Journalism in London

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Europe, United Kingdom, England
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

Immerse yourself in the communications and media scene in London during this five-week summer program. Designed to take advantage of opportunities 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 events held throughout the summer. Courses are designed with special emphasis on journalistic skill building as well as theoretical analytical components.

Check out what Bethany had to say about her experience!

Academic Details

Summer 2022: Students will choose two of the five courses to enroll, for a total of eight credits.

Courses will meet 3-4 times per week along with possible excursions during the weekday/evening.


  • International News Journalism
  • Arts Journalism
  • Visual Journalism
  • The Culture of Sport and Sports Journalism in the UK 
  • Social Media for Journalists

Social Media for Journalists will be taught by Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon. All other courses will be taught by local UK faculty with experience in their respective journalism fields.

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 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 usually meet two to three times each week, with additional mandatory excursions where London will be your classroom! You should be prepared for class meetings four days a week. We encourage students to be active in researching current events related to their courses prior to arriving in London. Here are a few publications that our faculty recommend:

BBC News

The Guardian

Courses make use of a variety of materials and texts, all of which are provided as part of the program fee.

Course Equivalencies

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.

Housing Description

For Summer 2021, students will be staying in apartments to comply with proper social distancing measures. 

Students will be housed in shared rooms with shared living spaces (kitchen, bathrooms, common space) with other students on the program. The apartments will be conveniently located in zones 1 or 2 in Central London. Students will be within walking distance of the London Tube, local grocers, restaurants, and cafés. Each apartment is fully furnished with beds, desks and a kitchen table and chairs. The kitchens are equipped with refrigerator, stove, microwave utensils, plates, glasses, and cookware. All apartments have wireless internet access, a washing machine, bed linens, and 24/7 emergency support.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Priority Deadline Final Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2022 02/15/2022 03/15/2022 06/19/2022 07/23/2022

Travel Advisories

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