- Take classes directly at the London School of Economics, one of the world’s most esteemed universities, while studying alongside other international students.
- The London School of Economics is located in the heart of central London, making museums, restaurants, transportation, and theaters extremely accessible
- The British education system gives students great autonomy in their work, while pushing students to delve into class-related topics for personal and academic exploration.
- London is truly a global city and international capital of culture, music, education, politics, and finance
- Home to 43 universities that form largest concentration of Higher Education in Europe
- 32 boroughs and villages offering exceptional cultures and hidden treasures
- One of the world's most diverse and multicultural cities... over 300 languages spoken
- From museums to famous theaters and from street markets to green spaces, London is a city for everyone
- Population: 8 million
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 13. The application deadline is January 28. Applications for this program will be reviewed together after the application deadline. As part of the application process, Dr. Jacho-Chavez will hold interviews with all applicants. Phone interviews are possible in the case of Oxford applicants.
June 20 - August 1, 2020 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
- Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
- Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
- The LSE requires a minimum 3.1 GPA but recommends 3.3 or higher for applicants to be competitive. A 3.3/B+ grades are recommended in the pre-requisite courses.
- Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 101) and Macroeconomics (Econ 112) will be required for all students. Intermediate Microeconomics (Econ 201), Intermediate Macroeconomics (Econ 212) and/or Introduction to Statistical Methods (Econ 220) will be required for students wanting one of the upper level courses.
Courses: Emory Program participants are expected to take one course in each of the two sessions for a total of two courses. They will earn 3 Emory credits for each course, for a total of 6 credits towards their major or minor in Economics at Emory University. Students must choose one (and only one) course in each of two sessions from the following list:
- EC201 Intermediate Microeconomics (counts as Econ 201)
- EC351 International Economics (counts as Econ 360)
- ME116 Essential Statistics for Economics and Econometrics (count as Econ 220)
- EC212 Introduction to Econometrics (counts as Econ 320)
- Participants seeking enrollment in LSE EC201 will be required to have successfully passed Econ 101 and Math 111 at Emory University.
- Participants seeking enrollment into LSE EC351 will be required to have successfully passed Econ 201 and Econ 212 at Emory University before enrollment.
- Participants seeking enrollment into LSE EC212 will be required to have successfully completed Econ 220 at Emory University
- EC202 Intermediate Macroeconomics (counts as Econ 212)
- EC240 Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development (counts as Econ 365)
- EC270 Public Finance (counts as Econ 434)
- EC307 Development Economics (counts as Econ 362)
- EC341 Industrial Organization & Introduction to Competition Policy (count as Econ 405)
Regardless of the participants’ course choices, all students will also be required to take Econ 391: Economics in Britain Seminar taught con-currently in Session I by Dr. David T. Jacho-Chavez. This course consists of pre-departure meetings, cultural visits, formal and informal gatherings, field trips, and career and network opportunities while in London. Please see attached syllabus (from summer 2018; subject to change). After successful completion of this course, students will earn a total of two-credit hours that can be counted towards general graduation requirements, but not towards completing either a major or minor in Economics.
- Participants seeking enrollment in LSE EC202 will be required to have successfully passed Econ 112 at Emory University.
- Participants seeking enrollment in LSE EC240, EC270, or EC341 will be required to have successfully passed Econ 201 at Emory University before enrollment (or EC201 during the first session).
- Participants seeking enrollment into LSE EC307 Development Economics will be required to have successfully passed Econ 201 (or EC201 during the first session), and Econ 212 at Emory University before enrollment. Note these are different pre-requisites than those listed for Econ 362 at Emory University because of the level at which this course is taught at the LSE.
Transfer of Credits:
- Per the Department of Economics’ policies, both courses taken at the LSE should be taken for a letter grade to count towards the major/minor in Economics. Under Academic Policy for Summer Study Abroad, only one of the two courses can be taken on S/U basis: The course taken for a letter grade will count towards the minor/major in Economics, and the one taken with a S/U designation could also count towards the minor/major in Economics. For the latter to happen, the student should not have taken any other of the courses for the minor/major in Economics either at Emory or other study abroad program with a S/U designation.
- The program will make no adjustment to students’ grades obtained at the LSE.
Students will be housed in single rooms with shared bathroom facilities in an LSE dorm.
- 10m² approximate size, contains single bed, bedside table, wardrobe, desk, and chair
- showers and toilets available on the same floor, shared with 11 other room
- free Wi-Fi
- shared kitchen area with a microwave, toaster, kettle, and basic cooking utensils
- full English/vegetarian breakfast included
- rooms serviced weekly; shared bathrooms cleaned daily
- linen and towels provided
- self-service laundry
Photo courtesy of LSE
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet
Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also require all students to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation by April 15. This assignment will be deployed through Canvas early April.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students