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  • Locations: London, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Program Description:
STA 111: Elementary Probability & Statistics (4hrs) (D)
Satisfy your Division 5 requirement in London!  

Dates: Summer II, 2023.  July 3 - August 5.
London for INSTEPWorrell House
Overview Data collection and visualization, exploratory analysis, introductory probability, inference techniques for one variable, and statistical literacy. Lab. (D, QR)

Satisfy your Division 5 requirement in London! 

Dates: Summer II, 2023.  July 3 - August 5.
Location London is one of Europe's largest and most cosmopolitan cities. Its famous sites include Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus, and Westminster Abbey. With a multitude of art galleries, museums, and pubs, London is endlessly interesting. The underground rail "tube" system provides easy access to all parts of the city. Students may conveniently visit Canterbury, Oxford, Bath, Dover, and other destinations (Scotland and Wales) via the excellent British railway system.

In 1977, Wake Forest purchased a large brick house in Hampstead for its London program. The house, a gift from Eugene and Ann Worrell, was named in their honor. Formerly known as Morven House, the building served as the home and studio of landscape painter Charles Edward Johnson.

Worrell House has four stories and is situated on Steele's Road (named for essayist Sir Richard Steele) in a sector of suburban London known as Hampstead. Hampstead is primarily a residential neighborhood and home to Hampstead Heath, Regent's Park, Primrose Hill, and the Keats Cottage. Two underground tube stops are within a 5-10 minute walk.
Program

 
Faculty Rob Erhardt
Associate Professor of Statistics
Phone: (336) 758-5354
Email: erhardj@wfu.edu
Accommodation Worrell House accommodates fourteen students. There are five student bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large kitchen, a student lounge, a living room, two libraries, and a seminar room. Modern kitchen facilities are available, and students often prefer to cook their meals together in the house. The house is wired for Internet access and students should bring their laptop computers. The living room, called the Churchill Room, was named in honor of the former prime minister and statesman. His daughter, Sarah Churchill, unveiled a bust of Churchill at the 1977 dedication of the house. A beautiful English garden is located behind the house. There is a ground floor apartment (flat) for the Resident Professor consisting of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen.
Excursions

 
  • The Science Museum. The exhibit on Mathematics presently contains an exhibit on data collection for flood prediction in London. 
  • The Florence Nightingale Museum. Nightingale was the inventor of the polar area diagram, which was famously used to communicate to British military officers that preventable illness was the major cause of death in the Crimean War. Nightingale was also the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.
  • Bletchley Park housed the computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians who were tasked with breaking enemy codes and cyphers during World War 2. Perhaps the most prominent scientist stationed here was Alan Turing. The American film The Imitation Game tells the story and was filmed on location at Bletchley Park. Students will watch the film in advance of the trip, and visit Bletchley Park which also hosts The Art of Data.
  • Day trip to Oxford, England for self guided tours of the History of Science MuseumAshmolean Museum, and more.
  • A student scavenger hunt.  Can your group find the grave of Thomas Bayes?  The handless water pump honoring epidemiologist John Snow?  What else do you learn about history along your search?
Voluntary group outings to local performances, museums, and/or historical sites (additional cost).
Selection The faculty director is responsible for selecting each group based on the following criteria:
* Academic suitability
* Social and emotional maturity
* Seriousness of the student in pursuing the academic and cultural aims of the program
* Applicability of the program to the student's interests and studies

Majors in all disciplines are eligible and encourage to apply.
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
*Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
*Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The current summer rate is $950/per credit hour. 
*Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
*Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Costs:
(subject to minor changes)
Program Fee  - $3,297
Tuition (4 hrs) - $3,800
Airfare (estimated) - $1,600
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,620
Estimated total cost - $10,317
Scholarships Scholarships are available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies' Funding Page.
Contact Rob Erhardt
Associate Professor of Statistics
Phone: (336) 758-5354
Email: erhardj@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Senior Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 3194
E-mail: mcglynsd@wfu.edu

Dr. Mary Dalton
Director of Worrell House and Professor of Communication
Phone: (336) 758 6120
E-mail: dalton@wfu.edu

Worrell House Global Ambassadors
Ada Li
lij220@wfu.edu​

Willa Baker 
bakewk20@wfu.edu

House Address
Worrell House
36 Steele's Road
Hampstead
London NW3 4RG
England
Phone: 011-44-207-722-9892
Fax: 011-44-207-722-2496
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