London, England Project Center

London, England
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
D-Term during spring
E-Term during summer
Project preparation: 
Welcome, travel, and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework; cultural experience preparations

Location and Culture:

Home to some of the world’s most vibrant theatre and music, outstanding museums, and ambitious architecture, Newsweek has dubbed London “the coolest city on the planet.” London is the political, economic, and media hub of the British Isles, with an influence that reaches well beyond its borders. Many interesting cities and tourist attractions are easy to access, and a designated long weekend allows students to travel further afield in the UK and the rest of Europe. Average temperatures in March range from 39°F to 52°F, and from 53°F to 70°F in June.

Housing and Meals:

Regardless of whether they’re working on an HUA Requirement or IQP, students will live in 1- to 4-bedroom apartments in the Bloomsbury area, a peaceful, quiet neighborhood in Central London near the British Museum, British Library, and University of London. Roommates will be announced towards the end of the prep term. Accommodation type and location are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

British cuisine is generally made with quality local ingredients and simple sauces to accentuate flavor; it has also absorbed the cultural influence of those who have settled in Britain, producing hybrid dishes like chicken tikka masala. Students should inform their advisor of any health concerns, dietary restrictions, or allergies in advance of participation in this program.

Past Projects:

Past students at the London, England Project Center have:

  • Designed new exhibits and educational resources for major London museums
  • Explored how to reduce dwell times on the London Underground
  • Helped local councils promote recycling and reduce energy consumption
  • Assessed the value of green space in urban areas