London Summer Term: Culture, History, Exploration

Study in London for a Month

Spend four weeks in London while earning 6 credits! Students have an amazing opportunity to study at Florida State University’s London Study Centre with an LIM Professor while living nearby in London’s historic Bloomsbury district. Students take two classes, Global London and Critical Theories of Fashion and Culture, which both include excursions to many of London’s best known cultural and heritage sites.  

 

  • Students must have at least second-semester freshman status at the time of the program. 
  • Students must have completed the prerequisite, ENGL 1100 English Composition, by the time of the program start date.  
  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA required; suggested minimum GPA is 3.0. 
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing to participate. 
  • Students must have completed all prerequisites for the course component of the program by the time of the program start date. Please see "Credits" below for more information. 
  • Students must apply by the deadline. 

 

  • Summer 2023 Application and deposit deadline: December 6, 2022 at 11:59pm  
  • LIM Summer in London Online Application

 

July 6, 2023 - August 6, 2023 

Global London (3 credits): This course guides students on a tour of London’s cultural and historical venues. We will travel to major cultural sites, possibly including: The Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, West End theatrical productions, The British Museum, The British Library, The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, The National Theater, and Shakespeare’s Globe. Visits and classroom discussions will emphasize London’s extraordinary cosmopolitanism and will place its cultural history in global contexts. 

Critical Theories of Fashion and Culture (3 credits, Prerequisite: ENGL 1100): This is a class about ideas. Specifically, it’s about ideas on gender, race, class, labor, power, and ecology that help us understand the ways fashion creates meaning in our society. We’ll look at subcultures like punk and cosplay, as well as popular cultural movements, like 1990s hip-hop, and argue, analyze, and interpret. Our London location provides opportunities to visit some of the important cultural places in our readings, such as the Camden thrift market. 

Students will be placed in Florida State University’s (FSU) London Centre housing. Students will be housed in or within walking distance of FSU London. Students will be housed with other LIM students in the program. Student accommodation includes fully equipped kitchens, dining table and chairs, Wi-Fi access, free laundry facilities, and housekeeping service, providing fresh linens and towels mid-program. 

All participants will be covered by international health insurance, which is included in the program fee. 

Summer 2023 cost: $ 6,098 

  • Airfare: $700-$1,200 
  • Food: $350 
  • Welcome lunch and farewell dinner are included in the program cost 
  • Required FUA course field trip fee: approximately $100 
  • Required FUA course materials fees: approximately $100 
  • Independent travel and excursions: varies $0-$250 
  • Shopping: varies $0-$250 

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. In addition, students will be required to meet for several course sessions on zoom prior to departure. 

Students are required to have a valid passport that expires no sooner than six months past the end of the program. Visas are not required for American citizens. International students should contact the Studt Abroad Coordinator prior to submitting their application to determine if visa is required.