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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Non-UVA applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
London First Lead New

UVA London First introduces students to international study through an encounter with perhaps the world's most global city.  Students move constantly from the classroom into the city's culture as it was and as it is remade every day, studying politics, sociology, theater, art and architecture. The program takes full advantage of London's incomparable resources, past and present, as well as the extensive course offerings of Regent's University London. At every stage, academic education and personal experience are linked.

“The students selected for the program will not only live and study in one of the world’s greatest cities; they will immediately begin a process of global learning relevant to whatever academic path they may ultimately follow,” says Michael Levenson, UVA’s William B. Christian Professor of English, who has directed the program during its first two years.

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Students MUST initiate the application as a Non-UVA applicant. This is because you will not actually matriculate and become a “UVA Student” until the fall semester. Please review the Global First Application Tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.


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Housed in Regent’s University in London’s most beautiful park, participants have full use of the college’s athletic facilities, library, art gallery, computer services, and dining hall. Regent’s University London offers a full range of student services. UVA London First students will enjoy regularly planned excursions in London and a weekend trip outside of London as part of the program.


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The 20 students selected in the program will enroll in 5 courses for a total of 16 UVA credits, as they fulfill important first-year requirements while in London. The program is built around UVA's new Arts & Sciences curriculum, including courses in two of the College's four core engagement topics: Engaging Difference and Aesthetic Engagement, and the required writing course, "Rhetoric for the 21st Century." Students will also choose from a selection of Regent’s University London courses, taught by Regent’s faculty and taken alongside international students attending the university.

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Professor Michael Levenson |

Program Director, Professor Michael Levenson, has frequently lived, taught and conducted research in London. Deeply committed to the value of international study, Professor Levenson will be satisfied with nothing less than a student exhilaration that can match his own.


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UVA London First students will reside in Reid Hall on the Regent’s campus in a shared room. The dining hall is a short walk from the residence hall. Students enjoy a full meal plan, which offers access to all of the university's dining facilities.

Cost and Financial Aid

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

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The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


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All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program; a valid passport is one that does not expire for at least six months past the program end date. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should also discuss their plans with an International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


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All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.