You are here

Great Britain

London: School of Oriental & African Studies through IFSA

city:
country:
region:
Sponsor:
Comments:

Focused, but excellent curriculum for students interested in African and Asian cultures and languages. International student body. Expensive city. Total enrollment: 5,200; number of Americans: 195.
Consult the Course Catalog. Course selection: Spring--4 courses; Year-8 courses; at least half course load above the first year level.

Special Opportunities:

African-American Studies: courses on the African diaspora

Asian Studies: courses on South-, East- and Southeast Asian languages, history, politics, culture.

London: Queen Mary University of London through IFSA

city:
country:
Sponsor:
Comments:

A less central London option; easier admission; campus setting in culturally-diverse area of East London (close to site of 2012 Olympics). IFSA program costs $8,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. IFSA's Community and Culture program encourages engagement while abroad and reflection upon the abroad experience.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: Semester--4 credits; Year--8 credits; at least half the course load above the first year level. Level 4 = Bates 100 level; Levels 5,6 = Bates 200 and above. "Module"= US course. Study Abroad students are "Associates."

London: King's College through IFSA

city:
country:
region:
Sponsor:
Comments:

Excellent location in central London, highly ranked, urban campus. Minimum 3.3 gpa; Expensive city. IFSA program costs $8,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. IFSA's Community and Culture program encourages engagement while abroad and reflection upon the abroad experience. Total enrollment: 23,000; number of Americans: 200.
Search the Course Catalog. "Module" = US "course." Course selection: Semester--60 credits; Year--120 credits; at least half the course load above the first year level. Level 4 = 1st year; Level 5 = 2nd year; Level 6 = 3rd year.

Special Opportunities:

Film Studies: Integrated Film Studies program with more theory than practice.

Music: Full-year Music students who study full-time solely in the department can take individual vocal or instrumental lessons at the Royal Academy of Music.

Pre-Medical Studies: Courses and clinical attachment in the School of Medicine; full-year students engage in a clinical research project.

Oxford: The Sarah Lawrence program at Wadham College

city:
country:
region:
Sponsor:
Comments:

Based at Wadham College; tutorial system. 3.7 minimum gpa for application. February 1 application deadline. Bates students receive $6000 tuition discount.

Exeter: University of Exeter

city:
country:
region:
Comments:

Highly regarded university; campus atmosphere; attractive, smaller city near the south coast. Fewer Americans. Total enr: 18,500. Consult the course catalog. Course selection: Spring -- 60 credits; Year -- 120 credits; at least half the course load above the first year level.

Cardiff: Cardiff University through IFSA

city:
country:
region:
Sponsor:
Comments:

Quality university. Attractive city (capital of Wales) on the water. 2 hours by train to London. IFSA program costs $5,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enr.: 28,000.
Course catalog "Module" = US course. Course levels: L4 = first year; L5 = second year; L6 = 3rd year

Cardiff: Cardiff University

city:
country:
region:
Comments:

Quality university; campus setting in the heart of Cardiff. Attractive city (capital of Wales) on the water. 2 hours by train to London. Total enr.: 28,000.
Course catalog "Module" = US course. Course levels: L4 = first year; L5 = second year; L6 = 3rd year

Oxford: Mansfield College, University of Oxford

city:
country:
region:
Comments:

Tutorial system. Excellent grades and early application required. Mainly for the year; limited places for second semester. College enrollment: 220.

Oxford: St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

city:
country:
region:
Sponsor:
Comments:

Tutorial system. Early application and excellent grades required. Expensive. College enrollment: 400.

Oxford: Middlebury - CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

city:
country:
region:
Comments:

Humanities program. All US students; students study and live in program building. Course load: research seminar; readings seminar; 2 tutorials. Co-curricular activities available at Keble College (Oxford University). Fall semester option. Program cost is less than a direct enroll at an Oxford college. Courses not usually available in lab sciences, upper-level economics, and world languages. Early application recommended.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Great Britain