Learn more about the O’Neill in London program

June 26 - July 17, 2024



V482/V582 – U.S. and U.K. National and Homeland Security (3cr)

Program Director: William A. Foley (IUPUI Faculty)

This three credit course is an interdisciplinary approach to national security, homeland security, and Atlantic cooperation. It begins with a detailed look at the history of the U.K. then at national security strategy and counter-terrorism concerns such as ISIS, Iraq, and Syria. It places an emphasis on United States, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and European Union (EU) collaboration, discussing strategies from President Bush’s Global War on Terrorism through President Obama’s Global Counterinsurgency. The U.K.’s CONTEST plan is discussed regarding Atlantic cooperation. An emphasis is placed upon U.S. and U.K Intelligence, with key U.K. Intelligence Officials lecturing to the class. Blending National Security into Homeland Security, how the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operates is also studied and compared to the U.K.’s COBRA plan, with key U.K. Homeland Security speakers. Class visits include the 7/7/2005 Memorial Site in Hyde Park; the American Embassy London; the U.K. Royal High Courts of Justice; and Westminster Abbey.

IU Bloomington Undergrads: See how this course counts towards your major/minor at O'Neill here.

  1. Hop on Hop Off tour of London
  2. The British Museum
  3. Inigo Jones Banqueting House
  4. Cruise on the River Thames
  5. Tower of London and London Eye
  6. Westminster Abbey
  7. Bath and Stonehenge
  8. Hyde Park National Memorial to 200

Housing for summer 2024 is still being determined. For an idea of the type of housing provided - please see below for a description of previous housing.

Students have stayed at Liberty House – Sebastian Street! Each participant will had their own room, with a single bed, private kitchen space (with a microwave, oven, stovetop, and fridge), en-suite bathroom, desk, and a wardrobe. 

The residence is located in the popular area of Clerkenwell, which is well known for its award winning restaurants, and is home to some popular chains. Some restaurants around the Clerkenwell area include; Jamie’s Italian, Foxlow, The Crown Tavern and Sports Bar and Grill. The area also has a large range of pubs and nightlife local to the residence. 

Exmouth Market is only a short walk from Liberty House and is home to plenty of quirky shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Additionally, Smithfield Meat Market is only a few minutes away, with fresh local produce.

The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre and hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances and art exhibitions and is just a 20 minute walk from the accommodation. Somerset House located south side of the strand is a short 10 minute bus ride away and plays host to many art exhibitions and is home to the world famous London Fashion Week.

Parks which are close to the residence include Regent’s Park – with London Zoo, and Lincoln’s Inn Fields both short tube rides away. The Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe are a thirty minute walk away or just a short tube journey. London Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral are iconic features of London’s skyline and are only a 20 minutes’ walk away from Liberty House – Sebastian Street.

Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill International program:

  1. O’Neill International program fee (two payments)
  2. IU Bloomington Tuition

For a full breakdown of costs, see the London fee sheet.

2024 O’Neill in London Program Fee:

Estimated Program Fee: $3,100

*Actual cost will be posted by ealy Spring semester

The program fee will be charged to your Bursar account in two installments:

  1. A $550 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program
  2. The remaining program fee balance will be charged in March, due in April

The program fee for this program includes:

  • Lodging
  • Medical insurance
  • Several group pizza parties
  • Cultural excursions
  • Course specific excurisions
  • Public transportation pass for central London

Flights are not included in the program fee

IU Bloomington Tuition – 3 credits

The tuition cost for this O’Neill International program is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The cost of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status and the number of credit hours you take in London. For more information on the cost of summer tuition, please contact IU Student Central.

Additional Costs

You will need to pay for your flight to London, transportation to and from the airport, food, and other incidentals.


The O’Neill International Equal Opportunity Scholarship is available to help O’Neill students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

O’Neill in London is open to undergraduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA and graduate students in good academic standing.

During the application period (December 1-February 7) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 11:59 p.m. on February 7. 

Detailed application instructions

If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the O'Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, oio@indiana.edu.

Having international experience changes your perspective on the world and I know it will help me in the job market.

—Sydney Harold, IUB Health Administration, 2013 O’Neill in London participant