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Connect to the World
in London

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.

  • Duration

    15 Weeks

  • Accommodation

    Student Residences

  • College Credits

    12-17 Credits from our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven

  • Campus Host

    Study Center

  • Cost

    $29,750 USD
    before scholarships & institutional aid

  • Dates

    February 5 – May 4, Spring 2024
    August 26 – December 7, Fall 2024

Start College withCommunity

Whether it’s through community life with Verto, or amongst the nearly 1 million local 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.

Take CollegeCourses

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!

ExploreLondon &
Greater England

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.

Fall and Spring Course Selection

*All courses are subject to change.

Courses are provisional and dependent upon enrollment, faculty availability, transferability, and facilities. Course lists are updated prior to the start of the semester.

Discover Yourself

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.

Ready to turn London’s streets into
your classroom?!

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.

Learn About Scholarships & Institutional Aid

Details About Verto London Experience

Accommodation

Vertoans will live in shared accommodations with other Verto participants. Starting in Fall 2024, participants will live in shared student residences, which offer the inclusions listed below. Housing is approximately a 30-40 minute commute by public transit to the study center. This is a typical commute for Londoners.

Accommodations include:

  • Twin Studios with ensuite bathroom 
  • 2 students per studio
  • Meal plan with breakfast & dinner, M-F
  • Onsite Café/snack market – self-pay
  • Single bunked beds 
  • 1 wardrobe per participant
  • Kitchenette which includes microwave, 2-burner range, fridge, and basic kitchen pack (plates, silverware, glasses, pots/pans)
  • Study space in the studio & throughout the building
  • Wireless internet access
  • All utilities included
  • Self-pay washing machine and dryer onsite
  • Bed linens & bath towel
  • Community & study space
  • Onsite workout room/gym

Meals

Beginning in Fall 2024, breakfast and dinner, Monday – Friday, are included as part of your semester in London at your residence. Participants are responsible for daily lunch and meals on the weekend.

Participants may also cook in their studios or enjoy the diverse culinary scene in London. Plenty of affordable options exist throughout the city, as well as delivery services. Additionally, the student residences have small cafés where participants can purchase light fare such as sandwiches, toasties, coffees, juices, sodas, fruit, yogurt, and other snacky items. 

During orientation, staff will ensure that participants know how to operate all cooking equipment in their accommodations and will offer opportunities to teach Vertoans how to cook simple, nutritious meals.

Travel

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 an Academic 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 2024 Key Dates

Arrival Date: February 5
Discovery Week (Student Orientation): February 6 & 7
First Day of Classes: February 8
Add/Drop Period: February 8 – 14
Mid-term Grades Due: March 19
Last Day of Class: May 3
Program End / Departure Date: May 4

Fall 2024 Key Dates

Key dates for the fall 2024 semester are forthcoming. Please check back or contact a Sr. Admissions Counselor for more information.

Budget

Recommend between £400-700 GBP/month.

Some food, travel, & other personal expenses. This could be more or less depending on personal habits and independent travel.

Included With the Cost of Your Experience:

  • All accommodation while overseas
  • Breakfast & dinner, M-F at the student residence
  • 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
  • Daily lunch, meals on the weekends, 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 17 years old by the program’s start date. 

Participants who have not turned 18 by the program start date must have their parent or legal guardian sign a waiver form to participate in the program. 

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.

Review Verto’s COVID-19 Safety Plan

Why the Verto London study abroad experience?

The London abroad location is a great fit for young adults who are excited by…

City Life

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!

Student Housing

You’ll live in shared accommodations, rooming with other Vertoans in student residences. The student residences are home to many other university students including British and international university students and language students, all of whom may be long-term or short-term residents. You can expect to share a studio accommodation with an ensuite bathroom, kitchenette, and bunk beds with other Vertoans. Breakfast and dinner, Monday-Friday, are included at the student residence. You’ll also get to flex (or acquire) your culinary skills as you’ll be responsible for daily lunches, weekend meals, and snacks. Don’t worry – basic kitchen tools are provided! Or take advantage of the café onsite and local supermarkets & eateries.

The accommodations are within a 30- 40 minute  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.  

Foodie Experiences

Breakfast & Dinner, Monday – Friday, are included at your student residence. You are responsible for daily lunch, weekend meals, and snacks. 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 60+ partner colleges for free?! Learn more here.

Articles & Resources

Participant Blog: Welcome To London!

Participant Blog: What Does Free Time Look Like In London?

Participant Blog: Getting Lost In London

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