USAC students are encouraged to participate in the hundreds of clubs and societies affiliated with the student union. There are clubs for virtually everything from academic and civic clubs to the Chocolate and Skydiving Societies. The Sports Center and the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences organize a wide range of sporting activities. A sports pass is available for a nominal fee that allows free access to the swimming pool, gymnasium/weight room, and other sports facilities. Intervarsity competitions in sports such as volleyball, field hockey, and soccer, and American football are also open to USAC students, as well as a wide range of intramural sports such as tennis, soccer, and ultimate Frisbee.
Most, if not all, study abroad students join at least one society or club and many become involved in community projects or volunteering while they are here. Others interact in less formal ways through taking part in open mic nights at local pubs or making the most of their time through exploring the area.
You are also encouraged to participate in the opportunities listed below.
Cultural Immersion Opportunities
- See the amazing views at the Bristol Balloon Festival
- Attend Bristol’s Harbors Festival
- Comb through the streets during UpFest—Europe’s Largest Urban Paint Festival