Semester: Cheltenham

Pursue a true immersion experience by studying abroad in an English city not frequently visited by tourists or study abroad students!

Cheltenham is known for its Regency architecture, beautiful parks, fine shopping, live entertainment, a world-famous horse racing course, international festivals, and proximity to the beautiful Cotswolds region.

At the University of Gloucestershire, choose from a wide variety of courses in a large number of disciplines including business, science, education, film studies, game design, history, journalism, exercise and sports science, communications, music, photography, social work, psychology and theater– and MORE!

OVERVIEW

As a student in Cheltenham, you’ll attend the University of Gloucestershire and study alongside English students. Film studies, sport & exercise science, and education are some of the top disciplines at the university. You’ll also live in university apartments with local and international students. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with the local community through festivals, volunteer work, and sports clubs and student societies. 

QUICK FACTS

Location: Cheltenham, England
Language of Instruction: English
Language Requirement: None
GPA Requirement: 2.6 or higher

QUICK FACTS

Lodging: University Housing
Flight: To London, direct from many US cities
Additional Requirements: Visa may be required
Key Themes: Arts & Music, Cultural Heritage & Traditions, Disability Services, Education & Teaching, Hunger & Homelessness, Sports & Wellness

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YOUR EXPERIENCE

ACADEMICS

At the University of Gloucestershire you will study alongside British students and be among a diverse student body comprised of international students representing 44 countries. Like many universities in England, Gloucestershire is separated into several campuses located throughout Cheltenham and the nearby city of Gloucester. There are three main university campuses: two in Cheltenham (Francis Close Hall and The Park) and a third campus (Oxstalls) in Gloucester. Each campus is distinct in academic departments and programs, plus each has a Learning Centre or library, with computer labs. BCA students are often the only Americans in their classes making it easy to connect to local students and faculty and create an opportunity for cultural exchange and dialogue. 

 


 

YOUR DAILY LIFE

Chelthenham is a cultural hub! The city hosts more than 40 festivals throughout the year such as the fall literature festival and spring jazz festival. Some BCA students have even presented original work as part of festival events! The city is also known for and proud of its gardens, green spaces, and sustainability efforts. You can connect to that passion for gardening and meet new people by helping to maintain the Edible Garden on campus alongside tutors, staff, and fellow students. 

 


 

CULTURE & RECREATION

Experience Cheltenham with the help of your Resident Director (who was born and raised there!) With your RD, you’ll journey to different local treasures, historic sites, and famous landmarks while reflecting on your experience and deepening your understanding and appreciation of your new home. Excursions may vary by semester, but in the past included a multi-day trip to visit London and an experience with Unseen Tours, a social enterprise organization in London that works with homeless, ex-homeless and vulnerably housed Londoners to lead tours around specific neighborhoods.

Possible excursions include:

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

CHELTENHAM TEAM

DATES & FEES

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

• Full-time Tuition & Fees
• University housing
• Medical and emergency insurance
• Educational excursions
• On-site resident director
• Volunteer and internship opportunities
• On-site group activities
• Seminars and guest lectures
• University services
• BCA courses taught by host institution’s professors and/or resident directors
• Cultural and university orientation
• Intensive language training
• Academic advising
• University official transcript
• Pre-departure orientation
• Airport pickup
• On-campus internet access

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