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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Partner Institution: The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Type of Instruction: Fieldwork/Research, Independent Study, Internship Classes With: UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Private Apartment
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: FACS
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 9
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

UGA- FACS- London Study Abroad Program

The global educational and international internship opportunities are only part of the excitement. Earn 6-9 credit hours in this six-week, first session program through classes and an internship. You will live in a flat located in the heart of London.

Through the internship experience, you will have hands-on engagement with human service organizations focusing on families and children, fashion, art and design studios, advertising/public relations/marketing firms, global financial enterprises and more. You will also have ample opportunities to visit museums, take in theater, visit historic sites, attend art festivals and local markets and tour landmarks from Stonehenge, Bath, Cambridge, and the Tower of London.

Program Location 

london2The program location includes the richness of London’s museums, theater, fashion, business, and financial districts. There are opportunities for day trips to places such as Bath and Stonehenge.  Then you can visit London's historical sights such as the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace, and then wrap it all up with a trip to fabulous markets, beautiful parks, and a delicious array of international foods.  You will be staying in the heart of London in between and within walking distance of two of its most glorious and famous parks--Regents Park and Hyde Park, and near three different stops on the London Tube.

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Landers-Potts
Senior Lecturer
Human Development and Family Science
Tel: 706-542-4859

Academic Program

London Study Abroad 
Courses Offered:
FACS 5710 British Life and Culture (3 cr),
FACS 5910 Internship/Practicum (3 cr),
or HDFS/FDNS/FHCE 4900 International Family Consumer Behavior:  U.K. and U.S.  (3 cr)

Program Itinerary

Initial Itinerary (Slight changes may be necessary)
Location: London, UK (except for field trips to Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury)

5/31                      Group flight leaves Atlanta

6/1                        Group flight arrives in London; Housing check-in & area orientation

6/2                        Sightseeing tour of London

6/4                        Internship orientation; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

6/5                        Internship interviews

6/6                        Internship interviews; Tate Modern Museum

6/7                        Museum of London; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

6/11                      British Museum; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

6/12                      ½ Day Trip to Greenwich

6/13                      BLC Lecture 1/Class; Victoria & Albert Museum; Theater performance

6/14                      HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

6/18                      Internship; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

6/19                      Internship

6/20                      BLC Lecture 2/Class; Globe Theater matinee

6/21                      Internship; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

6/25                      Internship; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

6/26                      Internship

6/27                      BLC Lecture 3/Class

6/28                      Day Trip to Bath & Stonehenge

7/2                        Internship; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

7/3                        Internship

7/4                        BLC Lecture 4/Class

7/5                        Day Trip to Cambridge

7/9                        Internship; HDFS 4900 Lecture/Class*

7/10                      Internship

7/11                      Internship

7/12                      Internship & Cultural Experience Debrief; HDFS 4900 Class/Lecture

7/13                      Tower of London; Afternoon Tea on the Thames River; London Eye

7/14                      Packing/preparation to leave day

7/15                      Depart London

*Students who have signed up for HDFS4900 will have the meetings listed above during the study tour.

Two evening cultural events such as theater performance or musical concerts will be included. Students who have signed up for TXMI 4900 will have additional meetings with the instructor at various places during the study tour.


You will live in a flat located in the heart of London and you are responsible for your own meals, which gives you a wonderful perspective on the true life of a Londoner!.

Program Costs
  • The $6,245 Program Fee includes six weeks in a flat in Central London, transportation pass, orientation program, sightseeing tour of London, a ticket for the London Eye, two theater tickets, and all full and half-day trips by private coach listed above.  
  • Additional costs include roundtrip airfare to London, passport and Tier 4 Student Visa for internship option ($540.00-$600.00--> must be obtained before arriving in the UK); UGA tuition and fees for at least six hours of credit.
    • Airfare Option: For an additional $1,562, you may have your roundtrip flight and ground transportation to/from London covered, hassle-free! 

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Program Reviews:
John Michael Leuer, Summer 2017 Participant
everything I expected and more

Summer 2016 Participant
The most amazing experience of my life! Everyone should make the time and effort to study abroad!

Summer 2016 Participant
This trip encompasses everything you could want in a summer: a study abroad, an internship, and an opportunity to travel and see a part of the world you have not yet seen.

It was all great!
     — Caroline Robb, Summer 2016
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