Program Highlights for London, England
- Live and study in the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest most diverse cities, where history and innovation intersect.
- Explore famous sights and endless entertainment options —West End performances, free museums and royal parks, festivals, markets, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey.
- Enjoy London’s vibrant position in the center of the British film, arts, and music scene, with a rich cultural and historic heritage as well as a reputation as a modern center of global business.
- The International Programmes Office and the USAC Resident Director are present on-site to welcome and support you during your term abroad.
- Immerse yourself in a British university by studying at London Metropolitan University for a semester or a year.
- Complete a four-week summer internship or attend a specialized summer session at the large, international London Metropolitan University.
- Focus on arts and social change as part of USAC'S own summer program at Imperial College London campus, one of the world’s top universities.
Why Study In London?
The partnership summer, semester and yearlong London programs at London Metropolitan (London Met) University or USAC’s specialty summer program at Imperial College are ideal for students interested in living and studying in one of the most exciting cities in Europe. The program enables you to gain firsthand experience with the British educational system alongside students from all over the world. You may study for a summer session, a semester or a full year and choose from courses such as business, marketing, economics, English, history, social sciences, and psychology. Students typically select four classes per semester which can include specialized courses, some of which include visits to art galleries, museums, and theatre, utilizing London’s thriving cultural life as a unique backdrop for further study and exploration. London Met allows you to pre-approve your classes before you arrive in London, making it a very easy process.
The summer London program at Imperial College is ideal for students who are interested in living and studying in one of the most exciting cities in Europe. You may choose from courses in theatre, art, literature, history, and international business. Many courses enhance your studies with field trips to museums, theatre performances, and sites of historical and cultural interest. A guided tour of London and a field trip to the world-famous university town of Oxford are included in the program fees. There is also an optional tour to Edinburgh, Scotland. The summer London program offers one five-week session; however, the academic courses are only a part of the value of a summer abroad. Participation in formal and informal cultural and group activities also forms an integral part of the program.
There are several excellent reasons for deciding to study in the United Kingdom. Courses at British universities are taught by professors who do almost all the teaching and tutorial work with undergraduates while maintaining a high level of research activity. Although the U.K. shares a common language with the U.S., it remains a foreign country, with diverse traditions, values, and views of the world. Time in the U.K. will challenge you personally, open your eyes to different ways of looking at the current problems of the world and enable you to directly experience the wonderful culture and history of the European continent.
London Metropolitan University - Partnership Program
London Met Summer I and London Met Summer I and Internship Summer II
The London Met summer programs focus on business and U.K. Studies. You can choose a four-week, course-only option or an eight-week combination with four-weeks of courses and a four-week custom internship. Both programs include an optional Edinburgh, Scotland tour, adding the option of an additional week abroad.
London Met’s internship office will work with you individually on internship opportunities that match your interests. Opportunities may be available in areas such as business, law, finance, human resources, marketing, computing, digital media, events, social care, education, graphic design, art journalism, and sports science. London Met’s internship office will facilitate an online interview between you and potential employers for an initial meeting and to determine if the internship is a good fit prior to departure.
Imperial College - Specialty Program
The theme of USAC's summer program at Imperial College is arts and social change. You may choose from courses in theatre, art, literature, politics, peace and conflict, sustainability, and LGBTQ+ studies. Many courses enhance your studies with field trips to museums, theatre performances, and sites of historical and cultural interest.
A guided tour of London and a field trip to the world-famous university town of Oxford are included in the program fees. There is also an optional tour to Edinburgh, Scotland, and an optional field study to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Semester and Yearlong Terms
Studying at London Met enables you to gain firsthand experience of the British educational system alongside students from all around the world with the option to gain professional work experience through a non-credit internship. You will select four classes per semester—some of which may include visits to art galleries, museums, and theatres to utilize London’s thriving culture as a backdrop for further study and exploration. Yearlong students have additional options to take courses in science, computing, mathematics, sociology and media studies.