A month-long interdisciplinary program in summer for which London is your textbook. Study with students from across campus, led by three Virginia Tech faculty members. The Globe, the Thames, the Queen, the World—let London be your “other” home! Study literature, theater, architecture, social issues and public discourse in one of the world's greatest--and most complex--capitals.

Bring a notebook, pencil, and camera.  Consider democratic space. Sketch some of the most remarkable urban landscapes in the world with line, word, and lens.

Walk where Shakespeare walked. Attend performances of Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights at many of London's famous theaters. Meet playwrights, actors, and theatre personnel for unforgettable behind-the-scenes experiences of the city that changed drama forever.

Write where Dickens wrote. Workshop with British writers and poets. Return with a notebook of photographs, sketches, stories, poems, and rich memories.

Internship Component

In 2017, participants have the opportunity to apply for a London internship that will extend their stay by two weeks and provide an additional three hours of credit (at additional expense for three credits, accommodations, visa). Selection for internship is highly competitive. Placements are in all fields but lab science

Course number (CRN)–name
ENGL 4964 (61010) and ARCH 5974/4974 (60206/60199)–London Calling  

Travel dates
May 27, 2017 – June 24, 2017



Application deadline (Check with the program contact for possible deadline extensions)
January 4, 2017 (rolling admissions)

Program fee
$3,875 includes travel in England, accommodations, tickets, excursions, admissions, lectures and performances

Payment deadline
February 15 first half

March 15 second half

Program contact
Jane Wemhoener