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Arcadia in London is an affordable and innovative way to get to know one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting cities in the world. Students can choose to study within a familiar American university system with fellow study abroad students by taking all their courses at the Arcadia London Center, which offers a range of courses looking at the history, literature, sociology and culture of the UK. Students can also mix Arcadia courses with electives chosen from a local partner university - giving them exposure to the British academic system and the opportunity to study alongside students from all over the world.

This all-inclusive program offers pre-departure advising, on-site orientation, housing, cultural activities/excursions, and full-time program leadership and support in London. Special Arcadia scholarship money is available for UT Austin students with high financial need.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • English
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Psychology
  • Advertising
  • European Studies
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Architecture
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Science
  • Art History
  • Geography
  • Management
  • Social Work
  • Business Administration
  • Government
  • Management Information Systems
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies
  • Health And Society
  • Marketing
  • Studio Art
  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Music
  • Textiles And Apparel
  • Creative Writing
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Cultural Studies
  • Information Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • Economics
  • International Business

Sponsored by ARCADIA - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

During the semester term, students will enroll in 12-16 credits: 1 required Cornerstone Course which offers experiential academic opportunities to learn about London, and 2-3 electives. During the summer term, students will enroll in a 3-credit course during session I and a 3-credit course during Session II (6 credits total).


Arcadia faculty use London itself as the classroom, including visits to historical sites, theaters, galleries, etc. in their teaching. In the semester, students may also take courses at City, University of London; Goldsmiths, University of London; London, College of Fashion; Queen Mary University of London; and University of Westminster.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students are guaranteed accommodation in Arcadia student residences. Arcadia students typically share a room with one other, and share a bathroom and kitchen with 2-3 other rooms. Housing options have a comfortable, close-knit atmosphere with 24-hour live-in staff and free resident life events. A typical London commute is 45 minutes.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Priority deadlines listed below are UT study abroad app deadlines; final deadlines are Arcadia app deadlines. Students must apply in that order. Budgets below are samples, but include everything a student will need except money for extensive personal travel. Arcadia has scholarships designated specifically for UT Austin students.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 5, 2020 to April 18, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 15, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • May 17, 2020 to July 11, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 31, 2020
- Fall
  • August 31, 2020 to December 12, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: June 22, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Program Dates

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: UK & Ireland" info session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) See an academic advisor to discuss needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: UK & Ireland" session. Dates and locations given at Explore session. 4) Attend Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change