- London, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- The goal of our 35+-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.
We offer unique courses that explore arts, literature, business, politics, and science, as well as other topics, through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. You enroll in 15–19 credit hours per semester, and all courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise specified. Credits awarded for supplementary university courses vary.
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.
Based on 4 Reviews
- Good way to experience London04/26/14
This was a great program for those who want an easy, fun experience of London. IES administrators are very helpful and encourage a lot of travel and exploration of the city itself. No classes on Friday allowed for plenty of time to travel elsewhere, or
just get to know London better. IES classes were much more challenging/time-consuming than many other study abroad experiences I had heard of, but the professors were great and frequent class field trips really allowed us to feel like we were connecting what we learned with the city itself and weren't just cooped up in a classroom all day. The organized IES fieldtrips to other parts of England and the UK were a great way to do some traveling while saving the time and hassle of planning trips yourself. All in all, a great program for those who want a challenging but well-guided study abroad experience. If you're looking for a very independent, self-sufficient experience with your time abroad and don't need or want to be under the wing of your program's administrators, however, I might choose a different program. Our living space, Nido Spitalfields, was an incredibly modern, upscale, high-rise apartment building which houses thousands of international students. The rooms are small but have amazing views, and afford just enough privacy by having separate rooms but a shared kitchen and bathroom with one other person. Living in a building of all international students was also a fantastic way to meet new people from all over the world, and the building is very centrally located in the city. Some nights the party never left the Nido lobby or Sky Lounge! It was very fun atmosphere.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Great opportunity to experience London04/26/14
The program allows participants to be immersed in life in London, from both an academic and social perspective. Classes, covering a wide variety of topics from theatre to media and politics, are often conducted outside of the classroom and take advantage
of resources such as the Museum of London, West End theatres, and more. Housing is conveniently located at about a 15 minute walk from the IES center, and is located near King's Cross station, making all of London extremely accessible. The coursework at IES is challenging, but still allows for travelling on the weekends and enjoying all the London has to offer at night.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- London will become part of you03/25/14
The Study London Program through IES Abroad is a one of a kind program. It is a small program and classes consisted of no more than 15 people. You have time to adjust when you arrive and the staff make sure you bond with other students and know how to
get to important locations. The teachers are engaging and understanding and I still keep in touch with some. London is a great place to study abroad and I definitely will be going back to experience more of it. The accommodations are located in the City of London and right near a bunch of markets. My most memorable experiences were the theatres I went to every Thursday with other students to see shows. It is a great way to explore London and the theatres are usually surrounded by busy restaurants and pubs. Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square was definitely my favorite. I lived in Nido Student Living Spitalfields, which has 33 floors and located in the center of the City of London, right near Liverpool Street Station. Students from all over the world and who were in different programs also lived there so its easy to make friends. The building has a gym on the top floor, huge lounge, courtyards and smaller lounges on each floor. The mail/package system is super efficient and the security are all super helpful and really nice. You're steps away from Spitalfields Market, which is filled with restaurants, shops and a market and also steps away from Bricklane where all the indian restaurants, shops and markets are located. It takes about 25 minutes to get to campus on the tube. The rooms are modern and you have your own room with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Classes are located in Bloomberg and are held in a historic house but surrounded by English colleges.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A fantastic way to see London03/25/14
My experience was terrific. I made great friends, took engaging courses taught by British professors, visited local attractions, traveled extensively, and came home completely satisfied with my time abroad. The location was perfect: close to the tube,
grocery stores, ATMs, convenience stores, and attractions.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend