London General Program Information

Summer Study in London: Modern London, Circa 1914

June 3 – July 8, 2014

Sponsored by
Department of English

College of Arts & Sciences

Hosted by
IES London


London 2014 will be our principle textbook as we explore the literary and cultural remnants of Modern London “on or about” 1914. The program begins with a preliminary orientation session in Louisville, May 30, and a reading week (June 2-6), before departing for London, where students will spend two weeks (June 8-June 23) studying at the IES London Center in the heart of the historic Bloomsbury district and have additional time back at UofL to complete their final London projects due July 8. We'll be reading some First World War literature, mainstream and modernist classics of the period as well as studying other interesting art and culture relevant to this important period and the echoes of the period in century to come.

Program features include:

  • Central housing and study sites
  • Guided Tours: Bloomsbury, Blitz, Greenwich
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Kew Gardens
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • Tower of London
  • Tate Modern Museum Tour
  • Two day trips:  Oxford and Highclere Castle

ENGL 599: Modern London, circa 1914— 3 credits

Housing and Meals

Students will live in a modern residence hall in the King’s Cross neighborhood in central London (transport zone 1). Each student will have a private room in a two bedroom suite that includes kitchen and bathroom facilities. Students will also have access to indoor and outdoor common areas.

Meals are not included in the program fee. In addition to cooking meals in the residence hall kitchens, students may choose from an abundance of inexpensive restaurants and cafes in the Bloomsbury, Russell Square, and King’s Cross neighborhoods.


The program fee ($3,800) includes tuition, housing, airfare, and on-site activities. Additional costs include meals,
transportation to and from the airport, a required cell phone, and incidental expenses. A complete estimated cost of attendance will be posted later.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The London Parliament

Students who enroll for an additional 3 credit hours during a regular on-campus summer term will be considered fulltime summer students and may become eligible for financial aid. Most University of Louisville financial aid and scholarships can be applied to tuition, fees, and expenses associated with the program. Graduate students whose assistantships cover summer tuition will receive their standard waiver. For information on your aid eligibility, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.


The program is open to University of Louisville sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • completed ENGL 101 or instructor permission
  • good academic and disciplinary standing
  • cumulative GPA of 2.7