London College of Fashion, University of the Arts Summer Program
We’re so excited that you’re considering an IFSA-Butler program for your summer abroad and have chosen the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts as your destination. London is a vibrant, international city with a wonderfully diverse population. We’re sure you’re going to love studying there!
There are a few specific forms for this program that you will need to complete along with your IFSA-Butler application. You can find the forms under the Forms tab.
What London College of Fashion, University of the Arts has to offer
What is the structure of the program?
What is the course structure like?
Studio/practical workshops combine theory and practice. Students should be prepared to encounter a new approach to learning in these sessions. You will be encouraged to experiment creatively and produce assignment work that is appropriate to your level and knowledge of the subject area. Within the lecture/seminar courses, self-directed assignments or essays may be set, some of which will be supported by feedback sessions or tutorials.
Will I have classes with local students?
What courses am I eligible to take?
Do I need to bring any specific materials from home?
Other course materials, such as notebooks and pencils, can be purchased in the U.K. You will be given a list of other required materials on the first day of classes. LCF recommends students budget about $100 to purchase materials.
What if I need to take a required course?
Course RestrictionsStudents may only enroll in the six courses offered for this program. See the Courses subtab for more information.
How many courses am I able to take, and how do I determine U.S. semester credit hours?
What are the registration conditions?
You should also be aware that you may be charged additional fees by your home institution or host university to take or process additional credits. Taking less than a full course load may jeopardize your student status and result in personal academic repercussions and/or loss of financial aid.
The course preference form is not a registration form; it is a guideline to let your host university know which courses you are interested in taking abroad. You should discuss your courses with your academic advisor at your home institution for approval.
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What are my housing options?
The residence consists of quad, triple, double, and single room accommodation. There are limited single rooms, which cost an additional fee.
All students are provided with blankets, pillows and a bed cover. However, students must bring their own sheets, pillowcases and towels. Student sooms are furnished with a desk and chair, light, bed, wardrobe and shelves. Each room is also equipped with a sink. Students have access to coed showers and toilets on four floors of the facility.
Meals are self-catered and students share a kitchen. Refrigerators, ovens, microwave, utensils, cookware and staples such as bread and milk are provided.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Please be advised that housing costs can be high abroad, and many times students living independently end up spending more money than students living in IFSA-Butler arranged housing. If you are hoping to save money by arranging housing on your own, please research your options early so you can compare costs. You must notify us of your intention to live in independent housing by the program application deadline, listed at the top of this page. We are not able to accommodate independent housing requests after the deadline.
Location InfoLiving and Studying in London, England
Dates & Fees
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Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
Program housing is available only until the day shown on the calendar as “Program ends.”
Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed.
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Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
Personal Cost Estimates
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
To apply to the London College of Fashion summer program, use our easy online application.
Applicants to the London College of Fashion summer program must complete an additional form as part of the application process:
We must receive this form before we can send your application to the London College of Fashion for an admissions decision. It can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail. Please submit this with the remainder of your program application.
If you have already started an application to the London College of Fashion summer program, you can track which forms IFSA-Butler has received by logging into the student portal.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler TeamIFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in London:
Assistant Director for Health and Wellness Emily Koehler assists with the application process for London bound students and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Emily can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 4258. Emily has been with the Institute for Study Abroad for the past nine years. After her own semester abroad in Madrid, Spain, Emily was inspired to work with students to make their study abroad dreams come true. Emily also holds a Masters degree in Counseling and is a certified Holistic Health Coach and Myers Briggs Counselor. In her role as Assistant Director for Health and Wellness, she works closely with students with special needs during the pre-departure phase, and collaborates with our resident offices during emergencies once students are overseas.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
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