Program Overview

Social entrepreneurship is an attempt to use business techniques to develop innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. England has a vibrant community of social entrepreneurs that will allow you to explore innovative solutions to some of the world’s seemingly intractable problems.

Academic Details

This program takes you on an exciting journey through the vibrant business culture of the United Kingdom, aiming to help you understand how social entrepreneurship is put into practice. In addition, you’ll get a broader overview of contemporary Britain: its politics, culture, and society providing a foundation of understanding to evaluate your British experience. Academic activities are integrated with excursions, giving you an inside look at many socially innovative companies. Visits to several well-known cultural locations in the city and surrounding area are planned. All instruction is in English.
All students will take two four-credit courses in London for a total of eight quarter credits. Social Entrepreneurship (BA 199) will be taught by University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business faculty and Britain Today will be taught by a London-based faculty.
All courses offered are recognized and approved for academic credit by various GEO partner institutions. 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.

Faculty and Staff

Eric Boggs serves as an instructor in the School of Management, where his experience in designing and leading executive leadership development trainings and workshops assists him as a member of the team teaching BA308. Eric is also the Director of the Business Honors Program, where he mentors cohorts of high-performing students. He has served as Senior Faculty for NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), specializing in Executive Education and Risk Management, and Expedition Leadership. He is an active member of the Association for Experiential Education, where he regular presents and coaches others. Eric holds an MS in Geography from the University of Oregon, an MA in Teaching from Pacific University and a BA in Environmental Studies from Lewis and Clark College. 
Eric has developed and facilitated a variety of immersive leadership & experiential learning programs that are designed to engage and motivate students to increase their self-awareness, build collaborative communities of learners, and develop their individual leadership competencies. Over the 20 past years, Eric has led leadership development expeditions, study abroad programs and wilderness adventures to places such as Chilean Patagonia, Arctic Scandinavia, Taiwan, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Cuba, and Guatemala. 

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

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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.