Summer London, United Kingdom

DATES:  May 14-June 26, 2014

The London Summer Program (LSP) offers an exciting opportunity for students in all fields of study to live and learn in one of the most international cities in the world. London provides Notre Dame undergraduates with a unique environment in which to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. During the six-week program students take two courses and earn six credits which can include courses that fulfill university requirements.


A series of drop-in “question-and-answer” sessions are taking place over the next two weeks, where you will have an opportunity learn more about this very popular program. 

WHEN:     Between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on  Monday, Jan 20th, Wednesday, Jan 22nd, Friday, Jan 24th Tuesday, Jan 28th, or Thursday, Jan 30th

WHERE:   International Studies office – 105 Main Building

HOW:       Please call International Studies  at 631-1138 to sign up for the session you would like to attend.

Academic Program

Students earn 6 credits during the six-week program  that situates its learning environment in a global capital city.  Students can choose two courses from class offerings that permit the participating students to satisfy one or more university requirements.

  • Facilities and Staff

Classes are taught at the impressive academic building known as the London Centre located on Suffolk Street next to the National Gallery just off Trafalgar Square. Classes in the London Summer Program are taught by many of the same British faculty that participate in the regular academic year program, as well as visiting Notre Dame faculty.

  • Courses

Some courses are offered at the same time. The following classes have time conflicts that should be taken into account as you consider your choices.  Please note students are not guaranteed courses, but every attempt is made to register students into one of their top three choices.

Students may take EITHER:

  • FTT 34207: Shakespeare in London OR ARHI 34489: London as Art Capital

  • THEO 24842 Sin, Grace and Free Will OR PHIL 24529: British Moral Philosophy

Course List:  

·      ARHI 34489: London as Art Capital (Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement)

·      ARHI 34570 - Masterpieces: Making and Meaning (Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement)

·      ENGL44420 / GSC 44255: London Writers (Fulfills Literature Requirement)

·      ENGL : Catholicism and English Literature

·      ENGL 44236/FTT 34207 Shakespeare in London (Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement)

·      FTT 34705 - Watching, Looking, Seeing: Active Engagement and the Arts

·      HIST 34414: The British Empire, 1760-1965: An Exercise in Globalization? (Fulfills History Requirement)

·      MARK 44300: International Marketing

·      PHIL 24529 British Moral Philosophy (Fulfills 2nd Philosophy Requirement)

·      POLS 34440:  Government and Politics of Britain

·      THEO 24842: Sin, Grace and Free Will (Fulfills 2nd THEO Requirement)

  • Special Opportunities

Students can undertake co-curricular activities while they are in London to deepen their experience of British culture, expand their intellectual horizons, and perhaps even develop their career prospects. Courses may include visiting museums and art galleries, attending theater performances, or visiting historic sites. All of London is the backdrop for student studies.

Some courses on the LSP will involve field trips that take place within class time. LSP will also offer various optional day-trips on the weekends (at additional cost). The Program also allows for one four-day long weekend for independent travel.

Housing and Meals

Students reside in modern flats (apartments) in the Waterloo area of the South Bank, in Central London. The location is less than a 20 minute walk from the London Centre. Your flat will be furnished and comes equipped with a microwave, basic appliances, cookware, dishes, and everything you should need to prepare meals. Students can cook for themselves or take advantage of the diverse dining opportunities that London offers.

Program Calendar, Summer 2014

  • May 14, 2014—Group Flight departs USA
  • May 15, 2014—Arrival in London and orientation
  • May 16. 2014—First day of classes
  • June 6-9, 2014—Long Weekend Break
  • June 24, 2014—Last Class Day
  • June 25, 2014—Exams
  • June 26, 2014—Residences close; group flight departs for USA


Students in all colleges are eligible to participate in the London Undergraduate Program .

  • Rising Notre Dame sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply.
  • The program will include approximately 65 students.


The cost for the Summer London Program will be $7,500.  The program fee for University of Notre Dame students covers :

  • tuition
  • housing
  • health insurance
  • international air travel from an east coast gateway city and group transfer from and to Heathrow Airport to residence facilities
  • a Notre Dame administrative fee.

Students will receive a weekly stipend to partially defray the cost of food. Participants are responsible for personal spending, costs associated with weekend activities that may be organized by the residential staff; and performance admission costs that are not part of courses.

Students, especially Pell Grant recipients, may want to check with Financial Aid about additional support.  Pell Grant recipients may apply for Gilman Summer Scholarships here:  The deadline for the Gilman application is usually in early March.  Other students may want to investigate the Fund for Education Abroad:  The deadline for this application is usually in early January.

Application Instructions

****Application deadline for online application and all supporting materials is February 3, 2014 (11:59 p.m.)****

  • OIS Online application
  • ONE FACULTY academic recommendation. (Please enter the name Judy Hutchinson for the second faculty recommendation request. The application will not process without a second recommendation name.)
  • RECTOR recommendation.

You can import information from another OIS application, but you must add your course preferences in the Application section labeled "RELATED COURSEWORK."


If you are considering applying to a summer program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport is to expire within six months of your anticipated program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. You can get more information about obtaining and renewing passports by clicking this link:

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