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The London Program

Study Abroad in England

bigben-Public Photo BankThe London Program offers intensive seminars in London for University of Utah students. Students in these courses explore the cultural resources of London according to the focus of each seminar, guided by our faculty and by our colleagues in various institutions in Great Britain. These courses are offered during a five-week period early each summer. The program is made possible by the Gordon B. Hinckley Endowment for British Studies.

Past Themes:

2011: The Bloomsbury Group and England Between the Wars: 1910-1939

2012: Graphic London

2013: Street Scenes: Imagining London from Blake to Post-Colonialism (Professors Stacey Margolis and Matthew Potolsky)

2014: Underground London: Crime and Disorder, 1720-1840 (Professors Scott Black and Andrew Franta)

2015: Cabinets of Wonder: Art, Literature, and the Logic of Display (Professors Paisley Rekdal and Lela Graybill [Art history])

2016: Filth, Fog, and Fantasy

Program for Summer 2017:
Street Scenes: Imagining Cosmopolitan London


Course Description

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." -Samuel Johnson

Contemporary London is among the great cosmopolitan cities in the world.  Walking through the city streets one experiences a striking range of cultures and subcultures, often within the same neighborhood.  Focusing on representations of urban spaces and street life, this course will consider how writers, artists, and filmmakers since the end of the eighteenth century have imagined just this experience. 


Students earn 6 hours of University of Utah Credit, 3 credit hours in English 5660 (a repeatable course). With permission, the course may also be used to fulfill the Advanced Seminar requirement for the English Department.

Honors credit can also be awarded with permission from the Honors College. Participation in the program will fulfill the Bachelor degree International Requirement.

Travel Dates

Depart US May 13
Arrive London May 14
Depart London June 17


Students will live in apartments in the Foundation for International Education’s Hyde Park Gate townhouse. Hyde Park Gate overlooks Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, and is a ten minute walk from Foundation House Study Center where classes will be held. Facilities include television, wireless internet access, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Program Cost

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Click here for information about Financial Aid. 

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
Minimum age of 18

U of U Students, students at other colleges or universities, alumni and qualified members of the community are welcome to apply to participate in U of U study abroad programs.

Application Deadline

15 February 2017

Program Directors

Stacey Margolis
Matt Potolsky

Application Process

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Search and Apply"
  3. If you are a current U of U student, click "U of U Students" to log in using your uNID and CIS password. If you are not a current U of U student, click "Non-U of U Students" to create a user account.
  4. Search for the program you wish to apply for by clicking Search Programs. To narrow your search you can select Destination. You can also select "Faculty-Led" under "Type" to see only University of Utah summer faculty-led programs
  5. Once you find the program, click "Apply"
  6. The following are the main steps in the application:

$500 program deposit paid at the Cashier's Window in SSB 105. You will download a payment form from the online application to take to the Cashier and then submit to the Study Abroad Office once it has been stamped "Paid".

A one page personal statement descirbing how the program meets your academic and personal goals for the study abroad program. You will be able to upload your statement into your online application.

One letter of recommendation from a university level instructor. In the online application, you will submit the name and email of the person you wish to be your recommender. Once you enter that information, an email will automatically be sent to that person requesting a recommendation. The recommender will then complete an on,ine recommendation forjm. Please note: It is essential that you contact he recommender before you enter their email address to s/he is aware that you wwould like them to complete a recommendation.

All applications will be reviewed by the Program Director(s) and Study Abroad Advisor to determine eligibility. You will be notified through your Umail address regarding your acceptance into the program.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all the components of your application are completed prior to the application deadline.

For more information, please visit the Study Abroad website at

Last Updated: 2/28/17