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

    January 24-May 7, Spring 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

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

Rhetoric and Research I

Strong writing is one of the most important skills for college success, and it is a ‘highly’ sought-after skill by employers. In this class, get ready to write-to-impress academic, personal, and professional audiences. Discover writing as a tool for deeper reflection, exploration, and analysis of the subjects you care most about.

As part of this class, you will read and discuss a variety of works from different literary genres, focusing on nonfiction and expository texts. You will also refine your research skills, including evaluating and documenting sources, and professional skills to prepare you for the job market.

British Literature II

Find yourself through the stories of others and learn what it means to be a global citizen as you dive into British Literature, travel writing from around the world, and writing from global diaspora groups. Enjoy day trips to the real-life backdrops of these writers and their stories, and watch literature come to life before your eyes.

International Relations

Create your pathway to global citizenship through this course that identifies the various state and non-state actors in global politics. Understand the structure and behavior of the international systems in which these actors operate. Included is an examination of the traditional concepts of international relations, such as power, nationalism, diplomacy, and war. In addition, transnational factors play a critical role in an increasingly interdependent world. Immigration, trade and economic/financial activities, the environment, human rights, and terrorism will be analyzed in the classroom to craft a comprehensive understanding of International Relations.

Introduction to Business

Learn about the world of business at one of the world’s centers of commerce and international business, London. Participate in lively discussions on 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. 

London is a fascinating case study for these themes.

Cultural Geography

Map out the vibrant and dynamic city of London from a cultural geographic lens. Learn to describe relationships between people, environment, and resources; recognize economic, global, political, and urban organization of space; and describe and analyze the basic patterns of human geography.

Introduction to Psychology

The human mind and behavior are fascinating, and it is gaining traction as an essential field of study in the modern world. Glimpse into the intricacies and complexities in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Explore major theories and concepts, methods, and research findings. In this course, you will examine traditional areas of psychological investigation from a scientific perspective, including scientific methodology, human development, personality, psychological measurement, psychopathology, psychotherapy, motivation, perception, social influences on behavior, cognitive processes, learning, and biological basis of behavior.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Further your knowledge on financial literacy through this introductory course on Macroeconomics. It provides a comprehensive overview of the economy by examining both long-run and short-run macroeconomic issues. Topics include scarcity, market systems, domestic output and national income, economic cycles, unemployment, inflation, and macroeconomic equilibrium. It also includes an examination of international trade, government stabilization policy, money and banking, and financial institutions.

Introduction to Theatre

Discover the true meaning of “All the World’s a Stage” in this course designed to foster appreciation for the theatre by students not majoring in drama. Topics covered solidify a foundation for drama majors. Course content includes the purpose of theatre, significant milestones in theatre history, basic elements and principles of production, dramatic literature, criticism, and trends in contemporary theatre.

Western Civilizations II

This introductory course focuses on the origins and development of civilization in the western world from the 17th century to the present. Topics include European encounters with the new world, the scientific revolution, the age of enlightenment, the development of the state, the French and Industrial Revolutions, their impact on society, the rise of nationalism, the emergence of modern society, imperialism, World War I and II, the Cold War and contemporary Europe.

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.

Discover Yourself

Students walk away from their London semester with much more than incredible memories and transferable credits; through Verto’s 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 program leaders will help you reflect on your experiences through group activities and one-on-one check-ins.

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Travel is a vital part of every student’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 students receive scholarships, financial aid, or both. Depending on your Expected Family Contribution (determined by the FAFSA), Verto can reduce your England semester tuition by up to 67% through Verto’s Opportunity Grant. You can also apply federal aid, external grants, and scholarships to further reduce your semester cost.

Learn About Scholarships & Financial Aid

Details About Verto London Semester

Accommodation

Students will live in shared apartments, or flats with other Verto students. Student housing is approximately a 30-40 minute commute by public transit to the study center. This is a typical commute for Londoners. Apartments/Flats include:

  • 4-5 students per apartment
  • 2-3 students per bedroom
  • Single beds
  • 1 wardrobe per student
  • Shared common areas within the flat: kitchen/dining and living room
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Fully furnished living space and fully equipped kitchen
  • Wireless internet access
  • All utilities included
  • Washing machine and drying rack (dryers are not common!)
  • Bed linens (bath towels not included)
    • Linens

Meals

There is no meal plan in London. Students may cook in their apartments or enjoy the diverse culinary sce