Live and study in the capital of the United Kingdom, one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world. Experience this culturally vibrant metropolis that hosts more than 32,000 music performances and 17,000 theatrical performances each year. Visit world-class museums including the Tate Modern, the British Museum and the National Gallery. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites like Greenwich, the Tower of London, Westminster Palace and Kew Gardens. Immerse yourself in the bustling city life or explore the many peaceful green spaces in and around your new home. As the United Kingdom's capital, London offers something for everyone, from the British Museum to the West End theaters, from the Tower of London to the House of Parliament and from ancient Roman ruins to the London Eye.

 GEO Programs in London

Travel-Based Programs in London

For Students

Start planning your experience abroad! The GEO London Center offers programs on topics such as:

  • Psychology
  • Shakespeare and English Literature
  • History
  • Business and Economics
  • Arts, Music, and Theatre
  • Journalism and Media
  • Politics
  • Public Planning and Policy

View All Programs at Our London Center

For Faculty

Looking for inspiration for your programming at GEO Centers? Consider some past programs that align well with these locations.

  • Accounting in London
  • Oxford Human Rights Consortium in London
  • Theatre and British Culture in London


Build a Program in London

Center Description

GEO’s Center in London, United Kingdom, is located in a townhouse built around 1720 on a quiet street in Bloomsbury, London’s literary and university district. Only a ten-minute walk to the British Museum, the Center is superbly positioned for access to public transport with tube stations and bus routes close by, as well as many of London’s principal galleries, museums, and theaters.



Students in semester and academic-year programs usually live in shared flats in Central London. Our summer programs, typically house students in apartments in Central London or in-residence halls serving nearby universities. The residence halls feature single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. See individaul program pages for specifics.

Potential Excursions

  • In London, visit the Tower of London, local theaters (e.g., the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Barbican, English National Opera, The Old Vic, West End performances), news organizations (e.g., BBC or Reuters), House of Commons or City Hall, Museums (e.g., Tate Modern, Royal Academy of Art, British Museum), and sports organizations (e.g., Wimbledon, Chelsea FC or Wembley Stadium).
  • One day-excursions: Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Bath, Stonehenge, Brighton, Oxford, and Manchester.
  • Overnight excursions are available to sites throughout the United Kingdom, including Edinburgh in Scotland and Cardiff in Wales.
  • Learn more about GEO excursions in London.


Students participating in longer-term programs at the London Center (a quarter or longer) have the opportunity to take part in customized internship placements unique to their needs. A required internship seminar is offered in conjunction with this experience to help students acclimate to work culture in Britain and their specific internship placement.

Center Features

    •    Three (3) classrooms with space for 25 students each
    •    Student lounge for relaxing and study, and a library with classroom and travel resources
    •    Workspace for visiting faculty: Wi-fi, desk space and access to shared printer/copier
    •    Classroom equipment: whiteboards, LCD projectors, TV and DVD player, etc.
    •    Student computer access: Several desktop computers and a printer. Wi-fi also available
    •    Small kitchenette with microwave, sink, and kettle

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Student Testimony

The GEO London center felt like a second home, surrounded by amazing UO faculty and students. Navigating the city's vibrant culture and easy transport system made every day an adventure. More than just sightseeing, this experience was profoundly transformative for me. I found a new confidence in my multi-ethnic identity, connecting with people who share similar stories. Taking the leap to study abroad during the summer was the best decision, leading to unforgettable memories and lasting friendships. With its mix of academics and the incredible city vibe, London is the perfect place to go. 

Sarah Shewaye, Summer 2023

London Staff

Curriculum Vitae for all staff and faculty are available upon request.

Dr. Amanda Milburn
Site Director
Amanda is responsible for all academic programs at the GEO Center. A native ‘Brit,’ Amanda is half-Scottish, grew up in England, and lived in Wales for almost a decade before moving to London. Her academic background is in nineteenth-century British history, with a focus on gender, class, and national identity. Amanda particularly enjoys helping students navigate British society and culture, and has been working with GEO since 2016.
Mary Hiles
Assistant Director
Mary Hiles essentially manages the GEO in London Centre and tries to ensure everything runs smoothly. She organises excursions and bookings, creates timetables, organises visas, chases faculty, communicates with students, tells jokes, orders toilet rolls, and makes sure the building doesn’t fall down. Mary loves London. She is particularly fond of the many opportunities to indulge her passion for music and literature, having tossed a coin to choose the latter as her degree subject (her post-graduate studies were more carefully considered). She has an English degree from the University of Southampton and a Master’s in Modern and Contemporary Literature from the University of London.
Daniel Stratford
Programmes Coordinator
Daniel Stratford is our Programmes Coordinator at the GEO in London Centre, supporting Amanda and Mary in the organization and managing programs and activities. Daniel holds a Joint-Honours degree in business and Spanish (with a year abroad) and a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire. Having spent a year studying in Charleston, South Carolina, Daniel has developed a strong passion for study abroad and hopes to help every student create lifelong memories during their time in London. When not at the centre, Daniel is often found at Vicarage Road watching Watford FC, travelling throughout Europe and enjoying the many different amenities that London has to offer.