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London, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district, street markets, green spaces and elaborate parks, ruins, monuments, political machinations, art galleries and museums. Monuments to Britain’s glorious past are found throughout London, including the Tower of London, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the British Museum, and Trafalgar Square. Because of its famed galleries, the energy of Soho, the history that lives in the streets, the pub scene and the tranquility of London’s parks, London is alive with sources of inspiration.

API offers options for students of all academic interests to study abroad in London.

University of the Arts London (UAL)
University of the Arts London is a collegiate university comprising 6 international renowned colleges: Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts, and London College of Fashion. These colleges specialize in art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts, and is the largest provider of higher level education in the arts in Europe. All the colleges are located within London and each college is at the heart of their respective communities. Drawing on and contributing to the local culture, they foster closely-knit and welcoming environments in which to study, supported by all the resources of the larger University and the wider arts community. The University's 1,228 teaching staff; as active professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics, and theorists, lead the way on creative and experimental practice alongside historical and theoretical analysis. The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research and highly-experienced staff creates a unique, multifaceted learning experience for students at UAL. For courses at Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, and Wimbledon College of Arts, please use the University of the Arts London links.

University College London (UCL)
UCL is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the world, and offers students the chance to study a wide variety of challenging disciplines. UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any race, class or religion. It has earned a reputation as a center of enlightenment in academia. Semester internships are also available.

University of Westminster
The University of Westminster offers API students an ideal location for studying and absorbing all that London offers during the summer, semester or year. Course offerings include business, computer science, education, health/human services, humanities, law, government, media and design and more. Semester internships and graduate programs are also available.

The London School of Economics (LSE)
LSE is a prestigious business school where summer students can choose courses in business, economics, government and international relations.

The Florida State University London Study Center
Established in 1971, the FSU London Study Center was created to offer a strong liberal arts curriculum and atmosphere in the heart of London. Small classes, dedicated teacher-scholars, and engaged peer groups make this program extremely rewarding to students. With courses designed to maximize the use of the city as both a classroom and a text, and professors committed to an imaginative approach to teaching, students spend a great deal of time learning by experiencing all that London has to offer.

“I was able to continue to understand myself as a person and my aspirations of traveling. I have studied abroad before but this experience was very fulfilling - thank you!"

Sage H. Johnson and Wales University
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    Cultural Activities

    • Afternoon tea
    • Plays and musicals
    • Comedy night
    • English breakfast
    • Football match
    • Harry Potter tour
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    Things to Do

    Visit London's many museums

    Take a ride on the London Eye

    Follow in the footsteps of British literary figures

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    University Highlights

    The University of the Arts London (UAL) is considered one of Europe's top art schools, ranked #6 in Art and Design and #1 for Fashion (Central Saint Martins) and #6 for Fashion (London College of Fashion) according to the QS World University Rankings.

    The London School of Economics is ranked #5 in the U.K. and #25 in the world - Times Higher Education Rankings, 2018, and many of its subjects are ranked in the world's top 10.

    University College London is ranked #4 in the U.K. and #16 in the world according to the Times Higher Education Rankings, and UCL's Slade School of Fine Art is #5 in the world. Many of UCL's subjects are ranked in the top 10 worldwide.

    The University of Westminster is ranked in the top 100 U.K. universities, and in the top 50 worldwide for Communications and Media Studies - QS World University Rankings.

    The FSU London Study Center has been offering academic programs to U.S. students in London since 1971.

On-Site Staff

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Heather Lees

Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.

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Anna McCole

Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!