On the Summer in London program you can participate in one or two sessions. Each session is three weeks long, giving you the opportunity to be in London for an entire six weeks.
You will study one module of 20 UK credits per session (*the equivalent of 5 US credits) and you can come for either one or both sessions, earning a maximum of 40 UK credits (*the equivalent of 10 US credits).
*Please check with your Academic Advisor to confirm credit conversions at your home institution.
GPA Required: 2.8. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.
How to choose your courses:
As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Section of the CISabroad Application. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses.
Course load: 1 or 2 Courses (5 or 10 US credits)
Course approval: It is best to get 4 classes approved before you go abroad.
Classes run 9am - 1pm, four days per week. (Monday - Thursday)
Academic Session 1
Media City and Cultural Capital
Department of Media, Culture and Language
An introduction to topics ranging from London’s
newspaper industry and the BBC, to the capital’s arts
scene and the Olympic park. It incorporates a mix of
class-based sessions and field trips.
Gods and Heroes of Classical Mythology
Department of Humanities
Explore the role of enduringly intriguing mythological
figures such as Athena/Minerva, Aphrodite/Venus and
Herakles/Hercules, and consider their rich ‘afterlife’ in
the postclassical world.
Introduction to the London Stage
Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance
This module introduces a range of dramatic forms,
conventions and aesthetics currently employed on
the London stage, revealing trends in contemporary
productions and analysing the social and cultural contexts
through which they are formed and constructed.
Academic Session 2
Art in London Museums
Department of Humanities
An interactive introduction to London’s national art
galleries, with a dual focus on the cultural history of
these institutions and the art history of their collections.
Psychology in the Real World
Department of Psychology
Bridging the gap between theory, research and real-world application, this module encourages students to critically engage int he ways in which psychological notions underpin, inform, or can be used to make sense of a wide range of penomena and practices in contemporary society.
The UK Business Environment
The creative and cultural sector is currently the UK's second-fastest expanding economic area and this module explores key creative industries such as heritage and architecture, entertainment, music, film, fashion, and literature.
Department of Social Sciences
This module combines contemporary theorires and debates on teh condition of urban life in a global city with hands-on ethnographic street-level persepctives on urban social form experienced by students.
Magic, Murder & Mystery in London Literature
Covering detective stories, fantasy, children's literature and grpahic novels, this module introduces students to London icty as the source, setting and inspiration for literary texts. Our investigations will lead us from Vistorian London through to the 21st Century, examining texts where magic, mystery and urder come to the fore.