Verto Semester
in London, England

Connect to the World
in London, England

Watch your coursework in world history, business, and politics come to life in this fast-paced and culturally-rich urban environment.

Enjoy an authentic London lifestyle, plus the inspiring courses, one-on-one support, and cultural immersion opportunities of a Verto Education.

  • Duration

    14.5 Weeks

  • Accommodation

    Shared Apartments

  • College Credits

    12-16 Credits

  • Campus Host

    Study Center

  • Program Cost

    $25,000 USD
    before scholarships & financial aid

  • Program Dates

    August 29 – December 10, Fall 2022

Start College withCommunity

Live in apartment-style housing alongside other Verto students and befriend the nearly 1 million local and international students in London. Our experienced staff is on-site to support you and guide you towards a transformative semester.

Take VertoCourses

The museums, sites, and neighborhoods of London become your classroom as you dive into Verto’s experiential learning courses. Study International Relations while standing inside the Parliament, or learn about Cultural Geography directly from records in the British Library!

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 to Stonehenge, evening at the theater, or British ‘football’ matches!

Sharpen Your Mind

In all Verto classrooms, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, energetic and caring professors, and hands-on learning—going to class will become the highlight of your day.

Earn College Credit

Earn college credit through a selection of fascinating courses including:

Available Courses for Fall 2022

 

Please note that course availability may vary based on partner college requirements and other factors. All courses and programming are subject to change.

Art History I

An introductory survey of objects, images, and architecture from the ancient world through the Middle Ages. The course emphasizes the importance of religious, social, and political influences on the art of prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval European cultures. It also develops and enhances students’ ability to understand works of art in their social and historical contexts.

British Literature II

This survey course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Calculus I

Topics include analytic geometry, limits and continuity of functions, derivatives and applications, anti-derivatives, applications of integration, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, elementary differential equations, improper integrals, sequences and series, power series, Taylor series, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Comparative Religion

A historical investigation of the world’s major religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity). Attention will be given to the origins, history, mythology, and culture of various belief systems.

Cultural Geography

This course offers students an overview of the interrelationships between human societies and the environment, known as the cultural landscape. It examines population distribution and growth, migrations, environmental modifications, and the spatial distribution of phenomena such as language, religion, economic systems, and urbanization.

Film Appreciation

This introductory course explores the world of film and filmmaking. We will examine the narrative and stylistic techniques used in filmmaking in order to more fully understand how meaning is constructed, conveyed, and interpreted in film. The course also examines film genre studies, film criticism, the international film scene, and the concept of media literacy.

International Relations

This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of international relations and the competing approaches in understanding and addressing contemporary issues and crises. The course identifies the various state and non-state actors in global politics and describes and explains their behavior as well as the structure of the international system in which they operate. Included is an Event Master Template examination of not only the traditional subjects of international relations, such as power, nationalism, diplomacy, and war, but also those transnational factors that have come to play a critical role in an increasingly interdependent world, such as immigration, trade and economic/financial activities, the environment, human rights, and terrorism.

Introduction to Business

Students will be introduced to the world of business through discussions of marketing, accounting, production and operations management, E-Business, information technology, management, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, business ethics, the law, risk management and insurance and the global marketplace. Various types of business entities will be examined and analyzed in the context of today’s dynamic business environment.

Introduction to Theatre

A survey course designed to foster appreciation for the theatre by students not majoring in drama, and to solidify a foundation for drama majors. Topics include the purpose of theatre, significant milestones in theatre history, basic elements and principles of production, dramatic literature, criticism, and trends in contemporary theatre.

Pre-Calculus

Topics include basic concepts of algebra, equations, inequalities, problem solving, and basic polynomial, rational, and exponential functions, with emphasis on graphing techniques, algebraic and numeric properties and applications.

Principles of Microeconomics

The study of the economic behavior at the level of individual households and firms in a market economy.  Emphasis is placed on consumer behavior, price and output, decisions of firms, and market structure.  Labor economics, government regulation, poverty, income, and health care are also examined.

Rhetoric and Research I

The purpose of Rhetoric and Research is to prepare you as a writer for college assignments and for the writing demands in your personal, professional, and civic lives. Students will critically read and write in a variety of rhetorical situations and contexts and incorporate college-level research. Specifically, we’ll learn how writing is:

 

(i) a communicative act that always occurs within a particular context and with a particular purpose;

(ii) a process (rather than a one-time act) in which reading, feedback and revision helps us realize the full potential of our written works; and

(iii) a communal act, for we always write to engage with an audience.

 

Students read and discuss a variety of works from different literary genres, focusing on nonfiction and expository texts, reading 30-60 or more pages per week. The course also emphasizes research skills, including evaluating and documenting sources, using MLA style, practicing academic integrity, and job document preparation for employment. Students write several essays in expository and argumentative prose, including at least one research paper, in response to class reading and outside research, for a total of between 6,000-8,000 words.

Social Problems

This compulsory course examines a range of problematic issues facing society. Conflicting perspectives, research findings, theoretical explanations and societal responses will be discussed regarding such issues as: distribution of resources, natio