Study in Wroxton, England

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North at Wroxton Abbey in Oxfordshire.
MCOM 7002 / COMM 4070 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE
OFFERED AT FDU’S WROXTON COLLEGE
OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
SUNDAY AUGUST 1 TO SATURDAY AUGUST 14, 2021

MCOM 7002 / COMM 4070 International Communication and Culture is a 13-day seminar offered at Wroxton College each summer for graduate students in the MA in Communication and selected students from the BA in Communication. The seminar consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford, and Oxford.

The objective of the seminar is make to students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which professional and other interactions take place from a UK and European perspective. Students will also examine case studies conducted by UK media, advertising, and public relations practitioners which show how issues of culture, history, politics, and theory play out in actual corporate communication practice.

The 2021 seminar will take place from August 1 to August 14. Students completing the seminar receive three credits toward their degree. Students from the MBA, other undergraduate business majors, the BA in Communication, and other universities and colleges may also register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.

Trip Preparation and Orientation

Contact

Dr. Gary Radford, Professor of Communication Studies, will lead this trip and evaluate your work. 

2021 Tuition and Fees

Tuition (3 credits):  $2,137

Room, Board, and Fees (covers room, 3 meals daily while on campus, site visits, transportation, theater tickets, speaker expenses, etc.): $1,384

TotaL:  $3,521

Plus, Airfare (United Airlines, Newark, NJ to London-Heathrow, UK, Flights UA 110 and UA 17)

Notes on Tuition and Fees

The tuition for this course (TBA) reflects a 25% discount from the University. The normal rate for graduate tuition is $950 per credit, or $2,850 for this three-credit class. The 25% discount represents a saving of $712, which is approximately the amount needed to cover the airfare from Newark to London-Heathrow, UK (approximately $860).

The costs for room, board, and fees (i.e., what it will actually cost you to live at Wroxton College for 13 days) works out to $106 per day! This is significantly less than staying at a Holiday Inn! However, this $106 per day covers three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), two coffee breaks per day, your room, your transportation, all admission fees to theaters, museums, a welcome reception and a formal farewell dinner, a shuttle to and from the airport, and much more. The only money you need while at Wroxton is spending money for your own leisure activities (drinks at the pub, meals at restaurants, souvenirs, and any money you choose to spend in London, Oxford, and Stratford).

Registration for the course

MCOM and COMM students should register for the course as you would any other course. You will be required to pay for tuition, room and board, and fees. MBA students please consult with your program administrators concerning registration and payment procedures for your program.

Non-FDU students need to apply using the visiting student application

Flight Arrangements

Students are required to make their own flight arrangements to the UK. The following flights are strongly recommended:

Outbound

  • United Airlines Flight UA110
  • Leaves Newark, NJ, Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 6 PM (this is the day prior).
  • Arrives London-Heathrow, Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 6:20 AM

Return Flight

  • United Airlines Flight UA17
  • Leaves London-Heathrow Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 12 noon 
  • Arrives Newark, NJ, Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 3:10 PM

Please note that these flight times may be subject to change by United Airlines.

Students who use these flights will have airport to college transportation provided for both the outbound and return flights. Students who choose flights on different days and times, or fly into different airports, will have to make their own travel arrangements to and from Wroxton.

You will arrive in England early Sunday morning on August 1. The course begins with a reception on Sunday evening and ends Friday, August 13, with a formal dinner. You will leave for the airport and your flight on Saturday morning, August 14.

Passport

A passport is required for travel to England. If you do not have a current one, please begin the process now. There is a passport office in Morristown, located in the Morristown Administrative and Records building. To find out when the office is open, what identification you need to bring with you to apply, and directions to its location, call 973-285-6160.