Through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), Whitman students may enroll at the IES London Center to study with British faculty on the Study London program. The IES Center in London offers courses in art history, politics, history, literature and drama, economics, philosophy, sociology and film studies and strives to use the city of London as "the classroom." The program also offers a wide range of internships in theatre, museums, government (including Parliament), think tanks, social organizations and education that may be taken for credit. 

“I got to study with students from other universities in the U.S. Also, we were taught by phenomenal professors from all over the world and we got to learn a lot about British culture. I got to really integrate in the culture of London especially through the internship program that IES offers. I got to visit different parts of England due to the field trips that IES offers.” - Georgina D. '17

Student Blog:

Maya Kozarsky | Fall 2014

Fields of study:

Art history, politics, history, literature, theater, economics, sociology and film studies


Minimum cumulative GPA requirement 2.8 (Whitman requirement)


15-19 credits per semester - students select from the following program components:
IES Abroad courses (3 credits each)
IES Abroad Workshops in The Creative Arts and Performing Arts (3 credits each)
Internship or Service Learning placement (3 credits)
Partner University course at Queen Mary or SOAS | Fall only (4 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit


A wide range of internships are available in theatre, arts & museums, government, politics, business, media, and education.


International student residence hall located in central London.  Students share a double room with another IES Abroad student.


Students prepare their own meals in the residence hall kitchen or purchase meals in restaurants.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-April


London internships are competitive, and internship applications are due May 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester.


IES Abroad Scholarships

Program Link:

IES: London - Study London