The London Get Set predeparture guide prepared by IES provides important information about the program, and you should read it with care. The following supplemental information pertains to Indiana University students only.
IES and IU
IES Abroad is a nonprofit organization that administers 125+ study abroad programs in more then 30 global locations worldwide. More than 235 U.S. colleges and universities, including Indiana University, have formal agreements with IES, and their representatives work with the Institute to set academic policy and approve curricula. Through its office in Chicago, IES administers the London UK Today program.
IU has made special arrangements with IES to recruit and orient IU students for this summer program. As a result, IU students make up at least half the enrollment on the London program. You will, however, have many classmates and flatmates who come individually from other U.S. universities.
You pay all program fees directly to Indiana University. Any questions regarding finances for the program, including financial aid, should be addressed to the Office of Overseas Study at Indiana University. Students from other U.S. universities have different arrangements with IES regarding fees and housing deposits.
You will earn 6 IU credits for two courses from the following list:
|IES Course||IU Equivalent||COLL|
Architecture of London
Britain in the 1940s
Film and Literature
or COLL-OS 103**
British Youth Culture from 1950 to the Present
or SOC-S 346
or MSCH-OS 300*
Censored! What the British Could Not See
or SPEA-A 450
International Marketing Management: Europe
or SPEA-V 450^
Living and Dying in 17th & 18th Century London
|HIST-B 200||CASE SH|
Media & UK Politics
or MSCH-OS 300*
or MSCH-F 445
Modern British Novel
|ENG-L 346||CASE AH|
Theater in London: An Introduction
or COLL-OS 103**
*DEPT-OS 100 (-OS 300) is the default designation to identify courses recorded as 100-level (300-level) undistributed credit that can count in total hours toward graduation and may be able to satisfy major, minor, or distributional requirements with the approval of the participant’s department.
**For students who started at IU in the summer of 2011 or after, and who are under the new general education requirements, this course will carry Breadth of Inquiry A&H credit.
^SPEA topics courses must obtain advisor approval whether course will apply to specific SPEA major. Students can earn up to two SPEA courses on an OVST study abroad program.
†Business students will only be awarded elective Business credit for this course. No exceptions are possible.
General Education Requirement: This program will satisfy the International Experience option of the World Languages & Cultures general education requirements.
- Fine Arts majors: Check with your advisor to see how the Fine Arts course will count toward the degree. Due to a special arrangement with COLL, Architecture of London may be used to satisfy one SH course and CS.
- Business students: If you are pursuing a nonspecialization general-education option you may use the courses listed for COLL as SH toward fulfillment of your Social and Historical Studies hours. AH courses may be used toward the required Arts and Humanities hours. Questions regarding applicability to your requirements should be addressed to Overseas Study.
Although you will be asked to indicate course preferences to IES after acceptance, final enrollment will not be confirmed until you arrive in London. IES is committed to placing every student in his/her first choice courses, but you should remain flexible about your alternative choice. If you have any questions about how London courses fit into your degree program, contact Overseas Study.
Courses cover a great deal of material rapidly. Do not let the excitement of London distract you from your studies. Prepare your papers and reports far enough in advance to avoid the last-minute crunch at the IES Center computers, which are available limited hours.