Since 1977, when BYU converted two stately Victorian row-houses on Hyde Park’s northern edge into its new overseas campus, the London Centre has served as the university’s premier study abroad location in Europe. Four decades of BYU students have now called the London Centre home. When not studying, eating, or sleeping in these historic West End mansions, students have used the centre as a base for their explorations of the city, the British countryside, and beyond.
A term at the London Centre remains one of the great bargains at BYU. The program cost listed below covers not only more travel and better accommodations than most study abroad but also includes healthy, chef-prepared meals six days a week. Summer 2018 promises to be a particularly vibrant term at the London Centre, as the city will be alive with great theatre, concerts, and festivals, and the program will be led by BYU professors with extensive study abroad experience and unusual expertise in British and European literature, art, history, and culture.
Participants in this program will earn 7 credit hours toward graduation, develop close relationships with faculty mentors and their families, and tour some of the world’s greatest museums, churches, and cultural heritage sites. Within London, students will attend West End plays and musicals, encounter people and cultures from across the world, and visit such iconic sites as the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the National Gallery, Tate Modern, and possibly even Platform 9 ¾. Our coach trips across England, Wales, and Scotland will include stops at Stonehenge, Bath, Edinburgh, and York and take us to study Austen at her Hampshire cottage, Shakespeare along the banks of the Avon, the Brontë sisters amid the Yorkshire moors, early Mormon converts in Preston, the Pre-Raphaelites in Port Sunlight, and the Beatles in Liverpool. The program will also feature a four-day trip to Paris, offering countless points of comparison for our study of British art, architecture, and history through a day-trip to Versailles, a twilight cruise along the Seine, and tours of Notre Dame, St. Chapelle, the Louvre, and Musée d’Orsay.