Public Policy, Management, and Culture in London

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

Immerse yourself in a landscape of museum collections, heritage sites, and performing arts during an academic quarter in London. This program will provide countless opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary learning that further their knowledge of Public Policy, Management, Culture, and Nonprofits as practice in Central London and the United Kingdom.

Students will take classes in International Public Policy and International Nonprofit Management taught by University of Oregon Professor Dyana Mason in addition to elective course offerings at the GEO London Centre. All courses are designed in conjunction with the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management and will satisfy major/minor along with other interdisciplinary options making it a great opportunity for students studying Political Science, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, and Global Studies.

Living in a fast-paced city will require you to balance your academic work and personal responsibilities while allowing you to make progress towards your educational, professional, and personal goals by experiencing all that London has to offer.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Priority Deadline Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Spring Quarter 2024 10/15/23 11/15/23 3/31/24 6/8/24

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

You will enroll in two to four courses. All students will take:

  • International Public Policy (4-credits, 300-level, PPPM major/minor and NPA minor satisfying, also satisfies core education SSC or GP)
  • International Nonprofit Management (4-credits, 300-level, PPPM major/minor and NPA minor satisfying)

In addition, students will have the option to enroll in elective courses taught by UK faculty:

  • Contemporary Britain in a Global Context (4-credits, 300-level Global Studies elective)
  • Global, Legal, and Social Environment of Business (4-credits, 300-level Business Administration elective)
  • More elective courses TBA

Students also have the option to participate in a for-credit internship in London for an additional fee. If you are interested in participating in this program with an internship, apply here

London will serve as a classroom as much as the center itself. Academic activities are integrated with excursions, giving you an inside look into the vibrant history of arts and culture in the United Kingdom. Visits to several well-known locations in the city and surrounding area are also planned. All instruction is in English. Courses make use of a variety of materials and texts, all of which are included in the program fee. Students should be prepared for a rigorous academic experience and a busy schedule with classes held Monday-Friday.

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.

Application process

This program has a rolling application process. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted until the program reaches capacity, so please apply before the application deadline if you are interested!

Faculty and Staff

Dyana Mason is an Assistant Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon, where she teaches primarily in the Master of Nonprofit Management and Master of Public Administration programs. Her research interests include nonprofit management and governance, the organization and formation of interest/advocacy organizations, the political economy of the nonprofit sector, charitable giving and experimental research on collective action and fundraising activities. During the 2014-2015 academic year, she was also selected as Teacher of the Year by the students of the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management.

Professor Mason previously led the Nongovernmental Organizations of Southeast Asia program in summer 2016, and led a program on Nonprofits and Social Change in Rosario, Argentina in summer 2018.

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. 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.