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UConn in London, England (Faculty-led)

The Program

Through volunteer placements and experiential learning opportunities, UConn in London offers students the chance to engage with critical global issues both inside and outside the classroom. The program makes the most of being located in the heart of London for expanding your understanding of global problems in the areas of human rights, social justice, sustainability, women’s rights, immigrant rights, economics, health care, and education.  During various field studies you will explore the city unknown to the tourist and in the course of your voluntary contributions to NGO community placements, you will learn more about the complexities of global citizenship in one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. All courses inform contemporary debates on globalization and citizenship and include anthropology, art history, human rights studies, political science, and sociology.

The Academics

You will choose from a rich menu of courses and have the option of taking a 3-credit internship. You will take 12-15 credits (most students take 12), and each course will be pre-approved for 3 credits. Classes will take place at Monticello House on Russell Square in Bloomsbury, a fully equipped facility with computers, internet, library, study facilities and a lounge. Precise courses offered will vary by semester, and will fall into a variety of academic disciplines, including History, English, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, and Fine Arts.

Course Offerings (please note that these courses are subject to change): 

  • COMM 3400/POLS 3993 – Mass Media and Political Processes
  • ARTH 3990/GEOG 4093 – Foreign Study – Art in the City
  • ENGL 2407 – Short Story
  • ENGL 3503 – Shakespeare (W option)
  • HDFS 2001 – Diversity Issues in Human Development and Family Studies
  • COMM 4460 – Cross-Cultural Communication
  • HIST 3421 – History of Modern England
  • PSYC 2101 – Multicultural Psychology
  • ANTH 3150 (W option) – Migration
  • HRTS 3837/SOCI 3837 (W option) Sociology of Global Human Rights
  • HRTS 3420 – Being International

Students can either take a full semester of courses, or opt to do a full time volunteer placement for the second half of the semester. The volunteer placement and reflective practice course that go with it, are worth 6 credits total (3 INTD credits for the internship and 3 INTD credits for the reflective practice. Human Rights students receive HRTS 3293 for 3 credits and HRTS 4291: Service Learning  Internship for 3 credits).

Students not doing a placement for the second half of the semester will take courses instead.

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 on Edgware Road called the Landward, 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).Visit this link for more information on getting around London.

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 most importantly, to contribute to the community life of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world.

UK Visa

Because all UConn in London students will have volunteer placements or internships, you will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa to study in London. You can find information on how to get a Visa on our website.  In addition, there will be a visa workshop later in the semester.

Finances

Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. 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.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Fall, Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/03/2016 10/07/2016 01/08/2017 04/29/2017
Fall 2017 04/01/2017 04/10/2017 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

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