Attention Harry Potter Fans! Apparate with us on a spellbinding journey to England!

DATES: 
June 10-23, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  
February 18, 2014

Program Description: THE MAGIC BEGINS HERE! Study and write about the people and places that inspired JK Rowling in England and Scotland. Take a guided walking tour of Harry Potter’s London and Harry Potter’s Scotland. Spend the day among the sets of the actual Harry Potter films at Warner Brothers Studio London. Explore the village of Lacock that inspired Godric’s Hollow. Tour Oxford and see the inspiration for the great Hall of Hogwarts! Investigate the ruins of Stoneghenge. Visit Alnwick Castle, the inspiration for Hogwarts. Ride the Hogwart’s Express (The Jacobite Steam Train). You won’t need a Marauder’s Map for this trip. It’s sure to be a brilliant adventure!

Cost*

In State Students - $3300
Out of State Students - $3750

The cost includes:

  • San Juan College Tuition
  • Lodging
  • Airfare to and from the United Kingdom
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Entry fees

*This is just an estimate and may change based upon airfare and number of participants.

Participants will be responsible for the following costs that are NOT included in the program fee:

  • Transportation to and from Durango for departure and arrival
  • Most lunches, dinners, and snacks in the UK and en route to the UK
  • Entrance fees to optional sites or events in the UK (i.e. during free time and/or on free days)
  • Textbooks
  • Passport fees-For information on getting a passport please visit http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
  • Medication or vaccinations (if applicable)
  • Phone calls and other incidental expenses abroad

You will need to make a deposit of $300 to hold your place in this trip by February 1, 2014.

COURSES:

Participants have two options for registration in this travel study program:

Option #1-ENGL 111/PSY 120-Learning Community (students must enroll in both sections)

PSY 120 (Introduction to Psychology)-Course Description
This is a learning community course. ENGL 111 0L2 is a co-requisite/paired course to this course. Students MUST enroll in both courses. Classes are taught online. This course introduces students/learners to the science of human behavior and mental processes. The course will survey contemporary research and theory in psychology with the goal of broadening the students' understanding of self and others using the Harry Potter series to help explain these concepts. [NM Common Course Number PSYC 1113, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]

ENGL 111(Freshman Composition)-Course Description
This is a learning community course. PSYC 120 0L2 is a co-requisite/paired course to this course. Students MUST enroll in both courses. Classes are taught online. In this course students will focus on academic writing with the topic of Harry Potter's world using the concepts from PSYC 120. Students will read texts and write academic essays that explore these concepts.

Option #2 ENGL299/PSY 299 (students must enroll in both sections)

PSYC 299 - The Psychology of Harry Potter in London Interim Summer Session 2014, Kate Fulton, Instructor

GOALS:
This course is designed to allow students experience the wonder of the Harry Potter series in the setting that inspired the author. Students will have the opportunity to visit the places that inspired JK Rowling’s magical London and immerse themselves within the culture. The Harry Potter series includes psychological themes such as social influence, conformity, dreams, prejudice, groupthink and development. Students will be able to employ critical thinking skills and translate their observations into writing through the use of journaling, papers, and interviews.

ENGL 299 Harry Potter’s London-Writing about People and Place Alicia Skipper, Instructor

GOALS:
This course is designed to allow students experience the wonder of the Harry Potter series in the setting that inspired the author. Students will have the opportunity to visit the places that inspired JK Rowling’s magical London and immerse themselves within the culture. Special emphasis will be placed upon observing the culture and people of London. Students will be able to employ critical thinking skills and translate their observations into writing through the use of journaling, papers, and interviews.

ELIGIBILTY:
This program is open to anyone over 18 years of age. You do not need to be a current SJC student to apply. If you’re not already an SJC student, it’s easy to become one. Visit the Enrollment Services Home Page for more information.

APPLYING:

Download and fill out the travel study application and turn it into the address provided on page 2 of the application.

The application deadline is January 2014.

FINANCIAL AID:

If you already have scholarships or other forms of financial aid through SJC for the spring/summer 2014 semesters, your financial aid should apply as usual for your tuition and fees. 

If you are a current full-time, degree-seeking, financial aid eligible student at SJC, you may be eligible to apply for scholarship funds through the San Juan College Foundation. Contact Cynthia Rapp Sandhu (trips@sanjuancollege.edu) for more information.

FACULTY:
Feel free also to contact the faculty leaders for the program: Alicia Skipper skippera@sanjuancollege.edu and Kate Fulton- fultonk@sanjuancollege.edu about your interest and so that they can have ongoing communication with you.

ITINERARY:
The plan will be developing, but you will be required to attend at least two preparation classes in the spring term. These dates are not yet set, but will be forthcoming and you will be required to attend them and to arrange your work and obligation schedule; These prep classes are:

  1. To keep updated on schedules and needed business, like passports, costs, arrangements, etc.
  2. To be able to enter the United Kingdom with an understanding of the culture and history.
  3. To establish the purpose of the course
  4. To review preliminary course material.

This is a tentative itinerary. Days of certain activities may change due to availability of tickets for sites, etc.

 

June 10 - leave Durango, CO for London
June 11 - Arrive in London; sightseeing, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, Picadilly Circus
June 12 - HP Walking Tour of London, The Tower of London, The Globe
June 13- visit Warner Brother’s studio Harry Potter, Travel to Oxford & Lackock , free afternoon, spend the night in Oxford, Dinner Eagle and Child Pub
June 14 - Oxford tour, visit Lackock sightseeing
June 15 - Travel to Stonehenge;
June 16 - Travel to London and then to Edinburgh
June 17 - sightseeing day in Edinburgh, HP walking tour, Edinburgh castle
June 18 – Alnwick Castle, travel to the Highlands
June 19 - Steal Falls and Hagrid’s Hut, Glencoe
June 20 –Jacobite Steam Train ride(train used for Hogwarts Express!) Fort William to Mallig
June 21 - Loch Ness
June 22 -Travel to Edinburgh, sightseeing, spend night
June 23- return to the States