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Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor CAPA
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30034
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2023 01/11/23 to 04/22/23
Current Program Dates
Fall 2022 09/07/22 to 12/17/22

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Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


London is a vibrant, exciting, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 270 nationalities living here, London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world; there is no “typical Londoner.” You can enjoy cuisine from pretty much any country or culture in the world and take part in annual international celebrations such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.

This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which London has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization.

CAPA The Global Education Network offers a variety of study abroad courses with local visits and special lectures. These courses are designed to engage students in critical thought and challenge them to pursue subjects in depth through academic research and field research in London. Students can also take advantage of CAPA's extensive network of internship sites and earn academic credit while building professional skills.

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



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: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HDFS, HK, HTM, NUTR, PUBH, & 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.

Academic Program

This program offers a variety of courses, most falling under liberal arts. For example, you can take a course called Analyzing and Exploring the Global City for a multidisciplinary approach to learning about London's past, present and future or take classes focused on history, politics, communication, writing, theater, and more! Please see the CAPA website for the classes, including syllabi, that are offered each semester. 

Students can also elect to do a for-credit internship or service-learning class. Students opting for the internship will also take a Global Internship Course to help them get the most out of their internship experience. Students produce papers, write reflective journals, and make oral presentations examining the real learning that occurs during their internship. Students produce a portfolio at the end of the semester that must meet clear academic criteria in order for the student to attain credit for the internship.


Due COVID-19, excursions are subject to change.

A daytrip to Bath and Stonehenge is included in the program fee as well as an array of cultural events and activities to help enhance the overall experience of living in a new culture. Students will receive a detailed calendar at the beginning of the program. Most of these activities will be free, however some have nominal costs.

In addition, every semester CAPA organizes excursions that students can sign up for once they've arrived in London.  These trips range from $10 to $340 depending on the destination, inclusions, and length of the excursion.


Students can either share an apartment with other students or live with local families (home stay) where breakfast and dinner are included.

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.

The program fee includes: full-time tuition, housing, public transportation pass, emergency medical insurance, membership to the Imperial College Student Union, and excursions & activities. The program fee also includes placement in an unpaid, for-credit internship for students wishing to gain work experience.

Students in homestays will be provided breakfast and dinner by the host family.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2022

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$18,345.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $1,350.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Books and Supplies$180.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$4,300.00
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 before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure 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.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

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

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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