Program Overview






London is one of the most represented cities in the world. Images, texts, maps, and films document its changing appearance and character. However, as with any subject, the image that we are presented with is often manipulated, corrupted, and semi-fictionalized.

Explore the biography of London chronologically through history, from its Roman foundations to the impact of the Blitz and the "Swinging Sixties." Using an array of primary and secondary sources, ranging from diaries to court proceedings, maps, newspaper journalism, and paintings, you will trace the physical, social, cultural, and political evolution of this historic city and the people who have populated it.

London experiences are an exceptional opportunity to learn remotely from leading industry experts, get personalized tips of the trade, and engage with exclusive guest speakers. 

If you are a Pre-Freshman student and are interested in registering for this #NoPassportNeeded experience, please email your GEO Advisor, Quinne Hauth ( to receive the instructions. 

Work with London-based faculty in Oxford-and-Cambridge style one-on-ones and develop international relationships with resume-building opportunities. London faculty are excited for you to join them this summer! Check out what they have to say to you:

Download a fun #NoPassportNeeded Zoom background of Singapore. All UO students have access to Zoom video conferencing accounts. Impress your instructors and peers on video calls with these fun backgrounds from real GEO locations around the world!

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Academic Details

Earn 4 UO credits. The credits are approved at the University of Oregon as 100-level HIST credit and count towards an elective. CRN 42935. For non-UO students, credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Begin an application to learn more.

Note for Pre-Freshman Studies Applicants:
This #NoPassportNeeded experience is open to all UO students, but was adapted from the Pre-Freshman Studies in Singapore program. If you are a Pre-Freshman student, we encourage you to combine this experience with the Advancing Your Academic Success 1-credit course. 

Please also consider these other #NoPassportNeeded experiences, which are adapted from the Pre-Freshman Studies study abroad programs:

The draft syllabus for this experience will be updated soon to reflect remote activities. Experiential activities will/may include:

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.

Faculty and Staff

Cultural historian and historical consultant, Katy Layton-Jones, grew up in South Manchester. Originally an art historian, she received her B.A. in fine art and art history from Goldsmiths, University of London. As a postgraduate, she changed both subject and institution and completed an M.Phil. in eighteenth-century history at the University of Cambridge. She remained at Cambridge for her Ph.D., which focused on popular images of British towns in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Katy is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

You will also be supported by our delightful GEO London team. They will be inviting you to a virtual pub quiz, remote walking tours of their beloved city (when it is safe of course!), and make sure you get a taste of London from afar. Check out their Instagram page to see program highlights

Dates and Deadlines

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Travel Advisories

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