Location
  • England
    • London
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Accounting Economics Finance Health Sciences History Mathematics Political Science Social Sciences Visual Arts
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Language
English
Apr 08, 2024
May 28, 2024
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About Program

Ever wanted to study abroad in London, England? Then check out USAC's summer term option 'Arts, Literature and International Business Studies' at the Imperial College London or the semester/academic year term option for undergraduates at London Metropolitan University! Imperial College London tied Oxford University as the fifth best University in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. London Metropolitan University is the largest single University in all of London. Both offer great course options in differing fields, and both allow students to explore London, the United Kingdom, and many European must-sees!

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

There are LGBTQIA+ friends, colleagues, and allies throughout the world. However, cultural understanding of gender identity and sexuality does vary from country to country. USAC has compiled a lot of resources to help you through that learning process.

Accessibility Support

USAC is dedicated to working closely with students with disabilities to ensure the best study abroad experience possible. You may request reasonable accommodations after your initial application is complete. We routinely receive requests for scheduling, material, and environmental accommodations for the classroom setting, which may include assistive technology, scribes and readers, printed material, and interpretation.

Impact

Sustainability

Environmentally-conscious students choose USAC because many of our programs are held in some of the most sustainable countries in the world. There are options to take coursework in sustainability and the environment, as well as field trips and studies where students can leave a lasting impact on their host country.

Program Highlights

  • Live and study in the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest cities and host of the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Explore endless entertainment options—theatre, film, music, 90 free museums and galleries, 143 parks and gardens, dozens of historic buildings, shopping, eating out—enough to see and do to last a lifetime!
  • Savor access to famous sights and attractions, from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey
  • Enjoy London’s vibrant position in the center of the British film, arts, and music scene, with a rich cultural and historic heritage as well as a modern centre of global business

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 12 reviews
  • 5 rating 91.67%
  • 4 rating 8.33%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 3.75
  • Support 4.35
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 3.6
  • Safety 4.7
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shiloh
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Experience!

Getting to live in a city with a variety of different cultures was an incredibly enriching experience. I will remember this study abroad experience for the rest of my life and I will be forever grateful for getting to experience it. I'm an individual who loves history and London was the perfect spot for this as there were a multitude of museums and sites to pick from. Housing was located right by the tube station which was extremely convenient in navigating the city. USAC staff made it very clear the kind of support they offered and I never felt like I was hopeless in a situation or any future situations. I highly recommend studying abroad with USAC and especially to London!

6 people found this review helpful.
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kendra
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

It genuinely changed my life.

There is a lot of cliches about how “studying abroad changed my life”, so when I was considering applying I didn’t necessarily think that would be true. However, that was far from the truth. I could go on about the academics or the housing situation, but mainly what was unforgettable was the people you meet. As someone who is introverted I was scared I wouldn’t be able to make friends, however everyone there is feeling similar to how you are. The trips we went on together, the study sessions, the flat get togethers, the new food we tried all made up for amazing unforgettable experiences. I met locals, and became friends with them and now I live in London with them thanks to making that first step in choosing to study abroad.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I would say the most stressful thing was the first day of school. I didn’t understand how their “modules” and grading worked, but their study abroad team there was excellent help.
Pros
  • good email communication
  • set up events to meet other study abroad
40 people found this review helpful.
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Ashlee
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best choice I have ever made!

Studying abroad was something I never thought I was going to be able to do but I was given the opportunity to go over the summer and study abroad with USAC and I am so glad I did! It was an experience I will never forget and I think it is something every college student should do. I was a bit nervous at first but the staff at USAC were super supportive and were there to guide me every step of the way. I was able to make so many friends and connections and experience life in a new country! If you have to pick something to experience during college, GO ABROAD!

Pros
  • Amazing field trips
  • Top tier classes and education
  • Fascinating culture
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No kitchen
  • Housing
45 people found this review helpful.
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Marko
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience I Will Think About Every Day Till The Rest Of My Life

In fall 2022, I studied abroad in London with USAC. It was a life-changing experience. I explored iconic landmarks, made lasting friendships, and traveled to exciting places in Europe. The academic opportunities were rewarding, and the program's field trips added depth to my journey. Most importantly, the people I met enriched my experience. I'm grateful for this opportunity and highly recommend the USAC program in London. It was a window into a different way of life, and I'll cherish it forever.

Pros
  • Awesome social life
  • A lot of places to go out
  • Beautifull parks
Cons
  • Big city / It is easy to get lost if you don't have data on phone
  • Compilated subway system for somebody from smaller country
53 people found this review helpful.
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Abigail
4/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Life changing

This is a really fun and unique experience. I studied at London Metropolitan University and I would not recommend it for study abroad students. The structure of classes was confusing and so was the physical building. Teachers were striking and class wasn’t held often. Turning work in was confusing and class was not profitable. USAC support was okay. However there were times when we really needed them and they fell short. The accommodation was pretty bad. Mold on the walls and it was not cleaned before we moved in. We found used undergarments behind out toilet when we moved it. However, London was a really fun place to study. It’s very expensive but worth it for just a few months. There’s so much to do here.

72 people found this review helpful.
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Isabel
5/5
No, I don't recommend this program

An incredible experience!

I loved pretty much everything about this course! It was my first time leaving the country, let alone studying abroad, and the folks at USAC were incredibly helpful with making everything go smoothly the entire time, both before arrival and during the semester. There were a lot of fun activities that took me to a lot of places in London, and with them happening about once every couple weekends, there was plenty of time to focus on studies while having fun and exploring. London Met is a great university as well, confusing campus layout aside. The only thing I have as a "negative" is that The Arcade (student dorms available through USAC, where the majority of students will stay at) is located in a very, very loud part of town, and it was common for the fire alarm to go off at least once a week (outside of tests, which they inform you about beforehand). With its location on Holloway Road, though, there's easy access to a pharmacy, multiple grocery stores, fast food and sit-down restaurants, and bus stops and tube stations. Wi-Fi is also stable, fast, and very reliable if you need to have online calls. If you're someone who might struggle with the constant city noise though, it may be beneficial to find lodgings elsewhere. Nothing against USAC for this, of course, but something I thought I'd mention regardless!

Pros
  • Cultural Emersion
  • Great Support Team
  • Fun activities that take you out your comfort zone
95 people found this review helpful.
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Maria
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying Abroad- a must do!

In Fall 2019, I was able to study abroad through USAC's London program at London Metropolitan University. London Met was a great place to meet diverse and interesting people, in terms of age, national origin, and identities. However the university itself did not provide a lot of support for international students, especially when it came to providing opportunities for international students to come in contact with local students. That's why going through USAC was really helpful, because my program director was really helpful. He organized really interesting field trips to locations that might have been more difficult to reach on your own, like Stonehenge. He also made sure to have activities that would help us to get to know London when we first arrived, but also throughout our semester.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open! To traveling, talking to new people, and doing things on your own!
154 people found this review helpful.
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Bailey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Memorable Experience

Studying abroad through the USAC program was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Getting to explore London and the surrounding areas on my own, with new friends, and with the program was an incredible experience. I loved the Art in London course I took because it was very immersive. The tours we took during each class allowed me to see more of the city than I would have if I was in a traditional lecture class. USAC provided me with plenty of resources to help me feel prepared and less nervous for my arrival in London. And the staff that was in the program city made me feel at home. If there was ever any issues or concerns, the staff in London immediately helped find a solution. If given the opportunity, I would study abroad with USAC again.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing I did was navigate the Tube system by myself. Going in to this program I didn't think I'd ever explore such a big city by myself. But London was very easy to navigate and I never felt unsafe.
158 people found this review helpful.

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