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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:




Ohio State students have the opportunity to enroll for an autumn term or academic year at Laban, one of the world’s finest centers for the training of professional contemporary dance artists.

Direct enroll programs require a higher level of independence and the ability to navigate a foreign educational system without assistance designed to cater to the needs of education abroad students from the United States.

The level of services provided varies widely between institutions, but interested students should be prepared for:

  • Minimal or no U.S.-based staff representing the host institution

  • Basic pre-departure orientation materials

  • International student orientation upon arrival


Laban’s awe-inspiring landmark building is at the heart of South East London’s thriving arts community and houses the largest team of specialist contemporary dance teachers in the world. London is one of the world’s most diverse and arts driven cities in the world. With a population of seven million the city offers culturally rich museums, libraries, famous theatres, concert halls and historic buildings.

It is a creative and cosmopolitan community of performers, choreographers, teachers and researchers from around the globe. To be a leading center of contemporary dance Laban brings together students, choreographers, designers, writers, researchers, artists, theatre practitioners and musicians from around the world. Laban's state of the art facilities include 13 fully equipped dance studios, a health and Pilates body conditioning facility, and a world famous dance library and archive.


Housing is provided for academic year students only. Autumn term applicants are required to locate, secure and pay the cost of housing independently. Students offered a place at Laban for the academic year will be sent an application pack for accommodation in the McMillian student village. Laban will also provide students with a list of landlords and housing associations offering flats, houses and bed-sits in Deptford and the surrounding area. The list also contains details of local papers which advertise property available for rent.

Education Abroad Specialist

Geoff Nelson



Courses and Credit

Laban offers a variety of contemporary dance courses for dance majors to choose from. 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process (non-language courses, only); students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.



Applicants must be dance majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. Laban application. 

IMPORTANTBoth applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.  


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students will pay the Laban program fee and GeoBlue International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions



U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021
04/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021
04/15/2021 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.