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UMD-Summer: United Kingdom: Design Discovery: London (LARC/ARTT)

London, United Kingdom
Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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SU 19 UK
An extraordinary two-weeks awaits you!
DISCOVER a world of design in the exciting cultural capital of London and in the countryside of North Yorkshire. Experience the beauty of historic and contemporary fine and applied arts, gardens, landscapes, and architecture. Visit museums and cathedrals, travel the River Thames, explore farms, Elizabethan market towns, charming Tudor villages, and ancient forests on hiking trails, scenic trains, and riverboat cruises. Visit the gorgeous locations that made so many films and books memorable including the Harry Potter series.
DESIGN touches every part of our daily lives – EVERY human-made object, application, system, and environment was created by addressing needs and opportunities, applying a particular kind of creative thinking and process to arrive at the finished solution. Discover how design in Great Britain has led to invention and innovation throughout history.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD and non-UMD sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to Program Leader Jack Sullivan at to discuss your interest in the program.

This program is open to all majors. Students in Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History and Archaeology, and Non-Designers who are looking into the fields of design are encouraged to apply.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following three (3) credit UMD courses:

  • LARC489K: Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Design Discovery UK: London
  • ARTT369D: Special Topics in Study Abroad III: Design Discovery UK: London

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

Students will stay 9 days in London and 7 days in North Yorkshire.

Please refer to the following resources for funding study abroad:

Financial Aid
Financial Policies

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International ScholarshipOnline applications will open mid-January and close on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
*Costs are current for Summer 2023.

This is a non-refundable fee to submit an application.


Education Abroad Fee
This is a non-refundable fee charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted to "Committed." This includes services provided by Education Abroad such as registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance
This coverage is required and complements students' regular U.S. primary health insurance coverage.
Program Fee
Housing Fee
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
These are the instructional costs which include tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
Program Fee Total
This fee is charged to your student account and is based on our program deadlines. Please direct any additional questions to the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering.
Meals (estimate)
Roundtrip airfare (estimate)
Course materials
Incidental expenses
Trip cancelation insurance (optional)

*Non-UMD graduate students will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this program.


PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Graphic designer and artist Ruth Lozner, and Landscape Architect Jack Sullivan will team-teach this course.

Jack Sullivan -- Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.

Ruth Lozner -- Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Art

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Leaders. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs.

As a part of this program, you will discover:

  • HOW: Explore how important historic and contemporary British designers have responded to cultural needs, advanced new technologies, and invented new ways to improve the quality of life.
  • WHAT: Visit important buildings, gardens, parks, streets, galleries, theatres, and museums to experience exemplary examples of designed environments
  • WHO:  Learn about the famous British designers who influenced design world-wide and continue to bring design to the global market
  • WHY: Discover the multiple connections and interactions between all the design industries throughout history
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023 05/30/2023 06/17/2023