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The British Invasion: The Impact of British Popular Music in the 1960

Program Highlights


On campus: May 11-21, In-country: May 22 - June 4, 2015


OSU Sponsored





Academic Credit


Application Deadline

January 19, 2015
Term: 1154


Undergraduate students in all majors;
3.0 GPA

If we receive more applications than the program can accommodate, preference will be given to those students who have not participated in international study or OIA academic programs. Music reading is desirable, but not required.

Program Costs

Ohio State Tuition + $4,030 (See "Program Costs" Section for details)

Contact Information

Kelsey Poole (.117)

Resident Directors

Dr. Tim Gerber


This program offers an introduction and orientation to the popular music of the United Kingdom, most specifically, music from the country of England. It will explore the meaning and impact of the 1960's as reflected in the music of that era. Specific attention will be given to the international exchange of musical influences between the United States and the United Kingdom in the historic period beginning with the assassination of JFK and ending with Woodstock. The primary focus will be on the phenomenon of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Kinks, the Yardbirds and Cream and their musical intersections with cultural icons in the United States performing Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n Roll. After two weeks of study on the Ohio State campus, all members of the class will travel to London and Liverpool, England, to experience first hand the cultural demographics and the music created there.


The program will take place in London and Liverpool, England.

Courses and Credits

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of Music 3350 for May session. Music 3350 can count for GE Visual and Performing Arts, as well as GE Education Abroad.


Students will stay in double and triple rooms in modest, centrally located hotels. Breakfast is included every morning at the hotel. Four group meals will also be provided.

Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4,030 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare, accommodatios in London and Liverpool, entrances, performances, excursions, in-country travel, and international insurance. It does not cover meals not included in the program fee and personal expenses.

Students enrolled full time in spring semester may take up to three credits during the May session with no tuition costs. Fees, however, will continue to be charged. Tuition for enrollment beyond three credits will also be charged.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeyelink. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Special Petition Process

In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* If a travel warning exists at the time of acceptance, the petition must be included as part of the program acceptance materials. If a travel warning is issued after acceptance to the program, participants will be asked by their Office of International Affairs study abroad coordinator to submit a petition at that time. All petitions are reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee and subject to approval by the Provost.


In order to be eligible to apply for this program students must hold a 3.0 by the end of spring semester and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.

Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)
The British Invasion: The Impact of British Popular Music in the 1960's: go.osu.edu/BritishInvasion

Contact Us
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to abroadadvisor@osu.edu. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.

*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.