London Winter Session

Winter 2020 Announcement:

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and our continued commitment to health and safety, the London Winter program is cancelled for winter 2020. Tippie will be offering two global programs in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE. 

Virtual International Business in Italy: A virtual trip to Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic.

This experience will explore international business at a time of disruption, looking at economic, political, and financial implications of the pandemic in Italy and the European Union. The class will be filled with hands-on cultural experiences that you can do from home.

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects in the Asia Pacific Region

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong through a virtual course and hands-on consulting project. Learn how to work with an international client remotely while collaborating with a team to create real world business solutions for a company.

London Winter Courses

Looking for a way to expand your global mindset? Consider the London Winter Session. This two week program will give you a glimpse into how Londoners live and the way business functions in one of the financial centers of the world. This page provides details about what future programs may look like. This program rotates course options each year. Past course offerings have included options like:

  • Wealth Management
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Business Environment 
  • Supply Chain Management/Operations Management
Tyler Gerdes London

"I learned how valuable being experienced internationally was for my future in the business world. Study abroad put me outside of my comfort zone in the best way possible. Communication is key in international business. The world is becoming more and more globalized, and knowing how to communicate across culture successfully is the most important skill a businessperson can have. Study abroad in London really showed me that."

- Tyler Gerdes

Program fees

The program fee is typically in the range of $3,600 - $3,800, including a required study abroad administrative fee.

What is typically included in the program fee:

  • 3 s.h. course
  • Housing that includes a kitchen, laundry facilities and Wi-Fi
  • Half-day coach tour of London
  • Tour of St. Paul's Cathedral or Tower of London
  • Welcome afternoon tea
  • Day trip to Windsor or Bath
  • Night out at the theater
  • Company or site visits and speakers
  • Unlimited travel pass to explore central London
  • On-site orientation and 24/7 support in London
  • Study abroad administrative fee

What's not included in the program fee:

  • Round-trip airfare (estimated to be $1,200)
  • Meals ($600)
  • Personal expenses ($500)

Purchasing airline tickets

Students are advised NOT to purchase tickets until the program's status is confirmed. In late September, students will be informed about whether there is sufficient interest to offer the trip. Directions about purchasing tickets will be shared at that time.

Jiyun Chong abroad London

"This study abroad experience taught me to have confidence in myself, maximize every moment, and showed me my ability to navigate a new side of the world. The most meaningful part of the study abroad trip was sharing it with Tippie students. My experiences on this trip were shaped by not only the experience itself but the people whom I shared it with. I am endlessly thankful for my classmates and friends that made the most of the experience and the encouragement of pushing me to try new things." 

- Jiyun Chong

Scholarships and grants 

Study Abroad offers a limited number of need-based grants and scholarships for undergraduates. Tippie also offers its own Study Abroad Scholarships

The Winter program scholarship deadline is August 16. Students who do not apply during that round are welcome to apply for the November 1 scholarship round. It is not necessary for students to apply for both.

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Jose Diaz London

"As a first-generation student, I didn’t really know much about study abroad. After learning about the resources here and the affordability of study abroad through scholarships, I decided to take action. I was the first in my family to study abroad and I brought back more than just souvenirs... I brought back a new understanding of how large and complex the world is." 

- José Diaz

How do I learn more?

To stay up to date, email shari-piekarski@uiowa.edu to be added to the email update list. Details about information sessions will be shared via email.

Note to international students

Depending on your country of origin, it may be necessary for you to apply for a Student Visitor Visa before you can enter the United Kingdom for the program. You can check on the U.K. Border Agency’s website to find out if you need to apply. If you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom, UI Study Abroad will supply you with documents to support your application.

To return to the United States after the class, you will need a valid form I-20 or DS-2019 endorsed for travel abroad and an F-1 or J-1 student visa that is valid through the date that you plan to return to the United States. You can obtain a travel signature from an advisor at International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS).