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"Hollins Abroad-London has been by far one of the best experiences of my life. Going to the museums and seeing things first-hand is so much better than learning about them from books. I love being here and highly recommend it to everyone."

M. Megan White
Hollins University


"Spending three months in Europe [HA-London] was a chance of a lifetime, and I wouldn't trade it for anything."

Katie Dotson
Hollins University

Hollins Abroad-London curriculum

Hollins Abroad-London offers several academic options. You can choose to take four Hollins Abroad courses or combine three Hollins Abroad courses with a course at London Metropolitan University, an internship, or an independent study in applied arts.


Hollins Abroad courses

Hollins Abroad-London courses are designed to take advantage of the rich cultural resources of one of the world's greatest cities. They focus on British and European art and architecture, literature, theatre, history, politics, and media with field trips that make the city your classroom. Depending on your course choices, in any week field trips might take you to Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, the Globe Theatre, the BBC, or to a small museum, fringe theatre, alternative media outlet, or neighborhood that you would never have found on your own. You'll see the London you've heard and read about, but you'll also experience the London that tourists don't see. Most Hollins Abroad classes meet for one seminar and one field trip per week, Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for group trips, study, and private exploration of the city.


London Metropolitan University courses

Hollins Abroad-London students may also enroll in a course at London Metropolitan University. LMU is a large and diverse university where you can choose from among extensive course offerings. Biomedical Ethics, British Cinema, Global Monetary Economics, The 19th Century Novel, Accounting, and Forensic Psychology are just a few examples of the courses our students have selected. LMU classes generally meet for one three-hour session weekly, Monday through Friday.



Another option is an internship. Internships are a great way to gain valuable work experience while learning about the global marketplace. Our internship placements are based on your academic and career interests and can be in any area, including Parliament, business, law, media, public relations, marketing, design, fashion, sports, education, arts, and community service. Internships require approximately 20 hours per week, scheduled around your classes.


Dance/applied arts

A special option for students majoring in dance is an independent study in conjunction with classes taken at the renowned London dance studio "The Place." Similar arrangements can be made for students majoring in other applied and performing arts.