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  • Locations: London, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Discover London and Worrell House: The Economics of the Big Event (3hrs)

Dates: July 6 to August 10, 2024
London for INSTEPWorrell Housewimbledonbritish openparis olympics
Overview Explore the economics behind big sporting events. This course will cover Wimbledon, The British Open and the 2024 Olympics. Students will spend time in London studying the economics of sporting events and have a chance to attend Wimbledon and get a look at what it takes to run a sporting event of world renown. Students will then make the trek up to the Glasgow area in Scotland to attend The British Open, being held at the Royal Troon Golf Club. Students will have an opportunity to analyze the economics employed by the Royal & Ancient society during the event and potentially even see some Demon Deacon alumni competing in the Open. Students will also meet with WFU alumni Alistair Johnston, who currently plays for Celtic FC in Glasgow. The course will culminate with a trip to Paris to view the 2024 Olympic Games. Students will weigh the impacts that the games have on the local economy and compare different economic outlooks on whether large sporting events are an economic net positive or negative for host cities.

Specific Olympic event attendance and Wimbledon/British Open Day attendance subject to availability. 

Estimated Dates: July 6 to August 10, 2024. Specific dates TBD. 
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 ECN 271 (3hrs) 

Students are required to have taken the prerequisite course of ECN 150: Introduction to Economics in order to be eligible for this program 
Faculty Dr. Todd McFall 
Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics 
Phone: (336) 758-4055
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.

For the excursions to the Glasgow area and Paris students will stay in shared roomed hotels. 

NOTE: All students participating in the Summer London Worrell House program are required to live in program-provided housing. Housing accommodations you may have on campus do not automatically transfer to abroad and certain housing accommodations (single rooms and private bathrooms, for example) may not be available.
  • London Olympic Park 
  • Wimbledon Tennis Tournament (Specific day attendance subject to availability)
  • The British Open at Troon Golf Club in the Glasgow area (Specific day attendance subject to availability)
  • Meeting with Alistair Johnston, WFU alum and current player for Celtic FC
  • 2024 Paris Olympics (Specific event attendance subject to availability) 
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
* Students must have taken the prerequisite course ECN 150: Introduction to Economics 

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 previous summer rate for 2023 was $950/per credit hour. You can expect a minor increase for summer 2024. 
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.

Program Fee  - $5,232
Tuition (3 hrs) - $2,850
Airfare (estimated) - $1,800
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,745
Estimated total cost - $11,627
Scholarships Scholarships are available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies.
Visa & Passport Passport Information
Students need to check their passport's expiration date and ensure that it will be valid for at least 6 months after the program's end date.

Students going on a summer program need to make sure their passport is valid through at least mid-February of the following year.

US passport holders who need to renew their passport should visit the U.S. Department of State's passport website for information on this process.

Non-US passport holders who need to renew their passport should refer to their home country's passport office.

Visa Information
If you are a US citizen, you most likely will not require a visa for your summer abroad program. If you do, details will be shared with you by GPS. Non-US passport holders should check with their host country's embassy or consulate to find out if a visa is required for their program or not.
Contact Todd McFall 
Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics 
Phone: (336) 758-4055

Tyler Favale 
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: 336-758-4072

Dr. Mary Dalton
Director of Worrell House and Professor of Communication
Phone: (336) 758-6120

Worrell House Global Ambassadors
Ada Li​

Willa Baker

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

This program is currently not accepting applications.