Program Overview

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

Your experience starts in Eugene during IntroDUCKtion, where you’ll meet your fellow future Ducks, academic advisors, and have priority registration for your Fall Term courses at University of Oregon.

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:

  • IntroDUCKtion session on campus in Eugene
  • July 27, 2019: Depart for London from Eugene
  • July 28, 2019: Arrive in London
  • August 23, 2019: 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 (July 27, 2019).

Additional requirements

Program participants must be 18 or older as of July 27, 2019.
Please note this program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee.

Academic Details

This is a four-week summer program for Fall 2019 freshmen students that allows you to earn nine credits towards your University of Oregon degree in an international setting. Courses include Advancing Your Academic Success, The Play’s the Thing (four credits towards UO Arts & Letters requirement), and London: Biography of a City (four credits towards UO Social Science requirement).

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.

Faculty and Staff

Your faculty leader will be College of Education Assistant Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Student Success, Doneka Scott. Professor Scott will teach Advancing your Academic Success and prepare you for the transition from high school to college with effective, research-based study methods.

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 extensive 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.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Term
Summer
Year
2019
Priority Deadline
3/15/2019
Deadline
4/15/2019
Arrival Date
7/28/2019
Departure Date
8/23/2019

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.

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.