Dates January 2-18, 2014
Registration and Processing Fee

$150 (Mason)

$200 (non-Mason)

Program Fee $4,446
Process Application Procedures

Laura Scobey
866.468.1243 toll free

The toll free number does not accept calls from the 703 or 571 area code

International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the participant.


This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with a cumulative GPA of 2.25, including students who do not attend George Mason University and members of the general public who are 18 years of age or older.



3 semester credits in ENGH 202, ENGH 309, THR 101, THR 497, or Honors 122


3 semester credits in ENGH 513




Stratford-Upon-Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace; tours of the Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre; and workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre

Downloadable Documents


Syllabus available upon request

Faculty Info

Contact Faculty Director Rick Davis, Professor, Dept. of Theater at GMU

London: Theatre Tour

This Winter Break, make the world your stage by studying abroad for two weeks in London!

Globe Theater

The Globe Theatre

Led by Rick Davis, Professor of Theater at George Mason University, this study abroad program has been one of CGE's most popular for nine years running! Besides being open to non-Mason students, this program is open to members of the general public who are 18 years of age or older.

Participants will see 8 shows, ranging from fringe productions to West End productions. Last year, the plays included:

  • The Royal Shakespeare Company's Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Uncle Vanya

  • The Dark Earth and the Light Sky

  • One Man, Two Guvnors

  • The Animals and Children took to the Streets



A distinguishing component of this program are the worshops that students will attend. These are interactive workshops that are conducted by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre.

2009 London Theater group

2009 Program Participants Outside of Buckingham Palace

Don't miss this rare opportunity to earn English or Theater credits abroad while immersing yourself for two weeks in the theatre-goer's dream that is London!

Academic DirectorRick Davis Picture

Rick Davis is the Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center and Professor of Theater. He teaches courses in directing, dramatic literature, and theater history. Rick has directed widely in the professional theater and opera worlds at such venues as Center Stage, the Kennedy Center, Unseam'd Shakespeare, Delaware Theatre Company, Players Theatre Columbus; American Ibsen Theater, Opera Idaho, Lake George Opera, the IN Series, and many others, as well as directing dozens of productions in college and university theaters.

Dates:January 2-18, 2014*

You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in London for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from London for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.

Do not purchase airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.

Program Fee: $4,446

The Center for Global Education Program Fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 8 performances
  • Some meals
  • Tours
  • Workshops
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation


Scholarships are available to George Mason students. Consult the Financing Your Study Abroad and the Scholarships sections for more information.

CGE Global Perspectives Scholarships

Open to George Mason University students who participate in CGE Winter Break and Summer Programs, scholarship amounts range from $250 to $1,000, depending on merit and financial need. Students who are awarded a Global Scholarship may volunteer to assist CGE in the promotion of study abroad upon their return.

Download CGE Global Perspectives Scholarships Information

Financial Aid

Mason students may also use financial aid (external link to FAFSA Student Aid) to cover a program's cost. If you are not a George Mason university student check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.

How to Apply

Consult the How to Apply section for detailed instructions.

  1. Start by completing the online application.

  2. Pay the $150 registration and processing fee ($200 for non-Mason).

Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.

*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.