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First-Year London Experience

 Check out photos from previous First Year London groups here!

University Studies 190 -  1 credit

The First Year London Experience offers University of Hartford students who have successfully completed their first year the opportunity to spend a week exploring the fascinating city of London with a group of fellow freshmen.

Students will go beyond being tourists as they gain insight into the differences between British and American culture, experience the theater and arts scene of London, and learn about the many multicultural layers of the city from local experts. This program provides freshmen with an enriching international experience and gives them the curiosity, confidence, and skill-set to undertake a more extensive study abroad experience later in their college career.

Situated in idyllic Regent’s Park, the program is hosted by our partner, Regent’s University in London. The location is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the bustling city. Students are just steps from the shops and cafes of famous Marylebone High Street as well as the Baker Street tube stop. On campus, students are housed in clean double or triple rooms with wireless access and a TV lounge. Students can also enjoy the excellent cafes, extensive sporting facilities, and beautiful grounds of Regent’s University.

This program was designed to be affordable and as all-inclusive as possible so students will not need to budget a large amount of additional money beyond personal expenses. Students are provided with a meal plan stipend for meals taken at Regent’s University as well as an Oyster Card that can be used for all buses and trains in zones 1-2 London. International airfare, scheduled lectures, one University of Hartford credit, tours and excursions are also included.  

Travel dates are estimated to be June 6-14, 2019. The cost of the First Year London Experience is approximately $2,800, and scholarships are available. The first two students to apply and deposit $1,000 for First Year London will receive a $500 scholarship. The deadline for all other scholarship applications is April 15, 2019.

First year students are encouraged to apply on or before February 15, 2019. Students must have full-time matriculated status and be in good academic, judicial and financial standing (at time of application and departure), with the intention of continuing studies at the University of Hartford.

All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 10 deposits have been received. The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is canceled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account. 

Applications and a program deposit of $1,000.00 are DUE by February 15, 2019; full payment is DUE March 15, 2019.  Click here to submit your application and for instructions on how to pay the program deposit. Applications are not considered complete until application has been submitted and program deposit has been received. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity.

For more information, please contact Nicole Kurker-Stewart, 860-768-5101.