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Finish your freshman year with the First
Year London Experience. This program offers University of Hartford
students who have successfully completed their freshman year with the
opportunity to participate in this one-credit international experience.
Spend one week exploring the endlessly fascinating city of London with a
group of fellow freshman while forging lasting friendships that will
return with you your sophomore year. This program will expose students
to another culture and will encourage them to explore the world outside
of the United States. By partnering with Regent’s College in London
students will go beyond being tourists; they will gain insight into the
differences in British and American culture, experience the theater and
arts scene of London, and learn about the many multicultural layers of
the city from local experts. This program provides freshman with an
enriching international experience and imparts them with the curiosity,
confidence and know how to undertake a more extensive study abroad
experience later in their college career.
Check out the blog entry from FYL 2013
Program Alumni Becca Hanlon! Hear about Becca's experience on the
program, see her pictures and learn about the London highlights that
she'll never forget!
Big Ben, double-decker buses, Buckingham
Palace and the River Thames are some of the reasons why London is the
perfect spot for our First Year Experience. It is a vibrant European
city that is home to 7 million people from every corner of the globe.
This world capital is packed with culture, history, entertainment, and
the arts. Students will experience all the city has to offer while
navigating the Tube: London’s underground subway system, exploring
museums, markets and neighborhoods and soaking up some of the finest
theater in the world. As an English speaking destination, making your
way around the city and interacting with locals is easy and fun! You
will be surprised with how much you will be able to see and do in one
Situated in scenic Regent’s Park, the
program is hosted by our partner
Regent’s College in London. This ideal location is a peaceful oasis
in the middle of the bustling city. Students are just steps from the
shops and cafes of famous Marylebone High Street as well as the Baker
Street tube stop. On campus, students are housed in clean double or
triple rooms with wireless access and a TV lounge. You can also enjoy
the excellent cafes, good sporting facilities and beautiful grounds of
Students will be housed in Regent’s College
offers two on-campus accommodations Reid Hall and Oliver Hall. Reid Hall
is the stately north wing of Regent’s College looking out over the lake
and park that surround the campus, housing 220 students. The level of
security at the Halls of Residence offers peace of mind to students and
parents. A college representative is on duty at the front desk 24 hours
a day and you will have keys to both the main door and your own room.
Students will be housed in doubles or triples.
First year students who have successfully
completed their fall semester are encouraged to apply by March 1st
during spring semester. Students must have full-time matriculated status
and be in good academic, judicial and financial standing (at time of
application and departure) with the intention of continuing studies at
University of Hartford. *Students must be 18 by the start date of the
program to be eligible to participate. Applications must be submitted by
March 1, 2014. All students meeting the minimum program requirements
will be invited for a brief interview.
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Sarah Reuter O'leary is the Director of International Studies at
University of Hartford. She manages the First Year London Experience and
is responsible for the admission, coordination and onsite administration
of the program. If you have questions about the program, contact her at
program will be led by Sarah Reuter O'leary and another University of Hartford
staff member in London.
This program was designed to be affordable
and as all-inclusive as possible so students will not need to budget a
large amount of additional money beyond personal expenses. Students are
provided with a meal plan stipend for meals taken at Regent’s College as
well as an Oyster Card that can be used for all buses and trains in
zones 1-2 London. Also included are 1 UHA credit in University Studies
190, international group airfare from New York, scheduled lectures,
tours and excursions. The First Year London Experience for May 23-May31,
2014 is priced at $2,400. Due to
fluctuating exchange rates and airlines prices, a firm cost will be set
in December 2013.
Spring Info Sessions!
Come to an English tea-time info session
Tuesday Feb. 4, 12.30-1.30pm, GSU 327
Wednesday Feb. 5, 12.30-1.30pm, GSU 327
For more information about
our First Year London Experience
or other short-term Study Abroad
Sarah Reuter O'leary
Director of International Studies
Telephone: (860) 768 5101
Facsimile: (860) 768 4726
Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 to
Gengras Student Union