Study in London for a Semester!
The semester and yearlong London program at London Metropolitan (London Met) University is ideal for students interested in living and studying in one of the most exciting cities in Europe. The program enables you to gain firsthand experience with the British educational system alongside students from all over the world. You may study for one semester or a full year and choose from courses such as Business, Marketing, Economics, English, History, Social Sciences, and Psychology. Students typically select four classes per semester which can include specialized courses, some of which include visits to art galleries, museums, and theatre, utilizing London’s thriving cultural life as a unique backdrop for further study and exploration. London Metropolitan University allows you to schedule your classes before you arrive in London, making it a very easy process.
LocationHistory, culture, daily life, and nightlife make London one of the world’s great cities and an exciting place to be a student. Traveling in and around London is simple as the entire city and surrounding areas are accessible by bus, underground, and train. The city has some of the finest libraries and museums in the world, ranging from the long established British Museum and Natural History Museum to the new British Library. London is an artistic center that rivals Paris and Rome, and art lovers find paradise in its many galleries, such as the Tate Gallery, the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Art. There are over 250 museums in London, most of which are free to visit.
- Fall Semester: Late September to Mid December
- Spring Semester: Late January to Early June
Unlike many institutions, London Metropolitan University does not have dormitories. However, there are a number of living accommodations available ranging from third-party student living providers to private accommodations located throughout London. Prices may vary considerably depending on your selection and location. The majority of these options can be arranged for single or double occupancy. Although USAC provides housing information to participants, it is the students’ responsibility to research and apply for housing separately. The more economical options go quickly, so it's in your best interest to start looking early.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
|Housing||$3557 - $8169||$7246 - $15,810|
|Housing Deposit||$300 - $700||$300 - $700|
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500||$1000 - $1500|
|Meals||$1000 - $1500||$2500 - $3500|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$800 - $1200||$1600 - $2400|
|Books and Materials||$150 - $300||$300 - $600|
|Local Transportation||$200 - $500||$400 - $1000|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$0||$400 - $500|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110||$2220|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1500 - $2000||$3000 - $4000|
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
The USAC London Met program allows students to access an array of course options in addition to providing two courses specifically for study abroad students: Art in London and Theatre in London. This program may be of particular interest to Business, Health Sciences, History, Literature, Communication, Government and Justice Studies, and Sociology students.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC London website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the USAC London Met program will be required to enroll in four classes per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2020||09/16/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.