Studies Abroad: London Semester FAQ
A visa is not required for this program.
No foreign language is required. Students should remember that some word usage is different and a strong accent might make it challenging to understand some people, but it is all part of the experience.
London is a very expensive place to live so keep that in mind while budgeting. On average, students bring between $2,100 and $2,600 for the semester. Students should also take into account if they will be doing additional traveling before, during, and after and of course budget for plane tickets.
This program is quite flexible with a variety of majors and it works well for Business and College of Arts and Sciences students. However, students can check with their advisers or Dr. Contreras to make sure that this program will best fit with their plans.
Students stay with London families, who will provide them with five dinners and seven breakfasts per week. Additionally, students will have some access to laundry and kitchen services. Internet access is available on campus.
December through February averages between 35 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit, while spring and fall temperatures are in the 40-60 range. The English climate is very rainy, particularly from October through January. Snowfall is not uncommon, but usually only for a few days in the winter.
The Fall 2015 program will begin early in September and conclude in mid-December 2015 with a fall break in October. The Spring 2016 program will begin early February 2016 and end in May 2016 with a spring break in March.
The London Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 programs cost $26,155.
The following courses have been offered in previous years. However, the courses are subject to change depending on availability each semester.
- Britain Today: Issues and Perspectives (SOC, 4 credits)
- Shakespeare the Dramatist (ENG or DRM, 4 credits)
- Advanced Studio Art (FA, 2 credits)
- The Play’s the Thing: Writing for the Stage (ENG or DRM, 4 credits)
- Modernism and Contemporary Art (FA, 4 credits)
- London : Biography of a City (HST, 4 credits)
- Cultural Studies: British Foundations and Applications (CST, 4 credits)
- Advanced Literature Study: Dickens, the Londoner (ENG, 2 credits)
- Theatre: Audience and Society (ENG or DRM, 4 credits)
- British Masters (FA, 4 credits)
- Empire: The British Experience, 1500-1960 (HST, 4 credits)
- Tom Paine and the Age of Democratic Revolutions (POL, 4 credits)
- The Contemporary London Novel (ENG, 2 credits)