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Program Description:
My MHC is Me: An Immunology Short Course at Harlaxton College
Summer 2020: July 5-18

 
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Program Overview
 
  This program offers a unique opportunity to take an undergraduate level course in immunology at Harlaxton College.  Harlaxton is the study abroad center of the University of Evansville and is located in Grantham, England, about an hour north of London.  The program is open to students from across the United States and is co-sponsored by Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity.  Dr. Carla Aldrich, a visiting faculty member from Indiana University School of Medicine, will be the course instructor and group leader. The class is a brief overview of the immune system, with a focus on the role of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) in directing immune responses and covers topics that are relevant to students interested in applying to medical school or other health sciences professions.

Contact harlaxton@evansville.edu or 812-488-2039 with any questions about the program details below!  We look forward to welcoming you to Harlaxton!

 
Program Details
How to Apply
Interested students should click on the "Apply Now" button above and create an account with their email address to start an application through the myHarlaxton/myUEabroad system.  The application for this program will include a statement of interest and a $25 application fee.  Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, after which students will be required to complete various other materials to prepare for their time abroad.  The deadline to apply for this program is February 1, 2020.

Coursework
The class offered on this program will be 2 credits of BIO 399: Special Topics in Biology from the University of Evansville.  Once accepted onto this program, students will receive information on how they will register and receive a transcript for this course.  More information about the topics covered in the class can be found here: Immunology class information.pdf

Cost
The program fee is $3350.  This includes the 2 credit hours of tuition, room and board at Harlaxton College for the duration of the program, airport pickup and drop-off, and excursions to Edinburgh and London. Airfare and meals on excursions are not included.  

Students will be required to pay a $250 deposit by February 15, 2020 to confirm their place on the program.  The remainder of the program fee will be billed after course registration in April and will be due by July 1, 2020.

Logistics
Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the United Kingdom for this program.  They will be expected to arrive in Heathrow Airport by 10:30am on the designated program start date to meet Dr. Aldrich, the group leader, and Harlaxton staff and take a coach to Harlaxton College. 

There will be class time each weekday at Harlaxton, which will take the form of lectures, case studies, and group work.  On the weekend, students and their group leader will have an overnight excursion to Edinburgh.  There will also be a day trip to London during the program and various events and programs at Harlaxton that students can take part in. A tentative program itinerary can be found below.

For departure, the group will be transported back to Heathrow Airport on the designated program end date and will be responsible for their own return to the US or for onward travel.

Tentative Itinerary
Sunday, July 5 Arrival at Heathrow Airpot
Meet Harlaxton staff and group
Coach to Harlaxton
Orientation and time to settle in
Monday, July 6
 
Class day at Harlaxton
Welcome Banquet in the Great Hall
Tuesday, July 7 Class day at Harlaxton
Lecture and reception with Karen Katz,
CEO of Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity
Wednesday, July 8 Day trip to London
Medical history tour of London
Visits to Old Operating Theatre and other sites
Free time to explore London
Thursday, July 9 Class day at Harlaxton
Friday, July 10 Class morning at Harlaxton
Afternoon departure for Edinburgh
Saturday, July 11-
Sunday, July 12
Edinburgh weekend excursion
Overnights at Edinburgh hotel
Explore Edinburgh!
Monday, July 13-
Thursday, July 16
Class days at Harlaxton
Free time to explore the local area
Friday, July 17 Final class presentations at Harlaxton
Afternoon tea in the conservatory
Saturday, July 18 Departure day
Check out of rooms at Harlaxton
Coach to Heathrow Airport

 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2020 07/18/2020
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.