Theatre in Europe, Past and Present

May 12, 2014 - June 5, 2014
United Kingdom

$3980 (Summer tuition not included)

Department of Theatre and Dance

THR 3730-145: Early Theatre History and Literature (3 credits) 
THR 3531-145: Contemporary Theatre and Culture in Europe (3 credits)

Permission of instructors required (priority will be given to Theatre majors).

In this program, we will study theatre from its origins to the present. We will attend theatre productions at Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Court Theatre in London, London's West End, and other venues. We will visit museums (including the Louvre in Paris and V&A in London), castles and palaces (including Kenilworth Castle), cathedrals (including York Minster and Notre Dame) and other cultural sites (including Stonehenge and the Roman Baths in Bath, England). In addition, we will participate in workshops on Elizabethan acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and new play development at Royal Court Theatre. The program fulfills one course in the General Education "Religion, Myth, and Society" theme in Historical and Social Perspectives. Must be available to meet between 5:00-6:00 pm on Tuesdays during spring 2014. For more information, visit the program website at:

5:00-6:00 Tuesdays during spring semester 2014


1. Contact the program leaders for permission to enroll.

2. After obtaining permission to enroll, please do the following.

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in an Appalachian Overseas Education Program (AOEP), we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:

  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or another financial aid counselor PRIOR to applying to the program.

How to apply for an Appalachian Overseas Education Program (AOEP)

  1. Complete and submit the AOEP online application form specific to your program(see directions below).
    1. Click on the "Online Student Application Form" link to open the ASU Banner portal.
    2. Click on "System Access"
    3. Click on "Banner Self-Service" (use your Banner username and password)
    4. Click on the "Student" Tab
    5. Click on "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet"

    Note: You will NOT be officially enrolled in the program until you bring a non-refundable deposit payment AND your printed and signed application packet to OIED. For more information about the deposit payment process, please see Step 2 below.

  2. Click to Launch the AOEP Online Student Application Form

  3. Submit a non-refundable deposit payment AND a hard copy of your complete and signed application packet to OIED (the printed application packet should have 41 pages).
    • Deposit payments are non-refundable unless a program is cancelled due to low enrollment. Deposits can be paid in the form of check, cashier's check, or cash.
    • Checks are to be made payable to Appalachian State University. Please write the program's country(ies) of destination, the academic deparment offering the program, and your student Banner ID number on the memo line of the check (e.g. Spain CIS ID 900 XXX XXX).
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) located on the 3rd floor of the Plemmons Student Union, Suite 321, and submit your deposit payment and printed/signed application packet to Dawn Arnold or Nathalie Turner.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the AOEP Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the AOEP Student Handbook ), before submitting your application.

Deadline to submit applications

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the AOEP Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. All spring and summer 2014 programs must recruit students before Friday March 7, 2014 at the latest.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.

The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) is looking forward to receiving your application and answering any questions you may have about applying to this program.

* Program dates are tentative. Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format in case of conditions beyond the university's control.

** Unless otherwise indicated, program cost does not include tuition. Unless otherwise indicated, international airfare, insurance, and housing are included in all programs. The meal coverage included in the program cost varies with each program. Program costs are subject to change pending currency rate fluctuations and the number of program participants. Appalachian reserves the right to cancel the program or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.