The goal of our 40+-year-old program is to help you explore contemporary London, both physically and culturally. Gain a deeper knowledge of British culture, including the central importance of history to the British. Explore the global impact of Britain on Western culture, including art, literature, and financial and political systems. Choose from more than 40 IES Abroad-taught courses taught by expert local faculty at our Center, as well as a course at one of our prestigious local partner universities—City University, Queen Mary, or the School of Oriental & African Studies. Not only are there hundreds of courses and disciplines available through our partner universities, but you also have the opportunity to make local British and international friends. Additional unique offerings include our Global Leadership Certificate for students interested in leadership studies (see page 14) and our creative workshop courses that focus on the production of a piece of creative work (writing, film, or fine art). While adding study abroad to your résumé is impressive enough, adding an international internship is even more powerful, and can help distinguish your application for graduate school or a job opportunity in today’s competitive market. Before you depart, we talk to you about the type of placement you’d like and then work to match you with a placement in London. Service learning placements are also available if you would like to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s culture and society.
AIFS in London offers several study abroad options options including dynamic internship opportunities. Students can choose from myriad courses in business, finance, economics, public relations, psychology, sociology, journalism, communications, art, history and more. Volunteer opportunities and an International Internship Program are also available. London is diverse, modern and thriving city, and with AIFS, central London is just outside your door. Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace count among the notable neighbors. A major political, financial and cultural center, London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theaters, historic buildings and a host of beautiful urban parks, London has something for everyone. Please visit the AIFS website for term- and program-specific details.
Located in the posh Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, CAPA’s London Program sits in Victorian townhouses minutes away from famous landmarks. Travel everywhere by the Underground “Tube” or take a stroll down any street to find something amazing. Take in the free museums, embrace the “foodie” culture, or enjoy the sights, London has something for everyone. Not to mention the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city.
London's cultural, social, and ethnic diversity is unlike anywhere else on Earth, and whether you're a budding designer, architect, actor, or simply a student of the world, the experienced staff and faculty of Faraday House are ready to help you get the most out of your semester in London. By the time you return to the U.S., you will not only have augmented your understanding of other nations, cultures, and historical and artistic traditions, but you will also have seen America from the outside, though others' eyes. The SU London center is in Bloomsbury, the heart of academic London. The SU London program features specialized programs in architecture, design, drama, and music industry. Course clusters are also offered in international business/management and sports management.Internships are also available in a variety of fields for 3 credits. Students must be enrolled in the semester program in order to take part in an internship.
In this semester program you will study and practice photojournalism and documentary filmmaking/storytelling using the diverse people and places of London as your subjects. You will learn photography and filmmaking technique, aesthetics principles and applications, and visual storytelling from an award winning master professor, photographer and filmmaker in the field. The stories you create will focus on experiences during your time in London, those of distinguished US expats living in London, and those of guest presenters including distinguished British photographers and filmmakers.You will learn about British film history and attend the prestigious BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, where more than 300 films, documentaries, and shorts are screened from around the world. You do not need to be an expert in filming or in a film-centered disciplines. Instead you should want to learn more about documentaries and documentary “literacy” that you encounter in daily life.
Pioneering musicians. Innovative theater. Iconic architecture. Celebrated literature. Whatever you're seeking, you'll find it when you study abroad in London. England’s capital city has long been known for its museums, markets, pubs, history, entertainment, and fashion; it's also home to diverse educational institutions that help you meet your academic, career, and personal goals. Explore this vibrant metropolis through courses that turn the city into your living classroom. You can gain résumé-boosting experience through our international internship program, and immerse in local culture by volunteering, writing for a student newspaper, or joining on-campus clubs and activities. No matter where your interests lie, you’ll discover what you seek in this historically and culturally rich urban center.
Programs in London Include:Integrated Programs: TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 40 UAL credits per term (12 semester credits). Students enroll directly alongside local undergraduate students who are full-time, degree-seeking students. Students are required to work more independently than they may be accustomed to at their home institution. While teaching is not conducted in a traditional U.S. lecture-based class setting, students receive guidance from faculty and are helped to identify the resources they need to reach course goals. Course content is delivered in a variety of ways, including individual and group tutorials, projects, seminars, lectures, and museum, gallery and studio visits.Integrated “Plus” Program: – For Studio Art Majors. Central Saint Martins also offers an Integrated “Plus” model, which gives study abroad students the ability to enroll in a Fine Arts track with local students, while also receiving additional support and instruction, participating in special projects, and experiencing customized visits aimed at helping these students get the most out of their integrated experience.Semester Study Abroad Programs: TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 12 – 16 U.S. credits per semester. These programs are usually 40% integrated with local students, and 60% tailored to study abroad students (the proportions may change with some exceptions). The teaching is generally more structured and there is more faculty support than in the integrated programs.UAL Summer Program: UAL's colleges specialize in art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts, and is the largest provider of higher level education in the arts in Europe. All the colleges are located in London and each college is at the heart of their respective communities. Summer students earn 90 contact hours per summer term. Students are welcome to enroll in multiple sessions for additional credit.HIGHLIGHTSLondon, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district, street markets, green spaces and elaborate parks, ruins, monuments, political machinations, art galleries and museums. Monuments to Britain’s glorious past are found throughout London, including the Tower of London, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the British Museum, and Trafalgar Square. Because of its famed galleries, the energy of Soho, the history that lives in the streets, the pub scene and the tranquility of London’s parks, London is alive with sources of inspiration.
Enjoy the eclectic vibe of a large, green campus located in the heart of an exciting cosmopolitan city that is both affordable and friendly. The University of Manchester is a world renowned research institution and is one of the largest course offerings of any single-site institution. The university boasts 25 Nobel Prize winners from its staff and students. A multi-cultural city that is popular with students, Manchester is an excellent affordable alternative to London.
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