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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Workship Credit Eligible: Yes Chapel Credit Eligible: No
Sending Department: Center for Experiential Learning When: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Number of Credits: 12-18 Program Advisor: CEL advisor
Shots Recommended: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Routine Vaccines (see note) Eligible Majors: All
Projected Cost: $24,495 - $32,345 Housing Options: Residence Hall
Areas of Study: Multi-discipline Visa Required: No
Program Description:

Find the Roehampton course listings here.




London, considered by many to be the world's knowledge capital, is a place where you can meet people from every country around the world and still feel at home. The city, England's capital, sits atop the Thames river which meanders its way through this cultural, business and historic heart of Europe. With its accessible public transport, all of London is within the grasp of students seeking to see and know this vibrant and diverse center of the world.With free entrance to over 100 museums and galleries, you can experience the cultural richness whether your interests are in music, film, art, sports, business and more. Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, theatre district, Trafalgar Square, Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey are just a few of the sites that bring to mind the essence of this great city.

Studying abroad in London is the perfect place to learn abroad among a population rich in cultural diversity.  According to the Joshua Project, 35% of the people of London identify themselves as non-religious. However, there is a renewed effort by many churches to bring a message of hope through community service and outreach in this historically influential city.  

The UK’s unmistakable contribution to global Christianity has been significant for centuries. From John Wycliffe, William Wilberforce and C. S. Lewis up to today – with the Alpha Course, 24-7 prayer and a host of writers, theologians and worship leaders – the UK continues to bless the nations of the world.  As you live your mission in London you will see why it is one of the most popular places to study abroad.

Students participating in PBA's London, England program will attend the University of Roehampton. The University of Roehampton is recognized by both the Ministry of State for Universities, Science and Cities and also the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). 


PBA tuition + the Study Abroad Fee

All scholarships and financial aid can be applied (see financial aid for details)

The Study Abroad Fee for London includes:
  • Housing
  • $2,500 food stipend
  • Airfare from hometown to London
  • Insurance
  • Some excursions
  • Visa assistance
  • PBA faculty supervision


Below are some guidelines for determining your eligibility and suitability for the PBA London Semester program:
  • You must have completed at least 70 credit hours by the end of the fall, with at least 12 credit hours at PBA.
  • You must have at least a cumulative 2.8 grade point average at the time of application.
  • You must have the approval of your academic advisor.
  • You must be able to demonstrate how the London Semester furthers your academic goals by submitting a degree plan with the London Semester included in the plan. In addition, you must complete the Off-Campus Academic Program Form outlining the PBA and Roehampton University courses (with the PBA equivalents) you plan on taking during the semester abroad. Your academic advisor will also need to approve this form.
  • You must be cleared by Dean of Students, Worship Office, Chapel Office, and Student Accounts Office. These clearances are related to probations. In addition, you must not be on any type of probation at the time of departure.


Students will take one three-credit program course and one one-credit International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a broad selection of other courses from the Roehampton University catalog to maintain full-time status and fulfill their academic requirements.

Summer students will take the one-credit International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum and one other course from Roehampton University each term.


Credits earned may vary according to the policies of the student's home institution. For visa regulations, and according to Study Abroad policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of the program, as determined by their home institution. Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.


PBA students live in residence halls with British and other international students located on the Roehampton campus. Students will have standard rooms with shared bath and sinks in the room.  Ensuite with private baths are an extra cost and not guaranteed. Kitchen and laundry room facilities are shared with approximately 5-8 students within a hall. Living in close proximity with English nationals will provide many opportunities to learn more about the culture. Each residence hall includes additional facilities such as music, study and game rooms. The residence hall is equipped wireless internet access.


While abroad, students will be partnered with a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved with ministry opportunities and connect them with a local church and the Christian community in London. Students will grow in their faith as they learn about missions by building relationships and serving others alongside the Mission Mentor and local missionaries. Students will meet regularly with their Mission Mentor for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability; the spiritual support and opportunities will make their time abroad transformational.

The International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum provides a great opportunity to reinforce cross-cultural missions and earn college credit. The reflection activities, journal entries, and cultural research will enhance and help students internalize their experience .

Campus Outreach Refugee Ministry Social Justice Ministry
Children's Ministry English Clubs Homeless Ministry
Orphanage Ministry Elder Care Prayer & Intercession
Special Needs Worship & Bible Studies Sports Camps


EdinburghCastle.jpgEach program includes several excursions designed to help students gain a more in-depth cultural and historical understanding of the host country and region. Excursions are included in the program cost and cover ground transportation, entrance fees, and guided tours. Accommodations and breakfast are included on all overnight excursions. Some excursions may not be available for all terms. Optional excursions may be provided at an extra cost. Excursions include:


Brighton_0.jpgOne-Day Excursion is a popular summer destination for Brits, often referred to as "London by the Sea," Brighton offers a great example of British coastal living. The city offers a diverse range of activities with an annual arts festival, theaters presenting a preview of plays bound for London, and an old town filled with pubs and shopping. Visit the famous Royal Pavillion, a former royal residence known for it unusual Asian-influenced architecture and interior design. Afterwards, stroll down to the pebbly beach for a breath of fresh sea air and enjoy a walk down Brighton Pier to experience the lively shops, arcades, roller coasters and food stands.


One-Day Excursion. Europe's most famous prehistoric site that dates back 5,000 years. Some of the stones originally came from South Wales, and upon viewing their immense size, it is unimaginable how they were transported such long distances. Aligned with the celestial bodies, stand in wonder at the geometric stone formations that reside in the beautiful England countryside.

Later, stroll through this historic and unique English town that was founded by the Romans when they discovered the only naturally occuring hot springs in England. The city's grand Georgian architecture is surrounded by hills and is crossed by the River Avon, which contributes to the city's interesting landscape and network of canals. Follow the steps of Jane Austen and enjoy this touristy, yet serene community that takes great pride in its many museums, gardens, and galleries. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a city of unique heritage and is to be enjoyed at any time of the year.
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Find the Roehampton course listings here.
For more information, go to the Veritas page for 
their London program (some information may not apply to PBA students).
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Program Reviews:
Rebecca L Ethridge, Spring Semester 2015 Participant
Who said a story had to be ink on paper? This study abroad trip is a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich literature of London. There are so many ways to see story come alive here, whether that is by visiting an author's home, by seeing a musical or a play, or by walking down the meandering streets. There are words everywhere in London--one just has to take that step of going in order to hear the tale.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.