- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
On this program, students take classes at the IES London center, with other students getting their degrees at a U.S. Institution. The IES center is located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood, the heart of center city London. IES Abroad courses are taught by expert local faculty, and students have the option of taking a course at one of the prestigious local partner universities—City, University of London or Queen Mary, University of London.
Fall: early September-mid December
Spring: early January- mid April
Academic Year: early September-mid April
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
With a population of over 8 million, London is the largest city in the United Kingdom and home to a diverse population which speaks as many as 300 languages. It is considered a hub for business, finance and tourism and is visited by over 19 million tourists a year. London is also a center for arts and culture with over 230 professional theaters and 250 museums including the British museum, home of the Rosetta Stone, and the National Gallery which houses 2300 paintings from a wide-range of historical periods. With a history going back to Roman times, one can explore many important historical sites and monuments including Westminster Abby the burial site for the British monarchy and important historical figures, Big Ben, the House of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. With Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton and Stonehenge only a few hours away, London is close to many of England’s most well-known points of interest.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.