London Program


The London Program has a long history at Earlham. The first program took place in 1961 and the program has run continually since that time. Earlham partners with Arcadia in London and students take classes with the Earlham faculty member as well as with specialists in London at the Arcadia London Center.

Students will live in apartment-style accommodations provided by Arcadia. All housing is in central London.

The London experience will be supplemented by several weekend excursions to such areas as Bath, Bletchley Park, Cambridge, Canterbury, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Greenwich, Dover and Winchester. There will be one week of independent travel time in March.


Click here to apply online for the London Program.


Courses and Credits

Students will earn a total of 18 semester hours for successful completion of the program. All program courses will count as upper level credits. 

All students will register for the following courses:

  • The Empire Strikes Back? Immigrant Communities in London (4 hours), taught by Rajaram Krishnan. This course satisfies the Perspectives on Diversity - International general education requirement.
  • Exploring London (2 hours), taught by Rajaram Krishnan.
  • Global Change Field Practicum (4 hours), taught by Bruce Stanley.

In addition to the above courses, students will register for two Arcadia London Center courses (4 hours each, for a total of 8 hours).

Cultural Excursions

The London Program includes group excursions to many places in England such as Canterbury, Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford, Cambridge and Oxford. There are also local excursions and cultural events such as the theatre, concerts, museums and the Houses of Parliament. 

Pre-Departure Course and Post-Return Course

Students accepted to the London Program are required to participate in Cross-Cultural Explorations I (1 credit) prior to departure and Cross-Cultural Explorations II (1 credit) after they return. Pre-departure sessions are designed to prepare students for the cross-cultural experience and will include readings, activities, films, lectures, and discussions with former participants of the program. A weekend retreat is part of this course. Students and parents will receive a Handbook of important information prior to the program. Following return to campus, students will participate in a 7-week course that will guide them in processing, analyzing and building upon their off-campus experience. Credit for Cross-Cultural Explorations I is dependent upon successful completion of the semester program.

Academic Programs




The London Program will cost the same as one semester of on-campus charges at Earlham. The program covers academic and educational costs, and includes field excursions and other group activities as well as room and board while on the academic portion of the program. A deposit of $350 is required after acceptance into the program, which is a part of the total cost. Students on financial aid may apply their aid to one Earlham or GLCA-recognized off-campus program during their college career.

Additional Costs

Each student will need to plan for additional money to cover round-trip airfare, visa expenses, personal expenses such as books, passport, and costs for the independent travel period.


Students are responsible for arranging flights to and from England.


Undergraduate students in good academic standing may apply. Students on academic probation are not eligible to participate. A person’s eligibility for this program may also be affected by being placed on disciplinary probation. Majors from all disciplines are welcome. Selection will be conducted by a student and faculty committee.



Students and faculty share stories and photos about the London Program experience.

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