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London, England


Harry Potter’s London and British Fiction of the Fantastic

This course will survey the global influence of British Children’s Literature, focusing especially on the characters and myths developed around J.K. Rowling’s Harry “Potterverse” and its antecedents.   We will visit sites in and around London relating to the Harry Potter novels, as well as precursors like P.L.Travers’ Mary Poppins, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, and the libraries, homes, and iconic sites of related authors of popular and children’s fiction including Charles Dickens. Beatrix Potter, and Arthur Conan Doyle.


Harry Potter

Who Should Apply?

  • STLCC students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.
  • All students from Missouri community colleges and universities as well as independent travelers with an interest in educational travel and international studies.
  • All students and community members interested in literature and children’s fiction.


To sign up for the program complete the STLCC study abroad online application or contact Christopher Sulincevski at 314-644-9671 / csulincevski@stlcc.edu.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Apply Today!


  • Course may be audited.
  • Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at St. Louis Community College will be scheduled.

Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a passport valid for at least three months beyond the return date.
  • Any specific country entry requirements will have to be met.
  • Reading proficiency required.
  • Participants will be instructed to register in GLE 101: Harry Potter’s London and British Fiction of the Fantastic, STLCC 3-credit hours course. This course is restricted to participants only.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.

Peter Pan


The estimated program fee is $3295* per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 12 participants.

The program cost includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from St. Louis to London
  • Airport transfers in a private coach
  • Lodging in a 3-star hotel
  • Daily breakfast in hotel and a welcome dinner
  • London Visitor Oyster Card
  • Two-day London pass
  • Public transportation to attractions
  • Entrance fees to attractions and guided tours
  • Gratuities for tour guides
  • Limited emergency health insurance.

The program cost does NOT include:

  • STLCC tuition (3 credit hours)
  • Valid passport (and visa fees if applicable)
  • Lunches, dinners (unless specified on itinerary) and snacks
  • Independent touring and personal expenses
  • Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)

* The final price may vary due to exchange rate, number of participants, taxes, and fees imposed by outside vendors.

Payment Schedule

  • Required payment by Dec 8, 2022……………$1500
  • By Dec. 15, 2022……………additional $1000
  • By Jan. 15, 2023……………additional $795

Cancellation Policy

No refunds of airfare ($1,200) for cancellation after Dec. 8, 2022.

Other penalties and fees will apply for canceling after Dec. 8,  2022.

No refund for cancellations after Dec. 25, 2022.

STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover any trip cancellations and interruptions.

Tentative Itinerary

Day Date Description
Saturday March 11 Flight from St. Louis to London, England
Sunday March 12

Arrival in London

Transfer to the hotel in a private coach

Health and Safety orientation

Hotel check-in

Welcome dinner in an authentic English pub

Overnight in London

Monday March 13

Breakfast at hotel

Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street

Kings Cross: Platform 9 ¾ Photo Opp & Harry Potter Shop

Overnight in London

Tuesday March 14

Breakfast at hotel

Harry Potter Walking Tour

St. Paul’s Cathedral Triforium Tour

Overnight in London

Wednesday March 15

Breakfast at hotel

Kensington Garden Peter Pan tour

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Play

Overnight in London

Thursday March 16

Breakfast at hotel

WB Studios: The Making of Harry Potter

Overnight in London

Friday March 17

Breakfast at hotel

The British Library

Literary Tour of London

Overnight in London

Saturday March 18

Breakfast at hotel

Explore on your own

Overnight in London

Sunday March 19

Breakfast at hotel

Hotel check-out

Transfer to London airport in a private coach

Flights to St. Louis

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St. Paul's Cathedral

Faculty Leader

Daniel Yezbick, Professor of English, has taught undergraduate course in British literature and fantasy literature for many years at STLCC, including specialized section of Fantasy and Gothic Global Literature. He has written several academic articles on children’s literature and mass media relating to Harry Potter and its contexts and developed public lectures on the material for the St Louis Science Center and several other groups nationwide. Daniel has authored a highly regarded 2015 book on children’s literature “Perfect Nonsense” from Fantagraphics Press focusing on the uses of nonsense as a political allegory in both English and American cultures.

Daniel has also led several study abroad courses to England including Intensive Theater courses in Stratford and London as the Co-Director for the University of Illinois Theater in England Program. He has led two Veterans D-Day study abroad programs to England and France for STLCC.


St. Louis Community 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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

St. Louis Community College is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure nondiscrimination.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director of Student Conduct and Title IX coordinator at 314-539-5345.

Contact Information

Daniel Yezbick
Professor, English

Christopher Sulincevski
International Education Coordinator

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