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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.80|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Internships Available:||Yes||Exchange Program:||No|
Program OverviewLancaster University has won international recognition for the quality of its teaching and research. With a view of the sea, the campus is surrounded by the beautiful English countryside, yet is only three miles away from the bustling city of Lancaster, England. The University is a self-contained university, which means that the campus includes academic, residence, sports, social, and recreational facilities in one location. The campus is also a convenient distance to grocery stores, hairdressers, bakeries, bookstores, and other shops. The school is ranked 2nd in management schools in the United Kingdom, and 8th in research. It is also considered one of the world’s best Social Sciences University.
The student population at Lancaster is about 11,000, with over 1,500 international students from over 100 countries. Lancaster is one of the safest campuses in the UK and has one of the lowest costs of living. Students have been studying abroad at Lancaster University since 1968. With a full range of student services, the University now welcomes approximately 300 study abroad students a year.
LocationLancaster is a city in northwest England. Lying along the course of the River Lune, it has a total resident population of 45,952. Lancaster Castle, built in the 13th century, stands on the site of a Roman garrison and is well-known as the site of the infamous Pendle Witch Trials in 1612. Many buildings in the city center date from the 1800s. The port was one of the busiest in the UK at that time. The city has a substantial shopping district, with two shopping centers and several pedestrian thoroughfares. A market takes place twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Throughout
the year, various festivals are held in and around the city, such as the Lancaster Jazz Festival and The Maritime Festival.
AcademicsLancaster University offers a few different course schedule options. The Full Year option runs from October to June and is three terms, each lasting 10 weeks for a total of 32 credits. The partial year options include Lancaster’s Michaelmas term, running from October to December with a typical course-load of 12 credits; and, Lancaster’s Spring Semester which is two 10 week terms running back to back from January to June, for a total of 16-20 credits. For a full list of course offerings visit Lancaster University's website.
Living ArrangementsLancaster University guarantees student housing for study abroad students. Lancaster’s student housing is broken into eight different residences that are called “colleges”. Each residence has its own unique social atmosphere and recreational life. The residences all have reading rooms, snack bars, game rooms, organized dinners, dances, and seasonal social events. The majority of on-campus rooms are private and have their own shower, sink and toilet. Telephone and internet access are available in all student rooms. All rooms have shared kitchen facilities and there are several laundry facilities available on campus. There is no comprehensive meal plan, but the campus has a number of options including, coffee and snack bars, a fish and chip shop, Chinese and Indian restaurants, pizzeria, and a bakery.
Passport/Visa/TravelPassport: Students will need to have a passport study in England. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity; your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students studying in England less than six months and not partaking in an internship or work do not need to apply for a student visa. Students studying in England for longer than six months or less than six months, but partaking in work or an internship will be required to apply for a student visa. The current visa fee is £200. The Office of International Education will be able to assist you with this process.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from England. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Europe before or after the program.