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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA 
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
IFSA Summer in London
Geotag  London, England

London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and one of the most popular study abroad destinations. A sophisticated city with endless cultural, historic, artistic, political, and intellectual offerings, it’s also home to many universities scattered throughout different neighborhoods. London’s excellent public transportation system will take you easily from your housing to classes and anywhere else you want to go. The city’s train stations, bus networks, and airports make traveling throughout the UK and Europe a snap.

With icons like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Tower of London all around you, you can’t help but absorb London’s many layers of tradition and history. It’s a setting that’s hard to top for exploring the impact of fantasy literature on life as we know it, with the Harry Potter novels, His Dark Materials, The Lord of the Rings, and more as your text. Multicultural London is also prime ground to see how gender, race, and class come into play in a sophisticated, worldly city. 

Enroll in a single four-week sessions or take two classes back to back with an eight-week stay. You could even combine your London session with a second session in another amazing location like Rome or Barcelona. 

Session 1 Class
  • Urban Identities: Gender, Race, and Class in London 
Session 2 Class
  • Fantasy in the Real World: Literature through the Sociological Lens
Please visit IFSA Summer in London for complete class descriptions and syllabi. 

Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include: 
  • London Pandemics–Past and Present
  • London Statue Walk
  • Community Environment Initiatives & Urban Farming in London
  • Homelessness in London–A Dialogue
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include: 
  • Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral Visits
  • Seaside Brighton Trip
  • Harry Potter Studio Tour
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  • Academic Support
  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
  • On-site Orientation
  • On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
  • Pre-arrival Advising
  • Tuition

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/01/2024 ** Approximately 2 weeks after the deadline TBA TBA
NOTE: The deadline listed is for REGISTRATION of this program with William & Mary through the W&M Global Education Office here at -- but you must apply directly to this program via their system according to THEIR deadlines, which may be earlier than W&M's registration deadline!

** Students will be notified of their status for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials following the term's application deadline.