Study abroad this summer in London with IFSA

University of Westminster Summer

Program Overview

Spend your summer studying liberal arts and sciences, business, or design, creative and digital industries at University of Westminster! If you’re interested in media, arts and design, look forward to hands-on workshops at the Harrow Campus, in a suburb of central London.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

April 1

Minimum GPA

2.70

Credit load

4 - 8

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

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

Westminster offers two separate summer sessions. As an IFSA student, you may enroll in one summer session or both. Classes from all areas are offered during both sessions.

To view available classes at the University of Westminster, visit the summer catalog. Classes may include:

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Crime and the London Underworld
  • Jack the Ripper’s London
  • Monarchy: A Royal History of London
  • Writing London

Business

  • Buyer Behaviour
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Global Business Environment
  • The Power of Brands

Design, Creative and Digital Industries

  • Photographing the City: London
  • Television in London

IFSA requires students to enroll in a full class load abroad. At the University of Westminster, a full class load consists of 15 Westminster credits per summer school session (equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credit hours). Please note that the University of Westminster has a very strict withdraw policy for summer, please contact the IFSA Admissions Counselor with any questions.

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 can only take courses for which you have fulfilled the prerequisites.

There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programs. These places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in fashion at their home institution.

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) year of study at your home institution before the start of the program.

Recommendation Letter

Your application to this program will require one (1) academic letter of recommendation.

Visa Requirement

Not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. 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

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 our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

Activities

  • 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.

Excursions

  • 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 1960s 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

Apartment/Flat

Meals

Self-Catering

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Summer 2023 - Session 1

June 17, 2023

July 8, 2023

$9,000

April 1

Summer 2023 - Session 2

July 10, 2023

July 29, 2023

$9,000

April 1

Summer 2023 - Sessions 1 & 2

June 17, 2023

July 29, 2023

$10,995

April 1

Term

Summer 2023 - Session 1

Term begins

June 17, 2023

Term ends

July 8, 2023

Program costs

$9,000

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Summer 2023 - Session 2

Term begins

July 10, 2023

Term ends

July 29, 2023

Program costs

$9,000

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Summer 2023 - Sessions 1 & 2

Term begins

June 17, 2023

Term ends

July 29, 2023

Program costs

$10,995

Application deadline

April 1

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