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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement:
Housing Option: Hotel
Areas of Study:
Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Design, Engineering, International Studies, Landscape Architecture
Rank/Class Status:
1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student
Program Type:
Academic Credit:
Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Education Abroad Coordinator:
Leslie Roberts
Program Description:




This short-term study abroad program is designed to immerse students in the culture, history, urban, landscape and architectural environment of London. Culture will be explored by traveling to local markets and experiencing the food, and visiting to historical sites such as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral and various museums.  Architecture and landscape highlights included visits to key historical to contemporary projects and visits to an architecture office. London is a city with a vast range of architectural styles and designers with key landscape architecture nestled within the urban context that makes the city an ideal exploratory grounds. This study abroad program will be a valuable enhancement to the introductory curriculum of architecture and landscape architecture, though no courses in either discipline are required. London Spring Break study abroad program counts towards architecture, landscape architecture and city and regional planning major or architecture and landscape architecture minor requirements.  

This program travels to London during even years, next running in spring 2018. The location for spring 2019 is TBA.


The program will be based in London, England, a truly multicultural and international city. The study abroad is one that discovers culture and the urban environment not in a classroom, but by exploring the city London. Day trips to Salisbury (including Stourhead and Stonehenge), Kew Gardens and Greenwich will be key highlights exploring the English countryside and suburbs of London. The presence of architectural works and influences of world-renowned classical architects from Sir Christopher Wren and Sir John Soane to contemporary designers such as Kathryn Gustafson, Herzog & de Meuron, West 8 and Sir Norman Foster make London the ideal setting to study the integration of historical to contemporary designs. In addition, the trip will focus upon the network of landscape architecture from small to large within and outside the city and notable urban housing developments from modernist to contemporary. The study abroad focuses on varied experiences to make London the ideal setting for this hands-on international urban exploratory learning experience.


Students will be housed in double rooms in a centrally located hotel.

Resident Directors

Aimee Moore, Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture

Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts



Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 credit hours of Architecture or Landscape Architecture 5798 for Spring 2018 semester. This is a full term semester class which includes the spring break travel abroad. The course before traveling will be held TBD. The course will focus on introduction to English history, culture and key locations to be visited abroad as well as developing skills for on-site analysis. While in London, students will be visiting and actively engaged and exploring sites. Students will be recording their experiences through documentation including a sketchbook, photography and blogging (see 2014 London Architecture Blog and 2016 London Architecture Blog). Upon completion of the course after travels students will reflect on travel experiences, record documentation from their travels and complete a final project from their trip experiences.



Application Requirement

Initial acceptance to the program will be determined based on each student’s demonstrated interest in participating in an intensive culture immersion experience, as evaluated through their program application and personal statement. Acceptance is conditional based on the student’s academic record including Autumn 2017 term (2.0 minimum GPA), successful progress in the course before travels and meeting OIA’s General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. The program is open to all ranks of students, priority to first and second year students with participation for upper class students as space is available.  An interview may be required.

When completing your application, please address the prompt: Please explain your interest and motivation to study abroad in London. Cite specific highlights and museums you are most interested to visit while abroad and why.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a program fee of $TBD due with Spring 2018 fee payment. The program fee includes international round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations (participants will be housed in double rooms in a centrally located hotel in London), breakfast daily, field trips, entrance fees, a number of group meals, in-country transportation, and supplemental international health insurance. Students are responsible for pre-departure expenses (passport and immunizations), non-group meals, and personal expenses. 

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.




Information Sessions

None scheduled.


U.S. Department of State: (travel warnings/country-specific information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (geographic health recommendations)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of an issuance or change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 10/15/2017 11/15/2017 03/09/2018 03/18/2018
NOTE: Dates include travel to and from the U.S.