Program Overview

The spring quarter Psychology in London program offers students the opportunity to earn major satisfying upper division Psychology credit, all while immersing themselves in one of the most significant and fascinating international cities in the world. You will take courses from faculty who are experts in psychological history and research. 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.

Academic Details

You will enroll in three courses. Two course options will be upper division, major satisfying Psychology courses:

  • Social Psychology (equivalent to PSY 306)
  • Individual Differences (equivalent to PSY 400 level elective)
  • Contemporary Britain in a Global Context (INTL 388)  

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 psychology research in 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 will run Tuesday-Friday every week.
    
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.

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

Homestay families are carefully screened and provide good, affordable accommodation, offering you the opportunity to develop your independence and social skills by participating in family, community, cultural and recreational activities. Many cherish the homestay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of the London program experience and remain lifelong friends with their homestay family. Your homestay family will provide furnished accommodation with linens plus seven breakfasts (self help) and four dinners per week in addition to two weekly washloads of laundry. Normally, two students are housed together in single or double bedrooms. All requests (i.e., dietary, allergies, medical) are taken into consideration. Please note that roommate requests cannot be accommodated. You will live in the London suburbs experiencing the typical London commute of between 45-75 minutes each way. Accommodation ranges from a bedroom in an apartment to terraced, semi-detached, or detached houses with easy access to shopping centers, libraries, parks and leisure and sports facilities.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter 20201/1/2020 2/1/2020 3/29/20206/6/2020

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.