- Language Requirement: None
- Academic Standing: Sophomore or Above
- GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
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*You may complete all pre-decision materials by the priority deadline to receive a $75 credit toward your summer program fee or a $100 credit toward your academic year program fee.
Inside the Program
Students will immerse themselves in the communications and media scene in London during this five-week summer program. Designed to take advantage of opportunities for students to experience some of the unique communication headquarters in London, excursions include visits to BBC Television and Radio, the ITN News Headquarters and attendance at major political and art events held throughout the summer. Courses are designed with special emphasis on journalistic skill building as well as theoretical analytical components. Students live in an international residence hall near the AHA London Centre.
Credit Explanation / Academic Details
Students enroll in 2 of the 4 courses. All courses offered in London are recognized and approved for academic credit by various AHA partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
The first few days of the program will be spent in mandatory classes covering essential features of British political economy, society and cultural life and introducing key institutions such as the BBC. The courses are taught by British faculty who have extensive practical experience in the fields related to their courses, as well as experience teaching U.S. students. Many classes will also be supplemented with guest lectures from British journalists and media coordinators. Courses are usually offered twice or thrice weekly, Monday-Thursday, with Friday reserved for group excursions. Courses make use of a variety of materials and texts, all of which are provided as part of the program fee.
You will join a community of around 850 residents from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as part of life in the International Hall at the University of London residence hall. The hall is located in central London, just minutes from the AHA Centre, the British Museum and the Russell Square Tube station.
You will have your own single study bedroom and share bathrooms with other residents. All single rooms have a hand basin, fitted furniture consisting of bed (including linens), desk, chair and extensive storage for clothes and books. Rooms are fitted with a telephone and data socket. Most meals are included (breakfast and dinner throughout the week and weekend), and are taken in the hall's cafeteria.
Local transportation pass (Oyster Card) is valid for zones 1 and 2 during summer programs.