Clark Honors College: Pre-Freshman Studies in London
Can’t wait for college to begin? Get a head start on your University of Oregon academic career while studying in one of the most diverse cities in the world on Global Education Oregon’s study abroad program. This program is exclusive to high school students with high academic achievements— while aimed toward Honors College admits, merit students who have received scholarships such as Apex, Summit, Presidential, or Stamps may also apply.
Upon arrival in London, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the Oregon Duck as the city becomes your classroom. Your classes will meet at the GEO in London Centre, a beautiful early Georgian town house in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London. Number 6 Great James Street was completed in 1721, and the wood paneling and ornate mahogany columns are original.
In addition, you’ll join your professors on excursions to historical sites and theatre performances to see your course materials come to life. Guest speakers from all walks of life will share their knowledge and passion for London. All program-related textbooks, excursions, performances, and local transportation are included in the program fee.
Minimum Age Requirement: Please note that due to United Kingdom laws, students must be 18 years or older by the London program departure date (July 27, 2024).
IntroDUCKtion: For Summer 2024, students going to London may participate in any IntroDUCKtion session before or after the Pre-Freshman program that does not conflict with the London program dates. Please register for IntroDUCKtion at this site: https://orientation.uoregon.edu/introducktion/freshman
Please note credits earned on this program are through the University of Oregon's Community Education Program. Therefore this program is not eligible for federal financial aid, including federal student or parent loans.
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This is a four-week summer program for Fall 2024 freshmen students that allows you to earn nine credits towards your University of Oregon degree in an international setting.
HC 221H - Arts and Letters Inquiry. For Non-HC students, four credits towards UO Arts & Letters requirement. Taught by local UK faculty.
HC 231H - Social Science Inquiry. For Non-HC students, four credits towards UO Social Science requirement. Taught by CHC Prof. Anita Chari.
HC 199 - Advancing Your Academic Success. 1 credit course introducing freshmen students to UO resources.
Students should be prepared for a rigorous academic experience. You will be expected to demonstrate maturity and critical thinking both inside and outside the classroom. Courses will meet for several hours at a time, three to four times each week, with additional mandatory excursions and performances. You should be prepared for class meetings on all weekdays.
We also encourage you to follow the GEO in London Centre on social media to see what current London students are learning about throughout the year!
UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Non-UO students: 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.
Students must either be accepted in the Clark Honors College, or have high merit standing from High School, as indicated by receipt of merit scholarships such as Apex, Summit, Presidential, and STAMPS.
Program participants must be 18 or older as of July 27, 2024.
All participants must be enrolled at the University of Oregon starting fall term 2024, as of May 1, 2024.
Application Instructions: To create an application for this program, please click the “Start an Application” button. If you are on a computer, this will be in the upper right hand of the screen, and if you are on your mobile phone, it will be at the bottom. You will be brought to the login page, where you can create an account. Please take the following steps:
- Choose “I do not have login credentials to this site.”
- Choose “I am not currently registered at an institution. You are not yet a UO student, and therefore should not plan on using any UO information.
- Fill out the following form requesting your name, date of birth, gender, and email.
When you submit this form, an account will be generated for you, and an email will be sent to you with your login and password information. If at any point you have issues with this process, please contact email@example.com.
This program has a rolling admission application process: GEO staff (and the program faculty leader, if applicable) will complete a review of the application materials of complete applications in the order that they are submitted (“first come, first serve”). Decisions about acceptance will be made shortly after you submit a complete application. There are some programs that fill fast, some even before the deadline. Students are encouraged to complete applications and commit to programs early.
You will join a community of residents from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as part of life in one of the University of London residence halls. The hall is located in central London, close to the GEO Centre, the British Museum, and the London Tube.
You will have your own single study and share bathrooms with other residents. All single rooms have a hand basin, fitted furniture consisting of a bed (including linens), desk, chair, and storage for clothes and books. Rooms are fitted with a telephone, Wi-Fi, and data socket.
The residence hall has study rooms, lounges, a computer lab, and laundry facilities available to students. Daily breakfast is included in the program fee and is taken in the hall's cafeteria. Shared refrigerators, microwaves, and kettles are also available in the hall common areas and there are grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance.