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Program Dates

Maymester 2014

May 19 - June 6, 2014


The College of Arts and Sciences will offer a three-week study abroad program in London, England led by Dr. Claudia San Miguel, Chair of Public Affairs and Social Research.  Course work will focus on Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology.  Cultural events include a London sightseeing tour, a visit to the theater, and a day trip to Oxford.

While in England, students will have a combination of lectures and field excursions to enhance their understanding of the British justice system, and contrast criminal behavior and forensics psychology.  Field excursions include visits to the Inns of Court, a guided Jack the Ripper walk, Prison visit, the Museum of London, the Tower of London and more. Included in the estimated program cost of $3,335 are all scheduled program activities, housing (student apartments) with some meals and a transportation pass for the inner 2 zones of London. (Program Flyer)



Detail Program information

Week 1 - May 19th -  May 25th

Local area waliking tour, AIFS orientation, tour of London, Museum of London, and day trip to Oxford 

Week 2 - May 26th -   June 1st

British Museum, Jack the Ripper Walking Tour, Inns of Court Walking Tour, Prison visit, and Tower of London

Week 3 - June 2nd -    June 6th

Theather Performance and Farewell dinner


Students will reside in London in twin or triple rooms (student apartments) within a residential neighborhood of London.

Program Cost

The estimated program cost is $3,335. This excludes roundtrip airfare to London, extra meals, and TAMIU tuition/fees. 

Timetable for Applications and Payment

February 28

Application and $200 non-refundable application fee are due 

March 13

Program payment deadline

April 25

Mandatory Orientation: Travel, travel documents, Culture, Health and Safety, and generic tips

Application Process

  • Turn in your TAMIU study abroad application and submit the application fee at the Bursars Office
  • Apply for any of the TAMIU study abroad scholarships
  • OSA will provide your program budget to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete and turn in your Waiver and Liability Packet by April 25, 2014

Study Abroad Scholarships

TAMIU offers two scholarships for study abroad.  Qualified TAMIU students may complete their application and supporting documents and submit them to OSA together with their study abroad application.  You will be notified via email of your award and the award disbursement date.

Course Information

All students are required to enroll in:
CRIJ 4335: Death Penalty, 3 SCH (cross-listed with SOCI 4375, Special Studies in Sociology)

CRIJ 4340: Crime and Punishment, 3 SCH (cross-listed with PSYC 4335, Issues in Psychology)

CRIJ 5315: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (cross-listed with SOCI 5301, Contemporary Problems)

Program Requirements

Students must have been approved by Dr. San Miguel for acceptance into the program.


Withdrawal from a study abroad program must be made in writing to OSA.  The application fee of $200 is non-refundable, unless TAMIU cancels the program.  The application fee will be applied to your total program cost.  After this, TAMIU will refund recoverable tuition and costs as determined by OSA.  Refunds will be calculated from the date OSA is notified in writing of your intent to withdraw.  TAMIU is not responsible for indirect costs paid directly by students, including but not limited to passport fees, vaccinations, and transportation costs.

*TAMIU reserves the right to make changes to this itinerary as deemed appropriate by the program leader due to unforeseen circumstances.  However, every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary as closely as possible.

**TAMIU reserves the right to adjust program fees or cancel any program without prior notification; however, every effort will be made to provide information on cancellations in a timely manner.  In the event of cancellation, TAMIU will refund application fees and recoverable program fees.

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