Study Abroad with DMACC in London, England
Do you want to study abroad in London during the Spring 2024 semester?
If you think you want to spend 8 weeks in the United Kingdom as a DMACC student, it's time to start planning! Come to one of our upcoming info meetings. You’ll learn about how the program is structured, how to pay for your trip, and what you can learn from studying in one of Europe’s most diverse, vibrant cities.
To register, please email Bethany Sweeney, the Study Abroad Coordinator, at
with your name, pronouns, DMACC email address, your major/program of study, and the info session you’d like to attend. Dates and times are listed below. All info sessions will be held over Zoom unless otherwise noted, and you’ll receive an invitation to your session of choice once you email Bethany.
Fall Zoom Info Sessions:
- Wednesday, September 6, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
- Monday, September 18, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
- Thursday, September 21, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 3, 9:00-9:30 a.m.
- Friday, October 6, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 18, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 30, 9:00-9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, November 9, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Interested in other study abroad opportunities, such as our regularly scheduled 10-day trip to Belize in May? Reach out to
StudyAbroad@dmacc.edu for more details and contact information!
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We have a 10-week program that consists of spending two weeks at Ankeny Campus and then 8 weeks in London, so since the program is compact it's much less expensive than a four year school.
It changes the way they understand themselves and the world. Suddenly they see broader horizons and abilities in themselves. It also looks great on a transcript and résumé because employers see that you've challenged yourself and developed cultural competency.
When students arrive in London the first full day, they make their way on the tube down to where they take their classes. Along the way, they tour the city with a guide, seeing major sites like Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, the Globe Theatre, and more. This allows them to familiarize themselves with the area so they know where to go when they start classes the day after.
Absolutely. One thing students love about studying abroad is the four-day week of classes, allowing them a three-day weekend to travel. Students can get on the Eurostar and be in Paris in three hours, fly to Europe for a weekend excursion, or travel all over England.
Typically the classes are humanities, literature, and writing taught by an English instructor. The compact, ten-week courses are often overlapping, and project-based, so instead of sitting in a classroom and getting a lecture, students are taking their classmates on a trip and maybe doing a presentation in the Sky Garden or going to a cathedral. This experiential learning allows history to come alive because it's all around.
They enjoy it and wish they had more time abroad. The experience is so enriching that often students find that it takes time to realize how it shaped them. Many find themselves looking for more opportunities.
Liberal Arts students are the best fit, but often we can find ways to make it work if students in other programs have electives. Because we send an English instructor, sometimes we can't accommodate students in specific programs, like nursing.
They like seeing students making connections with things. Studying abroad is challenging for students because they're out of their comfort zones and away from their families, so to see them put themselves out there like that is inspiring to instructors because they're changing their lives, improving themselves, and seeing the big picture.
The first step is to explore this study abroad website. When you have questions or are ready to connect with staff, email Lauren Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org. She'll help you with next steps like getting connected with an academic advisor and Financial Aid. Many students are intimidated by the price, but we can work with scholarships and other ways to help with funding.