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European Council - London, England
London, England (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Late Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Summer
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Scholarship Available: Yes Housing Options: Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad) Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Program Description:
University System of Georgia
European Council
London, England

London EC
London, one of the most culturally diverse and most fascinating cities in the world, is a city steeped in history that has inspired artists, writers, and students for centuries. As a participant in this program you can spend a summer studying and living in the historic Bloomsbury district of London in close proximity to some of the world's finest museums and cultural sites.  In the London study abroad program, you will live in the part of this great city that has housed William Shakespeare, Charles dickens, Virginia Woolfe, and other great writers.  You will be miuntes away from the theatre district and Trafalgar Square, and within walking distance of the British Museum and its extraordinary collections.  You can explore London's vast and beautiful parks- Hyde Park, St. James, and Green Park- and walk along the Thames toward Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament.  London also offers quick access to all major cities in Europe.

Program Dates

June 25-July 30, 2016
London Skyline

Program Costs (subject to change)

Program Fee: $5,700 (does NOT include tuition)

Program fee includes:
he package cost of $5700 for the five week program includes:

Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and London
Accommodations at University College London
Free, three day weekends
Weekly Tesco grocery card
Train excursion to Hampton Court
Jack the Ripper walk
Unlimited travel on the metro system
A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses

The package cost does not include tuition, textbooks, extra meals, entrance fees to some field trips that are not included with cost of program, and weekend travel expenses, passport and related expenses, spending money, ground transport to and from the U.S. airport through which flights will be scheduled, or any other costs beyond those listed above.

Students should plan to budget a minimum of $2,000 for extra meals, entrance fees, and evening entertainment. If students plan extended travel or major shopping, additional funds should be budgeted. Some course excursions might involve additional fees and this is especially true for students in theater classes; course instructors will inform students if such fees apply at the mandatory student orientation on May 16.
A $300 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application and is subtracted from your total fee.  Payment is made in two installments.  The first installment of $2,700 is due on March 9, 2016.  The second installment of $2700 is due April 7, 2016.

1 passport photos due April 14th (late fees apply, see below for details). Photos MUST be passport photos that adhere to the passport agency’s rules and regulations for photos. Photos that are submitted that do not comply with these rules will be denied and late fees will still apply. Please visit the Department of State’s website for detailed passport information.

An electronic copy of your passport is due April 14th. Passports should be scanned and emailed to the European Council coordinator; faxed and mailed copies are not accepted.Late fees apply, see below for more details. 

There is an all-day*Mandatory* student orientation on May 14th in Macon at the Middle Georgia College Campus. This meeting starts at 9am and is over at 4pm. Students who fail to attend will be penalized by dropping  the final grades for study abroad courses by an entire letter; if you receive an “A” in the course, the grade of “B” will be submitted to your home institution as your final grade.

Late Fees for Passports & Photos

Items received between Apr 15- Apr 24: $25 late fee
Items received between Apr 25 – May 4: $50 late fee
Items received between May 5 – May 11: $75 late fee
Items received on May 12th or after will be charged the $75 late fee and an additional $5/day.

  • Private room on University College London campus
  • Shared hall bath
  • Small refrigerator in the room
  • Shared kitchen on the floor
More information on accommodations may be found here:
EC London Accommodation


Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible to participate in the program. Full and part time students may apply.


All KSU students must take a two three-credit courses (one morning, one afternoon) for a total of six (6) credits.  It is recommended that you be advised before selecting courses to make sure courses count for KSU degree credit!

Course descriptions and prerequisites may be found here:

Course list and KSU equivalencies:

Morning classes:

British Literature I (ENGL2121)
Introductory Biology (SCI1102)
World Civilization since 1500 (HIST1112)
Theater Appreciation (TPS1107)
Watercolor (ART3265)
Women in U.S. Politics (POLS4490)
Cultural Diversity (PSYC3401)
History of Computing and Security (ISA3710)

Afternoon classes:

Shakespeare (ENGL4340)
Special Topics: Evolutionary Biology and British Natural History (BIOL4490)
Tudor England (HIST4490)
Drama in Performance (TPS4490)
Art Appreciation (ART1107)
American Government in a Global Perspective (POLS1101)
Introduction to Psychology (PSYC1101)
Cultural and International Business OR Directed Study in Information Security or Information Systems (BUSA 3500 OR ISA 4400-undergraduate or IS 8910-graduate)

Application Deadline

March 2, 2016

Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Erin Rasche, BEFORE the required application fee of $300 is paid online. Campus representatives forward completed applications to the program office at Valdosta State University.  Applications will not be processed by the EC office until both the application form (approved by the campus representative) and the $200 application fee are received.

Because of space limitations, acceptance is on a first come, first served basis, according to the date of receipt of the application and application fee at the program office. Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline to assure them of a place on the program.  Completion of an application form does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

EC London Students

Participating KSU Faculty
Dr. Herb Mattord


Erin Rasche
Education Abroad Advisor

Refund and Withdrawal Policy

Students' application fee, deposits and other payments are applied towards required advances, purchase of airline tickets, and other costs related to the program. Note that the $300 application fee is non-refundable and covers processing and reservation fees.

Participants who withdraw from a program after the application deadline receive a refund according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal before Feb 2: all but $300 will be refunded

Withdrawal between Feb 3 and Feb 18: all but $500 will be refunded

Withdrawal between Feb 19 and March 2: all but $850 will be refunded

Withdrawal between March 3 and March 30: all but $2000 will be refunded

Withdrawal after March 30: No money will be refunded

All withdrawals must be made in writing to KSU Education Abroad Advisor Erin Rasche in order for refunds to be processed.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Late Summer 2016 03/02/2016 ** Rolling Admission 06/25/2016 07/30/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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