- London, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling in a London university. With seven prestigious institutions to choose from, you’ll find a partner school and program that matches your needs. IES Abroad London is dedicated to enhancing your study abroad experience with superior student services and opportunities to fully experience life in London. Our staff in London will help you make the most of your experience abroad.
Academic life at QM involves a range of instructional styles (lectures, seminars, tutorials) as well as assessment methods (exams, essays, projects.). The college is widely recognized for excellence in both research and teaching, and you are expected to contribute to the lively learning environment. You are welcome to enroll in classes in any academic department, although certain classes may have prerequisites. You enroll in four 4-credit courses per semester.
Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.
- Setting Description:
- The Beatles said it best in their hit song “Blackbird”: “All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise.” Now’s your time—study abroad in the land of William Shakespeare, the Royal family, Sir Isaac Newton, and Harry Potter. Be inspired by everything around you, from the museums and art galleries to Buckingham Palace and Parliament. Even a simple walk around this culturally rich city or a ride on the Tube can inspire you in ways you’d never imagine. Check out this Center for yourself through our virtual tours.
- We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- IES Abroad offers $5 million dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships and grants that can be used toward an IES Abroad study abroad program. Apply online using our universal Aid Application, and we’ll pair you with the scholarships and grants.
Based on 1 Reviews
- The Real London Experience03/27/14
I studied abroad through the IES direct enrollment program at Queen Mary College in the East End of London. After the initial period of orientation, I did not have much contact with the IES staff other than periodical check-ins and field trips. Aside
from that, the Queen Mary staff--especially the professors--were very kind and accommodating. I would absolutely recommend this program to any student who has any interest in going at all. London is such a wonderfully vibrant city with an endless supply of fun places to go to and activities to do, and Queen Mary is a really nice place to peek into the life of a typical London student. As for the East End of London, it is a wonderfully diverse area. A five minute tube ride west and a bit of walking, and you would arrive at Spitalfields market, a historic place that has been--like a lot of London--modernized to reflect the fashion-forward culture of the citizens. On a Sunday, if you were to walk through the market and down a few back streets, you would arrive at--my favorite place--the famous Brick Lane market, with the best food I had in London and lots of vintage shopping opportunities. A two minute tube ride east from Mile end, and you would arrive in the Stratford mall, which is a facility built especially for and adjacent to the 2012 London Olympic Park. In regards to the Queen Mary campus itself, there are two Queen Mary College locations: the Mile End campus and the Whitechapel campus. I have only ever been to the Mile End campus, but I can say that it is very well integrated into the urban landscape around it. The campus itself gives the appearance of seclusion to its students; it would be possible for a student to live within the contained area of the campus without leaving if they really wanted to. There are several buildings where classes are held, but generally, the different buildings house different school departments. The classrooms varied from large lecture rooms that could contain, probably, a good 150 people, to small classrooms where a class of maybe 15 people at most could fit into. It took me approximately 10 minutes to walk from one side of campus (where the dorms are) to the other (where I had a class), and most of the non-academic facilities (coffee shops, the campus pub, the cafeterias, the bookstore, the campus corner market, etc.) were within this area. The most interesting feature of campus, for me, however, was the Nuevo Burial Ground, which is really just a graveyard that just so happens to be in the middle of campus. I also greatly appreciated the close proximity to the Mile End tube station, which made it very easy to get anywhere I wanted or needed to off-campus.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend