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 2023 Program Announcement
The 2023 London Program will trace the history of medicine from its ancient roots through body-snatchers intent on finding fresh corpses for dissection to modern understandings of genetic pre-dispositions to disease or “designer babies.” The program will be led by Professors Maureen Peters (Biology and Pre-Health Program Director) and Drew Wiburn (Classics and Archaeological Studies). Find more about the Fall 2023 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.”
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.