London School of Economics Summer Language Program

Summer Language Standalone
Globally Recognized
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About the Program

Accelerate your English language proficiency, improve your grammar and vocabulary, and boost your confidence, so you feel ready to step into a career in international business. With a strong focus on the language you need for a future in business and politics, LSE lecturers guide you in immersive, interactive classes, supporting you as you develop your fluency that will fast-track your career.

Tailored for international students who aspire to a career in business

Attend LSE social science lectures to improve listening and note-taking

Choose beginner to advanced courses, to suit your ambitions

Engage in a theme-based syllabus delivered by LSE academic staff

Program Advisor

Student Counselor SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite Level:
Residence Hall
Visa Required:

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About the University

London School of Economics

The London School of Economics (LSE) consistently nears the top of UK and global rankings. Since 1895, the LSE has pioneered social science research, challenged existing ways of thinking, and sought to understand the causes of things to transform them. 

On a journey to global citizenship, you become part of an international community and culturally diverse population of 11,000 students, around 70% of whom join from outside the UK, representing over 140 countries. From the city-center campus, you discover London, one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and follow in the footsteps of the 18 Nobel Prize winners and many world leaders among LSE’s faculty and alumni.

Learn more at LSE's official website


The award-winning London School of Economics is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, with world leaders and 18 Nobel Prize winners among the school’s faculty and alumni. Founded in 1895, the LSE is as international as universities come with around 70% of its students from overseas. From the city-center campus, discover the magic of London, one of the world’s most iconic capitals.


Choose the pathway that best suits your existing proficiency and the competence you hope to achieve during your summer at LSE. Leading scholars guide you in listening, discussion, reading and writing to develop an academic style and stand you in good stead for a future in international business or politics. Join LSE lectures to improve note-taking skills and engage in business activities that explore British outlook in classroom discussions.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university - and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

You can use one of several recognised proficiency tests to prove you are capable of working in an academic environment or to help the host institution best support your language learning needs.

  • Duolingo
  • ITEP
  • TOEFL PBT *some institutions accept TOEFL Home Edition 


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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Summer 2024 Onsite English Prep (1 week) + Session 3

Program dates:
Mid July - Mid August
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Housing Information

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You live as an LSE student in university halls, in the heart of London, for your summer program. There are four halls where you make lifelong friendships, spending time together in common rooms, enjoying planned socials, wellbeing events, and cultural experience, as well as exploring the city on your doorstep. 

*Housing is subject to availability. For specific questions regarding housing please contact SAF.

About London

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Why London

London is an urban metropolis with some of the world’s finest museums and galleries. Abundant in industry leaders, global corporates, and forward-thinking business, it's also home 75% of Fortune 500 companies, making this the perfect springboard to launch your future career.

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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