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!

Scholarships: Applicants to this program have the option to apply for a program-specific scholarship. Award recipients are chosen based on academic merit, financial need, and overall quality of their essay.  Individual awards range from $500-$2500. To be considered, the Scholarship Essay must be completed by February 15. Please refer to the Scholarship Essay instructions in the program application or speak with your GEO advisor for more details.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Final Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2024 03/15 06/23 07/27

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

Summer 2023: Students will choose two of the six 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.

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

All courses except Social Media for Journalism will be taught by local UK faculty with experience in their respective journalism fields. 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 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.

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.

Housing Description

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 bedroom and share bathrooms with other residents. All single rooms have a hand basin, fitted furniture consisting of 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, 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.