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Shannon Featherstone

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Off-Campus Programs Virtual Fair Continues through October!

The Off-Campus Programs Virtual Fair is off to a great start! If you have missed some of our earlier programming, don’t worry. There is still time to participate! Programs continue throughout October and include information on study abroad to India, Jordan, Morocco, Costa Rica, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, and more! If you prefer to explore U.S.-based opportunities, we have programs in Tennessee, Minnesota, and Chicago you can check out.

These virtual fair presentations are hosted by Off-Campus Programs but feature the program providers themselves. They are a great opportunity to get your questions answered.

For a full schedule of Virtual Fair programs, go to our Virtual Fair page or the Lawrence University Events Calendar. To request Zoom details for any program, fill out our OCP Virtual Fair Registration Form. If you have any questions, contact offcampusprograms@lawrence.edu.

Off-Campus Programs Now Accepting Applications for 2021-22

Off-Campus Programs is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year, and we know that with almost 50 programs in 30 countries it can be hard to know which program to choose. That is why we have developed a number of tools to help you decide.

Virtual FairOver the next several weeks, Off-Campus Programs will be offering a number of program-specific information sessions on some of our most popular programs – all offered virtually this year. To view a schedule of programs, go to our Virtual Fair page. To attend, simply fill out the OCP Virtual Fair Registration Form, and Zoom details will be sent to you.

Flipgrid – Puts brief program and provider videos at your fingertips and allows you to explore our programs quickly and easily.

Off-Campus Programs website – Allows you to research programs, set up a virtual meeting with Off-Campus Programs staff, or start the application process.

As always, we are here to help. Contact offcampusprograms@lawrence.edu with questions.

Unique Coding Opportunity – Off-Campus Programs

Students interested in immersing themselves into the world of coding have a unique opportunity to study off-campus Spring Semester with Arcadia Abroad’s Full Stack Coding Program. Through this opportunity, students can broaden their skill set and enhance their job prospects by learning to think and work like a professional software engineer. Courses include: Introduction to Front End Development, Introduction to Servers, Full-Stack Web Development, and Cutting Edge Web Development.

This is a full-time virtual learning opportunity through Off-Campus Programs. For more information go to https://www.lawrence.edu/academics/off-campus/programs/Full_Stack_Coding.

Interested students should contact OffCampusPrograms@lawrence.edu for more details. Deadline for application is October 15, 2020.

London Centre Classes Going Remote

Over the course of its 50 years, the Lawrence University London Centre has never been afraid to adapt to meet new challenges. And, that hasn’t changed with Coronavirus.

When Covid-19 forced the closure of the London Centre in Spring Term 2020, and again for the upcoming Fall Term, an idea was born out of the crisis. If students could not come to the London Centre, then the London Centre would come to the students.

This Fall Term 2020, the London Centre will be offering remote, synchronous learning to ALL Lawrence University students.

Learn more on our blog, Study Ablog, at https://blogs.lawrence.edu/off-campus-programs/.

Lawrence University London Centre Celebrates 50 Years

On July 6, 1970, the first group of Lawrence University students began classes at the newly opened London Centre at the Arden Hotel in the Earls Court neighborhood of London. Although the London Centre has changed location several times over the years, it has continued to accept students each year for the past five decades and remains one of the most popular study abroad options for Lawrence University students today.

We look forward to sharing more about the Lawrence University London Centre over the upcoming academic year as we celebrate 50 years in 2021-2022!

You can read more about the London Centre’s first days on the Off-Campus Programs Office’s new blog – Study Ablog: Stories from and about Lawrence University’s international and domestic off-campus programs.

LU London Centre Virtual May Programme

Join the FUN – Explore British Culture

Greetings from across the pond! Spring 2020 at the Lawrence University London Centre (LULC) looks quite different without a cohort of Lawrence students living and learning with us, and we miss you all as much as you miss being here! And, that is why we want to invite you to connect with us this May with some fun activities and live discussions!

All are welcome! Whether you are an LULC alumnus, planned to study at the London Centre this spring, are looking forward to studying here in the future, or are even just interested in learning more about the London Centre or British culture in general, join us as we greet friends old and new and celebrate all things British! Discussions will be conducted via Zoom.

Book Club – Film Club – Pub Quizzes

Whether you want to learn more about British culture or just connect – or reconnect – with fellow London Centre friends, take a look at what is happening this month:

  • BOOK CLUB – Read the book This is Going to Hurt – Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay, then join in our group discussion May 30. More information here.
  • FILM CLUB – We will be discussing three different British films – one each week. View the movie at your leisure and then join us on Saturdays for a group chat about that week’s featured film. Movies this month are Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus, Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron, and The History Boys, directed by Nicholas Hytner. More information and dates can be found here.
  • PUB QUIZZES – We may not be able to hop down to the local pub, but we can still take part in our traditional pub quizzes – via Zoom! In May, we will be hosting two virtual pub quizzes on Sundays, so get your family or a team of friends together and test you trivia knowledge on all things London and British! The winner will get the chance to win a $15 Amazon gift voucher! Pre-registration is required. More information and registration details can be found here.

For more information and how to connect, go to our London Centre webpage.

Off-Campus Programs – Schedule a Virtual Meeting Is Now Available

Are you interested in future study abroad options or do you have questions on a program for which you have already been accepted? Off-Campus Programs is here for you. Simply request a virtual meeting with OCP staff by going to the Off-Campus Programs page and clicking on Schedule a Virtual Meeting. Don’t forget to indicate your preferred method of meeting (i.e., phone, Zoom, Skype) and availability. If you have any questions, contact OffCampusPrograms@Lawrence.edu.

London Centre and Senegal Study Abroad 2020-2021 Application Deadline February 24

The application deadline for studying abroad at the London Centre or the Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal, 2020-2021 is February 24, 2020. For more information or to apply, go to https://www.lawrence.edu/academics/off-campus.

To talk to Off-Campus Programs staff regarding these programs, plan to attend our drop-in advising session scheduled for Friday, February 21, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Kraemer Conference Room, Warch Campus Center 308.

Need help with your application? Drop-in peer application support will be offered on the following days and times:

Thursday, February 20, 7-9 p.m., International House.

Friday, February 21, 7-9 p.m., International House.