Let the city be your classroom
Arcadia in London is an affordable and innovative way to study in, and get to know, one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting cities in the world. Arcadia faculty use London itself as the classroom, taking you into the streets to bring your studies to life in the communities and places you are learning about. Visits to galleries, theaters, historical sites, local communities and markets give you insights and experiences that augment your classroom learning, giving you genuine insights into this exciting city, its diverse population and traditions and its incredibly rich culture.
You can choose to study within a familiar American university system by taking all your courses at the Arcadia London Center, in the heart of the city, where we offer a range of courses looking at the history, literature, sociology and culture of this fascinating place. Or, you can mix our courses with Arcadia+ options like electives chosen from one of our London partner institutions - giving you exposure to the British academic system and the opportunity to study alongside students from all over the world. If you'd like to add an internship option to your study, check out the London Internship Placement Guide.
Gain an insider’s view
of London from our London Center staff and faculty as they help you find your feet with your studies, new friends and London life. Their infectious enthusiasm will inspire even the most hesitant to delve into this welcoming, fun and supportive place to achieve your academic and personal goals.
, events and activities will help you get to know many angles of this multi-cultural and historic city and take you beyond the city to explore the rest of the UK and beyond. The program also includes a reading week break mid-semester, allowing the opportunity for extended independent travel.
Internship: If you are looking to build your resume and professional network, the Arcadia+ Internship option is for you! You'll intern three full days per week with a placement in a wide range of industries - even including Parliament! The additional required internship cornerstone course is designed to complement your work experience and to reinforce your professional and academic interests. The Internship Placement Guide
outlines more placement details, including available career fields.
Arcadia+ Partner University Courses: If you wish to supplement your Cornerstone Course with a course(s) at a partner institution your choices include: City, University of London
; Goldsmiths, University of London
; Queen Mary, University of London
; and University of Westminster.
Tuition fees vary for enrollment in more than one partner course.
Join clubs with your UCL Student Union membership, which is included. From casual sports, comedy clubs, arts and crafts, political and social groups, and everything else in between, there are plenty of clubs to engage with at the Union.
Learn more about our Arcadia London Center.
Arcadia+ Internship Priority Deadlines
Fall and Academic Year - April 1 | Spring - October 1
Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.
Please check the Arcadia website for dates, courses, and the latest program information.