Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.
We offer unique courses that explore arts, literature, business, politics, and science, as well as other topics, through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our worldclass professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.
You enroll in 15–19 credits per semester, and all courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise specified. Credits awarded for supplementary university courses vary.
Create your own academic experience by selecting from the following program components:
- IES Abroad area studies courses (required, 3 credits each)
- IES Abroad Workshops in the Creative and Performing Arts (optional, 3 credits each)
- Internship placement and seminar* (optional, 3 credits each)
- Service Learning placement and seminar* (optional, 3 credits each)
- Partner University Course* (optional, supplementary course at either City, University of London or Queen Mary, University of London, 4 credits each. Program cost includes one supplementary course at a local university per term)
*IES Abroad strongly discourages students from doing both an internship or service learning placement and an outside course, as these both require a time commitment that is very difficult to schedule. If you wish to do both, please understand that, if you are able to work both into your schedule, you will be occupied Monday through Friday with no day off. Please contact your IES Abroad Program Advisor for more information.
Workshops in the Creative & Performing Arts
Creative workshops are courses that focus on the production of a piece of creative work (writing, film, or fine art). Past workshops have been offered in Fine Arts, Film/Video, and Playwriting. Creative workshops frequently require long hours outside of class.
You will often be asked to work on your own initiative in order to bring a piece of writing or a film clip into class. The creative work within class will, by definition, have a more open and experiential structure than that of an academic course.
Workshops in the Creative Arts
- FA/AH390 Western Art and the Convergence of Technique & Philosophy
- FS390 London Video Film Production Workshop
- TH390 Playwriting Workshop