Popular Subject Areas
Liberal Arts, Business & Media Studies
University of Westminster
At the heart of London, the University of Westminster was founded in 1838 and has been teaching international students for over 175 years. You can study in areas such as media & design, business, psychology, politics, international relations, and social sciences. Westminster is an urban campus with four campuses: three in London's West End and one in the northwest borough of Harrow. The university's small student-to-teacher ratio creates an enriching environment for you while the university offers a wide variety of traditional and progressive courses as well as theory and practical courses in the field of media, arts and design. Since it is located in the heart of this international and cosmopolitan city, the University of Westminster provides a truly British experience.
Summer 1 2022
Jun 18, 2022 - Jul 09, 2022
Apr 10, 2022
Forms and Payment Deadline
Apr 25, 2022
20 UK Credits
2.70 Minimum GPA*
- This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.
Study Abroad Program Description
The Westminster summer programs offer a wide range of courses, and their central Location encourages you to use London as your classroom.
Courses are taught by local university professors at the University of Westminster. Each class per session will be taken with other international students and last three weeks. Experience the liberal arts with a focus on London, with popular classes including: Television in London, Art & Society; Jack the Ripper's London. Back to back programs are also available if you wish to participate in both summer sessions offered by the university.
Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex
We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.70.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
- Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
- Some courses may require additional fees.
- Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Orientation
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
Course Availability & Syllabi
- The modules listed below have NOT been confirmed for this program
- Please see Westminster's Summer Module Catalog linked here and below for additional information.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Program Manager.
Course Credit & Structure
- You will take one class per summer session (two total for back-to-back).
- Per the University of Westminster, 20 UK credits are considered equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits/ 6 quarter units.
- All classes are taught in the morning from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Thursday.
- Media, Arts and Design classes will also be taught for a full day on Wednesdays to allow maximum hands-on experience in the studios.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the Westminster Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Westminster module level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and level 6 are considered upper division and recommended for juniors and seniors with 3000- and 4000-level of experience in the subject. These Westminster and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
- If you don't have the necessary pre-requisite experience, Westminster will not approve you for the course.
- The transcript from Westminster will reflect UK credits for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
Wondering how you’ll fund your program? ISA’s got you covered! If you receive financial aid for your home university, you will likely be able to use those funds for study abroad too. The first step is usually speaking with your home university. Check out the steps for using financial aid here.
Need to know how much to budget for a term abroad? Take a look at the additional expenses you might expect, depending on your program.
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. We offer over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, visit the scholarships and grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in university dorms will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British student lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Westminster & King's Dorms
Queen Mary, Roehampton & Kingston Dorms
The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary and Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. These dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips. The locations below are a sample of included and optional excursions that have run in the past. Please know that these are subject to change.
Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.
The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. Her Majesty the Queen's Royal Standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.
Cultural Activities in England
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore culture of England in and around your host city. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes England special. These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included visits to Camden Town, Windsor Castle, the British Museum, a Harry Potter walking tour, and a tour of the Tower of London.