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. 

Fields of study:

Art history, politics, history, literature, drama, economics, philosophy, sociology and film studies


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-April


Minimum of 15 credits per semester; 5 courses, 3 credits each

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit


Nido King's Cross 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.


A wide range of internships are available in theatre, museums, government, media, Parliament, politics, social organizations and education.


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 program