Summer Study Abroad in London, United Kingdom

Our faculty-led summer I semester program allows university studies students to experience the life, culture, and industry of London, England.

Hosted in London, you’ll learn how to effectively field journal by attending lectures and receiving feedback from field experts. When not in class, you’ll have the chance to explore the rich culture of the UK.

More details are available in the Education Abroad Portal

About the Program

Journaling to describe the place, experience, and the human condition has been a cornerstone of design education for centuries. In this program, you’ll learn how to apply modern technology to this traditional practice. You’ll design and create a field journal of visual analyses, with emphasis on traditional drawing languages, photo documentation, and written notes.

You’ll also explore culturally and historically significant sites in England and beyond. 

Areas of Emphasis

  • Effective design communication
  • Cultural perspective
  • Cultural immersion

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All students are required to take a total of 6-credit hours during the study abroad semester. Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.

  • CARC 311 — Field Studies in Design Communication | 3 credits
  • CARC 331 — Field Studies in Design Philosophy | 3 credits

View the Texas A&M course catalogue for information about each course. 

FAQ about Summer Study Abroad

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Open to university studies majors only
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA at time of application and until program start
  • Good standing with Texas A&M University   
  • Must attend all program meetings
  • Professor approval
How do I enroll in a study abroad semester?

Start your study abroad journey in the education abroad portal.

Does this satisfy the School of Architecture’s semester away requirement?

The program satisfies the school’s semester away requirement for university studies students only.

How long is the program?

The study abroad program in Lincoln, United Kingdom, spans 5 weeks.

Will this delay my degree plan?

No. The program allows you to complete the same coursework offered at the Texas A&M campus. Because you’ll be earning college credit over the summer, you’ll actually be getting ahead!

How much does it cost?

Visit the education abroad portal for information about the trip’s costs and funding.

What will I do during my study abroad semester?

The program is centered on living in Lincoln, England. You’ll complete courses in design communication, philosophy and field journaling, as well as visit notable sites throughout the region during your stay. You will spend the last two nights of the trip in London. Past trips to cultural sites have included the Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, London Bridge, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.

Who will I stay with?

Housing throughout the program will be in hotels. There will be up to two students per room in Lincoln, and up to three students per room in London, based on gender. Breakfast daily and wi-fi will be included at the hotels.

Are there COVID-19 traveling restrictions?

As of October 29, there are delays in passport processing due to COVID-19. Students should apply for their passports at least three months in advance to allow for adequate processing time. Students are required to be completely vaccinated to participate in the program.