Honors in London

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s great capitals with Houghton’s honors semester in London.

Houghton Students in London

Classmates and Professors become Family

Spend the spring semester of your first year abroad with experienced faculty and a group of thoughtful and motivated friends.

As Demanding as it is Exciting

Read great texts from Martin Luther to contemporary philosophy and social theory, studying art and architecture from Da Vinci to the latest conceptual art.

How did it get this way?

To know where you are—or even who you are—you need to know where you come from. The London curriculum focuses on the origins and development of the globalized, digitally connected contemporary world. By digging deeply into the day’s reading every morning; by learning to see the connections among books, paintings, buildings, and music; by writing an analytical paper every weekend, drawing together what you’ve seen and heard and read, you will become a more informed and thoughtful participant in contemporary society.

Our classroom is the city of London.

There is no better place to do this than in one of the world’s premier capitals. Every morning, we meet together for a context-setting lecture or for discussion of our reading; every afternoon we fan out across the city, navigating the Tube system on our way to an unmatched collection of world-class museums and galleries. Students are also given the opportunity to get to know and serve alongside their British neighbors as we place them for a few hours a week with a Christian organization in the city.

Living in London

Catch a glimpse of life in London in this film created by Emily Vandendbosch ’19 documenting her experience in London from the spring 2016 semester.

Featured Testimonial

London Honors changed my life. It changed my views on the world and myself. Along with my mathematical course studies, my beliefs, biases, and assumptions were uprooted and replanted in even deeper soil. I am so thankful for the professors who were with me in London and in the math department who guided me through many learning experiences. The relationships that were made in London have grown and strengthened into beautiful friendships.

Anna Zirilli ‘19