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First-Year Experience in London

The First-Year Experience in London

London FYE group at South Bank

Former London FYE students at South Bank

Each fall, 36 students from Skidmore's incoming first-year class will have the opportunity to spend their first semester of college in London, one of the world's great cities. In addition to allowing students to enjoy the historical and cultural riches of England's capital, the First-Year Experience in London enables them to begin working toward their Skidmore degrees; helps prepare them for Skidmore's academic challenges and opportunities; and builds strong connections and friendships among the participants.

Students will study under the guidance of two Skidmore Faculty Coordinators who will oversee the academic program, serve as advisors and mentors for the students, and organize a variety of group cultural excursions and activities. The Faculty Coordinators will each teach a required Scribner Seminar. These courses have been specifically designed for the program and take full advantage of London's resources. Students will take additional classes at the CEA CAPA London Center. All courses are considered Skidmore courses; grades will appear on the Skidmore transcript and will count toward the Skidmore GPA. A number of courses may also count toward core-curriculum requirements. At the conclusion of the program, students will join their classmates in Saratoga Springs for the spring semester.

How do I apply to be a London FYE student?

For information on how to apply to the London FYE program, please visit the London FYE Admissions webpage. 


Questions regarding the London FYE program details, orientation or arrival day should be directed to Kendra Nelson, London FYE Program Manager in Skidmore's Off-Campus Study & Exchanges, at or +1-518-580-5355

Questions regarding the admissions process should be directed to Gabby Vuillaume, Assistant Director of Admissions at or +1-518-580-8334.

Questions regarding Skidmore on campus housing for the spring semester following London should be directed to the staff of the Office of Residential Life at