Program Dates: May 17 - June 30, 2018
The London Summer Program (LSP) offers an exciting opportunity for students in all fields of study to live and learn in one of the most international cities in the world. London provides Notre Dame undergraduates with a unique environment in which to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. The program begins with orientation and during the six-week program students take two courses earning a total of six credits which can include courses that fulfill university requirements.
Students earn 6 credits during the six-week program that situates its learning environment in a global capital city. Students can choose two courses from class offerings that permit the participating students to satisfy one or more university requirements.
Facilities and Staff
Classes are taught at the impressive academic building known as the London Centre located on Suffolk Street next to the National Gallery just off Trafalgar Square. Classes in the London Summer Program are taught by many of the same British faculty that participate in the regular academic year program, as well as visiting Notre Dame faculty.
- Students will be notified when course registration will take place, likely in mid-March.
- Students will choose their courses as ONE from Group A and ONE from Group B, through online course registration.
- Students are not guaranteed any course. Due to timetable conflicts it is extremely unlikely that any student would be able to take two classes from the same group.
- Courses are subject to change, without prior notification
London Art Capital
London & the Literature of the Fantastic
|ENGL 44236/FTT 24024
Shakespeare in London
|CLAS 34210/HIST 34236
The British Empire
Philosophy of Religion
Sin Grace and Free Will
Christianity & Islam
Additionally, Arts & Letters students who have not yet taken a CSEM can enroll in the course "The Life and Times of Henry VIII" that will fulfill the College Seminar requirement. Many excursions in and around London will be included at no additional cost. For details about this course and application instructions, please contact Prof. JoAnn DellaNeva, Academic Director, London Global Gateway, or Christiane Buessard, Assistant Director, Notre Dame International.
LONDON SUMMER PROGRAM CALENDAR
Departure: please arrange to leave Conway Hall between 8am and 11pm on Saturday 30 June, or between 8am and noon on Sunday 1st July.
- May 17: Thursday, Arrive in London; Conway Hall opens
- May 18-20: Friday to Sunday, Orientation
- May 21: Monday, First day of classes
- May 28: Monday, Bank holiday, No classes
- June 8 - 11: Long Weekend Break—no classes on Friday or Monday
- June 27: Wednesday - Last Class Day
- June 28: Thursday, Study Day
- June 29: Friday, Final Exams (last academic requirement)
- July 1: Residences close
Rising Notre Dame sophomores, juniors and seniors from all colleges are eligible to participate in the London Undergraduate Program.
Students can undertake co-curricular activities while they are in London to deepen their experience of British culture, expand their intellectual horizons, and perhaps even develop their career prospects. Courses may include visiting museums and art galleries, attending theater performances, or visiting historic sites. All of London is the backdrop for student studies.
Some courses on the LSP will involve field trips that take place within class time. LSP will also offer various optional day-trips on the weekends (at additional cost). The Program also allows for one four-day long weekend for independent travel.
Housing and Meals
Students reside in modern flats (apartments) in the Waterloo area of the South Bank, in Central London. The location is less than a 20 minute walk from the London Centre. Your flat will be furnished and comes equipped with a microwave, basic appliances, cookware, dishes, and everything you should need to prepare meals. Students can cook for themselves or take advantage of the diverse dining opportunities that London offers.
The cost for the Summer London Program is $8,000
The program fee for University of Notre Dame students covers:
Fee Does NOT Include
- international health insurance
- a Notre Dame administrative fee.
- Airfare to/from London (approximately $1,200)
- Meals (approximately $1,500)
- Passport/visa fees
- Personal spending money or other travel expenses
Financial assistance for summer study abroad programs is limited to private educational loans or the Federal PLUS (Parent) loan. University Scholarship is not offered for summer study abroad.
OPEN ADMISSION: Application dates TBD
Information and application procedures are available on the Office of Financial Aid website. Please note the April 25th deadline for some summer loan applications.
All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to apply. Sophomore and Junior applications will be reviewed first. A wait-list will be maintained.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months of your anticipated program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. You can get more information about obtaining and renewing passports here: United States Postal Service
- Rector reference will be requested by the Study Abroad office