United Kingdom: Art

*Please note:  The next time this program will run is Spring/Summer 2022. Details below are subject to change.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Experience British and international classic and contemporary art in the heart of London! This Study Abroad program provides an opportunity for art students to enrich a studio practice, expand their knowledge of British and world art history, and make intelligent connections between resource materials and creative works. 

Explore London museums and galleries and learn how to use travel as a resource for making art. You will visit and view the galleries in London as well as many other cultural sites. The Art in London course provides an opportunity for students to enrich their studio practice, expand their knowledge of Art History and make intelligent connections between resource materials and creative works.  Each student keeps a comprehensive journal/image collection or sketchbook and makes two proposals for future projects inspired by what was learned from the many field trips.  The time in London will be further enriched by a British Culture class offered through Kingston University. 

Field trips include Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Stonehenge, Houses of Parliament, Brighton, Oxford, museums, galleries, and more! Optional travel throughout the U.K. and Europe during two weekends. 

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2.0 GPA Required
English Language Requirement
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Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2021

Estimated Program Dates: July 2021 - August 2021
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020 (Closed)

Spring/Summer 2022

Program Dates: July 4, 2022 - August 3, 2022
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

(4.5 weeks)


United Kingdom

Students will register for a total of 6 credits:    

ART 387: Art History Abroad (3 credits) AND


ART 386: Studio Art Abroad (3 credits)  OR

SOC 380: British Culture (3 credits)

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

Fulfills entire General Education Issues requirement if you take SOC and ART. Reflection required.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course if you take ART and ART. Reflection required.

Language of Instruction: English


Program participants will live in dormitories at Kingston University.

Cost and Scholarships

United Kingdom


Program Fee: $5,355


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Field trips & fees
  • Some meals

Other Expenses

  • GVSU Tuition - 6 credits, Undergraduate ($3,282)
  • Personal expenses ($100)
  • Additional meals ($775)
  • Passport fees ($150)
  • ISIC card - optional, Undergraduate ($28)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $9,690


Students may fund study abroad by using financial aid, scholarships, grants and personal funds. A study abroad adviser can help you create a funding plan.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.


To contact the Financial Aid office, email finaid@gvsu.edu with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs. 

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Open to ALL majors.

2.0 GPA required.

GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to Non-GVSU Students.

Additional Information


Excursions include: 

- Visits to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Stonehenge, Houses of Parliament

- Field trips to Brighton, and Oxford


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US State Department Information

The first step to an international trip is to read our Traveler’s Checklist to find out things to consider before you go. Pay special attention to our safety and security information and assess for yourself the risk of traveling to a particular country or region.  Some U.S. citizens with special considerations – such as students, women, and LGBTI travelers – may face additional challenges when abroad.  If you do decide to travel, make a plan for what to do if something goes wrong overseas. 

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Contact Information

Spring/Summer 2021
Tim Fisher
Program Director
Spring/Summer 2022
Tim Fisher
Program Director

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