Program Details

Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33011
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/02/24 to 07/20/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice



In front of the London Eye

A bustling, international metropolis with the soul of a Shakespearean sonnet - this is London. Both modern and ancient, its world-renowned financial district flourishes atop Roman walls. A multi-ethnic city in which cultural diversity flourishes alongside English tradition, London celebrates a literary and artistic heritage that for centuries has attracted visitors from around the globe.

The UK Today Summer Program offers an array of challenging courses in Art History, British Literature, Political Science, History, Sociology, and Theatre.

Field Trips and Cultural Events
IES London organizes short field trips in conjunction with the course, 'The History of London' and arranges visits to sites in the greater London area. The Shakespeare and Theater courses include attendance at live performances in London theaters. IES London also aranges cultural events. Some highlights of past events include a tour of the East End of London; a backstage tour of the National Theatre; and a tour of Bath and Stonehenge.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.



The Tower Bridge

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program Fee includes tuition and on-site orientation.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2023

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $5,493.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $2,233.00
Insurance $135.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,530.00
Local Transportation $350.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $1,550.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Purdue students may either request an application from the Programs for Study Abroad Office or apply on-line from the Study Abroad web site.
For full consideration, the completed application should be submitted to the Study Abroad Office by March 1.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information


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Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email