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Pages, Stages, Scenes & Screens



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The Bard. The BBC. The Beatles. Explore British identity through two exciting courses at FIE, designed to use London as a classroom!  Spend your summer in London, the financial, cultural, and historical capital of Britain. You'll live and study in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of the cities most charming areas. Travel on the Tube, visit Kensington Palace during your break between classes, and see Big Ben for yourself during the 5-week Pages, Stages, Scenes & Screens: British Culture from Shakespeare to Modern Media program from June - July. 

The Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature course is meant to introduce students to the fascinating social and historical background to some of the most famous, most compelling poetry and drama ever written. Students will read and watch performances of two of Shakespeare?s plays and visit places associated with Shakespeare in London, such as the Globe Theatre.

British Life & Visual Media flashes forward a few centuries to examine issues of cultural identity as reflected by British film, television, photography, and the visual arts. Students will gain an understanding of British culture and society by examining the history of its major social and political institutions, the cultural values of its peoples and significant contemporary socio-political issues and debates emphasizing the impact the development Visual Media has had on British life. Example co-curricular activities include the British Film Institute, the Tate Modern museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. 


During the Pages, Stages, Scenes & Screens: British Culture from Shakespeare to Modern Media program, you'll take two courses: 


  • Summer — 5 weeks


  • GPA: 2.75

  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites

  • If you currently attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus to learn of any additional requirements
  • If you do not currently attend one of our partner institutions, for any clarifications or to express questions/concerns


  • Check with your study abroad advisor for course equivalencies, credit approval, and transcript information on your campus

  • Based on your campus requirements, you may receive a transcript from your home university or from Drexel University, FIE’s School of Record

  • Depending on courses selected and approval on your campus, you will earn:

    • 3 - 8 credits

London Housing


FIE’s student residences are located in some of the most vibrant parts of London, a short Tube ride or walk away from Foundation House study center. FIE’s study center lies in the heart of historic and charming Kensington. Upscale Kensington boasts world-renowned museums and shopping, as well as easy access to the rest of the city via the Gloucester Road tube station.

All FIE student housing and study facilities are in the city center Zone 1 locality and well-serviced by the 24-hour public transport system. By residing in Zone 1, you can optimize your study abroad experience by easily visiting and familiarizing yourself with all the city has to offer, from museums to clubs and cafes. FIE is ideally situated for ease of study, travel, and visiting culutral and historic places.


Student residential buildings in the Kensington area are usually mid to late 19th century converted townhouses. Some are flats and some are floor style. Most students will live in double, triple, and quad occupancy rooms. Each bedroom is fully furnished. Common kitchens are equipped with cookware, silverware, and dishes. Metrogate, our main housing facility in London, offers app-operated laundry facilities for use by FIE residents. All residences feature common living areas where students can interact.

Student residences in other areas of the city may be purpose built or have more modern amenities. 

Students will be notified within 30-days of the program start date and given details of their housing placements.

For video tours, photos and further information on our FIE residences, please see index to the left of this page.


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Residence Life Supervisors, or RLS, are available at all FIE residences and can assist you with any residence life questions or concerns outside of Foundation House Office Hours. Unlike many US universities, FIE RLS are not undergraduate students. We are proud to have an elite team pursuing postgraduate study or employed in the education sector in London. The RLS help to foster an environment conducive for learning.