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Leadership London

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What is Leadership London all about? Right Arrow Show Answer

Leadership London is a unique interdisciplinary, seminar- and discussion-style, site-based course on leadership. This course, offered by Butler University since 2009, is currently being taught by Butler faculty member, Bill Templeton.

While Leadership London emanates from the Butler University College of Business, the course is designed for any student major on campus. 2009 Leadership London students included majors in accounting, communication studies, economics, English, exploratory studies, international management, marketing, pharmacy, psychology, sociology and theatre.

What is site-based instruction? Right Arrow Show Answer

Site-based instruction means that we'll use London's resources, institutions and history to explore the cultural, international, historical and ethical issues relevant to leadership. Every afternoon, after our morning class session, we'll visit a site in London related to our class discussion. For example, when we discuss the leadership qualities of Queen Elizabeth, we'll spend the afternoon visiting the Tower of London. When we discuss Gandhi, we'll visit a Hindi Temple. When we discuss Churchill, we'll visit the Cabinet War Rooms from which he guided England during World War II.

When is Leadership London taught? Right Arrow Show Answer

The dates for the next program, a Summer I course next year, will take place Saturday May 17-Friday June 6.

Where will I stay? Right Arrow Show Answer

Students stay at 13-17 Bedford Place, a modernized property located in an attractive, quiet area of London. This location in central London is within walking distance of our classroom, the theater district, Trafalgar Square, the Globe Theater, the British Museum, Parliament, etc. Although the greater London area is huge, central London is surprisingly compact and nearly everything you'd want to see or do is within an easy 15-30 minute walk. Our flats, which have security on the premises, are located on a quiet street with little traffic. Our apartments at 13-17 Bedford Place have two-three bedrooms and two-three bathrooms. Apartments also include fully-equipped kitchens with cooking appliances, refrigerators and microwaves; living rooms with couches, chairs, color TV, dining table and chairs, and a coffee table; telephones (requires a phone card to dial out); bed linens and towels; and a clothes washer/dryer unit. Wireless internet service is also provided.

Is enrollment limited? Right Arrow Show Answer

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Interested students are encouraged to submit their application and deposit as early as possible. When the course fills, students whose applications are not accepted will receive a full refund of their deposit. Enrollment preference will be given to Butler students.

Who should enroll? Right Arrow Show Answer

All undergraduate students interested in the study of Leadership should enroll. This course, by design, is intended to accommodate and interest students in all majors at Butler.

What kind of course credit do I get for Leadership London? Right Arrow Show Answer

Students will earn three hours of elective course credit (this serves as free elective credit on your plan of study).

To receive course credit:

Students must first complete an application to the program and once invited a deposit, will be admitted in order deposits are received until the course is full. Students do not self-enroll in this program. Enrollment of admitted students is handled administratively through the Center for Global Education.

What does it cost? Right Arrow Show Answer

  • The program fee is an estimated $3,500. This fee includes:
    • Field trip expenses, such as visits to museums, and historical sites
    • Hartwick Classic Leadership Cases and additional readings
    • Lodging while in London
    • Butler tuition for three credit hours

Each participant is responsible for the following additional expenses:

  • Passport and/or visa
  • Transportation to, from, and in London, England (don't worry, Tube Passes are inexpensive)
  • Personal, non-required travel, before, during or after the study abroad program
  • All Meals (take advantage of your kitchenette to stretch your dollars and British Pounds)
  • Incidental living expenses

How do I sign up? Right Arrow Show Answer

Watch for notice of an interest meeting for the trip each year in late September or early October. If unable to attend the interest meeting contact (800) 368-6852, ext. 9652, to set up a 15-minute appointment with Dr. Templeton. Bring a completed application form to the interest meeting or appointment.

  • This course is for all undergraduate majors at Butler University, including business majors.
  • The course is taught by Associate Dean and Professor of Finance Bill Templeton.
  • Learn leadership by studying Churchill, Queen Elizabeth, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Shakespeare's Henry the V, and British history and literature.
  • Visit Westminster Abbey, Lloyds of London, the Tower of London, the National Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, and Shakespeare's Globe Theater. Cruise the Thames River. Climb aboard the Cutty Sark clipper ship. Take Jack the Ripper and Beatles Magical Mystery walking tours.
  • Live in central London within walking distance of the British Museum.
  • Earn 3 credits while studying in London.