Find the soul of England by living in the heart of London.
"Studying in London changed my life--my values, my way of thinking, my perspective, my priorities. It also gave me a great feeling of success and belief in myself. I feel like I can do anything now."
Angela Broadus, Hollins student
Study abroad and intern in the United Kingdom, a bustling global center. This London program offers something for everyone. Students will study in a learning center facility which is housed in two connected Victorian townhouses in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with included “My Global City” events: Tour Camden, the birthplace of Punk culture; taste an authentic curry on Brick Lane; or see a performance at Shakespeare's Globe theater. In addition, students will discover the treasures of the British Museum, explore the arts and music scene in Camden, and sample food from around the world at Borough Market.
Academics and Internship
Housing and Meals
|In this “Global Cities Abroad” program, Hollins students will have an immersive study abroad program that provides them insight into the significant ways in which London has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Students can choose courses covering a wide range of disciplines, including art, creative writing, film, business, history, international studies, and theatre. See course options on the Registrar’s page.
As a Hollins study abroad theatre student, you'll engage with the world of theatre in the classroom and beyond. Experience a variety of shows, from rebooted classics to challenging and exciting new works in a range of venues and enjoy additional activities that will further enrich and expand your theatrical experience. The London program also has its own black box theatre space in the program study center with a fully equipped lighting rig and sound system. It can host student performances, visiting shows, and a range of creative workshops. In London, you’ll feel like you’re at the heart of the drama in the world of theatre as both an audience member and a performer. For centuries, London has distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic and influential theatre centers in the world. Go see why!
Hollins students who are 2nd-semester sophomores and up may elect to undertake an internship for credit in any one of a wide variety of settings, including Parliament, business, law, media, the arts, education, sports, and many other fields. London internships are arranged based on the student's major and area of interest. A separate application is required for the internship program. Interns must work approximately 20 hours per week, scheduled around your classes. Grades are based on the required internship journal and supervisors' evaluations. Internships are worth six credits and take the place of two of your four courses.
Live like a Londoner in student housing in apartment accommodations with shared bedrooms for the duration of the program. Student apartments will include a kitchen, bathroom, television, wireless Internet connection, and weekly cleaning service (all utilities and linens are included). There is extra cost for single bedrooms. No meals are included for students living in apartments, but they will have access to a kitchen for preparing their own meals. Hollins provides a meal stipend for all students commensurate with their meal plan at Hollins.
What is Covered by the Comprehensive Fee
Please note: Students traveling on non-US passports may need to apply for Schengen visas if they plan on any personal travel to EU countries during the semester. To do this, you must schedule an appointment at the appropriate consulate 90 days prior to the scheduled EU travel or you will not be able to attend.
- Meals as noted above
- Orientation program
- Afternoon Tea Arrival Reception
- Midterm Dinner
- Departure Event
- Free My Global City co-curricular program options
- Half-day London Tour
- One-day excursion to Stratford Upon Avon
- One-day excursion to Bath and Stonehenge
- On-site student advising and student well-being support
- Comprehensive health insurance while in program
- London Transport Travelcard (Oyster Card) for bus and tube transportation in zones 1-2 (between accommodations and learning center)Internet access in London Study Center
Th London program is open to Hollins students who are sophomore status or higher during the program.
Minimum requirements are
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- For internships cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher as well as GPA of 3.0 or higher in major
- Two faculty recommendations (part of application process)
- No major disciplinary infractions
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