London Abroad

Learning Abroad (British Studies)

bigben-Public Photo BankLearning Abroad 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:

2007: Bridging the Gap: Black British Writers 1789 to the Present (Professor Wilfred Samuels) 

2008: Professors Norm Council and Mark Matheson

2009: Underground London (Professors Scott Black and Andrew Franta)

2010: The London Eye (Professors Disa Gambera and Thomas Stillinger) 

2011: The Bloomsbury Group and England Between the Wars: 1910-1939 (Professors Mark Matheson and Vince Pecora)

2012: Graphic London (Professors Stuart Culver and Barry Weller) 

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 (Professors Stacey Margolis and Matthew Potolsky) 

2018: The London Eye: The City as Performance (Professors Disa Gambera and Thomas Stillinger) 

2019: London Underground: Crime and Disorder (Professors Scott Black and Andrew Franta)

Summer 2020: Street Scenes 


"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.

  • Duration: 5 Weeks
  • May 9th - June 13th, 2020
  • Excursions: Multiple historical sites, world-class museums, and an over-night stay in Stratford


  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Participants: Undergraduate & Non-U of U
  • Open to ALL majors
  • ALL students must attend one short information session with Learning Abroad
  • Additional eligibility requirements may apply



  • ENGL 5660 (a repeatable course) 
  • Available credit(s): 6 credits
  • Fulfills Undergraduate International Requirement; can fulfill 3-credit elective for Honors College 
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the two program courses
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Students will be living and studying on the Foundation for International Education (FIE) London location.
  • 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.

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Last Updated: 8/19/19