The London Get Set predeparture handbook prepared by IES provides important information about the program, and you should read it with care. The following supplemental information pertains to Indiana University students only.
IES and IU
IES Abroad is a nonprofit organization that administers 140+ study abroad programs in more than 30 global locations worldwide. More than 235 U.S. colleges and universities, including Indiana University, have formal agreements with IES, and their representatives work with the Institute to set academic policy and approve curricula. Through its office in Chicago, IES administers the London program during the academic year and the summer. The IU Office of Overseas Study has made special arrangements with IES for sponsorship of the London Theatre program.
Professor Linda Pisano will teach the Theatre course in London. Because she is from IU and familiar with IU policies and procedures, she may be able to provide special liaison and counsel to IU students. Note, however, that her role is primarily as an instructor. If you have questions regarding housing, or getting around London, or in case of emergency, contact the IES staff in London.
You pay all program fees directly to Indiana University. Any questions regarding finances for the program, including financial aid, should be addressed to the Office of Overseas Study at Indiana University.
You will earn 3 IU credits in Costume and Character in London Theatre T323 or T523 for your coursework on the program, and the grade will be computed in your GPA.
Readings will be posted on Canvas in April.
Preparing for the Academic Program
Graduate students should select one play (except the "Importance of Being Earnerst") before the program begins which they will use for the assignment in the course. Undergraduate students need to select either the "Importance of Being Earnest" or "School for Scandal" to use for their assignment before arriving in London.
Begin observing costumes in films that you watch whether contemporary period or stylized. Some recommended films to watch might include "Persuasion" (Rupert Penry-Jones version), Shakespeare in Love," "The Duchess," "The Madness of King George" and "Beau Brummell: This Charming Man" (James Purefoy version). These are filmed in locations that we will be visiting and will provide students with some visual understanding of important time periods relevant to British Dramatic Literature and our class discussions.
IES staff will provide a list of reputable physicians. They can assist you on-site if you have any medical problems
Health insurance is included in your program fee. IES materials will provide a description of benefits.