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London Programs

The Daniel House
The Daniel House in London is an academic facility of Samford University. Faculty, staff, and students who are active participants in a current London academic program may stay in the house.

Currently, we embarking on a major renovation for the Daniel House to learn more about this effort, please go to Daniel House Campaign.

For more information, please contact the Global Engagement Office at 205-726-2741 or

The Academic Terms in London
Housed in a 150-year-old Victorian home, The Daniel House serves as a residence for faculty and students during four academic terms a year. Students can study in the Daniel House during any long semester, Jan Term, and one summer term in most academic years. Students have the opportunity to take 12–18 credits during the fall and spring semesters. During Jan Term between 3-5 credits can be taken and during Summer Term 4-8 credits can be taken.

Semester Schedule: The Semester Abroad program is 15 weeks in length, consisting of one week of orientation, 12 weeks of classes and two one-week travel breaks. Students may elect to extend travel time beyond the group departure date for the change in ticket charge. Students may not stay in the Daniel House beyond the group return date.
Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled as full-time students at Samford University (minimum of 12 credits during the semester preceding participation), have a minimum 2.5 GPA, must not be on academic or disciplinary probation, must have sophomore standing or above at the time of participation and pass a program interview. Students must have met all prerequisites or requirements for London classes in which they enroll. Students must maintain these standards prior to departure and throughout the term in London, and they must abide by participation and housing rules. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program and a return home at the expense of the student.

Planning Ahead: Because of the nature of the program and the small number of participants in a semester, class offerings are limited; therefore, it is important that students interested in the program plan their curriculum in advance to take the best advantage of London course offerings. Interested students should consult with their advisors and with the Global Engagement Office (Brooks 221) early in their Samford careers.

Program Cost:  $3,300 Fall 2017 plus room (Beeson Woods double-occupancy rate), and board (19 meal meal-plan), standard undergraduate students fees and full-time tuition. The current fee and tuition rates are available at the Samford University Bursar's Office website.

Cost and Activities Included: A comprehensive fee includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta, accommodations at Daniel House for 14 weeks, daily continental breakfast, meal allowance every three weeks, planned day excursions in the U.K. and a weekend trip to Edinburgh. The current program fee is available from the Global Engagement Office (Brooks 221) or on this site. The following expenses are not covered: Greater London transportation; spending money; individual travel, including the travel break; and some admissions.

Available Courses: Students are required to register for an interdisciplinary course taught by Samford faculty in residence. Students may choose from other offerings to enroll in a minimum of 12 or a maximum of 18 credits. If students choose to participate in an internship, they may not register for more than 14 credits, because of the time required for the internship. In addition to the list of courses below, which are available each long semester, students may also enroll in a maximum of one independent study course.  This is at the discretion of the academic advisor and the faculty with whom the student would be working.

The following courses are available each long semester:
UCBP 101 Biblical Perspectives - Examination of the historical context and religious teachings of Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Cultivation of critical competencies necessary for the academic study of traditional texts. 4 credits.
INTL 200 The British Theatre - Course taught by a British professor. Includes attendance at London theatre productions. Satisfies Fine Arts requirement in General Education. 2 credits.
INTL 201 Music and Art in London - Interdisciplinary course combining the visual and musical resources of London's National Gallery, Tate Gallery, British Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and Royal Festival Hall. May be taught with either an art or music concentration. Satisfies one appreciation credit. 2 credits.
INTL 330 International Internship - Must have a 3.0 GPA. Must not take more than 12 semester credits while interning. Contact the Global Engagement Office for more details. Students taking this course must apply for a UK General Student visa (additional cost will apply). 2-4 credits.
INTL 360 British Heritage and Culture - Interdisciplinary study of British history, culture, and life taught by U.K. faculty. Encouraged course for all participants. Course will satisfy social science requirement in General Education. 4 credits.

Course offerings taught by Samford Professors-in-Residence. Required course for all participants. 4 Credits.