30 p.m. Upon arrival, meet your driver and coach to return to the Penn State Harrisburg campus.
URS 499: London, England as Resilient Community: Evolution of Healthcare from Ancient to Planetary
Transnational study of emergent patterns in systems of belief and practice concerning natural environment, human body, health, and healthcare. Our natural and built environments form the global infrastructure holding our planet together, keeping us alive and connected to each other. As communities of people live and interact in this locality, they form emotional and affective attachments to its features and develop a shared identity around sense of place. Such a network of connections between human-based systems and the environment is a social-ecological system. Historically, healthcare has been a man-made system, part of the built environment. It arose as a product of evolving understanding of the human body’s connection with the natural environment, thus meanings associated with a sense of place. Resilient systems can absorb disturbances and reorganize while undergoing change so that they retain essentially the same function, structure and feedbacks. The ability to absorb change and remain functional is key to individual health and wellness, and environmental sustainability.
COURSE REGISTRATION To register for undergraduate course credit:
1) Meet with your academic adviser to discuss how this course will impact your educational progress. Have your adviser sign a drop/add form to add this class. Forms are available at registrar.psu.edu/registration/dropping_courses.cfm.
2) Contact the travel agency (contact information on back panel) to make a deposit or pay the total cost of the trip and obtain a receipt.
3) Take your signed drop/add form and travel agency receipt to the Office of the Registrar in the Swatara Building to complete enrollment in the course.
• Mandatory pre/post-trip meetings, group reading, journal, etc., during spring 2020 semester.
• Students must be free of any current conduct reviews or conduct sanctions. Eligibility will be verified, and each participant grants permission for verification by the Office of Student Conduct. Any violation of the PSU Student Code of Conduct (studentaffairs.psu.edu/support-safety-conduct/ student-conduct/code-conduct) while traveling will result in a class failure.
• Award funds are available to undergraduate honors students through the Penn State Harrisburg Honors programs. • The University also has funds for students traveling internationally. For details, visit gpglobalea.gp.psu.edu and select the “Scholarships and Grants” link. • A limited number of travel awards are available through the Penn State Harrisburg Office of International Programs. The application deadline is October 25, 2019. Please visit: harrisburg.psu.edu/international-programs/ grants-and-awards.
Amesbury: Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge
Check-in: March 7, 2020
Check-out: March 8, 2020
Address: Mid Summer Place Solstice Park, Amesbury SP4 7SQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 345 241 3535
Off the A303 road, this casual hotel is 4 miles from Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain, and 13 miles from Wilton House country manor house. Colourful rooms with images of Stonehenge come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment. Room service is available 24/7.Parking is complimentary. There’s a relaxed bar-and-grill restaurant, as well as 2 meeting rooms and a business centre.
London: Royal National Hotel
Check-in: March 8, 2020
Check-out: March 14, 2020
In the bustling Bloomsbury neighborhood, this straightforward hotel is a 4-minute walk from Russell Square tube station and a 10-minute walk from The British Museum. There are a pizzeria and a coffee shop, along with an airy carvery restaurant, a laid-back bar, and a classically furnished pub. Other amenities include meeting/event facilities, along with a bowling alley and a health club (fee).
• Round-trip airfare between Newark, NJ and London, UK
• Round-trip transfers between the Penn State Harrisburg campus and Newark Liberty International Airport
• Airport taxes and fuel surcharge – subject to increase before ticketing
• Hotel accommodations per itinerary (in shared rooms)
• Buffet breakfast daily plus one dinner
• Oyster Pass to travel in London
• All tours, visits and entrance fees as per itinerary
• Single room supplement +$420
• Excess baggage fees at the airport
• Optional travel insurance in case of trip cancellation
• Additional excursions or activities not mentioned in the itinerary or reserved in advance
• Transportation, except where noted in the itinerary
• Personal expenses
• Tips for tour guides and drivers
• Any services not listed above as “included”
• Passport fees – Passport should be valid until September 15, 2020
Visas are not required for United States citizens traveling to London. All international students are responsible for determining if a visa is required and should immediately apply for the visa. Please check the website at gov.uk/check-uk-visa if a visa is not issued. Also, alert the International Programs office if you are applying for a visa.
From $2,800 in twin occupancy
Single room occupancy $420
|Departure Day||Departure Date||From (airport/terminal)||Departure Time||Flight #||To (airport)||Arrival Time (local time)|
|Friday||March 6, 2020||Newark, NJ||9:45 PM||VS 2||London||09:45 AM + 1|
|Saturday||March 14, 2020||London||4:05 PM||VS 1||Newark, NJ||8:30 PM|
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The policies and regulations below must be strictly enforced.
|A deposit of $500 is due upon registration. When registration is made within 60 days prior to departure the full amount of the trip is due.|
Cancellations, Penalties and Fees
All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing. The following penalties apply with the number of days prior to departure:
• $350 cancellation fee + processing fee of $150: Total $500 penalty if cancelation is received between Dec 6 – Jan 10, 2020
• 100% of the total trip cost within after January 10, 2020, or in case of no-show
Everyone needs a passport valid until September 14, 2020. If you are not an American citizen, a visa may be required. A Green Card or equivalent is compulsory.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. U.Ed. HBO 20-43
For information, contact:
Administrative Support Coordinator, International Programs, Penn State Harrisburg
Phone: 717-948-6062 • E-mail: email@example.com