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London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Housing Options:||Apartment||Pre-Requisites:||Sophomore status|
|Program Sponsor:||UND Sponsored||Program Type:||Direct Enroll Partner|
The Hansard Society was established in 1944 to promote the ideals of the parliamentary system of government and to ensure that democracy would be safeguarded by being understood, debated and improved by parliamentarians and the public. First members include Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee, and since then the Prime Minister of the day and leaders of the main opposition parties have publicly supported the work of the Hansard Society. Nearly 70 years on, the Hansard Society is universally recognized as the independent and non-partisan authority on Parliament and democracy.
The Hansard Society is located in London, one of the social, political, and cultural capitals of the world. From the rich history of the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace to the trading floors and soaring heights of the modern financial City, from the world famous art collections held at the Tate and National Galleries, to the bustling, eclectic street life of Notting Hill, Soho, Islington and Portobello, London is an unforgettable city at the heart of Europe.
Every semester - at no extra cost - a program of study visits, day-trips, and theater trips for all Hansard Scholars is organized. In the past, these trips have included a four-day political study visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, day-trip to the historic city of Oxford, and theater trips to some top shows in the West End.
Academic work on the Programme is divided between courses, guest lectures and supervised research. Autumn and Spring Scholars take a two part module, as well as pursue an individual research project and produce a dissertation paper of 7,000 words in length. Summer Scholars take one two part course. Students are required to attend a Guest Lecture every other week. Past lectureres include former Conservative and Labour Cabinet members, MPs and peers from each of the main British political parties, and political journalists from the BBC and national newspapers. Courses are taught in English and Universities from the USA typically award 15 credits to students upon successful completion of the Summer and Spring Programmes and 6 credits for the Summer Programme.
All Hansard Scholars undertake an internship which is individually selected by the Handsard Society to match your interests, expertise and career aspirations.
The Hansard Society provides apartment housing in Conway Hall for its scholars. Conway Hall is centrally located in the heart of Waterloo, which lies at the epicenter of culture and the arts in London. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen (including cutlery) and the bedrooms are fully furnished with linen and towels per bed. Security staff look after the building 24 hours, 7 days per week.
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