Study Abroad in London - London School of Economics
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • Same courses and professors as during the academic year
  • Internationally renowned program
  • Selective admission

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. (students applying to 200/300 level classes may require a higher G.P.A.)
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Contact information for one academic reference
  • Entry Requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 15, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018
$6,575
SUMMER 1, 2 & 3 COMBINED 2018
Jun 15, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
$16,950
SUMMER 2 & 3 COMBINED 2018
Jul 6, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
$11,375
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
Jun 15, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$11,375
SUMMER 2 2018
Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$6,575
SUMMER 3 2018
Late Jul, 2018 - Mid-Aug, 2018
$6,575

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018
SUMMER 1, 2 & 3 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018
SUMMER 2 & 3 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018
SUMMER 3 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 30, 2018

Academic Program

3 U.S. semester credits per session (up to 9 total)

Students who choose to study abroad in London at the internationally renowned LSE summer school will have access to an extensive range of course in such fields as accounting and finance, economics, international studies, law and management, taught by the same leading LSE faculty who lead the academic year programs. It allows students an insight into the leading-edge thinking in each discipline. Courses are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating, as they are condensed versions of the courses offered during the semester. It is the largest summer school program in the U.K., with over 4,500 participants representing more than 100 countries and 6 continents. There is also a significant professional representation in the courses and students may find that they have representatives from the United Nations, the European Commission and leading international banks in their classes. The faculty are all experts in their fields and are actively involved in academic research and many act as advisors and consultants to companies and government bodies.

Students can choose from over 60 courses among the following disciplines at LSE:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • International Relations, Government, and Society
  • Law
  • Management

Students can participate in one, two, or three summer sessions for 3 semester credits per session (up to 9 total). All LSE summer school students are encouraged to make full use of LSE facilities. These include the LSE library (the major UK national library of social sciences), IT Services, LSE Health Centre, school cafeterias, and LSE sports facilities.

SELECTIVITY

Please note that for admission to courses that require prerequisites, it is not enough to have simply taken the prerequisite course. In most cases, students must have passed the prerequisite course with a B or higher.

ACADEMIC REFERENCE

LSE requires students to provide contact information for one academic reference (in addition to the letter of recommendation required on the standard API application). LSE will contact this referee directly if further information is required.

CONTACT HOURS AND TEACHING METHODS

Summer school courses are full-time and normally consist of 54 contact hours over the three-week period, taking the form of 36 hours of lectures and 18 hours of tutorial or seminar-based classes Monday through Friday. Each course is worth 3 U.S. credits as indicated by the number in parentheses that follows each course listing on the following pages. Due to the intensive nature of the program, students are expected to spend a full day on campus. Lectures are attended by all students on the course, and take place either in the morning (10am – 1pm) or afternoon (2pm – 5pm), at the same time each day. They are supplemented by small 1.5 hour classes, during the following afternoon or morning. These are an opportunity to work through problem sets or case studies, or present and discuss seminar papers. In addition, students are recommended to spend 2-3 hours per day in self-guided study.

COURSE TEXTS

Course textbooks are used to complement the lectures and classes. While it may not be necessary to undertake a large amount of pre-course reading, it may be advantageous to read the first few chapters of the main text in advance. Many of the books on the reading list are available in the LSE Library, however API advises students to buy the main text(s) and use the LSE Library for supplementary reading. Details of the required text(s) will be confirmed post-acceptance.

LSE LECTURE SERIES

All LSE summer students are eligible to attend the LSE Public Lecture Series at no additional cost. Speakers include internationally renowned professors and researchers. More information is available on-site.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the London School of Economics upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

Kelsey Patton is the London Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to England.

 

Resident Director

Nadia Jennings is the London Resident Director and will work with you during your stay in England.

 Nadia