July 1 - 18, 2016


For the past several years, a group of graduate students board an international flight to London, embarking on what each thinks will be a new and different experience. However, each cannot imagine the individual transformation that takes place over only a few weeks in a place where the language and food are familiar, but the culture, the history and the people are so very different.

London has been a graduate school event snuggled between Summer 1 and Summer 2, taking advantage of Week 0 while for some using every bit of vacation time available. The itinerary is full of field research meeting with business owners, civic leaders and experiencing sites rich with history. And, if one is especially adventurous, time is set aside to travel to neighboring countries as some did - to the cities of Paris and Rome, along with the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany in the northern part of Italy.  

Again in 2015, a group of graduate students traveled with faculty advisor, Robert Tenuta, to London for an immersion experience covering the history, culture and business aspect of the United Kingdom.

Courses: MGT598 Independent Study
Two weeks of class time and field research in London, and eight weeks of self-directed work upon return.



Study Abroad Requirements:

  • Completion of 2 quarters prior to departure.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Reference from student's academic advisor
  • Completed FAFSA, SIGNED financial aid plan and a $0 financial-aid balance at time of acceptance
  • $300 deposit

The cost to study abroad is tuition plus the study abroad fee. The 2016 Study Abroad Fee is $5,200 and includes: Round-trip airfare from Chicago, Airport transfers at Destination, Housing, Field Research and Site Visits. A $300 deposit is required at the time of application. It is credited to the applicant's account if they are NOT accepted into the program. If accepted, the deposit will be credited upon return, if there are no housing damages, flight changes or expenses incurred due to negligence caused by the student while abroad. All programs are subject to cancellation in the case of low enrollment.

*Dates may fluctuate by one or two days depending on availability. 




“There is no better opportunity to travel the world than with the study abroad program at Robert Morris University. It is a once in a lifetime experience that will change you forever.”

For more information, contact:

Dr. Robert Tenuta
Faculty Advisor for Graduate Study Abroad Program

Shelley LaMantia
Dean of Professional Arts



Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.