London Abroad

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

2017: Street Scenes: Imagining Cosmopolitan London

Summer 2018 
British Studies: The London Eye: The City as Performance 
London is an unparalleled space for spectacle, performance, and “play” in all its senses. In this course we will look at London on the page and on the stage, and compare those imagined cities to the city imagining itself all around us. The syllabus will include: trips to the theater (including the restored Globe and, as part of an overnight excursion, the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon); novels which map London, such as Mary Poppins and Mrs. Dalloway; and London itself, in all its spectacular and labyrinthine glory.


  • Available credit(s): 6 credits
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the two program courses
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Walking tours of London
    • Productions at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and other theatres
    • Museum and gallery visits
    • Overnight trip to Stratford-upon-Avon


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

  • Research Experience* (for students who take the Advanced Seminar in English)


  • Tom Stillinger
    • Associate Professor of English
    • College of Humanities
  • Disa Gambera
    • Associate Professor of English
    • College of Humanities
  • Jane England
    • Visiting Adjunct Professor of Theatre Studies
    • College of Fine Arts


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

Last Updated: 11/14/17