About the London School of Economics
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a place of genuine intellectual excitement and cutting-edge research, employing many of the world's leading experts in their fields and attracting the very best students from across the globe. The General Course offers you a unique opportunity to experience all that LSE and the great city of London have to offer, whilst undertaking a year of fully integrated undergraduate study at the world's leading dedicated social science institution.
Because LSE is located in central London (pop. 8.3 million) students find themselves amid London’s business, financial and media districts, the law courts, and in proximity of Whitehall and Westminster. In one of the world’s most international cities, students will encounter cultural diversity in all aspects of their daily lives. They can enjoy the offerings of the LSE Student Union, bookshops in the shadow of St. Paul’s Cathedral, cultural events at the Barbican, or Sunday markets in Greenwich.
Three Terms from October to July (Full year only)
Courses & Credit:
Students usually enroll in four year-long courses.
Minimum 3.5 gpa for Economics/Quantitative Majors; 3.3 GPA for other studies. Completion of five to seven foundation courses in major area of study before admission.
Housing & Board:
Students apply for and cover the expenses for LSE housing and meals.
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322