On the Summer in London program, you will study in London at highly ranked University of Roehampton. Roehampton is unique among London universities in having its housing, support services, classrooms, shops, and Student Union all within a 15-minute walk of each other. The picturesque campus is the ideal environment for study, and on its doorstep is one of the world's most exciting cities.
Get excited about:
London focused courses – The summer in London program offers courses in British Culture, Film, Literature, all of which are related to the city of London. This will allow you to expand upon your learning as you take the classroom out into the city!
Affordability – Check out one of the best cities in the world on the most affordable London study abroad option. Don’t forget that many of London’s best museums are free, and many pubs and restaurants offer inexpensive lunches.
Peaceful campus – The University comprises 4 historic colleges—Digby Stuart, Froebel, Whitelands, and Southlands—each with its own traditions. The grounds of each are beautiful, and there’s a mix of historic buildings and exceptional new facilities.
On the Summer in London program you can participate in one or two sessions. Each session is three weeks long, giving you the opportunity to be in London for an entire six weeks. You will study one module of 20 UK credits per session (approximately 5 US credits) and you can come for either one or both sessions, earning a maximum of 40 UK credits (approximately 10 US credits).
All students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course planning. Any course equivalencies must be approved by the corresponding Valpo department head (i.e. History Department will need to approve any history course taken abroad in order to transfer the credit back to Valpo).
Affordable London study abroad option!
Study in London on a picturesque campus just southwest of the city center
Learn about British culture through your courses and city excursions
Amazing creative writing program
Check out Big Ben, Parliament, Oxford Street, the London Eye, and more
Explore other parts of the UK and Europe
Roehampton houses 7,000 students, but you will get all of the support benefits of a much smaller school. The school is broken up into four smaller colleges, which will make it easier to get to know your professors and fellow students. You will have access to a modern Learning Resource Center, computer centers, and a medical center.
The Student Union sponsors tons of clubs and societies for you to join. There are also sports teams and classes such as cricket, tennis, aerobics, basketball, rowing, soccer, and rugby. It’s easy to meet new friends from all over the world when you join a club or sports team that interests you!
Program dates for Summer 2018 are as follows:
Session 1: June 7 - June 30
Session 2: June 28 - July 21
**It is possible to enroll in both sessions.
**Dates are approximate.
Students on the Summer in London program will live in on-campus residential dorms. The dorms will come with a shared living area as well as a shared kitchen space. Students will also have access to the internet. One of the benefits to living on campus is that students will be able to participate in dorm-wide activities, which will give them a chance to meet and make friends with the local students.
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing.
Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
If needed, students are able to work with financial aid to help with the cost of the program. Scholarships are also available.
Out of Pocket Expenses
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities.
Program Contact Information:
Emily Garcia - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Book an Advising Appointment: emily-garcia.youcanbook.me
Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.