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Fordham in London: Summer Liberal Arts

At the heart of Fordham's study abroad programs is the idea of the world as the classroom. Small and informal class settings let students explore subjects from a new perspective and in a unique setting.  Students engage with the city of London inside and outside of the classroom. Situated in the vibrant Clerkenwell district in the Borough of Camden,  Fordham's London Centre will serve as your home-base while studying abroad in London.

Application deadline: February 15

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Students Overlook Cliffs in Europe
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Program Details

Location

Fordham’s London Centre is located in the Borough of Camden in Central London, in a neighborhood called Clerkenwell.

The United Kingdom—England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—is a diverse place full of contrasts, featuring a wide range of landscapes and cultures. London, the largest city in Europe, is a bustling cosmopolitan center of astonishing variety and interest that a visitor could explore for months without turning over every stone. The other regions of the U.K. are fascinating for their own reasons, each with a unique personality and history.

Academics

Fordham College students may enroll in a total of 8 credits and Gabelli students may enroll in a total of 12 credits during the summer. Students will select courses from the following list:

Session I (June 1-July 3):

ARHI 3480 – Art and Architecture in London

ENGL 2000 – Texts and Contexts (British Writers)

ENGL 4015 – London Modernisms

FITV 3534 – Fashion in British Film and TV

PHIL 3422 – Kings Cross Station: Harry Potter and Philosophy in London

THEA 1100 - Invitation to Theatre

 

Session II (July 6-August 7):

ARHI 2534 – The Victorian City: Art and Architecture in 19th Century London

ENGL 2000 – Texts and Contexts (Modernity in London)

FITV 3638 – British Cinema and Television 

HIST 3620 – 20th Century Europe

THEA 1100 - Invitation to Theatre

 

A list of course descriptions can be found on our Academics page. Students who meet the prerequisites may also select courses from the Gabelli course list when registration opens. 

 

Housing

You will live in housing that is centrally located within London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions.  Fordham University will bill participants a Program Fee that will cover the cost of housing during the program.

Students are housed in shared student residences in residential areas in Zone 1 or 2, both of which offer a commute by public transport to classes at the London Centre and your chosen host university. The residences have self-catering facilities with a shared lounge. All of our housing is centrally located within London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions.

Find out more about living in London here!

Costs and Funding

Please visit our costs and funding page for more information. 

 

Dates

Session I:

June 1: Students arrive to London

June 2-6: Orientation

June 7: Classes begin

July 2: Last day of classes

July 3: Students depart housing

 

Session II:

July 6: Students arrive to London

July 7-11: Orientation

July 12: Classes & internships begin

August 6: Last day of classes and internships

August 7: Students depart housing