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Revelle in London

Faculty Leader

Patrick H. Patterson

Prof. Patrick Patterson head shotPatrick Patterson has been teaching at UC San Diego since 2001, first for the Making of the Modern World program at Eleanor Roosevelt College, and more recently as a member of the History Department. His research focuses on the history of 20th-century Eastern Europe and the Balkans, with major emphases on everyday life and consumer culture and on the interplay of Islam, Christianity, and secular society. He teaches courses on everyday life under authoritarian rule, Islam and immigration in contemporary Europe, Americanization and anti-Americanism, law and religion, and the international law of war crimes and genocide. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Virginia, and an A.B. in Religion from Princeton University.


Why you should go

London is a site of extraordinary cultural and historical importance for the three key periods and themes of Humanities 3: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and Early Modern Europe. Several of the required texts for the Humanities course arise from the work of English writers during the course period (Shakespeare, Thomas More, Francis Bacon, John Milton). The second course will set the American record against European approaches to multiculturalism and DEI policies, which are often quite different. Britain's history and contemporary experience — and in particular, the record of life in a vividly and often controversial multicultural London — will occupy a prominent place in our discussions and in the course assignments. Studying these events in London will afford students an unparalleled opportunity to explore historical and contemporary events where they actually occurred. To engage with this material in situ will provide students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience history coming alive as a subject.

Who should go

Revelle College students can fulfill the Humanities requirement with the HUM 3GS course. Please note, the HITO 156GS course does not fulfill a second Humanities requirement, but it may count toward the History major and minor and the university DEI requirement. Consult your academic advisor to determine officially how the courses will apply to your graduation requirements.

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Register here for the live Zoom link, and/or to get the post-session recording.

See the Info Session Calendar


Departure from U.S.: Sat., August 3, 2024
Arrival: Sun., August 4, 2024
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., August 5, 2024
First Day of Class: Mon., August 5, 2024
Last Day of Class: Fri., September 6, 2024
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., September 7, 2024

Flight Information

  • You will be responsible for purchasing your own airplane tickets, and your program coordinator will provide guidelines and resources during the pre-departure process to help you find an appropriate flight.
  • Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program has reached minimum enrollment.

Global Seminar Fees

All fees subject to change. See for current tuition and campus-based fees.

  UCSD Other UC Non-UC
Program Cost:
(includes $500 administrative fee)
$6,426.26 $6,426.26 $6,426.26
Estimated Tuition and Campus-Based Fees:
$2,514.43 $2,564.43 $3,454.43
(not including airfare or personal expenses)
$8,940.69 $8,990.69 $9,880.69

Budget Sheet

Funding Options

See the funding options page to learn how financial aid and scholarships can help you pay for this program.

Site Visits in London

  • London city tour 
  • Plague, Pestilence and Pathology walking tour
  • Guided tour, educational workshop and tickets to a play at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (subject to availability)
  • Feast of the Assumption
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Museum of London
  • Migration Museum

Day Trips

  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • Round trip boat trip to Greenwich with a guided tour of the Royal Observatory and free time to explore the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum

Overnight Excursion to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath

  • Guided tours of three locations
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Roman Baths
  • Bath Abbey

Excursions are subject to change without prior notice. No refunds are possible.


  • Students will be housed in a furnished student apartment in central London. Apartments will have double rooms with an ensuite bathroom and access to a shared kitchen and communal areas.
  • Internet access is included in the accommodation.
  • Housing arrangements are subject to change based on local circumstances without prior notice. No price adjustments are possible.

Included Meals

  • Welcome and Farewell dinner

Classroom and Computer Access

  • Classroom in our on-site partner's London study center near Oxford Circus.
  • All classrooms are equipped with projector, white board, computer, and internet access.
  • No computer lab access - students must bring a laptop.
  • Wireless access may be intermittent due to local conditions. No refunds or price adjustments are possible.


  • Airport pickup at the beginning of the program will be provided for students who arrive during designated pick up window at London Heathrow Airport. Required arrival time will be posted after March 1.
  • Upon completion of the program students will receive a cash stipend to cover their transportation from central London back to London Heathrow by means of the Heathrow Express.
  • Students will receive an Oyster Card for Zones 1 and 2 valid on the London Underground for the duration of the program.
  • When necessary, local transportation to/from program sponsored activities will be included. All transportation for sponsored out-of-town excursions will be arranged via private coach or train.


  • More information about how to obtain a local SIM card will be provided at the pre-departure orientation.
  • Students will be responsible for purchasing their own calling time/minutes.

Insurance, Health, and Safety

  • Comprehensive on-site orientation including health and safety, important logistics, tips on living in London, and tips on being academically successful
  • 24/7 emergency support provided by IFSA-Butler staff
  • International health insurance provided by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)
  • All students must register for UC travel insurance. This is free coverage, but registration is required prior to departure.