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The Daniel House in London

As part of its commitment to internationalization of the curriculum, Samford University provides a special opportunity for students and faculty to live and study in one of the most cosmopolitan and culturally rich cities in the world – London. Daniel House, Samford’s London Study Centre, serves as home and classroom to students and faculty throughout the year in a variety of academic programs.

Daniel House is located in the heart of London near Kensington Gardens, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the former residences of Winston Churchill, T.S. Eliot, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Lennon.

More than 130 years old, the Victorian townhouse serves as the setting for a semester abroad program during fall and spring semesters for students and professors-in-residence from the Birmingham campus. In addition to courses taught by Samford professors in their fields, British professors lecture in offerings that focus on British theatre, history, culture, and life. Students may also participate in experiential learning courses or internships to complete their course of study.

During Jan Term, Daniel House is the base for a large number of Samford faculty and students involved in accelerated, special courses that take advantage of the London setting. Two two-week sessions offer a variety of courses focusing on such subjects as art/drama appreciation, English literature, the British health care system, the theology and history of the English Reformation, and London as a world financial center. Students have the option of traveling for the two weeks they are not in class.

Summer Term in London allows students to do an in-depth study in one interdisciplinary course offered in a four-week term. Students may elect to add travel time at the end of their studies.

In addition to an interdisciplinary course taught by the professor-in-residence, courses listed under “Semester Abroad Courses” are offered in the fall and spring Semester Abroad Program only. Courses taught in Jan Term are in the Summer Term in London vary each term. Current information is available from the International Studies Office. For more information on any of the programs based at Daniel House, please contact the International Studies Office in Brooks Hall, 726-2741 or online at