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 portal for Fall 2022 is now closed. Find more about the Fall 2022 Program.

The Fall 2023 Program will be announced in Spring 2022. 

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.

“The experiences I had and the memories I made during my Oberlin-in-London semester are among the most cherished of my undergraduate career.”

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Application Portal Now Open

The application portal for the Fall 2022 Program is now open. Applications will close on November 8, 2021. 

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; the Office of Study Away 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
(440) 775-8320

Twila Colley, Administrative Assistant
Oberlin-in-London Program
Science Center K123
(440) 775-8315

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

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