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Host Universities for London, England

January and Summer Program

University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton in London, England.University of Roehampton library in London, England.

The University of Roehampton is a public institution with approximately 12,000 students, located in the heart of southwest London. Ranked #1 modern university in London, the institution traces its roots to four teacher training colleges established in the 1800s, a distinguished history that impacts the way buildings and accommodations are structured on campus to this day. In fact, the University is still comprised of four colleges – Digby Stuart College, Froebel College, Southlands College, and Whitelands College – a legacy of its historic roots. Today, each college has its own academic focus and accommodations, but all four exist under the same central University management and share common campus facilities, amenities, and support services.

Although the University of Roehampton found its beginnings in teacher training, it has since expanded to include six undergraduate schools/faculties – Arts, Business and Law, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life and Health Sciences, and Psychology. Two of these schools/faculties currently participate in the University’s January program, and four currently participate in the summer program.

The University of Roehampton is a modern, lively academic community, with a growing international reputation for high quality teaching and research. Its campus is located just 30 minutes from Central London, near Wimbledon and Hammersmith in the southwest part of the city. This prime location provides the best of both worlds – a friendly, quiet environment on a full-service residential campus, while still within easy reach of everything London has to offer. The beautiful 54-acre parkland campus offers modern facilities, including on-campus student accommodation and one of the best libraries in all of London.

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Semester and Yearlong Program

London Metropolitan University

London Met University library in London, England.London Met University Graduate Centre in London, England.London Metropolitan University (London Met) is a diverse, urban institution with around 12,500 students, located near the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Its mission is to transform lives through excellent education and build rewarding careers for its students, staff, and partners. London Met’s academic programs have received top marks from the U.K.'s Quality Assurance Agency, and according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), nearly two-thirds of the University's research output was judged to be world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognized.

London Met combines a friendly atmosphere and welcoming attitude with the capacity and resources to deliver a quality learning experience. Students have access to excellent facilities, from the recently refurbished Learning Centre on Holloway Road to the Superlab – a cutting edge science facility with more than 280 workstations.

Teaching takes place on two campuses in central London and students may study at either or both campuses, depending on the classes they take. The North campus in Islington concentrates on humanities, social sciences, computing, mathematics, and natural sciences. There are plenty of shops, cafés, and restaurants nearby, along with cinemas, theatres, and comedy venues in the surrounding area. The relatively new Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal Football Club, is just a three-minute walk from the University's main campus.

The City campus is located in the Aldgate area and is the primary location for art, architecture, and design classes. It has a prime location in trendy east London, bordered on one side by the city’s international finance district, and on the other side, by the heart of London’s creative community. Nearby, you will find colorful bargain markets such as Petticoat Lane, great art at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Brick Lane, where you can experience the district's rich culture and great nightlife, regularly featured in London's top events guides.