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Contemporary Challenges Credits

City, University of London (England)

London, United Kingdom

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Sep 16, 2020
Dec 12, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Sep 16, 2020
Jun 12, 2021
Mar 15, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 13, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Yes
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0
Credits

12-16

Program Advisor

The Program

City, University of London, is a member of the prestigious University of London federation.

Combining the advantages of a long established traditional institution with a modern approach to teaching and learning, City excels in many professional subjects, from journalism and engineering to finance and management. Located right in downtown London, the campus is home to a large population of international students from over 150 countries and territories.

City University of London

Program Locations

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City of London

England, United Kingdom

London

London is quite simply one of the most exciting cities on earth. It is the center of everything British—culture, politics, finance, history, and royalty—but also a world capital with a huge multinational population. Cultural highlights range from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London to the new British Library and Tate Modern art gallery. Once you’ve mastered the London Underground (also known as The Tube) and bus system, you’ll be ready to check out Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and everything else London has to offer in terms of shopping, nightlife, parks, and recreation.

Academics

Admission to the Journalism program at City University is competitive, and availability of courses varies from semester to semester.  Students interested in taking Journalism courses at City University should contact the program manager at Rutgers Global–Study Abroad.

City University charges extra for Music and Informatics courses.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the City University website.  

When looking for courses, be sure you are only looking at the offerings for undergraduate students.  Also, please be sure you choose courses that are offered during your semester of study.  If you will study for the fall term only, you need to choose courses that are listed as “f” in the term section. If you will study for the spring term, you will choose courses that are listed as “s” in the term section. If you are a single term student, you cannot take courses that are listed as “Y” or Year courses. However, there are some courses that are listed as “Ysf” which means that the year-long course has been broken into two parts - fall and spring - so that full year and single semester students can participate in some part of the course.

Universities in the United Kingdom typically use a three-year curriculum; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2.  Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to City University and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take the equivalent of at least 12 credits each semester. You should plan to take a minimum of four courses per semester at City University, with no more than one of those courses being an "extension course".  These extensions courses are in a practical language or cultural studies course such as Historic London or Performing Arts in London. The extension courses are worth 4 Rutgers credits. Most other courses will transfer back as 4 credits on your Rutgers transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the City University web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.


 

Fall Semester

Late September

Mid-December

Spring Semester

Late January

Mid-April

Housing and Meals

Visiting students at City University are normally placed in Liberty Court, approximately an 8 minute walk from campus.  Liberty Court offers single rooms with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and lounges. Kitchens include dining table & chairs, electric ovens and 4-ring hob/extractor fan, fridge freezer and microwave.

For more information about Liberty Court, visit the City University website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $13,240
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    UK excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing $3,750
Meals $2,500
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,500
Total $10,470.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester $13,215
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    UK excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing $7,500
Meals $5,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $530
Books and Classroom Materials $640
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $5,000
Total $20,270.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $15,160
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    UK excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing $3,750
Meals $2,500
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,500
Total $10,470.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship.  This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it.  Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website.

Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.  For more information please visit the BUTEX website.

Student Spotlight

Riddhi Jain, Spring 2019

"None of this would have been possible without getting Rutgers Study Abroad Scholarship that helped ease the pressure of finances. I was also very apprehensive of choosing classes and credit transfer [process] in the beginning, but the advisors at both City and Rutgers made it seem like a cakewalk. The Study Abroad experience is definitely smoother when pre-planned properly in terms of academics and finances. I started planning my semester abroad early during the fall semester by meeting with advisors and attending the study abroad workshops. Everyday abroad I experienced something new, be it food, travel, people, culture, or academics. It certainly is a difficult task to adjust to a new environment within such a short span of time, but it all depends on how one seizes the opportunity to learn something new every day."

Nisha Shankar, Spring 2018

"In the early part of the semester, when I was simultaneously trying to make friends, figure out London and visit other countries, I found myself sticking more and more to just the usual dorm-to class-to dorm routine, because it was easiest. I eventually realized that, if I wanted, I could just keep that up and nobody would notice or care--if I wanted to see London (and beyond) it was up to me to make that happen. That got me to start making lists of everywhere I wanted to go, because with a plan I knew I could manage most sightseeing by myself. Even if you, like me, are slow to warm up to new places and people, seeing the city you live in on your own can be very rewarding, because you have the freedom to explore whatever you want and set your own pace. However, if you’re someone who plans on travelling a lot internationally, I’d recommend studying abroad with at least one really good friend, so that, regardless of the (hopefully many!) new friendships you make, you always have a travel-buddy who you can count on."

Alex Gold, Spring 2017

"Studying at City University in London was an absolute blast. The last four or so months have been some of the best of my life and I’m extremely thankful that I made the decision to go abroad for the semester. There are countless opportunities within the city to experience new things, see the culture firsthand, and most importantly have fun. I went to parks, markets, museums, bars, and more with the friends I made in my dorm, Liberty Court. It was great to have the other Rutgers students living there to have a base for people to easily relate to and hang out with, but I also met and befriended other students from all over the world by socializing within the building. The people working in the building were equally friendly, as were the City faculty, who did their best to make me feel at home while across the Atlantic."

Olivia Mukendi, Spring 2017

"Finally, my time abroad has truly made me more conscious of myself and my needs. I was able to find a voice that I had not previously had and express my opinions in a voracious classroom or choose to go on a walk alone rather than feel obligated to hang out with friends. All in all, my experience abroad has made me much more aware of the world around me and I will forever be changed by my experience. Deciding to pack up a suitcase and move thousands of miles from home for a semester or even a few weeks may seem daunting, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Katharine Dale

"I mainly wanted to study abroad because I wanted to learn more about the origins of the common law system. As a criminal justice major, I wanted to learn more about where the American criminal justice system derived from - England. I was able to learn a lot about the origins of our system in the various criminology courses that I took. I think this really sets me apart from my peers at Rutgers because I understand why our laws are different from British laws and I also understand the rationale behind some of the laws that are still in place."