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MAP Goes to United Kingdom - 10/1/2010

Harlaxton CollegeFor the third year, in partnership with University of Evansville, MAP will schedule a 10-day course, Contemporary European Business, at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Grantham, located 110 miles north of London, is a small town, rich with British history. Home to both Sir Isaac Newton and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Grantham’s rolling countryside is untainted by tourism. Liverpool, home of the Beatles, is not far away. This business course combines culture with classroom, incorporating trips to British businesses such as Jaguar, with studying at Harlaxton College, a 19th century, 100-room mansion.

Blending traditional age students from University of Evansville with adult students of MAP makes the course even more interesting. According to students who have attended in previous years, on day one, everyone is a little skeptical of the mix of ages and perspectives. By day two, students look forward to working in groups with such diverse backgrounds. Each day starts in the classroom, often with guest speakers from European businesses, and is followed by a field trip to businesses in neighboring towns such as Yorkshire, Lincoln, and Nottingham. Upon return to the college and after having the evening meal, students return to the classroom to discuss the day’s activity. The course also includes some time in London to explore on your own or in a group.

Without ever leaving the college grounds, the experience would be like no other available to adult students of accelerated programs in America. As you approach the entrance to Harlaxton College, you become speechless as you take in the beauty of the grounds and the college itself. Built as a residence in the 1830s, Harlaxton College is an architectural wonder fitting to be called a castle.

It is very rare, indeed, to find a 10-day study abroad course that fits the schedules of busy adults. Don’t miss out. Right now is the right time to start planning to be in the May 2011 Contemporary European Business class. For more information, contact Nancy Crosby at