Study abroad this summer in England with IFSA

Queen Mary, University of London Summer

Program Overview

Queen Mary’s campus feels a bit like a microcosm of the world, with students and campus staff representing upwards of 160 nations. This Russell Group university is known for leading research and a commitment to social justice. Dig into how to manage diversity in business, explore contemporary work trends, or tackle contemporary creative writing. Those are just a few of the classes waiting for you this summer at Queen Mary.

After class, high-energy East London is full of endless galleries, pubs, museums and art to explore. Ready to chill? Head to nearby green spaces like Mile End Park or find your favorite street food at Brick Lane or Spitalfields Market.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

April 1

Minimum GPA

3.00

Credit load

4 - 8

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database—if the Queen Mary, University of London Summer Program is preapproved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

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

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • 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.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) 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.

Visa Requirement

A visa is not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens for the semester program. A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

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 courses 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.

Excursions

Program Activities:

Activities and excursions are an important piece of your IFSA experience, designed to pull you into the fabric of the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. That said, at times, circumstances beyond our control — including local government regulations and health protocols — could impact our ability to hold these events as planned.

Know that we’ll make every effort to run the activities, trips, and excursions slated for your program. You’ll see detailed examples of previous outings offered during this program below. Keep in mind that the options could look different for your program, and that we cannot guarantee these activities, trips, and excursions.

Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include:

  • London Pandemics–Past and Present: This event will engage you with both an historic overview and a contemporary look at concepts of community health and global health, with a particular focus on London and the pandemic. You will attend a guest lecture at the IFSA London Flagship, followed by the John Snow Cholera Tour. This tour will take you to the nearby streets of Soho to visit important sites in the story of Dr. Snow and the cholera outbreak in 1854.
  • London Statue Walk: This walking tour includes stops at some of London’s most iconic statues as well as some of its most obscure, weaving in historical, cultural, literary, and political threads as it seeks to put the past into dialogue with the present.
  • Community Environment Initiatives & Urban Farming in London: This guest lecture explores London’s creative solutions to sustainability, food security, and community building with visit opportunities to three distinct case studies:
    • Up Above: Visit to Sky Garden
    • On the Ground: Visit to Calthorpe Community Garden
    • Down Below: Visit to Growing Underground
  • Homelessness in LondonA Dialogue: This event will explore the realities of homelessness in London from three perspectives. First, you will participate in a dialogue with guest speakers Tamsen Courtenay, author of Four Feet Under: Untold Stories of Homelessness in London, and a case worker from the Centrepoint charity for youth homelessness. The discussion will be followed by a tour of Central London developed, curated, and delivered by vulnerably housed individuals through Unseen Tours.

Program Excursions:

IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:

  • Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral Visits: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is a celebrated and iconic prehistoric monument of standing stones and burial mounds in Wiltshire. Afterward, travel along to Salisbury Cathedral to view one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.
  • Seaside Brighton Trip: A site of significance to the 1960’s rivalries between the mods and rockers, and widely recognized as the “gay capital” of the UK, Brighton features the Palace Pier, Brighton Royal Pavilion, historic streets, and bohemian shops. End the day with fish and chips by the seaside.
  • Harry Potter Studio Tour: Explore The Making of Harry Potter permanent exhibit which offers an authentic behind-the-scenes look into the making of the films along with an enchanting guest lecture.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Some Included

Details

Students live in residence halls with clusters of 4-6 single bedrooms sharing a communal area. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Daily breakfast is included, and students should be prepared to purchase or prepare their own food for lunch and dinner meals.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Summer 2023 - Session 1

July 2, 2023

July 22, 2023

$7,195 (estimated)

April 1

Summer 2023 - Session 2

July 23, 2023

August 12, 2023

$7,195 (estimated)

April 1

Summer 2023 - Sessions 1 & 2

July 2, 2023

August 12, 2023

$10,125 (estimated)

April 1

Term

Summer 2023 - Session 1

Term begins

July 2, 2023

Term ends

July 22, 2023

Program costs

$7,195 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Summer 2023 - Session 2

Term begins

July 23, 2023

Term ends

August 12, 2023

Program costs

$7,195 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Summer 2023 - Sessions 1 & 2

Term begins

July 2, 2023

Term ends

August 12, 2023

Program costs

$10,125 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 1

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