The London Wheelock Education Program, offered only in fall semesters in partnership with University of Roehampton in southwest London, provides BU students the opportunity to gain international teaching experience through specialized coursework in cross-cultural studies and student teaching in a community institution.
Requirements & Considerations
- All students must enroll according to, and remain in compliance with, the Boston University Study Abroad Course Load Policy.
- Boston University students only
- Admissions requirements for all programs
Students will be in a similar environment to US-based teaching placements where they have a cooperating teacher and will be assisting and observing the majority of the time. They complete a two-week “classroom takeover” period in November where they must organize all lesson plans and teach by themselves (with observation). A member of Wheelock also travels to London to observe them during their placement to maintain licensure requirements.
Students focusing on Elementary Education are enrolled in a 10-credit teaching practicum course, plus the 4-credit British Education course, totaling 14 credits.
Secondary Education students are enrolled in an 8-credit teaching practicum course in addition to the 4 British Education course, totaling 12 credits.
Housing & Student Services
- Accommodations are apartment-style suites in BU’s own housing in the centrally located South Kensington neighborhood. All residences are approximately a 15 minute walk from the BU London Academic Center. Bedrooms consist of doubles, triples, and quads and all bedrooms come with an ensuite bathroom. Limited single rooms are available on a space-available basis for a supplemental fee.
- Fully equipped kitchens are available within BU housing. Kitchens are shared between approximately 6–14 students.
- Students are responsible for budgeting their own cost of meals. Board isn’t included in this program.
- BU London does not have dining hall facilities, but there are ample grocery stores, restaurants, and other amenities in the immediate area surrounding the residences.
- All buildings are within walking distance to local transportation, including the London Tube and bus systems.
- Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in the basements of all residences. Cost of laundry is not included in the program fee.
- Students have access to the BU London Library for research and printing purposes. For recreational and social activities, students may take advantage of the BU London Social Programme as well as the clubs and societies of Imperial College London.
- WiFi is available throughout all the BU buildings.
- Fall Semester: late August to mid December
- Fall Semester: March 15
This program is rolling admissions; applications are reviewed once all application materials are received, prior to all deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received by the BU Study Abroad office. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible as some programs and internship tracks have limited space and may fill up before the deadline. Submitting a complete application prior to the application deadline, does not guarantee acceptance. Students will be emailed an admissions decision within three weeks of a completed application.
Information for BU Students Awaiting an Admissions Decision and exceptions to the standard admission calendar for all students can be found here.
Cost & Financial Considerations
- 2023/2024 Tuition & Fees: $38,179 per semester
Cost includes tuition, housing, local transportation, airfare from designated US cities, program related activities, administrative fee, overseas medical insurance, and emergency evacuation coverage.
- Estimated program budget, including cost of living expenses.
- Grants and Scholarships available