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

London, United Kingdom
Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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SU 19 UK

DESIGN influences every part of our daily lives. We are going to the City of London and the North Yorkshire countryside to explore the intersection of imagination, fabrication and transformation in a variety of design endeavors—from fashion to furniture; from typographical fonts to farm fields and forest conservation. Find out what industrial design and garden design share, what building design and graphic design have in common. Find out what design thinking is all about. Discover how design in Great Britain has led to invention and innovation worldwide. Discover yourself in the world of design.

You will meet artists, design professionals and crafts people throughout London and North Yorkshire.
This course will integrate service-learning and project-based learning with local professional designers and students of design.

Please note: This program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship (due date 3/5/19). 

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.

Open to UMD and Non-UMD Graduate and Undergraduates at the junior and senior level.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) 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:

  • LARC 489K: Design Discovery UK: London and North Yorkshire
  • ARTT 406L: Design Discovery UK: London and North Yorkshire

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


Hampden House, London UK and
Maryland Study Centre at Kiplin Hall, North Yorkshire UK 

The costs are for summer 2019.

Please note: This program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship (due date 3/5/19). 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $43
Tuition $2,037
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $920
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $250
Visa $0
Passport $145
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,000
Course Materials $0
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $300
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) $180

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

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

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

Jack Sullivan, Faculty Program Director, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.

Ruth Lozner is an Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Art

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

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Explore how important historic and contemporary British designers have responded to cultural needs, employed and advanced new technologies, and invented new ways to improve the quality of life.
  • Meet world-class practitioners of art and design and visit the environments they have created, the industries they have influenced, and the works they have produced.
  • Learn about the global role of the British creative industries from the practitioners, purveyors and curators of art and design at a selection of agencies and firms, art and fabrication studios, city gardens, national parks, country estates, and auction houses.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2019 03/03/2019 03/11/2019 06/01/2019 06/24/2019