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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Program Costs: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Stacy Lutsch, slutsch@umass.edu
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Architecture and Design, Art, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Culture, Economics, English, Film Studies, Geography, History, International Business, Journalism, Legal Studies, Management, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Apartment
In Classes With:
Mostly International Students,Mostly Host Country Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Application Includes:
CIS application
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Program Description:
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Program Information:
It’s not a dream—you can study and live in the dazzling city of London. Yes, the London, with its double-decker buses, stacked museums, enormous Parliament building, jolly pubs, and traditional afternoon tea. Only, you won’t be a tourist, so you’ll discover all the hidden gems just like a local. During our Semester in London – University of Westminster program, you’ll take a range of classes at this historic university. The school is one of the most diverse in the country, so prepare to increase your social circle. You can also opt to intern at one of London’s many businesses and organizations, gaining practical experience and boosting your resume. You can really make this city your own.


Get excited about:
  • Beautiful, centrally located university setting is ideal for being right in the action
  • An academic calender that aligns with the US
  • Over 300 degree programs, including London-focused courses
  • A diverse student body, with students from over 150 countries
  • An independent, urban lifestyle
  • Opportunities to travel throughout the UK and Europe
Location:
A hotspot for art, fashion, film, history, music, theater, and nightlife, London is an experience in itself. Explore the many diverse markets across the city, including the punk-rock-inspired Camden market and colorful Portobello Road. Visit the Globe Theatre to see some of Shakespeare’s most famous works performed live. Many of London’s museums are free and house some of the most renowned works of art and artifacts. Cruise down the River Thames or find a rooftop with a sweeping view of the spectacular city below. As the saying goes, coined by famous author Samuel Johnson, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

The London Underground makes navigating this big city easy. Also called "the Tube," it's the oldest underground railway in the world. Combined with London’s train and bus systems, the entire city is well connected and accessible. Walking is also a great way to see the sights. You'll glimpse contrasts between beautiful Victorian architecture situated next to some of the most modern buildings in the world. Stroll to one of the nearby well-preserved parks to enjoy green surroundings in the midst of a bustling city.

Feel like taking a weekend trip to the Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool? Or checking out a Manchester United football match? Or taking a quick jaunt to a traditional seaside town? Thanks to England’s rail system, the whole country is easily accessible by train. And if you want to travel farther afield, London's international rail and air links make European excursions both easy and affordable!

 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 01/12/2019 05/25/2019
Calendar Year 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.