United Kingdom 2024: “Frankenstein and the Paranormal” Myth in Human Culture

This unique program combines traditional study abroad opportunities with an added focus on monsters and the paranormal. During the program, students will explore London, Bath, and Salisbury – visit areas where paranormal activities have been encountered, engage in historical research of the monster/haunting, and interview eyewitnesses and experts in local folklore. In London, students will visit locations such as The British Museum, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Globe Theater as well as explore the London paranormal through a Jack the Ripper tour and visit to the College of Psychic Studies. As a part of the HUM 130 course, students will read Frankenstein and in Bath will spend time in Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein. The grand finale of the trip will be a sunrise visit to Stonehenge, the oldest monument in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Study Abroad in the United Kingdom

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Travel Dates

June 13 - 22, 2024

Program Costs


This cost is approximate and includes the application and insurance fee paid to Central Piedmont. Once you are accepted into the program, the leader will provide you with additional information about how to submit payment.

Included in Program Fee

- round-trip airfare

- lodging 

- some meals 

- in-country transportation

- various cultural learning excursions and experiences

Not Included In Program Fee

- passport and visa fees (if applicable)

- Central Piedmont course registration associated with the program

- personal expenses (ex: meals in airports, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)

Who May Participate

This program is open to all North Carolina community college students, Central Piedmont employees, and community members.

Associated Courses

You must register for the summer 2024 term:

- If you are seeking academic credit for your participation, you must register for HUM 130 - Myth in Human Culture.

- If you are not seeking to earn academic credit for your participation, you must register for TVL 7800 - a non-curriculum course.

Contact Chris Brawley for questions about the United Kingdom “Frankenstein and the Paranormal” Humanities Study Abroad Program.

Application Information & Deadlines

Directions: Complete the following three steps to apply to study abroad with Central Piedmont in 2024:

1. Submit your Study Abroad Application using the "Apply Now" link above.  (The Center for Global Engagement will review all applicants for records of conduct, academic infractions, or financial obligations to the college.)

2. Pay the non-refundable $100 application fee. 

3. Submit your recorded video interview.

Note: The Center for Global Engagement will email you directions, after you submit your Study Abroad Application, for paying your application fee and submitting your video interview.

Application Deadlines:

September 22: 1st application deadline

November 10: 2nd application deadline

December 12: 3rd application deadline

January 19: 4th application deadline

Required Next Steps:

1. Review the Required Intake Day Meetings schedule below and save the next meeting available after you submitted your application on your schedule.

October 20, 2023 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for first application deadline

December 1, 2023 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for second application deadline

January 19, 2024 |  1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for third application deadline

February 9, 2024 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for fourth application deadline

2. Pay a required $500 commitment deposit within 45 days of acceptance to a study abroad program prior to December 1. 

Note: Acceptance after December 1 may require a larger initial payment or payment in full, depending on acceptance date and program requirements.