London is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, packed with world-leading theaters, museums, galleries, concert halls, important buildings, and four world heritage sites. It is also home to some uniquely British arts and a thriving alternative arts scene. The stately River Thames winds through the city passing by huge parks and gardens, cathedrals and castles, the Tate museums, landmarks such as the Capital Eye and Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe theater, and not a few quaintly antique pubs.
A huge city of over 8 million people speaking 300 languages, by some counts, London is also unusually livable. It is made up of many distinct villages and towns, each with its own personality. The many parks and gardens, riverside walks, beautiful historic buildings, and a summer schedule packed with optimistically outdoor events ensure that, even when it rains, London’s residents and visitors are out and about enjoying life. The center of the city is quite walkable and the rest is easily reached by London’s red buses, its underground train system (“The Tube”), or on a “Boris bike” (public bicycles named for the popular mayor who introduced them in 2010).
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Accommodation and logistics: You will stay in a centrally located university dormitory a short distance from most of the arts venues and a variety of restaurants and shops. There is excellent access to transportation including two major railway stations. All tickets, travel to program events, and some meals are included in the program fee (several lunches or dinners per week).
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
The course Psyc 290 being offered on the program has a prerequisite of PSYC 101. Requests for exceptions will be passed on to the department.
In addition to the oIP application form, students are required to submit the following material:
*This program is open to all majors. An interest in the arts is essential.