Program Overview

Prepare yourself for a future in global business by studying and interning in London, one of the leading financial centers of the world. You’ll take courses from faculty with international business experience who are experts in world markets in transition. Immerse yourself in business culture and best practices through an individualized internship placement in a variety of industry sectors. This intensive program 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.

Spring Quarter 2021 ONLY:
Subject to UO Travel Approval, students will arrive in London on Sunday, March 28 and take classes remotely while in quarantine for two weeks. Students will begin attending classes in-person on Monday, April 12. 

Health & Safety
Students must quarantine for two weeks upon their arrival. They will receive details regarding grocery delivery services, as they should try to arrange this service prior to arriving in London. Students will be required to maintain 6-feet of distance from staff and faculty at all times. They will also be expected to follow all other social distancing requirements with their peers including those that limit group sizes and certain social activities.

** 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.

Additional requirements

Students must have successfully completed UO BA 101 before Spring Term 2021.

Academic Details

You will enroll in two or three courses along with your internship placement and required internship seminar.  

  • Global, Legal, and Social Environment of Business (equivalent to BA325)
  • Leadership and Communication (equivalent to BA308)
  • Cross-Cultural Business Communication (equivalence to BA361 pending) 

Optional additional courses: 

  • Monetary Economics (equivalent to EC470)
  • Economic Integration of the Eurozone (equivalent to EC300 level elective)

All courses and internship placements are recognized and approved for academic credit by the University of Oregon and the Lundquist College of Business. Courses can satisfy major or minor requirements within Lundquist College of Business and General Social Sciences. 
    
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 business culture of the United Kingdom. Courses are taught by British faculty who have experience teaching US students as well as considerable practical experience in the related field they are teaching. Visits to several well-known cultural 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. Classes and internship placements will run Monday-Friday every week. 
    
This program satisfies the Lundquist College of Business global context requirement with academic advisor approval. 
    
Classes and internship placements will run Monday-Friday every week, view this sample timetable.

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.

Housing Description

For Spring Quarter 2021, students will be staying in apartments to comply with proper social distancing measures. Students will be housed in single rooms with shared living spaces (kitchen, bathrooms, common space). The apartments will be conveniently located in zones 2 or 3 in London. Students will 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. 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.

 

Experience life in Central London, living in apartments with 4-6 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. 

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter202010/15/201911/15/20193/29/20206/6/2020
Spring Quarter202110/15/202011/15/20203/28/20216/5/2021

Travel Advisories

For current health, safety, and travel advisory information, search the US Department of State country webpage.

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.