Study Abroad in England


Keep Calm & Study


347 Study Abroad Programs in England

Choose from Suburban or Metropolitan London

CISabroad offers study programs in England that provide high standard academic courses, student support services, campus amenities, a lively social life, and leisurely excursions that let students experience the best of England. Participants benefit from the comprehensive package that ensures everything they need while studying abroad is well taken care of.

Study in England with AIFS's Unique Programs

A variety of programs are available through the American Institute for Foreign Studies in England. Study abroad programs are offered in London and are open to American participants. Students can spend their summer or a semester studying topics from Literature to Business to Education. Most programs provide excursions outside the city, or even travel to other nearby countries.

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Study Abroad and Internships in London

The England location of CAPA International Education is centered in the city of London. Participants from across the globe can participate in both academic and experiential education. Professors incorporate significant field-based activities to supplement the lessons they receive inside the classroom. Programs in England also often include internship placement options.

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StudentUniverse: Student Travel Agency

StudentUniverse is the largest student deals site in the U.S. We were founded as a student travel agency and launched our service in 2000. We're a technology company that loves clean, easy-to-use, efficient services. StudentUniverse provides students all over the world with exclusive deals. We are a large network of engaged users that get access to unique experiences. It's all about students on...

Study in England with API

API offers comprehensive programs in Leeds and London. Participants can study engineering, business, art and design, and communications, along with many other course subjects. All API programs include airport pickup, an on-site orientation with an English-speaking Resident Director, housing, tuition, medical and life insurance, excursions, social and cultural activities, and a transcript upon ...

Study Abroad Experience with London SAE

Experience city life in London through this study abroad program organized by London SAE. Participants have nine incredible programs to choose from, ranging from a short-term course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to a semester in one of the city's most prestigious educational institutions. Students also have the chance to customize their programs according to their individual preferences.

St. Clare's, Oxford

Study in England with St. Clare's Oxford and become part of a prestigious international learning community. St Clare's course credits are transferable to most universities around the world and its' Liberal Arts programs are 40 years in the making. Other courses of study include History, Philosophy, and Literature.

Live, Work, & Study in London with Mountbatten

Mountbatten Institute offers students the opportunity to study, work, and live in London, England. These combined programs provide full-time internship placements in Business with hands-on practical training, along with courses leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice or an Masters in Business Administration at St. Mary’s University College.

Summer and Semester Programs in England

IES Abroad provides customized programs that are designed for worldwide participants who want to delve into a new culture and study academic courses while in another country. Travel to England and experience its sophisticated ambiance while learning in one of the most distinguished institutions in the country. The provider offers full course load programs in Oxford and London.

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Study in London, England with Performing Arts Abroad

Indulge in a study program abroad with a focus on Dance or Theater. International students can spend a semester or an entire academic year in the contemporary city of London taking classes offered through Performing Arts Abroad. Students will grow professionally as they improve their skills and techniques and experience life in England.

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University's study abroad program gives international undergraduate students the chance to study in a safe city, on one of England's most beautiful campuses. Set in a World Heritage city, the historical campus offers an environment focused on creativity, enterprise and culture for study abroad participants. Various areas of study are available, including Philosophy and Religion and Fil...

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Study Abroad in England with ISA

In this program, developed by ISA, participants may choose to attend classes at multiple universities in London or partake in courses held in the University of Reading in Reading. Offering a wide variety of programs, students have the opportunity to select courses that will best fit their academic needs, partake in lead excursions, and receive support throughout the program from the ISA staff.

Athena Study Abroad in London, England

Through Athena Study Abroad, American participants can choose from a wide range of courses such as Creative Writing, Theology, and Social Policy at the Roehampton University in London, England. Study in one of the most culturally sophisticated cities in the world and experience its internationally-renowned attractions. Students are taught directly by brilliant academics and learn in a rich and ...

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Syracuse University in the United Kingdom

Syracuse University offers a comprehensive study program in the city of London. A large number of field courses are offered to international students, and the academic year program includes Art History, Photography, and Creative Writing.

Study Arts, Business and Sciences in London, England

This CEA Global Education program in England is based in the contemporary city of London. Considered as one of the greenest capital cities in the world, participants will engage in an academic environment like no other. Aside from that, they will also immerse themselves in the fascinating British culture by partaking in campus organizations, writing for the school paper, and even join in meanin...

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How to Study Abroad in England

Keep Calm & Study

You’ve heard George Bernard Shaw’s sentiment that “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” When you study abroad in England you’ll learn to appreciate the superfluous vowels like that extra “u” in colour or neighbour. You’ll go up the lift instead of the elevator, “mind the gap” on the Tube, and throw away the rubbish. You’ll also find that it’s not just the stereotypical British culture of tea drinking and cricket playing that you’ll encounter, but a whole world and a long history of world influence bundled up in this small but vibrant country.

Geography & Demographics

Study abroad in London, and suddenly you’re surrounded by 200 nationalities with more than 300 languages spoken in the capital city. Imagine the dynamic that creates! But this is an English-speaking country, of course, so you’ll find it an easy place to navigate — although be prepared when the natives have a good-natured laugh at your accent.

Food & Culture

Studying abroad in England will expose you to multiculturalism that you may not have expected. England’s multi-culti flair is apparent in everything from the shop fronts on a town’s High Street to the food available at restaurants all across the country. You might not eat fish and chips as much as you’d expect, but find yourself indulging in England’s most popular dish, the Chinese stir-fry — which recently knocked the Indian chicken tikka masala from the top spot. For a proper English meal, don’t miss a Sunday roast at a traditional pub with a fireplace blazing nearby. Take a walk through the Saturday farmers markets for fresh fruit and “veg.” 

In England, you’ll dance to Australian music, drink Colombian coffee, and sit across from Pakistanis and Norwegians on the trains. You’ll shop at French boutiques and buy flowers from vendors whose market stall has been passed through generations. You’ll drive past mosques and temples, experience celebrations of Chinese New Year, Canada Day, and the Fourth of July. Your doctor may be from Bangladesh and the person who delivers your mail from Mali. The diversity is the beauty of studying abroad in England.

Of course, the English have left a huge impact on culture around the world. “Keep Calm and Carry On” was originally a morale-boosting slogan from World War II that’s recognized around the world. The country counts Shakespeare, Jane Austin, Coldplay, Simon Cowell, Sir Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Isaac Newton, Orlando Bloom, Ian Fleming, and Audrey Hepburn among its ranks — and these are just a few among far too many other world-famous Brits to name.

You may bump into some quirky and eccentric yet traditional English entertainment events like the famous Maldon mud race, the annual cheese rolling competition on Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire, or a burst of impromptu morris (folk) dancing.

Things to Do

Sights in England range from exciting contemporary architecture like The Shard sprouting up on London’s impressive skyline, to ancient crumbling castles like Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire. The green farms and fields that stretch on for miles provide sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of London’s city life. For a real foray into the great outdoors, visit the vast open spaces of Dartmoor, the White Cliffs of Dover, the Lake District, Peak District, or New Forest in Hampshire.

While you’re in the “Land of Hope and Glory,” be sure to take in the atmosphere at a soccer game (except they call it football or footy). Enjoy the live music scene that welcomes new artists and looks back on a history that includes the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles. Delve into the art scene where Damien Hirst and Banksy have left their marks. Visit London’s West End to take in a theater performance or a comedy show. Watch the Queen’s speech and amuse yourself with the antics of Kate and Will as the nation follows the every move of the Duke and Duchess. If you’re looking for a break, the rest of Europe awaits you just a short train or plane ride away.

Studying in England

You can choose to apply through a third-party study abroad company, such as CAPA International Education, which combines academics with exploration of London. You can also choose to apply directly to one of England’s top universities like Oxford, Cambridge, or the London School of Economics. Check with your study abroad advisor on campus for guidance. (Note that classes in England tend to be more focused on essays and projects than on tests!)  

By the way, bring an umbrella — but know that, like many preconceived ideas about England, you might not rely on it quite as much as you’d assume.

Stephanie Sadler

Stephanie Sadler, a study abroad alumna from New York, has been an expat in London since 2007 with a six-month break in Colombia. She works for CAPA International Education and runs the blog Little London Observationist.