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UConn Summer in London, England (Faculty-led)

The Program

Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member. 

London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, a global centre of culture. UConn Summer in London offers an exciting opportunity to experience all the cultural diversity of this city, both as a showcase for the past and as a microcosm of the modern world.

On this program you will enjoy the cultural feast of contemporary London while examining the city’s diversity inside and outside the classroom. Lovers of literature and the arts will find a wealth of history, architecture, and museums on display. There are more than 200 museums and galleries in the city, including the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as a number of smaller galleries that highlight the capital’s recent prominence in terms of contemporary and international visual cultures. Theatre lovers will discover a vibrant scene of popular, fringe, classic, and modern plays. If you’re interested in music or dance, at your fingertips will be a menu of opportunities, including classical music, opera, ballet, modern dance, and much much more. London is famous for its clubs featuring rock, jazz, and popular music genres from all over the world. London hosts festivals and fairs throughout the year and a lively street life of markets, parades and carnivals, which demonstrate the multicultural character of the city and its inhabitants.

The Academics

UConn Summer is London is an intensive six-week experience during which you will take two innovative courses, each worth 3 credits. Your classes will meet in the heart of historic Bloomsbury. You may select from the courses below, provided we get enough enrollments. All classes will make full use of the city and the cultural events on offer during the summer, and will include visits to museums, galleries and walking tours of historic and contemporary districts.  Courses to be offered are the following:

COMM 3993 Negotiation and Communication

ENGL 3503 Shakespeare

HIST 3993 History of London

HIST 3993 British Life and Culture

The Experience

Monticello House (The Anglo Educational Services London Study Center) on Russell Square in Bloomsbury is an ideal location for your studies, as it is just a short walk to the British Museum and a twenty minute walk to many of the hot spots of London, including Covent Garden, Oxford Street, the West End theatre district, Soho, and Trafalgar Square, site of the National Gallery, and many other tourist attractions. You will reside in fully furnished modern apartments in Conway Hall on the Southbank, a lively and dynamic area just a twenty minute walk from Monticello House. Housing includes wireless broadband, washers and dryers, and weekly cleaning. The Southbank is a wonderful place for shopping and eating, and is well connected to the rest of the city by bus and subway (underground).

Prepare to be transformed by the knowledge, skills and experience you will gain living and learning in London that will equip you for future success in your future academic and professional lives! You will enjoy a unique opportunity to explore, understand, and write about one of the most extraordinary cities in the world.

Contact

To learn more about the UConn in London experience, and for more information regarding visas, internships, courses, and everyday life in London, please visit our website: http://abroad.uconn.edu/uconn-in-london-programs/

Finances

Please note that the only type of financial aid that can be applied to the cost of this program, other than scholarships, are Federal Stafford Loans. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 2.75