London – Hollins Abroad Curriculum

Hollins Abroad-London offers several academic options. You can choose to:

  1. Take four Hollins Abroad courses
  2. Combine three Hollins Abroad courses with:
    • A course at London South Bank University
    • An independent study in applied arts
  3. Combine two Hollins Abroad courses with a 6-credit internship

Hollins Abroad courses

We designed our London courses 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.

Field trips make the city your classroom. Depending on your course choices, field trips might take you to Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, the Globe Theatre, or the BBC. They may also include 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 South Bank University courses

Students may also enroll in a course at London South Bank University. London South Bank is a large and diverse university where you can choose from among extensive course offerings. Classes generally meet for one three-hour session weekly, Monday through Friday.


Internships are a great way to gain valuable work experience and learn about the global marketplace. We base our placements on your academic and career interests. They 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 dance majors in dance is an independent study along with classes at the renowned London dance studio “The Place.” Similar arrangements can occur for students majoring in other applied and performing arts.