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|Restrictions:||Elon applicants only|
|Class Eligibility:||1-Sophomore and Above||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Language Prerequisite:||None||Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Housing Options:||Apartment, Dormitory|
|Program Type:||Elon Center||Internship Option:||Yes|
|Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||Yes||Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||18|
|Program Capacity:||Unlimited||Program Advisor/Manager:||Shanna Van Beek|
London is one of the most ideal places to study abroad. Besides having one of the most diverse populations in the world, it is a thriving center of politics, art, science, music, theatre, literature, business and more. The Elon Centre in London is presented in partnership with Foundation for International Education (FIE).
Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).
- One of four Key Courses: British Life and Cultures, British Life and Business, Britain and Europe, or British Culture and Visual Media (4 credits)
- An unpaid internship*, service learning placement*, or research course (4 credits) Click here to learn more about preparing for an internship or service learning placement.
Students will earn the remaining 8 credits by taking one FIE elective and the GST interdisciplinary capstone seminar taught by Elon Faculty in Residence (see below), or by taking two FIE electives (more information on electives is below).
GST 356 IS/ELR – 4 credits (credit for GST Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar)
The topic of this seminar changes every semester as the faculty member in residence changes.
Millennia ago, glaciers moved the River Thames southward towards its present course. In 43 CE (AD), Romans invaded Britain and formed a settlement on the Thames called Londinium (present-day London). Through the ages, the river has been London’s highway, its lifeline, and its sewer. It has been a site for healing and renewal, royal processionals and commoners' festivals, and an inspiration for composers, authors, poets, and painters. The river allowed the British easy access to the sea and, upon solving the mystery of longitude, a relatively safe means to expand their power and build an empire, but it failed to provide Britons effective refuge from the Black Death or Great Fire, or defense against the Romans and Normans. In this course we will examine what the Thames has meant to London's inhabitants, from commoners to royalty, over time, through readings, discussion, and field excursions. This course is writing intensive.
Spring 2014: Tea, the Telegraph, and the Tube: Everyday Life in Victorian London
Fall 2014: Identity Across cultures: Great Britain
Electives - More than 25 courses are available in arts, literature, theatre, global business, media and communications, history and politics, and humanities and social sciences. To see the list of FIE elective courses, please click here. Click here for the London Course Request Packet.
Attention Music Students:
Credit bearing and non-credit bearing private voice instruction is also available for an additional fee. Contact the London program advisor for more information.
FIE has a piano for students use. Contact the London program advisor for more information on scheduling piano practice time.
FIE is initiating a choir starting in the spring 2012 semester (if there is enough student interest). Contact the London program advisor for more information on the choir.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
*Students undertaking an internship or service learning placement are required to obtain a pre-entry clearance visa. Specific information on the visa application process will be discussed in pre-departure orientations.
Dates for Fall 2013 are as follows:
Arrival: Aug. 28, 2013
Mid-term Break: Oct. 21 - 25, 2013
Departure: Dec. 15, 2013
Dates for Spring 2014 are as follows:
Arrival: Jan. 8, 2014
Mid-term Break: Mar. 3- 7, 2014
Departure: Apr. 27, 2014
Dates for Fall 2014 are as follows:
Arrival: Sept. 3, 2013
Mid-term Break: Oct. 27 - 31, 2013
Departure: Dec. 21, 2013
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
FIE offers scholarships to students studying in London. Information is available on the FIE website.
FIE offers student accommodations based in historic and charming Kensington, just a few minutes walk from the Foundation House Study Center. The majority of students live in double-occupancy rooms, while some will live in single, triple or quadruple rooms. Students will live in one of four residences and will be notified of their housing assignment approximately one month prior to arrival. To learn more about FIE's residences, click here.
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
- Sophomore, junior or senior standing is required.
Students must complete the online Elon University Study Abroad Application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one year in advance.
Note: This program has limited capacity. Applications for a given term will no longer be accepted once capacity has been reached.
A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, will be fully the responsibility of the student.
Click here for semester programs and pre-departure orientation schedule.
Once the orientation schedule is set, students will be notified by email of the times, dates and locations.
Want to know more? Join the Global Education Center Facebook page to connect with alumni and other prospective students.
Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
You can also learn more on FIE's comprehensive website:
UK Embassy in DC http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/
|To most, studying in London seems to be the closest option to home while being abroad since England is an English-speaking country. Yet, London is so incredibly diverse and cultural. There were multiple times when I was the only English-speaking person on the tube. South Kensington, where we stayed, was the French district of London. Brick Lane has the best curry. The markets around the city show just how diverse London is. London is also part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A topic we continually discussed in our British Life and Culture course was identity. Londoners and anyone part of the UK (or even the European Union) struggle to identify themselves. As Americans, we know we are American. Someone born in London doesn't know whether to call themselves British or English or just a part of the UK. It's a very complicated matter. This interesting mix of culture and identity was most definitely unique to London and my experience in this incredible city.|
|— Kerry Kurkjian, Spring 2013|
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2014||09/17/2013 **||Rolling Admission||01/08/2014||04/27/2014|
|Fall||2014||02/21/2014 **||Rolling Admission||09/03/2014||12/21/2014|
|NOTE: The priority deadline is November 1. After this date, this program will continue to accept applications on a rolling and space-available basis. The start dates and end dates listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.|
NOTE: The priority deadline is May 1. After May 15, this program will continue to accept applications on a rolling and space-available basis.
The start dates and end dates listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status in a timely fashion.
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