Foreign Study

Institutional Affiliation

The program is affiliated with the Department of History of University College London, and students will have access to library and recreational facilities available to University College London students.

Curriculum

The History FSP consists of the following three courses (all three must be taken):

History 95.01: London in History

  • Through lectures, readings, discussions, and fieldwork this course explores aspects of London's history from medieval to modern times. Using the city itself as a living laboratory for historical thinking, the course relates the development of London and its neighborhoods to the larger concentric histories of nation, region, empire, and world.

History 95.02: History Study Abroad

  • Graded credit for this course is awarded to students who have successfully completed an approved course offered by the History faculty of University College London while a member of the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program in History. Selections for previous terms include: "The Human and Its Others: Enlightenment Ideas of Ethnicity and Race"; "Crime and Popular Disorder in England, 1714-1780"; "Penal Era or Golden Age? Ireland 1689-1801"; "Remembering Slavery"; and "Law's Empire: Legal Cultures in the British Colonial World."

History 96.34: Independent Field Project

  • In consultation with members of the History Department, each participant in the program will design and carry out an independent project that makes use of London's unique research opportunities. The project may relate to any aspect of British, European, or world history. 

Living Arrangements

Students live in flats in central London, within easy reach to UCL, theaters, museums and other famous historical sites. All flats have a comfortable living room, with television and wireless internet, and kitchens with a full range of crockery and utensils.  Students will need to provide for their own meals.

Criteria for Admission

The size of the program is limited and admission is selective. You do not have to be a History major to apply, but before arrival in London participants should have taken two courses in History. Applicants to the program will be asked to outline briefly (250 word max.) the area, theme, or topic that they are interested in pursuing through their independent field project (History 96.34).

Admitted students are required to take History 10.02 during the Summer preceding the program to prepare for their independent field project. Students who are not on during the preceding Summer Term may apply for an exception.

Applications can be found on the Off-Campus Programs site.