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Location

London, England

Program Description

This program is an incredible opportunity for students to study a College of Business economics course, ECON 200, in the land of Pound Sterling (London, UK). ECON 200 is a required course for business major (BBA) and all bachelor degrees in economics at JMU. It is a GenEd course and it fulfills the Global Experience requirement of GenEd Cluster four. According to GenEd Cluster four website, “students completing a Global Experience course in Cluster Four will be able to identify, conceptualize and evaluate:

• Basic global problems.
• Global political, social, cultural and economic systems that shape societies.
• The issues involved in analyzing societies different from one's own.
• Strategies to achieve diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access both locally and globally.
• Diverse theoretical models to analyze global problems.
• The value and complexity of global diversity in all its forms.”

The objective of this course is to give student a basic understanding of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. The topics covered include unemployment, inflation, interest rates, measures of a country’s economic performance, cross-country economic growth, globalization etc. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding these issues using economic theory and implications for policy. In the summer 2023 program in London, learning will go beyond a traditional JMU classroom, since students will immerse in the local economy, culture, economic history, and local business environment - all this while living in Europe. We will conduct market analysis and compare the macroeconomy of UK with that of US. Students may also have a chance to learn about future opportunities in work or education in Europe. There will be some free time for students to explore London and nearby areas, outside of class activities. The combination of studying, living, and experiencing European business and culture will make this an unforgettable personal and academic experience.

Location Description

All program activities will take place in the city of London. Students will attend classes each week. In addition, activities and field trips will be organized to immerse ourselves in the business environment and macroeconomy in the UK. The schedule will include free time for personal explorations of London as well as a long weekend, giving students the opportunity to travel elsewhere around London.

Director

Piyusha Mutreja | mutrejpx@jmu.edu | Economics

Accommodations

Housing accommodations for students will be provided in a hotel that is centrally located, has easy access to public transportation, with internet access and laundry facilities.

Students will receive a stipend for their meals. In addition, some group meals will be provided.

Additional Items to Consider

Students MUST bring a laptop computer to London for their coursework.

Students will arrange and pay for their own air travel to and from London. They are responsible for their own passports. A visa may be required depending on the applicant's immigration/citizenship status in the US.

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

First Years, Sophomores, Juniors

Not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for ECON 332. Maximum of 2 attempts for ECON 200.

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Resume
  • Academic references
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

ECON 200: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.

Cost

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