Program Overview






Update: This experience will not run in 2020.

Scratch the surface of any aspect of London and you will soon sense the accumulation of histories. Some are juxtaposed and visible, and some exist in the shadows. THe pace of change only accelerated in the late twentieth century. But when we seek to understand how london is transforming, what of those aspects of place that are harder to see are shaped by previously far-flung places in what was once the colonial periphery? In this experience, we will analyze key cultural, social, economic, and political developments. Use grounding and analytical tools to compare and contrast contemporary Britain with the United States. Take advantage of London's unique status, not merely as Britain’s political and cultural capital, but also as one of the world’s most diverse urban centers.

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. 

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:

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Academic Details

Earn 4 UO credits. The credits are approved at the University of Oregon as 300-level INTL credit and count towards Block C. CRN 42939. 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.

The draft syllabus for this experience will be updated soon to reflect remote activities.

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

Susie Thomas is a literary scholar who has published widely on British authors from Aphra Behn to Martin Amis. Her most recent volume is A Reader‘s Guide to Hanif Kureishi; she is currently working on a study of Arabic writing about the capital (“Arabia on Thames”). Susie is the Reviews Editor for The Literary London Journal and she also writes for The London Fictions website ( Susie teaches “The 19th and 20th Century English Novel” in the Spring and an exciting creative writing course in the Autumn. Her latest book (co-authored with fellow GEO faculty Andrew Whitehead) ‘So We Live: The Novels of Alexander Baron’ was published in 2019. 

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