Welcome! This study abroad program is hosted by the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) 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.
Courses change each term and are in humanities subjects, including art history, history, literature, politics and architecture. Courses make use of the collections and resources (museums, archives, public spaces) in London and elsewhere in the UK to explore different facets of the UK’s identity, impact and culture, both local and global. Previous courses have included ‘London and the Legacies of Empire’, ‘Writing About London’ and ‘Collecting PostWar London’. If you are studying a STEM field, Yale in London is a great way for you to earn a humanities credit while studying abroad.
To find more information about upcoming courses visit the Paul Mellon Centre website: https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/learning/yale-in-london
Courses are offered as small seminar classes for Yale credit and instructors include Yale University professors and British scholars. Courses are experiential and designed to ensure a significant amount of time is spent learning outside of the classroom. Day trips, visits to museums/sites/organisations and guest speakers are a key part of their delivery. Previous course trips include a day exploring Charleston Farmhouse and Monk’s House in Sussex, a workshop at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, and a Jack the Ripper walking tour.
The program not only includes trips and visits as part of your course, but also includes social activities designed to help you experience all this metropolitan city has to offer. These experiences are provided on a near weekly basis and previous social activities have included a boat trip on the Thames River, watching theatre productions in the renowned West End, and a group dinner at a curry house on Brick Lane.
Each term students also take a three-day trip outside of London to explore more of the UK. Each term the location will change, and previous locations have included Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool.
- 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.
- Please note that London must be eligible under the Yale University Travel Policy for Yale College Students ("Travel Policy") in order to attend.
To open an application, click on the “Start Applying” button above or below, which will appear on the page as an active link when applications open. Enter your NetID and password. A MyCIPE profile will be created automatically.
Deadline for Spring 2024: 11:59 p.m. (EST) October 15, 2023
International Study Award
- The International Study Award (ISA) provides a stipend for one summer experience abroad for all eligible undergraduates receiving Yale financial aid.
- Students receiving Yale financial aid will also receive a $2,500 Mellon award that may be combined with ISA funds up to but not exceeding the program budget.
- You will have access to the (ISA) International Study Award request form as one of your required pre-departure forms in your MyCIPE account.
- For more information, visit the ISA website.
For general questions about the program: email@example.com
Contacts: Yale in London Director in New Haven, Jemma Field (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Program Manager in London, Rachel Prosser (email@example.com)