Immerse yourself in the communications and media scene in London during this five-week summer program. Designed to take advantage of opportunities for you to experience some of the unique communication headquarters in London, excursions include visits to BBC Television and Radio, the ITN News Headquarters and attendance at major political and art events held throughout the summer. Courses are designed with special emphasis on journalistic skill building as well as theoretical analytical components. You will live in an international residence hall near the GEO London Centre, and a local transportation pass (Oyster Card), valid for zones one and two, will be provided to you.
You will enroll in two of the four courses. All courses offered in London are recognized and approved for academic credit by various GEO partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
The first few days of the program will be spent in mandatory classes covering essential features of British political economy, society and cultural life and introducing key institutions such as the BBC. The courses are taught by British faculty who have extensive practical experience in the fields related to their courses, as well as experience teaching US students. Many classes will also be supplemented with guest lectures from British journalists and media coordinators. Courses are usually offered twice or thrice weekly, Monday-Thursday, with Friday reserved for group excursions. Courses make use of a variety of materials and texts, all of which are provided as part of the program fee.
You will join a community of around 850 residents from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as part of life in the International Hall at the University of London residence hall. The hall is located in central London, just minutes from the GEO Centre, the British Museum and the Russell Square Tube station.
You will have your own single study bedroom and share bathrooms with other residents. All single rooms have a hand basin, fitted furniture consisting of bed (including linens), desk, chair, and extensive storage for clothes and books. Rooms are fitted with a telephone and data socket. Breakfast is included (throughout the week and weekend), and is taken in the hall's cafeteria.
Dates and Deadlines
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If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.
Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.
Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.