Breakthrough the London tourist cliches by studying abroad in the more residential area of southwest London.
Amizade organizes activities, including a walking tour with Unseen Tours, an organization that works with homeless and ex-homeless and vulnerably housed Londoners, to help you learn about different areas and perspectives of London.
Study at the University of Roehampton, in the heart of south-west London, close to Putney and Hammersmith and within easy reach of central London. Choose from a wide variety of courses in a large number of disciplines including business, education, film, history, journalism, exercise and sports science, photography, psychology and theater– and MORE!
In London, you’ll get to experience all the city has to offer and its amazing links to the rest of the UK and Europe. London is a gateway to unlimited exploration and cultural awakening. Everyone is welcome in London. It is a location where diversity is welcomed with open arms. At The University of Roehampton, you’ll learn alongside students from all different backgrounds, cultures, and most likely, with different beliefs than your own.
Location: London, England
Language of Instruction: English
Language Requirement: None
GPA Requirement: 2.8 or higher
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, Environmental Sustainability & Conservation, Hunger & Homelessness
You will study, live and fully participate in campus life at the University of Roehampton in the heart of London. Roehampton offers courses in a wide range in a large number of disciplines including business, theater, journalism, exercise science and more! You’ll spend your day with students from all over the world, and can join any of Roehampton’s many social clubs and groups. Off campus, you can ride the tube for a day and visit those free museums you’ve read about such as the British Museum, the National Art Gallery or the Tate Modern. Enjoy the best of both worlds: the community feel of a traditional university campus, with the culture and nightlife of one of the greatest cities in the world.
During your study abroad you will live and study at the beautiful University of Roehampton. This converted estate offers a wonderful blend of high quality teaching and study space, modern and comfortable student accommodation, and a sustainable approach to its campus projects, placed within the idyllic green and peaceful manor grounds. At any moment you could go from modern and busy sustainably run student cafes, to walking through the vibrant and calming perfume of the famous “wisteria archway.” Set 20 minutes from the heart of London by train, Roehampton offers a safe, peaceful and communal lifestyle, with the bright lights of London right on your doorstep.
All BCA London students live in on-campus residence halls with local and international students. Rooms are single occupancy study bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as an Internet connection. There are plenty of cafés and diners on campus if you are unsure of your culinary skills! The University aims to provide a supportive living and learning environment promoting academic and personal growth and a sense of community among students.
Your introduction to campus will include welcome events, campus tours, and opportunities to sign up for some of the 85 different sports clubs and social societies Roehampton offers, so you can quickly meet local and international students. Since you will live on campus, you will also get to know students through your housing, hanging out at the different cafes and pubs on campus, and participating in the many university-sponsored events each semester. There are four distinct colleGes at the university, and you can show your college pride and help your college earn distinction through volunteer, sport, environment, and community projects.
Additionally, your London Resident Director will take you outside of London so you can see other parts of England. Excursions vary by semester, but in the past included day trips throughout London as well as excursions to Windsor Castle and Eton and weekend trips to Oxford and Stonehenge.
Possible excursions include:
Tower of London tour
West-end theater show
Daytrips to Oxford/Stonehenge and Bath
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Get involved in the Grownhampton Project and support the Roehampton Student University’s sustainability program. You can help raise rabbits and chickens, learn to make jam and chutneys, or provide food education sessions to local school children.
Unseen Tours supports vulnerably housed individuals to develop, curate, and lead guided walks to different neighbourhoods of London. Since the summer of 2010, they have worked with more than 20 guides and offered walks in eight different areas of the city.
DATES & FEES
• 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