If your son or daughter does decide to join our London Program—as we hope he/she will—please ask him/her to share with you all the information we provide. Please help us to emphasize that tolerance and flexibility are keys to a successful venture abroad. Students will encounter a multitude of fascinating differences while overseas and will want to explore these differences with an open mind. The British way of life, attitudes, aspirations, and values are worth close consideration; the place, the people, and their rich heritage are sure to inspire interest.
Academically, the students we have selected will find themselves well prepared for the rigors of the program. First-year students will receive the advice and counsel of Skidmore faculty directors who will each teach a Scribner Seminar and who will arrange a variety of social and cultural events and excursions for students. Students can also seek advice and support from IES Student Services and academic staff.
You can help your son or daughter prepare for this incredible experience in a number of ways: encourage responsible independence during the next several months, read all program materials, and, on a practical note, encourage them to save money for all the special experiences (including travel) London and Europe have to offer. We suggest that parents and students discuss budget and financial matters early on. Typically, students spend approximately $2,500 on personal expenses during their semester in London; this total includes a moderate level of travel. In addition, everyday purchases in London will come at a higher price than we expect at home. Students should expect to pay at least twice the U.S. price for such discretionary purchases as restaurant food, coffee, and toiletries.
We look forward to meeting you and your family at one of the Accepted Candidates Days this spring.
Questions regarding the admissions process should be directed to Thomas Trapani, Assistant Director of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-518-580-5583.
If you have program questions, please contact Off-Campus Study & Exchanges at email@example.com or +1-518-580-5355.
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