IES Abroad London – Theater Studies

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Big Ben
Big Ben
Acting students in London
Acting students in London
Study abroad in London with IES Abroad!
Study abroad in London with IES Abroad!
Students jumping in front of tower bridge
Students jumping in front of tower bridge
Students visiting Stone Henge
Students visiting Stone Henge
London Bridge
London Bridge
Students in a famous London phone booth
Students in a famous London phone booth

About

Engage in Britain’s rich historical and contemporary theatrical tradition through theater and drama courses. In your core curriculum, you analyze the artistic, financial, and professional structures that influence theater in Britain, with an emphasis on London. You also examine key texts and performances within the relevant historical and cultural context and delve into theater criticism, reception theory, dramaturgy, and stage design.

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Value
$500 - $5,000

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Reviews

97%
based on 6 reviews
  • Academics 9.5
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.5
  • Housing 9.2
  • Safety 9.2
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Savannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

How to Grow as a Human in One Simple Step

Step 1: Go. And don't look back.

I grew so much as a human and performer (which is what I was studying) in my time abroad. I had the entire world, culturally and artistically, at my fingertips. Each weekend I would sit with my friends, over a full potluck we cooked together at only 19 or 20 years old, and decide whether or not we wanted to go see 3 shows on the West End this weekend, or go to France and try escargot and fine wine. To put it simply, the availability to extend myself whichever way I wanted, grew me. The opportunities to be around some of the best theatre in the world, grew me. Making my own choices and handling my own responsibilities halfway across the world, grew me. I would recommend this program to anyone who has anxiety, or is bad at decision making. This will shake these things out of you, or at least help to, in the most rewarding way.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have never slept in so I could do more stuff!!!
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Travis
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

England Forever Friends

Maybe it was our enthusiasm because we were in a new country. Maybe it was positive energy established and maintained by faculty and administration at IES London. Nonetheless, I have never felt such strong connections be formed so fast. Within days I made friends that quickly became forever friends. Some came with me from my home college whereas others I met for the first time while abroad. Some were even residents of England and other countries across Europe and even the world. Despite all that, I spent so much time, shared so many experiences and felt so much love from each and everyone of these beautiful people. In fact, I am still in contact to this very day with all of them. We can speak everyday or once a week, once a month even and the genuine love and affection built during our time with in London does not waiver. I would have never come across the wonderful people I did without IES London.

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve the communication between the dormitory, IES and the students. Move out was a bit hectic because information was either not clear or incorrect and changed often.
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Tanner
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An All-Around Good Experience

IES provided me with a stable foundation to make my own experience with my study abroad program. Even through some issues, IES remained steadfast in its goal to provide each student with the means necessary to craft their own adventure economically and safely. I would do it again in a heartbeat. IES provided me with a stable foundation to make my own experience with my study abroad program. Even through some issues, IES remained steadfast in its goal to provide each student with the means necessary to craft their own adventure economically and safely. I would do it again in a heartbeat. IES provided me with a stable foundation to make my own experience with my study abroad program. Even through some issues, IES remained steadfast in its goal to provide each student with the means necessary to craft their own adventure economically and safely. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

What would you improve about this program?
The pre-departure process was an absolute train wreck.
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Katie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Living the London Life and LOVING It!

When I decided to study abroad, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. London, England was the only choice for me. I wanted to learn everything that I possibly could from the extraordinary people in this wonderful city. My ten-year goal at the time was to actually live in London, England and establish a life for myself there. I wanted to use my study abroad experience as a sort of "tester" for eventually living there.
I chose IES Abroad because it offered a flexible program that could work with both my majors. I am currently pursuing a double-degree in theatre and business marketing at my home university and wanted a program in which I was able to study both of these subjects. IES Abroad London - Theatre Studies program allowed me to focus on my theatre classes and be with fellow theatre majors while also taking additional business classes.
IES Abroad also makes it SUPER easy to travel while doing a semester abroad, but it is not required to travel independently. I participated in almost all of IES Abroad's travel programs and was not disappointed. I visited all of the places that I wanted and learned even more about the country itself.
After a semester abroad, I really wanted to come home to the States, but the IES Abroad program staff and professors made this one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

What would you improve about this program?
Cost estimate on food and incidentals in London before the program starts.
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Kaylin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Semester In London - Best Experience Ever

Deciding the spend the semester in London was one of the best choices I could have made. IES Abroad is a wonderful company to work with. The staff, both in the US and London are incredibly helpful and are willing to answer any questions you might have and make sure that you are adjusting to the city well.
The theatre classes gave us great first hand experiences with the theatre industry within London. Seeing performances were an important part of our learning. In our classes we discussed the importance of theatre within our society, what worked and didn't work about the shows we saw, and we were able to experiences other elements of theatre within the community, such as Shakespeare with a homeless outreach center, talking to professionals in their fields, and voice over work. The professors were incredibly helpful and we were encouraged to think about the subjects and the world in different ways.
This program is great if you want to learn and fulfill credits at your home school, but also explore and travel. There is ample time to travel to other countries and cities, and the staff and professors encourage that. And if you are wanting to spend more time in London, there is more than enough to keep you busy and having fun. This program is great for those who want to have fun, learn, and travel. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

What would you improve about this program?
Sometimes our housing situations could be frustrating. We lived in Nido Kings Cross Residence Hall and it could often be difficult to get problems fixed by the staff there. However, the IES staff was always incredibly helpful and would intervene if necessary, so we were never only fending for ourselves. Certain classes were not to my liking, simply because of the style of teaching of the professor. However, I loved the majority of my classes. I would have liked to meet more of the locals, but that is a possibility if that is something that you are very passionate about. There are many events and social groups within the city for students who are looking to meet other students, British or otherwise.
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Caitlin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Four Months of my Life

This was the best experience I could have hoped for. I learned so much about myself and the world, and I have grown so much. The classes were amazing and the opportunities in London are endless. I highly recommend everyone should study abroad. It will change you totally for the better.

What would you improve about this program?
I would not change anything.

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