Arcadia in London Courses

You will enroll in 16 credits total: 1 required Cornerstone Course which offers experiential academic opportunities to learn about London, and 3 electives. You can review these electives here, or you may choose some from one of our British partner universities.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online preferences form.
  • Online course registration will take place several weeks before your program begins. You will select your courses based on the timetable provided at that time. Your Program Manager will advise you as needed about the different processes for registering in partner university courses.
  • When completing your Academic Preferences Form, please review all course information for the program carefully.

Required Cornerstone Course (Choose one)

Central to your Arcadia in London experience, these inspiring courses have been thoughtfully planned to connect you and your fellow classmates directly with the city you have chosen to explore, experience and understand.  Our experienced and dedicated faculty will lead you on a dynamic journey of discovery, connecting classroom concepts directly to the streets and sites you will visit, setting a framework for your overall London experience.  

You will select one of the following two courses as your cornerstone course but may also choose to take the other as an elective, subject to availability.

Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS SOCG 285 London: Experiencing the Global City 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS HSCH 283 Imagining London: A Cultural History 4 Fall/Spring PDF

Arcadia Electives

  • Three additional 4-credit courses: Arcadia-taught and/or select partner university offerings.
  • View all Arcadia Electives here
  • Secure approval from your homeschool for at least 8 courses.
  • List desired courses at our partner universities in order of preference. 

Partner University Courses

  • You may also choose to pursue courses at one of our partner institutions.
  • Tuition fees and required GPA will vary. 

Grade Scale for Arcadia Centers - AACRAO EDGE

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage U.S. Equivalent
97 - 100% A+
93 - 96% A
90 - 92% A-
87 - 89% B+
83 - 86% B
80 - 82% B-
77 - 79% C+
73 - 76% C
70 - 72% C-
67 - 69% D+
65 - 66% D
0 - 64% F
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