Undergraduate Global Immersion in England

London Summer Program at the London School of Economics

Term: Summer Session, Attend one or both sessions:

  • Session 1: July 7 - July 25, 2014
  • Session 2: July 28 - August 15, 2014

Credits: 3 credits per session

Program Type

This is a Global Immersion offering in which students take classes directly at a partner university in a special summer session offered especially for students from outside of the London School of Economics. Students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, courses are based on regular LSE undergraduate courses, and lecturers are leading LSE faculty and expert guests.

Global Immersion programs often require students to demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and service may be different from a US university. Examples of differences that exchange students should be prepared to encounter include varying housing options, the amount and timing of program details, grading based less on assignments and more on final exams, and an academic calendar that may differ significantly from the University of Minnesota.

Location and Host School

As a student at the London School of Economics you will study in the heart of a multicultural city alongside students from across the world. Major cultural attractions such as theatreland, the West End, the Royal Opera House, the British Library and British Museum are right on your doorstep. Whether you are into art, architecture, dance, film, music, theatre, sport, shopping or even green spaces and the great outdoors, London really does have it all.

Spend your summer at a world-class institution. Courses taught during the Summer School are based on regular LSE undergraduate courses, and taught to the same standards by leading LSE faculty. Lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and committed to teaching with academic rigour and contemporary relevance. Our faculty are actively involved in academic research and many act as advisers and consultants to companies and Government bodies.

At LSE you will be given the chance to interact with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, both in and out of class. You will be exposed to a variety of insights and opinions, and form friendships and networks that span the globe. In 2011 LSE welcomed more than 4,400 students from over 115 countries.

Language and Academics

LSE Summer School offers over 60 three-week courses taught in English by LSE's world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on the main campus in the heart of London. Each session consists of one course, worth 3 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits.

Summer School courses are drawn from across the university, and are divided into six subject areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • International Relations, Government & Society
  • Law
  • Management

The course list is available on the LSE website.


LSE Summer School students have the opportunity to book accommodation in LSE's Halls of Residence, where regular year LSE students live while studying. The types of room and facilities available vary depending on the Hall but all are within easy walking distance of campus. Costs vary widely depending on location and amenities.

Students apply for accommodation after a formal offer at the Summer School has been made.

Budget Estimate

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.

  1 Session Both Sessions
Summer tuition for 3 or 6 UMN resident credits $0 $0

LSE Program Fee


CGI Program Fee (covers program administration, advising & placement, resident student status and international health insurance) $750 $750
Room & Board (single occupancy average*) $2,000 $4,000
Transportation (estimated cost of round trip flight from Minneapolis to London) $1,250 $1,300

Documentation** (passport and photos)

$135 $135
Books & Materials $100 $100
Essential Daily Living Expenses (approximately $25 per day) $500 $1000
Miscellaneous (includes LSE application fee) $80 $80



*Housing in London is very expensive. Housing costs and amenities vary widely at LSE, and students are encouraged to apply early for the best range of options. Shared rooms may be available, but roommates must sign up together.

**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. In addition, University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Scholarships and Finances for additional information, and Costs and Billing for budget planning and cost comparison tools.


To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:

  • A University of Minnesota student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Additional criteria may apply

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Application and Admission

Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 15 priority deadline of the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling-admissions basis.

Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies.

Upon acceptance by the Carlson Global Institute, students will submit an official application to the London School of Economics.

All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

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We encourage students who may have constraints to speak with a Learning Abroad advisor.

Contact Information

Global Immersion
Carlson Global Institute
Carlson School of Management 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

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