Summer 2020 study abroad programs are canceled. Contact your GEC program manager for more information.
About the Location
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. 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. This program is offered in conjunction with The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Being a part of LSE Summer School will give you the opportunity to study and live centrally in one of the leading global cities in the world.
While the main focus of your time at LSE will be your studies, you will also have the chance to relax with your fellow students outside of class. An organized social program will give you a chance to see some of the sights of London. Some of the events held in 2019 included West End theatre trips, visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter, sunset cruises on the Thames, and day-trips to Cambridge and Oxford, and Stonehenge.
At LSE you will be given the chance to interact with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, both in and out of class. You will be exposed to a variety of insights and opinions, and form friendships and networks that span the globe. In the past, LSE has welcomed students from the top universities around the world, including Harvard, Yale, Bocconi, Copenhagen Business School, EDHEC and many more.
LSE Summer School offers over 80 three-week courses taught by LSE's world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on the LSE campus in the heart of Central London. Summer School courses are drawn from across the university, and are divided into seven main subject areas:
- Business and Management
- Culture and Environment
- English Language
- International Relations, Government & Society
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
General Program Dates
LSE offers three Summer Sessions, each lasting about 3 weeks:
- Summer Session I - mid-June to early July
- Summer Session II - July
- Summer Session III - late July to mid August
Elon students who opt to complete all three summer sessions should confer with the program manager about transfer credit and cost implications.
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 sheet.
GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (Study Abroad or Study USA) program. The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study 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 global engagement program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Students can choose from 10 different housing locations, offering single, twin and triple accommodation with shared or private/suite facilities. Room types vary between locations, but all locations are within walking distance from the LSE.
The LSE provides the following to residents:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Linen and towels
- Weekly housekeeping
- University of London Careers Service
- Library card access for photocopying and computing facilities
- IT accounts, including an LSE email address, so that students can use the school’s IT facilities.
- Access to printing facilities in the public computer rooms.
- Access to the brand new gym facilities on campus, at a discounted rate.
- LSE Catering offers a choice of food and drink at its restaurants, cafes and bars.
Students must complete the online MyElonGlobal application by the published deadline. Students must apply to Elon first, before applying to LSE Summer School, to take advantage of our status as a partner institution. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the host institution.
A successful semester and summer 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, are the student's full responsibility.
View the pre-departure orientation schedule
for the summer and semester programs.
Additional Information and Links
Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!
Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni. Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more Study Abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
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