Intro to Global Leadership: Pre-Freshman Studies in London

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Incoming UO Freshmen
Location: Europe, United Kingdom, England
GPA: 3.0
Program Overview

Can’t wait for college to begin? Get a head start on your University of Oregon business academic career while studying in one of the most diverse cities in the world on Global Education Oregon’s study abroad program: Intro to Global Leadership: Pre-Freshman Studies in London.

Watch a Zoom info session with a past Pre-Freshman student and faculty leader!

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.

Program Itinerary (subject to change):

  • Saturday, August 24, 2024: Depart for London 
  • Sunday, August 25, 2024: Arrive in London
  • Saturday, September 14, 2024: Depart London

Minimum Age Requirement: Please note that due to United Kingdom laws, students must be 18 years or older by the London program departure date (August 24, 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.

Dates and Deadlines
 
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date

Summer

2024

4/15/2024

8/25/2024

9/14/2024

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program (Summer 2024 and beyond) to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Academic Details

This is a three-week summer program for Fall 2024 business and pre-business freshmen students that allows you to earn five credits towards your University of Oregon degree in an international setting. Courses include:

  • Advancing Your Academic Success (1 credit)
  • Global Leadership (4 credits) - fulfills one Global Context requirement (View Syllabus)

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!

View a sample weekly schedule for the program.

Course Equivalencies

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.

Additional requirements

Program participants must be 18 or older as of August 24, 2024. 

All participants must be enrolled at University of Oregon starting fall term 2024, as of May 1, 2024. 

Application process

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 geoinfo@uoregon.edu.

This program has a rolling admission application processGEO 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.

Faculty and Staff

Eric Boggs has led several study abroad program to London and other parts of the world.

Wilderness expeditions lead Boggs to his career in teaching and the discipline of leadership. Through backpacking and sea kayaking adventures in remote corners of the world, ranging from Arctic Scandinavia to Chilean Patagonia, Boggs discovered the incredible transformation of individuals and teams capable of resilience, community-building and great achievements. These powerful experiences catalyzed his passion for teaching and fascination with leadership development.

Boggs has worked in the field of leadership development for 20 years in contexts ranging from outdoor adventures, working on trail crews with adjudicated youth, teaching high school, and designing and facilitating corporate leadership workshops for companies like Google, Avamere, and the Technology Association of Oregon.

Housing Description

Students will be living in shared housing in Central London. Students will be housed in twin rooms in either apartments or studios with shared living spaces. The housing will be conveniently located in either Zone 2 or Zone 3 in London. Students will be within walking distance of the Tube network, local supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.

The housing will be fully furnished and the cooking spaces will be fully equipped with utensils, plates, glasses and cookware. Students are responsible for preparing their own meals. All apartments have Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, linens and 24/7 emergency support.

Your program application will have a housing questionnaire to gather information and assist with roommate assignments. Please note that students may share an apartment with students of a different gender.