Study Abroad Opportunity: Explorations in England, History of Photography

May 27-June 6, 2013

This study trip offers participants an exciting nine-day journey into the history of the medium of photography. We will view and study historic and contemporary works in the archives of museums and libraries in London, as well as in galleries throughout the city. Our exploration will be supplemented with an excursion to the home of William Henry Fox Talbot where the first negatives and prints were created and to Wells Cathedral. We will also be involved in the activities of the London Photo Fair. 

Estimated program cost of $3,699* per person based on double occupancy includes:

  • Airfare St. Louis to/from London
  • Airport transfers
  • Oyster Card for transportation in London
  • Lodging at four-star hotel
  • Continental breakfasts at the hotel
  • Guided tours of Lacock Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Westminster Abbey
  • Access to museum and library archives
  • Gratuities for bus drivers and tour guides
  • Limited international emergency health insurance

The program cost does NOT include:

  • Passport, visa, entry/exit fees
  • STLCC tuition and fees for ART:168
  • Gratuities other than bus drivers and tour guides
  • Lunches, dinners or snacks
  • Independent touring
  • Travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Miscellaneous expenses

*This price may vary due to taxes, fees and rate increases imposed by outside vendors.


Persons who are interested in finding out more about the history of photography and independent travelers who appreciate learning in a community of others are invited to apply.

The program requires ability to walk long distance both on pavement and gravel paths.


Participants must enroll in ART:168 History of Photography (3 credit hours) for the summer 2013 term. Course may be audited. Registration for the summer begins March 20, 2013.


Contact , project associate, Study Abroad/International Exchange Programs, at 314-539-5350 or at 314-984-7331.

All participants must enroll in ART:168 History of Photography (3 credit hours). Course may be audited.


Immediate deposit to secure your spot in the program – $200
By Dec. 15, 2012 – $500
By Feb. 1, 2013 – $1,500
By March 20, 2013 – $1,499


Full refund: Cancel before Nov. 26, 2012.
Deposit forfeit and other penalties will apply for cancelling after Nov. 26, 2012.
No refunds for cancellation on or after March 26, 2013.

STLCC strongly recommends that you purchase additional insurance to cover trip interruption and cancellation.


David Hanlon, professor, Art, has been an instructor at STLCC since 1990. He has organized and curated numerous displays of historic photographs, written essays for exhibition catalogs and professional journals and has participated in study abroad programs in Macedonia and Syria. During this time he has also regularly undertaken research in English museums, libraries and private collections.


St. Louis Community College (“college”) has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the administration and/or Board of Trustees of the college for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The college further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the college and the college assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The college is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Opportunity to Recruit in Taiwan

The U.S. recently implemented its visa waiver program for Taiwan, which allows Taiwanese citizens to visit the United States without a visa for up to 90 days. With the U.S. remaining the number one choice of location among Taiwanese who study abroad, U.S. educational institutions may benefit from this new program.

 Taiwan is currently ranked sixth among locations which send international students to the U.S., and AIEF can help you connect with Taiwanese students interested in short-term language and cultural studies, professional training, academic preparation courses, and more through our upcoming Spring 2013 American Education Fairs in Taiwan from March 23-26, 2013.

 We encourage you to submit your registration by November 30 to enjoy our early bird pricing at:

 For more information about AIEF Taiwan fairs, please refer to our Fall 2012 Taiwan Post-Fair Report at:

Southeast Asia Sends Record Number of Students to the U.S.

The recently released Open Doors 2012 revealed record student increases in the following Southeast Asian countries:

  • Malaysia: 6,743 marks the highest number of students studying in the U.S. in a decade
  • Singapore: 4,505 marks the highest number of students studying in the U.S. since 1995
  • Indonesia: 3% growth from 6,942 to 7,131 represents the largest percentage increase since 2008
  • Burma: 807 represents the highest number of students studying in the U.S. since 2003
  • Vietnam: Reported the highest ever number of students in the U.S. at 15,572.

In addition, four Southeast Asian countries placed among the world’s top 25 senders of students to the United States: Vietnam #8, Thailand #17, Indonesia #18, and Malaysia #21.

For more information about student mobility trends in Southeast Asia, please visit:

International Education Week – November 12-16

International Education Week - November 12-16

Study Missouri – A World of Opportunities

By David R. Russell, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education

Did you know that Missouri ranks 13th in the nation in the number of international students enrolled in higher education? More than 15,000 international students chose Missouri as their destination of choice for higher education in 2011 — a growth rate of 13 percent compared to the national growth rate of 5 percent.

Dr. David Russell, Commissioner

Dr. David Russell, Commissioner

A major reason for our state’s success in international education is the collaboration made possible by Study Missouri.

Missouri prides itself on the affordable, diverse opportunities for higher education offered in the state. From highly selective research universities to two-year open-enrollment colleges, Missouri provides an array of institutions to meet the needs of international students. Almost 40 of these institutions have joined together to promote international education through Study Missouri.

The growth in international education here may be due to the state’s outstanding academic programs and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that exists in our communities.

Missouri has the 7th lowest cost-of-living in the U.S., making the state an affordable place to attend college. Our low crime rate, moderate climate and clean, spacious campuses make Missouri one of the most attractive destinations for students wishing to study in the U.S.

Study Missouri hosts events such as International Education Day at the Capitol.

This year, 25 Missouri colleges and universities sent 420 international students from 77 countries to the state Capitol to network and see state government in action.

I invite international students who seek to study in the U.S.A. to use this website to explore all Missouri has to offer. And I encourage Missouri students to find study abroad opportunities here that will help them take advantage of international education. 

Best wishes to all on your journeys of discovery.

David R. Russell
Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education

International Education Day 2012 Video

Study Missouri brought together 400 students from 77 countries to visit the State Capitol and see the legislative process in action.

Watch activities from Missouri’s 2012 International Education Day.