Public Policy, Management, and Culture in London with Internship

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 the Arts as practice in Central London and the United Kingdom.

Students will take classes in International Public Policy and Arts Management taught by University of Oregon Professor Patricia Lambert 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, Arts Management, Arts and Culture Leadership, and Global Studies.

This intensive program offers an internship option as well. 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.

Note: if you participate in an internship, you must apply for a Visa to the UK. This will require applying to UKVI for a student visa, going to a biometric appointment at a UK VFS office, and then sending your passport to the VFS office to get the visa pasted in.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Priority Deadline Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Spring Quarter 2023 10/15/22 11/15/22 4/2/23 6/10/23

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

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)
  • Arts 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


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
Dr. Patricia Dewey Lambert, professor in the University of Oregon's School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, has academic degrees and professional experience in the United States and Europe in classical music, international business, arts management, and cultural policy. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on topics in nonprofit management, public policy, and arts and cultural leadership. Internationally, her public policy research has focused on the European Union and on the transborder Pacific Northwest Economic Region; her current research focus has to do with policy and management of arts programs that support health and well-being.
Housing Description
Experience life in Central London, living in apartments with 3-6 other students on the program. You’ll 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. You will share a bedroom with one or two other students, as well as the common spaces (bathroom, kitchen, etc.). 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.

Travel Advisories

GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

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