Study Abroad in England

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A Guide to Studying in England

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345 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.

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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

Study abroad in England through StudentUniverse. Experience the bustling streets of London and meet other international students. StudentUniverse allows students worldwide to take advantage of incredible travel deals.

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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 ...

Charge your travel abroad! Study in England!

Study in one of the largest universities in London, England through Global Learning Semesters international academic studies program. Offering varieties of courses to prospective American and Canadian participants, anticipate a fun-filled learning experience. The program offers accommodation, local hand phones, and an exciting set of excursions.

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 provides internship placement in London for university graduates. Participants complete a 12-month business internship with a leading global company while simultaneously pursuing an MBA or Postgraduate Certificate in International Business or an MA in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Furnished housing and monthly training allowance are included.

BPP University

Gain academic credits in Business and Management at BPP University in England. Undergraduate students from all over the world can engage in a two-year long study abroad program in the city of London. Available courses include Business Management, Finance, and Management.

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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Low Cost Academic Programs in England with CSA !

Enroll in an Academic Summer Program in England with Center for Study Abroad. Study at the University of Oxford and choose from a variety of disciplines and courses such as Humanities, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and other interests. With a duration of 2-4 weeks, take the opportunity to enjoy Oxford through its fullest cultural immersions and excursions.

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New York University

Theater is the heart beat of London, home of New York University's England study abroad program. Students live and study just steps away from the West End, home of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of Opera, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, providing them with a inspriring creative environment.

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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Summit Global Education - Summer Multi-Country across Europe

Experience life in London in the summer through a Multi-Country study abroad program offered by Summit Global Education. This is a fantastic 7-8 week program that involves traveling around England and across Europe. During the program, students will have a worthwhile opportunity to go to different European cities like Barcelona, Budapest, Prague, London, Vienna, Berlin, and Paris.

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How to Study Abroad in England

A Guide to Studying in England

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 find while studying abroad in England, it isn't just the stereotypical British culture of tea drinking and cricket playing, but a whole new world with a long history of international influence bundled up in this small but vibrant country that makes England special.

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 study abroad students will find it an easy place to navigate — although they should be prepared for when the natives have a good-natured laugh at new accents.

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 while studying in England, but you will find yourself indulging in England’s most popular knock-off dishes, like the Chinese stir-fry — which recently knocked the Indian chicken tikka masala from the top spot. For a proper English meal during your study abroad program, 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.” 

While studying abroad 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 all the beauty of studying 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 now 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 between classes or on weekends, 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 to see in England while you are studying abroad 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 studying abroad in England.

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 from studying, 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 provider, 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, King's College London, the London School of Economics, or the University of Cambridge. 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 during your study abroad adventure.

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.