Money is a powerful force. It is the foundation of the world’s financial system and fuels the world economy. From the early stages of cacao beans and shells to coins and from early banking to electronic cash, money is essential to the global economy and serves both as a medium of exchange and a method of accounting. Money defines culture, fuels wars, negotiates treaties, and defines relationships among countries. Money is present in every corner of our lives – we earn it, we spend it, manage it and often obsess over it, but how well do we really understand it? Students will visit the Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace, Tower of London, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Stonehenge Bath, Westminster Abbey, Camden Town, Big Ben, Churchill War Room and the Tower Bridge.
Program Capacity: 12
Required Credits: 3
Application Deadline: October 1st
- Open to all Majors
- CORE Course Completion, CORE 101 - 105
- Good academic and judicial standing
- CORE 480 Senior Seminar: Money & its Impact on Society, Culture and European Union
This course will take an expansive look at money throughout history and will examine its powerful influence on the arts, culture, religion, crime, politics, and the individual psyche. We will consider how money has influenced our own history, politics, and the role it plays in current democratic thought. We will study the psychology of money and the impact it has on culture and human behavior. It will look at the role of banks, taxes, and trade from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance to modern day. The course will conclude by considering the Euro and the psychological impact of changing the currency of a country, the future of digital money, and the feasibility of a global currency.
Student Accommodations will consist of a hotel stay in the Russell Square area.
January 11 - January 21, 2024
Program Fee: $2,955
*Does not include airfare
PROGRAM FEE DEADLINES:
October 15: $500 NON-Refundable Deposit Due
- Tuition, 3-credits
- 2 dinners, 2 lunches, daily breakfast
- Admission to all site visits
- In-country transportation
November 30: Remaining Balance
Financial Aid and Scholarships
RWU students applying to RWU-sponsored short term study abroad programs are not eligible for financial aid, however, they may apply to one or both of the scholarships listed below. Students apply for the scholarship(s) at the same time they submit their application for a short-term program abroad. In order to be considered for the Global Engagement Scholarship, they must submit their application by stated program application deadline.
The Bridging the World Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on academic merit only
Scholarships awards based on financial need and academic merit
The Global Engagement Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on financial need only (limited funds available)
Associate Professor Lynn Ruggieri, Accounting
Office: SB 221
Health & Safety Abroad:
Students should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for complete information regarding the health concerns and vaccine recommendations specific to London. Students should also review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security.
All information subject to change - Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led program offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. These reasons may include safety and security concerns at the program location. Should it prove necessary to do so, the School will promptly notify all registrants.