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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate, 6-Non-Degree Seeking Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: Anthropology, Film and New Media, General Studies, History, Literature
Housing Options: Residence Hall Program Type: Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:
London Summer Program

Summer 2018
Course Dates: May 17-June 16, 2018
Dates Abroad: May 17-June 16, 2018
Price: $6,731
**For upcoming information sessions click here**


All participants are required to register for one course from section one and one course from section two for a total of 6 units of SDSU credit:

Section 1: British Life and Culture
This multidisciplinary course serves as the anchor of the study programme in London, offering students an opportunity to place what they are learning in their other courses into a larger, contemporary context. It also enables students to appreciate more of what they observe during their stay in Britain in regard to the underlying history, themes, and institutions of the UK.
  • GEN S 450: British Life and Culture (3 units)
  • ENG 798: Special Study (3 units)
  • MALAS 798: Special Study? (3 units) - Graduate Students Only
Section 2: Into the London Eye: British Visual/Viral Culture Now
Brace yourself for a unique Study Abroad seminar--a kinetic, always evolving class, where we will devour as much of the cutting-edge art, film, literature, photography, theatre, and club-life of the planet's greatest city, London, as is humanly possible. In the four weeks that we spend here on this glorious, peculiar island, we will become curious and savvy 21st century cultural anthropologists as our field work sends us to all parts of London and beyond. In less than a month, we will become as one with the flesh and fabric of an incredible urban body, allowing sensual visual/viral elements of British culture (visual and performative) to infect our minds and change the way we see (and think, and write).
  • ANTH 439: Culture Through Film? (3 units)
  • ENG 493: Film and Literature? (3 units)
  • CLT 470: Folklore? (3 units)
  • MALAS 600A: Cultural Studies? (3 units) -Graduate Students Only

Accommodations are primarily based in historic Kensington, just a few minutes’ walk from the Foundation House Study Center. Student residential buildings in the Kensington area are usually mid- to late-nineteenth century converted townhouses. Bedrooms are fully furnished. The majority of students live in double-occupancy rooms, while some live in triple or quadruple rooms.

Common kitchens are equipped with utensils such as cookware, silverware, and dishes. Self-pay laundry facilities are available at the Metrogate House and Manson Place residence for use by all students. There is wireless Internet access in all residences, with a 20-station PC Computer and Study Lab in Metrogate Residence, open to FIE students 24/7. Common living areas in each residence allow students to interact frequently with each other.

  • Half-day London Bus Tour
  • Theatre Production
  • Lunch on Brick Lane at Bangladeshi restaurant
  • Day-trip to Oxford
    • Christ Church College
    • Harry Potter Filming Sights
  • Multiple Culture and City Walks which include visits to:
    • Parliament Hill
    • Hampstead Heath
    • Tower of London
    • Regents Canal-Camden Lock
    • Shoreditch Street Art Tour
    • Tour of Parliament
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Trafalgar Square
    • National Gallery
    • The British Museum
  • Multiple CineTreks which include visits to various museums, film screenings, plays, musical productions and markets. 


Payment Schedule:
 $616      Deposit due to Extended Studies with application 
 $4,195   Second program payment due to our partner FIE by April 2, 2018
 $1,920   Tuition due with course registration between  April 15-25, 2018
 $6,731   Total Program Fee*

*If 15 or more students enroll by March 15, 2018, our partner institution FIE will offer a discount of $180 per student. If 21 students or more enroll in the program by March 15, 2018, our partner institution FIE will offer a discount of $305 per student. Any discount will be applied to the second payment due to FIE by April 2, 2018.
Included in Program Fee:
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Activities as listed above
  • London transport pass (Oyster Card) for Zones 1 and 2 for the duration of the program
  • 24/7 onsite support
  • International medical and repatriation insurance

Not Included in Program Fee:
  • International airfare
  • Meals
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • Passport and visa fee
  • Personal expenses
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • $616 application deposit is non-refundable for withdrawals after March 15, 2018*.
  • Students who withdraw 30 days or less prior to May 17, 2018 will receive a refund of $500 of the program fee.
  • Students who withdraw on or after May 17, 2018, no refund will be issued.
Course Tuition Refund: 
Refunds for course tuition follow the College of Extended Studies (CES) standard refund policy.

* Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.

Funding & Scholarship Information:
Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.

The application for summer 2019 is not yet available.  If you would like to receive updates, please add your name to the inquiry list above.
  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • If you would like more information about the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:,  (619) 594-0540.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.