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Program Overview


With students and campus staff from upward of 160 nations, this campus feels like a microcosm of the entire world. Known for leading research and a commitment to social justice, it’s a place to dig into contemporary work trends, explore managing diversity in business, tackle contemporary creative writing, and more.   

After class, East London is a melting pot of cultures, full of galleries, pubs, and museums to explore. Head to nearby green spaces like Mile End Park or find your favorite street food at Brick Lane or Spitalfields Market.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Summer: May 1-Extended

Minimum GPA


Credit load



Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option

Instruction language


Language prerequisites


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Choose from engaging summer classes in culture, liberal arts, business, politics, law, science, and technology to help you build a foundation of expertise. Learn through a varied mix of lectures, seminars, and academic activities and field trips. Study by yourself, as well as take part in group work and discussions with academic staff and fellow students. All of classes are taught Monday–Thursday with Fridays free.

You may only enroll in the classes that are posted in the Queen Mary summer catalog and for which you have met any prerequisites. Queen Mary offers two summer sessions. Enroll in one session or both. Select one class per session. All classes are worth 4 U.S. semester credit hours.

Previously offered summer classes have included:

  • British Horror and Fantasy Cinema from Dracula to Harry Potter
  • Business and Society: The Changing World of Work
  • Chemistry for Today and Tomorrow: From Bench to Market
  • Chinese Language and Culture (Level 1)
  • Chinese Language and Culture (Level 2)
  • Creative Writing Now
  • Data Analytics with SAS Base Certification
  • Environment and Health
  • Global Shakespeare
  • International Business
  • Introduction to International Law
  • Issues and Debates in International Relations
  • London Theatre and Performance
  • Managing Diversity in Business: Creating and Leading Inclusive Organisations
  • Practical Machine Learning
  • Surgical Skills and Science

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Australia Outbound Program
Students enrolled at select Australia universities are invited to participate in Session 1 of this program. The program is open to students of all year levels and all fields. Students will earn 45+ contact hours credit; the equivalent of one subject.

Please see the Australia Outbound term below in the Dates and Fees section for program fees and expected expenses in Australian dollars. For more information on the Australia Outbound program, please reach out to us at

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.



  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university. Students attending select Australia universities are also eligible.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) full-time semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the program.

Recommendation Letter
A letter of recommendation is not required for this program.


Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects classes taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.


Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.
Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As a result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.
  • Windsor and Eton: Roughly half an hour by train from London, the beautiful Berkshire towns of Windsor and Eaton occupy opposite sides of the Thames. There’s no shortage of history here, with Windsor Castle—an imposing architectural study, built by Norman the Conqueror and now a residence for the British Royal family—and Eton College—a prestigious all-boys public school with a long list of famous alums.
  • London’s Southbank Walk and Borough Market. Wander the River Thames then nosh on fish and chips, Thai curry, and more­—there are hundreds of produce and street food stalls to choose from. Soak up some history as you refuel—food markets have stood here since the Middle Ages.
  • Get to know the real London with Unseen Tours. No one knows London like the locals. Explore the East End’s Brick Lane—known for its street art and multicultural heritage—or the West End’s Covenant Garden—once orchard garden for Westminster Abbey, now home of theatre, opera, shopping, and food galore.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe: In London’s Southbank, travel back to 1599 and explore what’s arguably the world’s most famous theatre. Along the way, learn about Shakespeare and the history of this legendary open-air structure.
  • Buckingham Palace. On the bucket list for countless UK visitors, here’s your chance to see the majestic London home of British monarchs since Queen Victoria in 1837. (Look for the Royal Standard’s yellow, red and blue squares that signify the king is in residence.)
  • Thames River Boat Cruise. Get a perspective on London you can’t find from land. See why England’s longest river has long been a vital link for trade and transport as you take in icons like Big Ben, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, the House of Parliament, and the London Eye, and more, depending on route.
  • Independence Day BBQ. You may be in the UK, but you can still celebrate the fabulous U.S. Independence Day with a festive get-together and meal.

Housing and Meals


Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option


Some Included


As a Queen Mary student, you’ll likely live on the main campus at Mile End Student Village—a rare perk in London.  

  • Location: Mile End Student Village in London’s East End 
  • Commute: On the main campus.   
  • Furnished flats (apartments): Designed for four to 11 students. Most have single bedrooms with individual private bathrooms, plus living space and a kitchen. Bedrooms include a bed, wash basin, wardrobe, refrigerator, bookshelves, desk, chair, lamp, and Internet access. Kitchens have refrigerator/freezer, stovetop/oven, microwave, toaster, and kettle. Students provide bedding, towels, and kitchenware. 
  • Meals: No meal plan. Students prepare or purchase meals. 
  • Additional details: 24-hour support from campus reception; security patrols. Campus laundry nearby.  
  • Nearby: Brick Lane Market, Victoria Park, Canary Wharf, The Old Truman Brewery. Bus stops on campus. Walk to Mile End station, served by three Tube lines, in less than 10 minutes.  

Dates and Fees

Term begins
Term ends
Program costs
Application deadline
Summer 2024 - Session 1
June 30, 2024
July 21, 2024
May 1, 2024-Extended
Summer 2024 - Session 2
July 21, 2024
August 11, 2024
May 1, 2024-Extended
Summer 2024 - Sessions 1 & 2
June 30, 2024
August 11, 2024
May 1, 2024-Extended
Summer 2024 (Australia Outbound)
June 30, 2024
July 21, 2024
$10,125 AUD
May 1, 2024-Extended

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Eleni Katsarelas

Eleni Katsarelas

Enrollment Counselor