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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Apartment Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Communication, Comparative Studies, English, History, Humanities, International Studies, Political Science
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 GE Requirements: GE: Open Options – Education Abroad
Academic Credit: Arts and Sciences Ohio State Program Contact: Louise Yahiaoui
Program Description:
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Program Global May GB tab 1

Ever wondered why Britain thinks it's Great, why there is still a queen or what on earth is cricket? Then you might like a class in which you will not only learn how to bowl a googlie, sip tea and speak proper English, but have the chance to explore the history, politics and culture of the country in which you will be living for four weeks. While gaining a sense of the broad sweep of British history, students will try to figure out how a country that sees itself as the birthplace of Parliamentary Democracy still has a royal family and well-defined social classes. Students will also see how quintessentially English customs like cricket and tea drinking are closely tied to Britain's Imperial past-- a past that is everywhere around us in London's buildings and statues, but also explains why so many people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland refuse to think of themselves as British. Readings will be wide ranging, but will draw heavily on poetry, plays and short fiction. Morning seminars will be followed by afternoon historic walks and field trips to relevant museums and sites of interest. There is also a long-weekend trip to Edinburgh. The program is especially designed for first and second year students of any major.

By participating in this program students will learn to questions/ think critically about issues relating to :diversity and inclusion, national identity and the social-political issues affecting their peers in the United Kingdom. Reflection will be through guided discussion and a combination of regular journal and blog posts.


The program is based in London. Bloomsbury, home to the British Museum, is a centrally located historic neighborhood in one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. As the great Dr. Johnson put it: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Having said that, we will make several trips outside the city, including a long-weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Students will live with other students in self-contained and fully furnished apartments in central London. Participants will share their bedroom with another Ohio State student. A fully equipped kitchen, complete with stove, refrigerator, oven and microwave, utensils and crockery/cutlery is included. Bed linens are provided. Students are expected to bring their own towels.

Resident Directors

Chris Highley
Department of English

Education Abroad Coordinator

Louise Yahiaoui
If you would like to schedule an appointment please click here



Courses and Credit Global May GB tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of Arts and Sciences 2798.03 which counts towards the GE Open Option requirement.



Application Requirement Global May GB tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

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 Global May GB tab 4

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4260 program fee. The program fee will include accommodations, in country transportation, site visit entrances, international health insurance and in country instruction. It will not include international airfare, meals, spending money , a passport or immunizations. 
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.
  • Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions

  • Thursday, September 17, 2018 from 4:00-5:00 PM in 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 PM in 100 Enarson Classroom Building


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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 a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, 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.

The most valuable part of the program was by far the freedom we had within the city. Other than classes and excursions, most of our time was our own to do with what we wanted. I was able to see parts of the city that were not covered by class activities as well as spend a weekend in a small town in Wales. This made me feel like I was actually living in the city instead of just visiting as a tourist.
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/15/2018
Rolling Admission 05/06/2018 06/02/2018
Summer 2019 01/03/2019 01/15/2019 05/06/2019 06/01/2019

** 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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