Summer Institute: London

Spend your summer in London!

Program dates: June 29 - August 3, 2024

The Summer Institute in London is a five-week program for a select group of rising high school juniors and seniors from across the country.

Live and learn in the heart of London, one of the world's finance and arts capital. Run along the Thames. Present a policy memo to Members of Parliament. Talk business with a Square Mile financier. Grow your public speaking, political communication, and collaboration skills. Learn how to succeed in college.

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In our Summer Institute, students complete SEGL’s flagship Ethics and Leadership curriculum. They also spend evenings and weekends exploring and experiencing some of London's most iconic sites!

By the end of the summer, you will gain new best friends and new leadership skills. You will also add three capstone projects to your résumé: an ethical Credo, a collaborative policy document, and a business plan for a social venture project. These capstones are extraordinary ways to demonstrate your ability and growth to colleges, the wider world, and – most importantly – yourself.

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Student Life


Students and faculty live together in our fully-furnished residence, located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood near the British Museum.


Students eat well at SEGL! Meals are served three times a day, with snacks also provided. SEGL students do not need to buy their own food, although they can if they choose to do so. SEGL is committed to accommodating students' dietary restrictions.

Evenings and Weekends

Nearly all evenings and weekends are homework-free. Each week, SEGL students work with faculty to plan activities that take advantage of London’s myriad offerings and help build our community’s strength. Students also take time for laundry, studying, field trips, naps, exercise, fun with friends, and religious services.

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Dress Guidelines

Although there is no formal dress code at SEGL, we ask students to follow our dress guidelines (included in our Handbook), which are non-gender specific and were created with input from many generations of students. At times, SEGL asks that students dress professionally for a site visit or guest speaker. In these instances, students should plan to dress to the expectations of the offices, agencies, and experts with whom we are interacting. We can help students with financial need purchase appropriate business attire.


Students should bring a laptop computer if they have access to one; SEGL has a limited number of loaner computers available. The London campus has wireless Internet access and printers. To facilitate our mission and interpersonal growth, smartphone usage is limited during the Institute.

Getting Around

During the summer, students and faculty use the London Underground to commute throughout the city. Students receive Tube fare cards during orientation. London is also a very walkable city! Small groups of students can get permission to walk together to neighborhood cafes and parks, and students and faculty regularly walk to local areas for class activities.

Summer Institute: London