The feelings that I had about leaving home to study abroad in the first place are incredibly similar to my feelings about leaving London. This city has become my new home. I have my favorite places to go and things to do that make my heart ache when I think about leaving them. I never could have imagined just how quickly this place would become so familiar, nor could have known how much I would love it!
Why BCA London?
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Amber Miller: London, England 2018
- Break through the London tourist clichés by studying abroad in the less touristy area of southwest London. Learn to live like a local and become an expert on the real London.
- Engage with British and international students in your on-campus housing. The University is one of the most diverse in the UK, hosting students from more than 140 different countries!
- Study at the only campus university in London and get the best of both worlds! The beautiful campus offers an idyllic place to study, live and socialize while also being only a short ride away from famous sites of downtown London.
- Challenge yourself to grow outside of the classroom and earn the University of Roehampton’s Provost’s Global Award through a commitment to progress in five areas: academia, community, employability, intercultural awareness and social skills.
There are approximately 10,000 students at the University of Roehampton, and international students make up 10 percent of the student body, making it a diverse and exciting learning environment. The University is especially strong in media and creative studies, education, business and psychology, but also offers courses in a variety of other subjects, making it an ideal location for you to fulfil major or general education requirements. In addition, the school has special London Studies courses, which are specifically designed for study abroad students and include field trips in the city.
Your introduction to campus will include welcome events, campus tours and opportunities to sign up for the many student societies and clubs available on campus, making it easy for you to quickly befriend the local and international students at the University. Since you will live on campus, you will also get to know other students through your housing, by hanging out at the different cafes and pubs on campus, and by participating in the many events on campus each semester. If you are looking to make even deeper connections to the community, you can volunteer with a local organization.
Cultural Activities & Excursions
London offers nearly endless cultural activities for students committed to finding them. Your BCA London Resident Director will help you to find these opportunities and make sure that after your first few days that you feel comfortable seeking out new experiences on your own. As part of orientation, you will even go on a photo scavenger hunt, giving you the chance to quickly get your bearings in your new home. In addition, your RD will take you outside of London so you can see other parts of England. Excursions vary by semester, but past locations have included Cheltenham, known for its Regency architecture; Oxford, one of the world’s most famous university cities; and Bourton-on-the-Water, a picturesque Cotswold village.
When you aren’t busy studying you will be out exploring the many sights and sounds of London. A truly multicultural and diverse city, London offers many new experiences– stroll along the Southbank of the river Thames, eat a curry on the famous Brick Lane and see Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre! There is a whole range of incredible student discounts on offer making London much easier to access on a student budget.
Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to travel and explore. Study in London but spend your weekends in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford, The Cotswolds and Stonehenge. Of course London is a great jumping off point to major European cities such as Paris, Rome and Barcelona. Roehampton is well situated for access to all London airports and the Eurostar.
Program Quick Facts
Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Language of Instruction:
University of Roehampton
Fall Semester: Mid-September – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Mid-January – Late May
Other Program Opportunities:
Volunteer placements available
University of Roehampton’s Provost’s Global Award program