Olmert's East Anglia and London Program Featured on Newsdesk

September 17, 2008
The "life changing" potential of study abroad programs was theme of a university press release on Michael Olmert's "Study Abroad in London and East Anglia."

East AngliaOlmert, a lecturer in the department and a 2005 inductee into the Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame, annually leads 12 to 16 undergraduates on a three week tour of London and the East Anglian town of Castle Acre.

According to Olmert, "We go to the house museums of Keats, Dickens, Darwin, Sir John Soane. We pay special attention to Roman and medieval London." 
Not solely focused on literature, the course also explores British history, drama, art, archaelology, and especially architecture, a key subject of interest for Olmert. "We go to about 15 churches, four cathedrals, a Christopher Wren-style 18th-century synagogue, two medieval Students in East Angliacastles, and two ruined monastic sites," says Olmert.

You can read the full article at UM Newsdesk.

Undergraduates interested in this and other study abroad programs should consult the International Programs website.