Program Overview



Explore non-musical theatre and its interworkings.

The theatre is a place of learning, and there we learn most about ourselves, our desires, our fears, our prejudices. In the theatre, we willingly agree to believe in a carefully constructed imaginary world, so the audience’s contribution to each performance is crucial. Once we have joined an audience, we allow ourselves to be manipulated, and the experience may help us to know when we are being manipulated against our wills. 

How do playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and crews acquire the techniques to achieve this, and how does each production of each play express a unique truth? What is the difference between watching a play in a theatre surrounded by other audience members and watching it digitally on our own? Answer these questions after viewing a wide variety of London-based plays.

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. 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 TA credit and count towards an elective. CRN 42936. 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

London-based faculty, Althea Stewart, studied at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and at the University of London. She has earned her living as actor, theatre director and university lecturer, at London and other British and American Universities. Most recently she adapted and directed a version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with a cast aged from 5 to 17 years old. She researches the writings of early-modern Quaker prophetesses on which she has published papers.

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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