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Whether you’re focused on merchandising management, arts and design, or fashion marketing, there’s a study abroad program in London for you. Choose between a short-term summer program in London and exchanges at the University for the Creative Arts – Epsom, the London College of Fashion, or the University of Westminster.

UCA’s Epsom campus offers programs in Fashion Marketing & Management as well as Fashion Promotion & Imaging. Students studying in Epsom will have the chance to experience English life in a picturesque town while being within 30 minutes of central London.

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Suggested minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”
  • Fall 2021 APPLICATION DUE: March 1, 2021
  • Spring 2022 APPLICATION DUE: Sept. 15, 2021

LIM College Study Abroad Exchange Application

Epsom, England (about 30 minutes by train from the center of London)

Partner school website: http://www.uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/locations/epsom/

Semester dates:

  • Fall Semester: mid-September — mid-January
  • Spring Semester: late January — mid-May

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students.

Students must submit their completed application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive, as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when LIM selects candidates to participate in study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for.

Students who are accepted into the program will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school, as well as a copy of the photo page of their passport. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time and location are made available after acceptance into the program. Students must also attend the UCA Orientation and are required to arrange travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held one to two weeks prior to the start of each semester.

Once admitted into the program, students will be sent more information regarding courses that they will take during their semester abroad. Students will not be able to select from a list of courses, but will rather be enrolled in predetermined courses from within a given program. The programs are as follows:

  • Fall semester students: Fashion Marketing and Management program
  • Spring semester students: Fashion Promotion and Imaging program

Questions about the specific courses taken in each program should be directed to the Study Abroad Coordinator. Students will register for 12 LIM credit hours (equivalent to 60 UCA credits) per term and also have the option to complete an online course at LIM while they are abroad, if they desire.

Students must meet with their Academic Advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.

Exchange students may apply for housing on campus although availability is not guaranteed. UCA has a variety of resources to find reliable off campus housing that the UCA Accommodation Team will provide to LIM College students upon acceptance into the program. More information can be found here: http://uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/accommodation/.

All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be the host university, a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

Students registered for courses in the UK for a course of study of six months or more are entitled to primary medical care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). If you are on a course of less than six months’ duration, you are not entitled to primary medical care. However, any overseas visitor is entitled to emergency or immediately required treatment. The NHS charges for medicines, eyeglasses and eye care, and dental treatment. In addition, the NHS does not cover repatriation to your home country.

All students must submit proof to the Study Abroad Office that they are covered by overseas health insurance for the duration of their program abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains.

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UK and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations and in British pounds unless otherwise noted):

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Epsom: $1000
  • Student Visa: £310
  • Housing: £350-£500 per month
  • Food: £200 per month
  • Public Transportation: £120 per month
  • International Health Insurance: $250
  • Books & Supplies: £250
  • Excursions: varies

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Student Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements.

Students will be required to have a visa to study for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from UCA to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Student visas are normally issued for one week prior to the start of the semester and will be valid up to one week after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.

Specializing in arts and design, LCF is centered on the development of ideas. LIM College Juniors study for a Fall or Spring semester at the London College of Fashion to gain forward-thinking business and management knowledge through a rigorous and academically challenging program.

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Required minimum GPA is 3.0; students are suggested to have a GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”

 

  • SPRING 2022 APPLICATION DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

LIM College Study Abroad Exchange Application

London, England

Partner school website: http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/

Term dates:

  • Fall semester: Early October — mid-February (LIM students will return to the US by late January in time for the Spring semester to begin; the end of the LCF semester will be completed by students online)
  • Spring semester: Mid-February — end of June

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students.

Students must submit their completed application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for.

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school as well as a copy of the photo page of their passport. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

 

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time, and location will be made available after acceptance into the program. It is compulsory for all students to attend the Induction (Orientation) Day at LCF; students are required to arrange their travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held just prior to the start of each corresponding term.

Once admitted into the program, students are sent more information regarding courses that will be offered during their semester abroad. Courses are set by LCF depending on the term. Students should expect to earn a combination of Liberal Arts and elective credits. Students are required to submit the LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending LCF. Students must register for 2 Modules of 20 UAL/LCF Credits each which equal 12 U.S. credit hours per term and also have the option to complete an online course at LIM while they are abroad if they desire.

**Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**

 

Housing on campus is open to exchange students, but availability is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed. LCF has a variety of resources to find reliable off campus housing that is provided to LIM College Students upon acceptance into the program or shortly after; the LIM College Study Abroad Coordinator will also assist accepted students with finding accommodation. All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be the host university, a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

Students registered for courses in the UK for a course of study of six months or more are entitled to primary medical care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). If you are on a course of less than six months’ duration, you are not entitled to primary medical care. However, any overseas visitor is entitled to emergency or immediately required treatment. The NHS charges for medicines, eye glasses and eye care, and dental treatment. In addition, the NHS does not cover repatriation to your home country.

All students must submit proof to the Study Abroad Office that they are covered by overseas health insurance for the duration of their program abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains.

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UK and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations and in pounds unless otherwise noted):

  • Round-trip transportation to and from the UK: $1000
  • Student Visa: £310
  • Housing: £740 per month
  • Food: £200 per month
  • Public Transportation: £120 per month
  • Books & Supplies: £250
  • International Health Insurance: $250
  • Excursions: varies

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements of the Student Financial Services department.

Students will be required to have a visa to study for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from LCF to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Student visas are normally issued for one week prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one week after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.

 

Junior students can spend a Spring semester completing coursework in the Fashion Merchandising Management program at the University of Westminster.

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Suggested minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”
  • SPRING 2022 APPLICATION DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

LIM College Study Abroad Exchange Application

 

Harrow, England (About 30 minutes by train outside of central London. This is the campus where the Media Arts & Design Department is located.)

Partner school website: www.westminster.ac.uk

Semester dates:

  • Spring: Mid-January—May; final exam period is in May

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students, but students should plan to arrive in the UK around the second week of January for orientation.

Students must submit their completed application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for.

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school as well as a copy of the photo page of their passport. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time and location are made available after acceptance into the program. Students must also attend Orientation at Westminster; students are required to arrange travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held just prior to the start of the semester.

Once admitted into the program, students are sent more information regarding courses that will be offered during their semester abroad. Students should expect to earn a combination of Fashion Merchandising and elective credits. Students are required to submit the LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending Westminster. Students will register for the equivalent of 12 credit hours at Westminster and also have the option to complete an online course at LIM while they are abroad if they desire. All study abroad participants must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours (or the equivalent) per term, including both courses abroad and online courses taken at LIM.

**Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**

Limited student housing on campus in Westminster halls, as availability allows. On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Student Housing option information available at: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/student-accommodation/private-rented-accomodation. Students will apply for housing once accepted into the program. All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be the host university, a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

Students registered for courses in the UK for a course of study of six months or more are entitled to primary medical care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). If you are on a course for less than six months, you are not entitled to primary medical care. However, any overseas visitor is entitled to emergency or immediately required treatment. The NHS charges for medicines, eyeglasses and eye care, and dental treatment. In addition, the NHS does not cover repatriation to your home country.

All students must submit proof to the LIM Study Abroad Office that they are covered by overseas health insurance for the duration of their program abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains.

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UK and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations and in pounds unless otherwise noted):

  • Round-trip transportation to and from the UK: $900
  • Student Visa: £335
  • Housing: £560-£1120 per month (note that rents in the UK are usually listed as a weekly rate, rather than a monthly one)
  • Food: £160 per month
  • Transportation: £120 per month
  • Books & Supplies: £250 (textbooks may also be borrowed from the University library)
  • International Health Insurance: $250
  • Entertainment: £300 per month

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements of the Student Financial Services department.

Students will be required to have a "Short Term Study Visa" to study in the UK for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from Westminster to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/international/visas-and-advice/visas/short-term-study-visa. Student visas are normally issued for one week prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one week after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.