Quick Info

  • London, England
  • Fall
  • : Partner Program
  • : Anthropology and Archaeology
  • : Early September - Mid December
  • : $18,099 In-State / $23,405 Out-of-State
  • : Friday, March 1, 2019
  • : Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


The londonselect: Anthropology at UCL program affords you the opportunity to take a wide range of courses within multiple disciplines of anthropology.  The department of Anthropology at University College London includes courses in Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture, and Medical Anthropology.  

You will work with your academic advisor within Pitt's Department of Anthropology to select courses and match them to their Pitt equivalents.  To see a list of available courses, please click here.

In addition to course in the Department of Anthropology, you can take up to 2 courses in other departments, giving you the flexibility to fulfill requirements for multiple majors or minors while still taking advantage of a world-class anthropology education.  

In addition to your four courses in anthropology, you will also take ENGLIT 1199 - London Across History, Literature, and Film with Dr. Colin Maccabe.  This course fulfills a literature requirement within the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Colin McCabe will serve as the on-site faculty director for London Select. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published extensively on Joyce, Godard and the theory of language. He has just finished directing a research project cataloging films of British Colonies held by the British Film Institute, the Imperial War Museum and British Empire and Commonwealth Museum. Since 1985 he has produced both feature films and documentaries. Directors with whom he has worked include Jean-Luc Godard, Terence Davies, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien and Chris Marker. Contact Dr. Colin MacCabe.


Part of the experience is to live like a Londoner.  The overwhelming majority of students choose to live in shared apartments – the English call them flats – spread across the city.  You will be one of as many as eight students living in a flat, which includes shared bedrooms and bathrooms, living space, and access to laundry facilities, all in a secure building.  The flats also come with an equipped kitchen; note meals are not included in the program fee.  Apartments are as varied as the city itself; no two flats are alike. 

Regardless of where you live, you can expect a 45- to 60-minute commute to your classes at UCL as well as the CAPA Center (door-to-door).  We’ve got your commute covered with an unlimited pass for Zones 1 and 2 on the London Underground.

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$18,099 $23,405
Arrive in London Depart London
Early September Mid December

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

As a part of your londonselect fee the following are included in the program:

  • Tuition for 12-18 credits
  • Housing
  • Orientation in London
  • Cultural Events and Activities
  • An Unlimited Tube Pass for Zones 1 and 2
  • Excursions to Stonehenge and Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Health Insurance
  • Membership to the University of London at Imperial College Student Union as well the University College London Student Union

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Program Deposit ($350, to be credited to your program bill)
  • Pitt Administrative Fee ($400)
  • Textbooks ($200)
  • Airfare ($1000-$1200)
  • Personal Expenses and Meals ($3000-$5000)
  • Airport Transfers ($40-$100)
  • Local Cell Phone ($100)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Jessica Sun

Walk-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I am the exchange program manager at the Study Abroad Office at Pitt.  I am so excited to be a part of your exchange experience, be it here at Pitt or over at another institution overseas.  I studied abroad in Tuscany, Italy, while I was in school and absolutely loved all the experiences that came with exploring fresh pasta, Renaissance art and new experiences.  I certainly hope that you will love your exchange experience just as much wherever you choose.  Outside of the office, I am all about cities, food, art history and tea.  Good eating and traveling!  Let me know if you should have any questions at jessicasun@pitt.edu or at +1 412-383-7165.