Ever imagined what it would be like to be in England, not as a tourist or a visitor, but as a resident? Someone who, through everyday interactions, becomes immersed in the beauty, history and culture that is London! For over 40 years, The Florida State University has offered a small liberal arts college atmosphere in the heart of London. Small classes, dedicated teacher-scholars, and engaged peer groups make studying in London an enormously rewarding experience. With courses designed to maximize the use of the city as both a classroom and a text, and professors committed to imaginative approaches to teaching, students spend a great deal of their time learning through experience by visiting Londons museums, galleries, theatres, and neighborhoods.
Located in historic Bloomsbury, the London Study Centre is a stones throw from the West End theatre district and the British Museum, and is within easy walking distance of places of interest which include Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace. The possibilities of a term in London are many and varied. Thousands of Florida State students have already experienced this unique opportunity to live and study as a resident of this vibrant city.
Participation in this program allows students to experience various supervised group excursions, often traveling to places that would be difficult to reach independently. The cultural offerings generally include day trips to places such as Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Brighton, and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as an overnight trip to an exciting UK destination, such as Cornwall, Wales, Liverpool, Yorkshire or the Lake District. Students also participate in a variety of cultural activities, including a regular tea, guest lectures, pot-luck suppers and guided walks through and around London. Fall and spring semesters include a Monday through Thursday class schedule, allowing plenty of opportunities for personal travel, several long weekends, plus a ten-day break. An additional feature included in fall and spring semester programs is a group trip to Edinburgh.
Located in historic Bloomsbury, in the heart of central London, and situated in a row of seventeenth-century townhouses, the London Study Centre combines modern convenience with an historic setting. With its fully self-contained and furnished apartments, the Centre, among other amenities, boasts 24-hour wireless connectivity, two computer labs, a library, free laundry facilities, and a student lounge. Flats include shared bedrooms, bathroom with shower, sitting room with TV and a well-equipped kitchen. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central London.
Community Service Program
Florida States London Community Service Program provides students the opportunity to work with a wide range of charitable (i.e., nonprofit) organizations in and around the city. Whatever the interest and availability, we can help students identify a suitable placement where they have a chance to make a difference in a fun and fulfilling environment.
This program is open to all interested students.