What is Leadership London all
about? Show Answer
Leadership London is a unique interdisciplinary, seminar- and
discussion-style, site-based course on leadership. While summer
2009 was the first year that Leadership London is taught at
Butler University, it was the eleventh year
that Chuck Williams has taught this course.
How is Leadership London
Interdisciplinary? Show Answer
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?
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
When is Leadership London taught?
The dates for the next program are Saturday, May 17, 2014 to
Friday, June 6, 2014.
Where will I stay? 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? 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? 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? 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 be admitted to the program by completing an
What does it cost? Show Answer
- The program fee is an estimated $3,500. This fee includes:
- Field trip expenses, such as visits to museums, and historical
- 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
- 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? Show Answer
Contact the Dean's Office (800) 368-6852, ext. 9652 to set up a
15-minute appointment with Dean Williams. To sign up, complete an
application. Applications must be accompanied by a deposit of $500
in the form of a check or money order made payable to Butler
University. Please contact Gina
Head at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9652, to set up an appointment to
speak with Dean Chuck Williams about the program.
- This course is for all undergraduate majors at Butler
University, including business majors.
- The course is taught by Dean Chuck Williams.
- 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
- Live in central London within walking distance of the British
- Earn 3 credits while studying in London.