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Semester students take 4-6 courses for a maximum of 18 credits. Summer students take 1-2 courses for a maximum of 6 credits.
Students at Regent's College live in the Residence Hall on the Regent's College campus. Dorm room with double occupancy is included. All students will also have a meal plan at the college Refectory that includes a meal allowance of 60 pounds per week (approx. US$110). Students will be given a meal card that works on a debit system. Housing fills up early, so please apply early to the London program.
Students at London South Bank University live in the Residence Halls on campus in a single room. No meals are included.
University of the Arts London has a variety of dorms located throughout the city. While students are typically placed in the dorm located closest to the campus where they will be studying, that may not always be possible. In all cases students will need to travel to get from their housing to their classes. The commute varies depending on whether you choose to walk, take the bus, or take the Tube, but it generally takes anywhere from 20-45 minutes to get from your housing to class.
*Click "What's Included" above to find out how many excursions are included, as this varies by term. Excursion locations also vary by term. Click "Program Calendar" above to see detailed calendars of our most recent London programs.
Capital of England
International city that people from all around the world flock to
Wonderful theatre; from popular musicals to fringe theatre
Diverse shopping: from upscale Bond St. to open-air Camden Market
Countless museums and historical sites
City Description - Large city of 7 million
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford..." Samuel Johnson
London is a city of ancient history and 21st century modernity, a melting pot of the world's cultures and nationalities. The Romans founded Londinium in AD60, and since then London has grown to establish itself as the largest and arguably the most exciting city in Europe. With a population of 7 million, 30% of whom are of overseas descent, London is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world - over 200 languages are spoken within its confines.
London's museums and galleries - several of them ranking among the world's finest - are full of treasures from Europe and beyond. Monuments from this capital's more glorious past, from medieval banqueting halls to St. Paul's Cathedral, stand alongside modern wonders such as the Tate Modern and the Millennium Wheel.
For entertainment and leisure, London is truly unsurpassed. A shopping mecca, the weekend markets of Portobello and Camden offer cutting edge street designs, or you can hobnob with the rich and famous in Harrods or on Bond Street. There are hundreds of nightclubs, bars and theatres to choose from, as well as the countless London pubs that are renowned for their character and bonhomie. The home of the Royal Opera House, London Symphony, and Royal Albert Hall, London can accommodate every kind of music lover.
Contrary to popular belief, London isn't necessarily an expensive place to live. The city's enormous student population means that there is plenty of good values to be found in the city, and many shops and attractions offer student discounts. From Michelin starred restaurants to all-you-can-eat Indian buffets, there is a restaurant to suit every pocketbook in London.
One of London's greatest assets for students is that there are 5 airports offering incredibly affordable flights to anywhere in Europe. Airlines such as Ryan Air, EasyJet, and BMI offer tickets for as little as $10 each way to cities like Paris, Dublin, Brussels, Amsterdam, and many more. There are trains from downtown London that will bring you to any of the 5 airports, so going away for the weekend can be both easy and inexpensive.
Regent's College - Regent's American College London
Regent's College is divided into five different schools, each with a different focus. One of these 5 schools is the Regent's American College London, and it is the university of choice in London for over 40 major American universities.
"A campus with a wealth of opportunities," best describes Regent's College. Not only is it one of the few colleges that has a campus in central London, but its prime location also makes it easy for students to explore one of the world's most exciting cities. Baker Street Tube station, which is only a 5-minute walk from campus, links students to all of London's major sites and attractions. At the same time, Regent's Park surrounds the campus with its gardens, streams, trees, walking/jogging paths, and every shade of green. It can be a student's "oasis" in the midst of Europe's largest city.
Regent's College provides both an international experience and a stimulating environment in which to live and study. Students at Regent's College come from all over the world and a range of educational backgrounds. An average undergraduate student body will represent about 42 different countries.
In order to fully appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of the Regent's College campus, you have to see it. It comes as a great surprise that such a tranquil and green place exists in the heart of London. The campus was built in 1913 and opened the same year by Queen Mary. It was part of the University of London until 1985. The classrooms line the quadrangle at the heart of the campus, which is surrounded by green lawns, tennis and basketball courts, and the beautiful ornamental gardens and lakes of Regent's Park. Nearby is Regent's Canal and some of the finest Georgian architecture in London. Located in the center of London, the campus is perfectly situated, with all of the city's cultural and social attractions at your disposal.
When students want to get away from campus, they simply walk 5 minutes to the Baker Street Tube stop and can go anywhere in London. Most of the major areas of London are within a 15-minute Tube ride, so nothing is ever very far away.
Baker Street, known the world over as the home of Sherlock Holmes, along with nearby Marylebone Road and Marylebone High Street, have shops of all kinds. So, for the essentials, students don't need to walk much more than 5-10 minutes from campus. There are pharmacies, supermarkets, hair salons, pastry shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, and even a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop for those who long for something from home.
London South Bank University
Located in the London Borough of Southwark, London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of the oldest universities in central London and has over 25,000 students. The campus is in a great location, only a few stops on the Tube from some of the major sites in London and a 20-minute walk from the West End.
Originally founded in 1892 as a polytechnic university, LBSU has grown significantly over the last 100+ years. It now not only serves the students in the Borough of Southwark and greater London, but also 3,000 international students from over 100 different countries. The university also takes pride in the fact that around 50% of the students are ethnic minorities.
ASA students take classes in 3 of the 4 schools on the LSBU campus; Business and Computing (BCIM); Arts and Human Sciences (AHS) and Engineering, Science and Built Environment (ESBE).
In an effort to make sure that LSBU students have the best facilities possible, the university has recently invested £47 million (about US$77 million) in upgrades on the campus. The results of this investment can be easily seen in both the new and existing buildings.
University of the Arts London
The University of the Arts London is Europe's most influential university for art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. It is made up of six Colleges, each located at the heart of their respective communities throughout London, five of which are open to ASA study abroad students: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, and Wimbledon College of Art. Drawing on and contributing to the local culture, they foster closely-knit and welcoming environments in which to study, supported by all the resources of the larger University and the wider arts community.
The Colleges offer the University’s 20,000 students a diverse range of courses. The University’s teaching staff, as active professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists, lead the way on creative and experimental practice alongside historical and theoretical analysis. The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research and highly-experienced staff creates a unique, multifaceted learning experience for students at the University.
The Colleges of UAL
Camberwell College of Arts
Camberwell is located in south London in an artists’ community called Southwark. The Camberwell experience is defined by the College’s century-old spirit of enquiry and inventiveness. Courses available at Camberwell are broken down into three categories: Art, Design, and Conservation. While at Camberwell you will have the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by other artists’ work through exhibitions.
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Central Saint Martins is a design and performance college and cultural centre all in one, located at King’s Cross in central London. Fundamental to studying here is the penchant for experimentation, innovation, risk taking, questioning, and discovery. Central Saint Martins provides students with a supportive learning environment to help students cultivate their talents and confidence. Courses at Central Saint Martins focus on Art, Fashion and Textile Design, Communication, as well as Product and Spatial Design and Performance.
Chelsea College of Art and Design
Chelsea is located in Pimlico, next to the River Thames, in a mix of renovated buildings with purpose built, adaptable spaces. The two College galleries: Chelsea Space and Chelsea Future Space, show cutting-edge experimental work. The courses offered at Chelsea focus on Fine Art, Graphic Design Communication, Interior Design, Interior and Spatial Design, and Textile Design. Courses at Chelsea adopt a student-centered approach to learning and incorporate practical, critical, and professional studies to guide you through your chosen discipline.
London College of Communication
London College of Communication is located at Elephant & Castle in southeast London where it is a world leader in communication, media, and design with extensive exhibition space, photographic and television studios, darkrooms, interactive media and animation suites, broadcast and print newsrooms, as well as specialist printing, printmaking, bookbinding, and letterpress workshops. The courses here focus on graphic design, advertising, photography, film and animation, journalism, publishing, public relations, sound arts, and design and interactive and spatial design.
Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon is located just 14 minutes outside of London by train. The courses students take here focus on fine art and theatre programs. It is the largest UK center to offer design and related studies for stage screen, costume, and special effects. Other facilities include a film studio, wood and metal workshops print and digital media suite, a foundry and the archives of internally renowned theatre designers Jocelyn Herbert and Richard Negri.
When it comes to entertainment, London is truly unsurpassed. A huge shopping mecca, students can visit the weekend markets of Portobello and Camden for cutting-edge street designs, or hobnob with the rich and famous in Harrods or on Bond Street. There are hundreds of nightclubs, bars and theatres to choose from, as well as the many London pubs that are renowned for their character and bonhomie. As the home of the Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and London Symphony, there are facilities for every kind of music lover. Contrary to popular belief, London need not be an expensive place to live. The City's huge student population means that there is plenty of good value accommodation to be found in the city center, and many shops and attractions offer student discounts. From Michelin starred restaurants to all-you-can-eat Indian buffets, there is a restaurant to suit every pocket in London.
What's Included - Semester/Summer Study Abroad Program in London
ROOM & BOARD, Regent's College: double or triple room in Residence Hall plus a meal allowance of 60 pounds per week (approx. US$110).
HOUSING, London South Bank University & University of the Arts London:single room in Residence Hall with kitchen facilities. No meals are included.
EXCURSIONS, semester programs: 2 day excursions & 2 overnight excursions.
EXCURSIONS, Regent's College & University of the Arts London summer program: 2 day excursions.
TUITIONat Regent's College OR London South Bank University OR University of the Arts London
ACADEMIC CREDITS: Students who receive pre-approval from their home institution can transfer the credits they earn to their home institution. Possible number of semester credits: 12-18 (Regent's College semester), 3-6 (Regent's College summer), 16 (London South Bank University).
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: At the conclusion of the program, an official transcript from your host university will be sent to your home institution.
CELL PHONE: ASA provides one cell phone for each student. Students are responsible for the cost of phone usage.
INTERNET ACCESS at their host institution.
AIRPORT PICK-UP at London Heathrow (LHR) airport for students who arrive on the official arrival date by the designated time.
SITE DIRECTOR: on-site to assist students with any academic or cultural difficulties they may encounter.
VISA ADVISING:While students are ultimately responsible for obtaining their visa (if required for their term/host country), ASA will provide detailed, helpful information upon acceptance as to which visa students will need and how to go about applying for one.
PRE-DEPARTURE ONLINE VIDEO PROGRAM (semester programs only), PRE-DEPARTURE PACKET & ON-SITE ORIENTATION
If you have questions about HOW TO APPLY and make sure your credits transfer back to your home university, please CLICK HERE.
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