London, England

Samuel Johnson famously wrote, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Would the corollary to that be “When someone is tired of college, he or she should go to London”?

One of our most popular destinations, London offers a number of exciting programs in what is arguably one of the world’s most incredible cities. Students take classes at BU’s London Academic Center, centrally located in exclusive South Kensington, minutes away from world-class museums, quaint residential areas, great shopping, and some of London’s famous parks.

Housing is in furnished apartments within walking distance of the BU London Academic Center. Flats vary in size (from two to 13 occupants), configuration, and style of decoration, but most consist of shared bedrooms, bath/shower room, and a living/dining room with cooking facilities. Telephone and Internet access are provided in each of the apartments. Visit the BU London website.

Things to do range from a simple walk to Kensington Gardens or visiting one of London’s museums to travel around the UK to international trips in France, Spain, Switzerland, and more.

Programs in London

International Conflict Resolution Program in London and Geneva

Geneva & London: International Conflict Resolution (Summer)

This program gives students a unique opportunity to study international conflict resolution in two world centers of diplomatic activity: Geneva, Switzerland, and London, England.
Tags: English Speaking, Geneva, Graduate, Offers Graduate Credit, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Conflict Resolution, International Relations

London & Paris: Art and Architecture Program

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program (Summer)

Students interested in art history, architecture, and urban studies now have the opportunity to study in both London and Paris. Through lectures and excursions, students will study the exquisite arts and architectural styles of the two cities.
Tags: English Speaking, Paris, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Art & Architecture

London Acting Program (LAMDA)

London Acting Program (LAMDA)

This is a highly advanced professional acting program intended for students from conservatory-style acting programs.
Tags: BU students only, Spring
Focus: Theater Arts, Drama & Acting

London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art

London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art

The goal of the program is the total integration of students into the academic and extracurricular life of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Britain’s preeminent art institute.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall
Focus: Art & Architecture

London College of General Studies Program

London College of General Studies Program

This program provides a unique opportunity for first-semester CGS sophomores to study in London.
Tags: BU students only, CGS students only, Especially for Sophomores, Fall, General focus

London College of General Studies Program in the Humanities

London College of General Studies Program in the Humanities (Summer)

This is a unique program for CGS students interested in the major movements in literature, the arts, and philosophy.
Tags: BU students only, CGS students only, Especially for Sophomores, Summer, Undergraduate

London College of General Studies Program in the Natural Sciences

London College of General Studies Program in the Natural Sciences (Summer)

This is a unique program for CGS students interested in the major movements in literature, the arts, and philosophy.
Tags: BU students only, CGS students only, English Speaking, Especially for Sophomores, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Science

London Graduate Journalism Program

London Graduate Journalism Program

Students enrolled in the BU Graduate Program in Journalism have the opportunity to complete their third semester of studies in London.
Tags: BU students only, English Speaking, Fall, Graduate, Internship
Focus: Communication, Journalism

London Graduate Mass Communication Program

London Graduate Mass Communication Program (Summer)

The Boston University London Graduate Mass Communication Program combines an internship, related coursework, and independent living.
Tags: English Speaking, Graduate, Internship, Summer
Focus: Communication, Mass Communication

London History and Literature Program

London History & Literature Program

Our newest program in London is about London itself—the stories, the voices, the history, and the literature of this greatest of all cities. Open to all students fascinated by London and specially designed for English and history students, this program offers a curriculum designed to appeal to the serious student.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall
Focus: English/Creative Writing, History, Literature

London Internship Program

London Internship Program

After completing the program’s five-week core phase, students spend the final eight weeks in full-time internships with organizations in the greater London area while also enrolled in a related, weekly seminar course.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Internship, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Advertising, Art & Architecture, Business & Management, Economics, English/Creative Writing, Film & Television, Health & Human Services, Hospitality Administration, International Relations, Journalism, Management Policy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology

London Music Program with the Royal College of Music

London Music Program with the Royal College of Music

Boston University’s London Music Program offers students the opportunity to live and study in one of the world’s most important cities for music performance.
Tags: BU students only, Fall
Focus: Music

London School of Education Program

London School of Education Program

Students in the field of education have the opportunity to gain international teaching experience through the Boston University London School of Education Program. The program includes specialized coursework in cross-cultural studies and student teaching in a community institution.
Tags: BU students only, Fall
Focus: Education