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Political Science at the London School of Economics


Accommodations are provided in shared apartments, approximately 25 minutes on foot or 15 minutes by bus from the LSE campus. There will be 2-10 students per apartment in single, double and triple bedrooms (singles may be limited). Students should expect to share a bathroom with 2-3 students. Communal facilities in each apartment include kitchen equipped with washer/dryer, basic kitchen utensils etc. All apartments have a lounge with dining table, chairs, couches, TV and Wi-Fi.  Housekeeping services are provided weekly for each apartment. New linen is provided each week and the communal areas are cleaned.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


Students should expect to cook and/or purchase their own meals at local markets or restaurants.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible.  However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

About London

Everyone comes to London with a preconception shaped by a multitude of books, movies, TV shows and songs. Whatever yours is, prepare to have it exploded by this endlessly fascinating, amorphous city. You could spend a lifetime exploring it and find that the slippery thing’s gone and changed on you. One thing is constant: that great serpent of a river enfolding the city in its sinuous loops, linking London both to the green heart of England and the world. From Roman times the world has come to London, put down roots and whined about the weather. There is no place on earth that is more multicultural; any given street yields a rich harvest of languages, and those narrow streets are also steeped in fascinating history, magnificent art, imposing architecture and popular culture. When you add an endless reserve of cool to this mix, it’s hard not to conclude that London is one of the world’s great cities, if not the greatest. (Excerpted from Lonely Planet England)

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

Language Spoken: English

Weather and Climate

Because weather is unpredictable, bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort. There will likely be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a jacket, poncho or umbrella and appropriate shoes for rain. Visit the CNN Weather page for London.

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