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Writing about Eating Experiences in London and Paris

Summer B  2012

France United Kingdom 

Program Full

Program Description:

Application Deadline Extended!

As a supplement to its Writing and Rhetoric curriculum, the College of Arts and Humanities has designed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in writing at UCF.

 This program will hone the research, analytical and writing skills by crafting reviews of great eating experiences in London and Paris. 

Nationally recognized restaurant critic Scott Joseph will teach the art of reviewing.  Student reviews will be published on a specifically created website.  This writing class is for students who love to eat, travel and write.

Students participating on this two week program will spend one week in London, United Kingdom and one week in Paris, France.

Students on this program should plan to arrive in London, England by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel.  Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking.  To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program. There are two large airports in London (Gatwick/Heathrow).  Students will be advised into which airport they should arrive in order to transfer as a group to the accommodations visa Gatwick/Heathrow Express.  Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers. 

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $700
Payment 4:  $700

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how to be proficient in field research
  • Learn the three modes of writing criticism
    • How to employ logic effectively
    • How to employ emotion effectively
    • How to employ the voice of the author effectively
  • Learn how to choose content in a review for a persuasive end
  • Learn how to arrange a review for a persuasive end
  • Learn how to manipulate style in a review for a persuasive end
  • Learn correct grammar, mechanics and usage
  • Learn the difference between print and online reviewing
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: English
Other Prerequisites: 
  • Composition 1102 or its equivalent
  • Applicants must submit a writing sample to the program instructor for review upon submitting an application for this program
  • Instructor consent
  • Course will apply all applicable letter grades
Courses[click to expand]:
- Under Review
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Catalog Description:

UNder review

Credit Hours: 0.00

- Under Review
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Catalog Description:

UNder review

Credit Hours: 0.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Shared hotel accommodations in London, United Kingdom & Paris, France including breakfast
  • 7 day London Travel Card
  • 2nd class Eurostar train transportation between London and Paris
  • 5 day Paris Visite Card
  • Chartered excursion Champagne region of Paris including a visit to the Moët & Chandon winery, guided tour and champagne tasting
  • Day admission tickets to The Louvre museum in Paris
  • Airport transfer upon arrival on either the Heathrow/Gatwick Express
  • Medical insurance including repatriation.
  • Administrative fee

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • One way air between Orlando, Florida and London, United Kingdom
  • One way air between Paris, France to Orlando, Florida
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Incidentals
  • Meals except as listed above
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides and private charter buses
  • UCF tuition
Price (in US Dollars): 2500.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Dr Rick Schell
Email: rick.schell@ucf.edu
Office: MH 312
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-07-04
Program Ends: 2012-07-15
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-03-09
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-03-09
Academic Institution:
This program does not use a partner institution 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: No
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu