CISaustralia: January in Dublin, London, Stratford and Oxford

CISaustralia: January in Dublin, London, Stratford and Oxford

Published: 12 July 2018

On the January in Dublin, London, Stratford and Oxford program, you will visit 4 significant and historic cities in 17 nights, including a week in London – one of the most visited cities in the world!

The January in Dublin, London, Stratford and Oxford program is hosted by IAU College, France.

GPA Required: To qualify students must have a sound academic standing with a GPA of 4.0 (out of 7) or equivalent. If your current GPA falls below the requirement please contact us to discuss your situation and we will work with you to find a suitable program.

Course Load: 1 course (equivalent 10 credit points)

Course Approval: Although you will only take one course in the January program, it is best to get 2-3 courses approved by your university before you go overseas. This gives you some flexibility. Why not consider opting for an interesting elective if your degree allows. 

Course Descriptions

The course 'Theatre Alive: Theatre in Ireland, Stratford-upon-Avon, and London' will be offered as the following for January 2019:

  • Theatre 385
  • Literature 385
  • English 385

The syllabus for this program remains the same regardless of which course the student undertakes. As students are visiting the same sites, attending the same lectures, partaking in the same activities, etc., they are learning the same content. The difference is in their assessment pieces. The topic and focus of a student’s assessment pieces will be based on what course they have chosen.

Theatre Alive: This program provides an introduction to three major dramatic traditions that will be stimulating, challenging and enjoyable. Classes will be primarily discussion. Special emphasis will be placed on close reading, character development, poetry and major themes. Students will also visit key historical sites to better understand the political and intellectual circumstances in which these traditions developed and continue to exist. Special attention will be paid to Shakespeare as a writer for the stage and a man of the theatre, with visits to theatres to hear and see plays, backstage tours, and critical discussions of directorial, design and acting choices.


Students should apply directly to CISaustralia via their website by September 28, 2018.

If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional EnrolmentFor more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course and complete this UNSW Overseas Short Course Application Form.

For more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

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