Connect to the World
Watch your coursework in world history, business, and politics come to life in London’s fast-paced and culturally-rich urban environment during your study abroad in England.
Enjoy an authentic London lifestyle, plus one-on-one support, cultural immersion opportunities, and inspiring courses delivered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.
Shared Student Apartments or Student Residences
12-16 Credits from our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven
before scholarships & institutional aid
August 28 – December 9, Fall 2023
January 22 – May 4, Spring 2024
Start College withCommunity
Whether it’s through community life with Verto, or amongst the nearly 1 million location and international students in London, find your place in this cosmopolitan city. Our experienced staff is onsite to support and guide you towards a transformative first year abroad experience.
The museums, sites, and neighborhoods of London become your classroom as you dive into experiential learning courses offered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven. Study International Relations while standing inside the Parliament, or learn about early civilizations while exploring the British Museum – just steps away from the London Study Center!
Your Student Life Coordinator will set you up with everything you need to confidently explore the city. You can also opt-in to exciting cultural activities and excursions with your Verto cohort—like a day trip outside of London, an evening at the theater, or British ‘football’ matches!
Sharpen Your Mind
In the classroom, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, energetic and caring professors, and hands-on learning delivered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.
Going to class will actually become the highlight of your day.
Earn College Credit
Earn college credit through a selection of courses provided by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.
Participants walk away from their time in London with much more than incredible memories and transferable credits via our Academic Provider; through one-on-one counseling and mentorship, you’ll build the confidence, self-awareness and clarity to thrive in college and in life.
Set Yourself Up for Success
Work with your personal Academic Success Coordinator and College Counselor to develop your game plan for an impactful college career. You’ll get a head start on how to manage your time, study effectively, and adapt to life on campus.
Find Your Purpose
Get clarity on your future goals as you contemplate what you’ve been learning and the type of impact you want to make on the world. Your leaders will help you reflect on your experiences through group activities and one-on-one check-ins.
Scholarships & Institutional Aid
Travel is a vital part of every individual’s education, and Verto is committed to increasing equity, access, inclusion, and diversity in study abroad and higher education—regardless of your financial background.
About half of Verto participants receive scholarships, institutional aid, or both. Participants may be eligible for some Verto scholarships. You can also apply for external grants and scholarships to further reduce your abroad experience cost.
Details About Verto London Experience
Vertoans will live in shared student accommodations with other Verto participants. Accommodations will be in either shared apartments, or shared student residences. Housing is approximately a 30-40 minute commute by public transit to the study center. This is a typical commute for Londoners.
- 2-3 individuals per bedroom
- Single beds
- 1 wardrobe per participant
- Shared common areas within the accommodation: kitchen/dining and living room
- Shared bathrooms
- Fully furnished living space and fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette
- Wireless internet access
- All utilities included
- Access to washing machine and drying rack (dryers are not common!)
- Bed linens (bath towels not included)
There is no meal plan in London. Participants may cook in their apartments or enjoy the diverse culinary scene in London.
During orientation, staff will ensure that participants know how to operate all cooking equipment in the apartment and will offer opportunities to teach Vertoans how to cook simple, nutritious meals.
Participants are responsible for airfare to/from London and any internal airfare.
An Oyster card is included in the abroad experience fee, which gives participants access to city buses and Zones 1 & 2 of the London Underground (affectionately known as “The Tube”). Staff will help Vertoans obtain their Oyster Card and learn how to navigate the Tube system during orientation.
As participants will be living in the heart of London, getting around by foot and on public transit will become a part of their everyday experience—as it is with all Londoners!
Examples of Possible Verto Excursions:
Participants are given all the support they need to explore London on their own and will have the opportunity to opt-in to Verto’s cultural activities and day trips.
Sample Verto Sponsored Excursions* may include:
- Day trips to locations such as Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury/Dover, Windsor, and/or Oxford
- An overnight trip to cities such as Edinburgh or Dublin
- Museum/study tours: British Museum, British Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
- Theater trip to West End show
- Tour of Parliament
- Double Decker Bus City Tour
- British Football or Rugby match
*Excursions are subject to change on each abroad experience based on availability.
Spending a Full Year with Verto
Why choose just one location? Sharpen your comparative lens by learning in two amazing Verto abroad locations. Spend your first semester in England and your second semester elsewhere in the world! If your heart is set on spending two semesters in the same city, we won’t blame you! Let us know and we’ll advise you to ensure this is the best option for you. Participants are limited to earning 30 credits in one location.
Spring 2023 Key Dates
FOR LONDON, FLORENCE, BUENOS AIRES, & TURRIALBA
Arrival Date: January 23
Orientation: January 23 – 27
First Day of Classes: January 30
Add/Drop Period: January 30 – February 3
Mid-term Week: March 13 – 17
Course Withdrawal Deadline: March 21
Finals Week (Last Week of Class): May 1 – 5
Final Day of Class: May 5
Departure Date: May 6
Fall 2023 Key Dates
Arrival Date: August 28
Discovery Week (Student Orientation): August 29 – September 3
First Day of Classes: September 4
Add/Drop Period: September 4 – 8
Midterm Course Evaluations: October 16 – 20
Midterm Grades Due: October 20
Last Day of Classes: December 8
Program End Date / Student Departure: December 9
Final Grades Due: December 13
Unofficial Transcripts to Partners: December 18 – 19
Recommend between £500-800 GBP/month.
Food, travel, & other personal expenses. This could be more or less depending on personal habits and independent travel plans.
Included With the Cost of Your Experience:
- All accommodation while overseas
- All scheduled events
- Oyster card for transportation within the city
- Books and other course materials
- Travel Medical insurance
- Airport pick up on the designated arrival date
Not Included With the Cost of Your Experience:
- Internal Airfare
- Meals and snacks
- Souvenirs and gifts
- Optional activities and associated equipment
- Food, travel, and accommodation when traveling to, from, or between programs
- Airline change fees or new tickets for flights to and from programs
Visa, Passport & Age Requirements
Participants must be 18-years-old by the program start date to participate in the Verto England abroad location.
US passport holders do not need a visa to participate in the London abroad location.
All passports should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the abroad experience. If this is not the case, participants should renew or acquire their passport as soon as possible.
Follow our step-by-step Passport Guide.
Non-US passport holders should check with the local consulate and will need to obtain the proper visa to participate.*
*Verto Education is not responsible for any individuals’ inability to obtain the correct visa for any given abroad location, and cancellation fees will apply if an individual is denied the proper visa. Verto Education cannot overturn any decision made by any Consular or Embassy official.
Safety & COVID-19
The health and safety of our participants is always our top priority. We’ve developed stages of planning to address the specific concern of COVID-19.
Why the Verto London study abroad experience?
The London abroad location is a great fit for young adults who are excited by…
London is a truly global city. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the treasures and hidden gems of this dynamic city. More than 650,000 English and International University students live and study in London, so you will have the chance to befriend people from all over the world if you choose to seek that out.
As you will be living in the heart of London, getting around by foot and on public transit will become a part of your everyday experience – as it is with all Londoners!
You’ll live in shared accommodations, rooming with other Vertoans. These may be shared student residences or student apartments. There may be other university students living in the building. You can expect to share a bedroom with other participants. You’ll also get to flex (or acquire) your culinary skills as you’ll be responsible for your own meals. Don’t worry – basic kitchen tools are provided!
The accommodations are within a 30-minute walk and/or tube ride to the study center.. All participants live in Zones 1 and 2, and will receive an Oyster Card for use on local transportation within these zones.
Free Time & More Independence
You should expect a fairly typical college schedule. There will be out of class experiential learning activities for courses throughout the week, some of which may occur during class time plus weekend excursions. Your abroad staff in London will also plan plenty of excursions to help you engage with British culture and get to know London. You will still have plenty of free time to explore the city independently.
Since you’ll be living independently and managing your own schedule outside of class, activities, and excursions, London is a great fit for young adults who are looking to develop life skills such as budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and independent living.
Art, Business, History & Culture
London is full of many free or low cost events and activities such as football games (soccer!), street food tours, museums, art exhibits, and more that you will discover both as part of your studies and in your free time.
Meals are not included in the London abroad experience. As such, you can cook in your flat and/or dive into London’s epic culinary scene! This will also give you a chance to hone some personal finance skills as you balance grocery shopping and dining out.
How to Apply
Verto’s application is quick, free, and non-binding!
Fill out Verto’s 10 minute application: vertoeducation.org/apply
After your application is submitted, you will be matched with a counselor who can answer any and all of your questions. Learn more about Verto’s decision process here: vertoeducation.org/admissions
P.S. Did you know that Verto participants can use their Verto app to apply to many of our 70+ partner colleges for free?! Learn more here.