Oberlin-in-London Program

A double-decker bus pulls up in front of a large, gothic-style building.
London’s Royal Courts of Justice.
Photo credit: David Walker

Oberlin’s London Program is a life-changing experience: a chance to study with a small group of motivated students and stimulating faculty in an exciting city, in the presence of great museums, music, theater, history, and a thriving and diverse culture.

Fall 2022 Program Announcement

The 2022 London Program will focus on exploring social and environmental dimensions of climate resilience in London, and will be directed by Professors Cindy Frantz (psychology) and John Petersen (environmental studies & biology).  The application for Fall 2022 is currently closed. Applications will be solicited in the future through this webpage. Find more about the Fall 2022 Program.

About the Program

Unlike most study-away programs, the Danenberg Oberlin-in-London Program offers students the opportunity to study abroad with professors from our own campus—and in one of the world's most exciting, diverse locations! It thus combines the thrill of living in a great international metropolis with the rigors of a first-rate education. The curriculum makes intensive use of all that London has to offer. Classes are built to plunge you into the city—much learning takes place outside the classroom. Courses are both disciplinary and interdisciplinary.

Moreover, the program offers an intimate intellectual environment. Each fall, two Oberlin faculty members from different departments accompany 25 students to London. Students register for two courses offered by the Oberlin faculty. In addition, they take a third course taught by resident London faculty, either on the history of London or on theater.

Oberlin-in-London is an Oberlin College program. Students on the program are registered at Oberlin, and their courses are Oberlin College courses, so there is no need to transfer credits or financial aid. Moreover, the Financial Aid office adjusts aid packages to take account of those living costs—mainly housing—which are higher in London.

“My semester on the London Program was the most intellectually and emotionally exhilarating and empowering experience of my Oberlin career.”

– ’05 grad

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For more information or questions about the Oberlin-in-London Program, contact Maureen Peters, Professor of Biology and chair of the London Program Committee, with academic and curricular questions; Director of International Programs Michael Rainaldi with questions regarding details of studying abroad; or Twila Colley on matters relating to application and program administration.

Addresses and Phone Numbers

Professor Maureen Peters
Professor of Biology, Oberlin College
Science Center K210
Maureen.Peters@oberlin.edu 
(440) 775-8320


Twila Colley, Administrative Assistant
Oberlin-in-London Program
Science Center K123
(440) 775-8315
london@oberlin.edu


Program Headquarters:
Danenberg Oberlin-in-London Program
Florida State University Centre
99-103 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LA
UK

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