Study Abroad: London

The London Study Center facility, comprising a series of interconnected eighteenth-century Georgian row houses one block from the British Museum, provides an ideal context for the study of British and European history, politics, and culture. Beautifully restored historic interiors are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, comfortably accommodating the educational, housing, and social needs of over one hundred and fifty students at a time. There are three primary ways to take history classes at the FSU London Study Center.

The London Study Center offers many of the courses that are of interest to history majors. Both the director and the assistant director of the FSU London Study Center are British historians and have designed courses that use the city as a textbook, with students spending much of their time out and about on academic excursions to sites of history, culture, and commemoration.


Some summers a faculty member from the main FSU history department travels to London to teach a course, also as a part of the Broad Curriculum Program. The theme of these courses varies by professor, but they are also designed to take advantage of the museums, libraries, and historic sites of London. 

The History Department and London Study Center are working together to offer a history-intensive semester on a regular rotation so that so that every history major will have the chance for the experience. Led by a History instructor from the main Tallahassee campus, history majors will be able to take a wide selection of courses that fulfill their major and other course map requirements. This history-intensive semester will also be useful for anyone wishing to complete a minor in one semester, as the history courses combine with the other offerings at the FSU London Study Center to fulfill the requirements for a British Studies minor. Courses offered regularly in London and likely to be of interest to history majors include: British Life and Culture, Comparative Govt: Great Britain, Tudor England, Intro to Theatre, Shakespeare, Nineteenth-Century Europe, Art and Art History, World Religions, Intro to Archaeology, Sociology of Mass Media, Photography, and Public Speaking. We anticipate the next History-Intensive Semester will be in Fall 2025.

Tuition for a semester-long program in London is usually set for all students (both in-state and out-of-state) at the current out-of-state tuition rate.

For more information on specific Broad Curriculum courses in any given semester, and for more information about London Study Center programs in general, contact:
Florida State University International Programs

A5500 University Center (850) 644-3272

For more information on history programs in London, including the semester-long program for history majors, contact:

Charles Upchurch

Professor of British History, Florida State University

113 Collegiate Loop, 401 Bellamy Bldg.

Tallahassee, FL 32306-2200