Rich in cultural and intellectual life, London is a mecca for the student of mass media and theater. Since 1969, students from across the United States have attended Temple’s London programs, meeting the best people in British media and theater. It is also impossible to be in London and not make time for museum visits, field trips, and the pub culture.
London Program Dates
|Event||Summer 2015*||Fall 2015*||Spring 2016*|
|Departure from US||June 24||September 1||January 5|
|Arrival in UK||June 25||September 2||January 6|
|Mandatory Orientation||June 25-28||September 2-6||January 6-10|
|Classes Begin||June 29||September 7||January 11|
|Internships Begin||N/A||September 24||January 28|
|Mid-term Break||N/A||October 26-30||March 1-5|
|Classes End||August 1||April 21|
|Internships End||N/A||April 23|
|Last Night in Housing||August 1||December 19||April 24|
|Program Concludes||August 2||December 20||April 25|
Program participants are required to be present for the entire length of the program, from the official arrival date through the program end date.
- Intern at British or American media organizations, public relations or advertising agencies, theater organizations, and more for college credit
- Take courses in advertising, broadcasting, film and media arts, journalism, mass media, strategic communication, and theater
- Live in the heart of London
- Participate in numerous excursions in and around London
- Learn more about applying to the London semester program.
- Learn more about applying to the London summer program.
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Find out all of the need-to-know tips about London before you even arrive! Take a peak at life abroad with help from this semester’s SMC student blogger, Kandace Kohr. Watch her latest entry below or view all of her videos! You can also see Kandace’s full length video of her recap in London, with interviews from other student participants in the Fall 2012 London semester.
Name: Laura Oringer
Major: Media Studies and Production
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Spring 2013
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What she’s doing now: After backpacking around Europe for a month after graduation, Laura started working for Mother New York, a creative and advertising agency with offices in New York City, Buenos Aires and London, where it is the UK’s largest independent advertising agency.
What she had to say ‘way back when’: Hi everyone! My name is Laura Oringer. I had the amazing opportunity to Study Abroad in London in the Spring of 2013. All of my expectations were exceeded in my experience and time spent abroad in London where I had amazing classes, an incredible internship at Shorts International, and took full advantage of the amazing city of London, as well as got to travel around Europe and the UK. The places I got to go, the people I got to meet, and the different things I got to do will be stories I will be telling forever, and something that will forever have such a lasting effect on me. My semester studying abroad has been by far my favorite semester spent in college, and will probably forever be a time in my life that I will constantly look back upon. I could have never imagined in a million years all the things I got to experience and do. I feel so fortunate to be able to say I know another city; the streets, the public transportation, the places to go, the things to do. I am counting down the days until I can return and hopefully live in London again. I only want to share my knowledge with people, and help you to want to go have the most amazing semester ever, and be so jealous that you’re journey of studying abroad is only just beginning.
Name: Lillia Staverosky-Andrules
Major: Film and Media Arts
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Fall 2012
What she’s doing now: After working as a peer advisor with SMC Study Away for more than a year, Lily knew she wanted to continue to work with study abroad students and she set out to do just that immediately following graduation and started as an Assistant Program Representative with Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies in July 2014.
What she had to say ‘way back when’: Hi there! My name is Lillia Staverosky-Andrules. Or, Lily for short. I’m a Film and Media Arts Major, with a French minor. I was lucky enough to be able to experience the London Study Away program in Fall of 2012. I’ve always loved travel and exploring, and to be able to do it while working on my degree, with a group of amazing people was fantastic. As you hear most people who have studied abroad say, there really is nothing like it. It would be hard to explain all the times and fun I had while I was gone, but really, you should just experience it for yourself. If you’re thinking about Study Away, but have some doubts or are a bit apprehensive, please contact me. There is always a way to do something you desire greatly.