Official Embedded Program Application and Commitment Form: London, Fall 2023

Big Ben, London

Greetings prospective globe-trotter! I appreciate your interest in participating and applying for the upcoming embedded travel program for CRIMJ 499 Serial Killers and European Criminal Justice (online), to London, England in Fall 2023! This course is a 7-week 2nd session, 3-credit Fall course that begins October 16, and ends at the end of the Fall semester, and will be taught by Dr. Hakan Can.

Proposed Activities

  • Thames River Cruise
  • Walking tour, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Bow Street, Camden Market, Portobello Market
  • Tower of London
  • Clink Prison Museum
  • London Dungeon Experience
  • Jack the Ripper walking tour
  • Attend trial at Old Bailey
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Scotland Yard and Metro Police Museum
  • (Optional: Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, British Museum)
  • (subject to change)

How do I get enrolled in this class?

In order to participate in this embedded course, you must apply first (see below). If you are selected, you will be contacted, and if still interested, you will be asked to pay a $500 deposit before being manually enrolled in the course. When your deposit is received, an email will be sent to the registrar requesting that you be added to the class (you will be cc’ed on the email).

The dates of the travel experience in London will be November 17, 2023 to November 25, 2023; you will be responsible for purchasing your own flight, with the expectation of arriving by the first day of the program (which is Nov 18, so you would be flying out Nov 17) and depart on the last day of the program (departing Saturday morning probably).

Please submit this Application Form by September 15, 2023 to be considered for this course. If approved, you will be contacted to confirm, and then you will be required to pay your program deposit of $500 when prompted to do so, by check to Fayette campus (you will be provided with specific instructions). When the deposit is received, THEN you will be manually enrolled in the 3-credit CRIMJ 499 web class. If the deposit is not paid by the deadline, you will be dropped from consideration.

The program fee balance of $1500 (for a total of $2000) will need to be paid to Fayette campus, in full, by the end of September (you will be given specific instructions after your deposit is paid). If the balance is not paid you will be dropped from the course and program.

Please note that after you pay, you become financially committed to Penn State. The fee is non-refundable (we have a vendor, and contracts are in place), even if you drop the class or cannot participate in the program.

Embedded Course Fee and Tuition

Participation in this travel experience includes a non-refundable embedded program fee $2,000, which covers the costs of accommodations, educational experiences, transportation in-country, and a welcome and farewell dinner. This fee does NOT cover airfare, most meals, tuition, spending money, etc.

The costs and services covered by the embedded program fee include:

  • All overnight accommodations
  • Transportation in London related to academic programming
  • Fees related to academic experiences and visits
  • Two dinners
  • Tour guides where appropriate


  • Airfare to/from London
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated on the itinerary)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation to/from the domestic airport
  • Passport/visa costs
  • Immunizations (if applicable)
  • Course tuition

It is also important to be aware that being enrolled in CRIMJ 499 for the FALL 2023 semester may or may not add to a student's cost of tuition depending on their part-time vs. full-time status in the Fall semester. If you are a full-time student enrolled in 12 credits or more for the Spring semester, this 3-credit course will not add additional cost to your tuition because it will be part of your full-time semester tuition. (Tuition costs are NOT included in the embedded program fee).

Funding Opportunities

There are several Penn State Global funding opportunities You don’t need to do anything to apply for the Embedded Programs Scholarship ($1000) as you will be considered once I submit a final roster, and you will be notified 2-4 weeks after the final roster is submitted. Please consider some of the other grants as well, as you may be eligible.

Further, the Student Engagement Network also has grants up to $2000 available for study abroad opportunities Current application period is open, and closes September 4; Award decision notifications are made during the week of September 11-18, meaning you will know if you have been awarded before you need to fully financially commit to this program.

Recipients of awards typically receive their funds as they are applied to their student bursar account.

Official Application

Aris Karagiorgakis

By submitting this form below, you are requesting consideration for approval to add this course and participate in the embedded travel experience to London. You understand and agree, that if accepted, you will be asked to pay the $500 deposit first, BEFORE being manually enrolled into the 3-credit CRIMJ 499 web class (you do not need to take further action to be enrolled). You are also committing to pay the full program fee by the deadline when prompted to do so.

Dr. Hakan Can

Please note that after you have paid, you become financially committed to Penn State. The fee is non-refundable, even if you drop the class or cannot participate in the program. Any grant award received will also be returned.

Please complete this application by September 15, 2023. If accepted, you will be contacted to verify your interest and commitment and prompted to pay your deposit. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Your program leaders  Dr. Aris Karagiorgakis and Dr. Hakan Can .


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