All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Newsweek has dubbed London “the coolest city on the planet.” It is home to some of the world’s most vibrant theatre and music, outstanding museums, and ambitious architecture. London was once the center of an empire, and today it is the political, economic and media hub of the British Isles, with an influence that continues to radiate well beyond its borders. Many interesting cities (e.g., Bath, Brighton, Oxford) and tourist attractions (e.g., Stonehenge) are within easy reach, and a designated long weekend allows students to travel further afield in the UK and the rest of Europe. In addition to the projects based in London, we also anticipate offering a small number of projects in the beautiful and historic town of Worcester, England.
The London Project Center challenges students to identify practical solutions to real-world problems. Many projects deal directly with sustainable development in the urban environment, ranging from efforts to promote alternative energy and reduce carbon emissions to efforts to provide better services (e.g., housing and transportation) to disadvantaged members of the community. Teams work with local government agencies and NGOs on strategies that entail careful consideration of the issues environmental protection, economic development, and social justice. An equally large number of projects focus on exhibit development and evaluation and visitor education and outreach at famous museums, such as the British Museum, the Museum of Science, and the London Transport Museum.