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Study Abroad in London, England

London

Pioneering musicians. Innovative theater. Iconic architecture. Celebrated literature. Whatever you're seeking, you'll find it when you study abroad in London. England’s capital city has long been known for its museums, markets, pubs, history, entertainment, and fashion; it's also home to diverse educational institutions that help you meet your academic, career, and personal goals. Explore this vibrant metropolis through courses that turn the city into your living classroom. You can gain résumé-boosting experience through our international internship program, and immerse in local culture by writing for a student newspaper, or joining on-campus clubs and activities. No matter where your interests lie, you’ll discover what you seek when studying abroad in London, a historically and culturally rich urban center.

About the Country

England

With a momentous history spanning thousands of years and a long-established role as one of the world’s most influential nations, studying abroad in England provides an unparalleled learning environment. You’ll never run out of exciting sites to see here. From prehistoric Stonehenge to the two-thousand year old Hadrian’s Wall, once the northernmost border of the Roman Empire, this small island nation contains enough surviving relics of the past to keep you intrigued throughout your stay. Marvel at the 1400-year-old Canterbury Cathedral, the heart of the Church of England and an icon of Gothic architecture. Tour the astonishingly beautiful Roman Baths, built nearly two millennia ago in the city of Bath. Stop in William Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, to see the preserved houses where he and some of his family members are thought to have once occupied. Visit Oxford University, the oldest English-speaking university in the world, in its namesake city of Oxford. Pay your respects to England’s monarchs and other famous figures at their iconic final resting place, Westminster Abbey. Stand below the towering skeletons of dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Need some quality time with nature? See how many species of seabirds you can spot at the sweeping Bempton Cliffs or spend a whole day wandering the beautiful Lake District National Park, where rugged mountains, tranquil lakes, and miles of green hills make for an idyllic getaway. For aspiring environmentalists, the Eden Project in Cornwall is a must-see attraction: the eco-park features the largest indoor rainforest in the world, along with several other habitats housed in their own biomes. If you’re lucky enough to study abroad in England during the spring or summer, have yourself a beach day at Brighton Palace Pier, an impressive example of Edwardian architecture situated on the island’s southern coast. Spend a day in the Cotswolds where you can admire over fifteen thousand tree species in the gorgeous Westonbirt Arboretum or stroll through the immaculately kept Royal Gardens at Highgrove. For a more active outdoor excursion, head to How Stean Gorge to hike, canoe, or repel down the Cautley Spout waterfall.

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Local Highlights

Brick Lane

If the thought of curry makes your mouth water. then Brick Lane is the place to be. This East End gem is home to some of London’s most famous Indian restaurants. Plus, if you fancy a quick shopping trip after chowing down on authentic Indian cuisine, Brick Lane is known for its vintage clothing stores.


Primrose Hill

Bright blue skies and lush, green grass—two things most people don’t think of when moving to London. How wrong they are! Located north of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill not only offers some of the best views of the city, but also a great place to bask in the rare London sunshine while enjoying a picnic with friends.


Sky Garden

Travel 115 meters up into London’s famous skyline at the Sky Garden. This sky-high indoor garden offers breathtaking 360-degree views of Central London.


Soho’s Secret Tearoom

Pop into the popular West End pub, the Coach & Horses, to find Soho’s only secret tearoom. This vintage-themed tearoom’s décor paired with traditional English High Tea is guaranteed to make you feel like a true Brit.


Columbia Shops and Flower Market

Want to immerse yourself in an oasis in the middle of London's trendiest neighborhoods? This is your place! Stroll through the intense aromas and colors of the flower market as you sip a nice cuppa... you'll return home uplifted at the end of your visit to this cozy little market.


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James Longenderfer, Fall 16 MOJO, London.

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It was an amazing life experience. My internship provided great career connections and opportunities.

Ryan Zum Mallen
DePaul University,
Fall 2015, London, England
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