Old Europe, New Europe: Summer in London

London, England
Language of Instruction


Finance Options
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: February 1 (early bird) or March 1 (regular)
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Old Europe, New Europe: Summer in London

IFSA-Butler is pleased to offer this unique Global Seminar program to all U.S. universities in partnership with the University of California at San Diego. Non-UC San Diego students must apply through UC San Diego and are encouraged to contact Tonia Pizer by email or phone at 858-534-1123 with any questions regarding the program, its content or requirements.

Old Europe, New Europe: Summer in London Benefits

  • Live and study in the vibrant and multicultural city of London
  • Directly experience the setting of literary texts explored in the classroom
  • Study humanities, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and Early Modern Europe in a city of extraordinary cultural and historical importance
  • Experience some of the most important touristic sites for domestic and international travelers through excursion s to Stonehenge, Salisbury, and Bath
  • Visit nearby cities of Oxford and Cambridge, points of great significance in the history of tourism

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Old Europe, New Europe: Summer in London


The curriculum includes two courses taught by a UC San Diego professor:

  • Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Europe
  • Sun, Sea, Sand & Sex: Tourists and Tourism in the Contemporary World
Transcripts will be issued by UC San Diego
Subjects offered at Old Europe, New Europe: Summer in London
Ancient/Medieval History Cultural Studies English Literature European History European Studies History Hospitality & Tourism

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartments offer double bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces Housing is within walking distance of the city center

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Resident Director

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Lynne Alvarez

Senior Resident Director, England

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees


Summer 2

Program start date
August 5, 2018
Program end date
September 8, 2018