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Program Information


London, United Kingdom


Spring, Summer



Area of Focus

Arts & Humanities


Study Center


The adviser for this program is Jemma Field, Director of the Yale in London program.


This study abroad program is hosted by the Yale Center for British Art and Yale’s Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC)—a world-class research center in central London. This program is an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduates to live and study in London during the spring term or the summer break while earning Yale credits. If you are studying a STEM field, Yale in London is a great way for you to earn a humanities credit while studying abroad.

Course Description
Courses change each term and bring together art, history, and culture to explore Britain’s identity and impact, both local and global, from the medieval period to today. They are offered as small seminar classes for Yale credit and instructors include Yale University professors and British scholars.

Classes generally meet Monday - Thursday for two hours and students should expect about 10 hours of work outside the classroom each week, as well as other program activities and trips. Fridays are reserved for personal time, and to give you the opportunity to travel over three-day weekends.


The spring term program is open to undergraduate students in their sophomore spring, junior spring, or senior spring. This is the only study abroad option for your senior spring term.

In the summer, the program is open to students who have completed their first year at Yale and beyond. The program is open to all majors.

Trip and Activities

While on the program, you will be taken beyond the traditional classroom into the rich and vibrant environment of London, where you will have the opportunity to look at works of art in museums, galleries, historic palaces and houses, examine monuments and public sculptures, and watch theatre productions in the renowned West End. To properly experience this metropolitan city, all courses include guided walking tours, boating trips on the Thames River, visits to bustling food markets, and the opportunity to enjoy classic British pastimes such as high tea and football. Each term students also take a trip outside of London, and while the location changes you will be able to experience some of Britain’s famous sites, such as Stonehenge or the White Cliffs of Dover, or visit other cities such as Cambridge, Dublin, or Edinburgh.

Note for Yale-NUS Students

If you are enrolled at Yale-NUS, the program is an ideal option for your sophomore spring semester.

Contact Information

This study abroad opportunity is offered through the Yale Center for British Art, so their staff would be your primary advisers for this particular program.

For more information about course offerings, housing, and fees, please visit The Paul Mellon Center.

  • For general questions about the program: yaleinlondon@yale.edu
  • To schedule an appointment to speak with someone about the program contact: Yale in London Director in New Haven, Jemma Field


Applications are now open for Yale in London summer 2023! Please apply now through MyCIPE until February 15, 2023.

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Find detailed information about this program, including course information, dates, fees, and housing options, on the program website.

Review eligibility requirements, the application process, and deadlines:

How to Apply