Advanced Studies England: Bath - ASE Study Centre
Based in the heart of the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath, 90 minutes west of London, ASE offers highly-motivated US undergraduates the opportunity to undertake a study abroad experience at the highest level. Academically rigorous courses ta... read more
I feel like I gained a very deep love and understanding of British culture. Many of the people on the program, myself included, are already talking about our plans to revisit Bath and England whether it be for graduate school or beyond, because we had a very special connection to the city and the country. The courses were all gr... Julia Vinyard - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was an amazing way to travel and see countries I’d never seen before. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Simply learning the eccentricities of how another country worked by living as a relatively independent citizen in one of its cities, alone, was a worthwhile experience. The sheer amount of cultural and historical experiences embedded in the program from seeing plays at Shakespeare's birthplace to exploring the ruins of a castle ... Jennifer G - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I got to live in one of my favorite countries and really experience British life. I saw the greater part of Southern England and went on trips that were academically-interesting, culturally-enriching, entertaining, and even sometimes athletically-challenging (in a good way). I tried many new things, including traveling alone, ta... A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned more about England and English culture that I had always wanted to know. It was worth every second. My only regret was that I had to leave. Sebrina Stickney Morris - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to independently find my way in a new place and rely on myself. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
As cliched as it is, I learned about myself. Leaving Wellesley pushed me further from my comfort zone than I'd ever been; I gained confidence and pride in my own intellect. It was absolutely worthwhile. Moira J - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My trip was definitely worthwhile; I became much more self-reliant especially organizing my own travel and expenses. I gained what I'm sure will be life-long friendships and memories. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It is almost impossible to explain how valuable my abroad experience was. It put my life in perspective, gave me a chance to grow up, encouraged me to pursue my passions. A student - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I loved my study abroad experience! It made me appreciate going to an idiosyncratic school like Sarah Lawrence even more, and it was also fun to do something different for a semester. Besides that, it was my first time in Europe, and I loved it! I'm seriously considering applying to grad school in England, and maybe even moving ... Sophia J - Sarah Lawrence College View Entire Review
Yes, it was. Tom S - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile. I learned how to cook for myself as well as navigate a new city, and I improved my public speaking skills for my internship. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Independence and a renewed joy for being an English major. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained close friends with whom I have/will stay in contact and incredible memories of the best experiences.England has to offer. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My writing, in particular, improved a lot with the instruction and feedback I got here. Sarah White - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a different perspective on politics and culture in the world by working an internship and taking classes with British tutors. It was absolutely worthwhile. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to not be afraid to try something new which allowed me to be more daring in my life at home and at school. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Waking up in Bath was waking up happy! The pace of life there was so wonderful, it totally changed me. I also gained work experience and incredible travel memories, in addition to close American friends. I wouldn't trade my experience for the world. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that just because the UK speaks English, it doesn't mean that the culture is at all the same! I still got a cultural experience and was able to see all four countries of the UK as well as some of Spain. Saying it was worthwhile is an understatement. I can't wait to go back. A student - University of Rochester View Entire Review
Completely. I feel so comfortable in Europe now. I got to travel a lot, but I also got to enjoy being a Bath resident. I loved it. I think every student should study abroad. Amanda C - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Absolutely. I gained independence and a wider world-view, and the challenging courses kept me focused on academics. Christina P - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
I loved my study abroad experience. I feel more confident and that I have gained a great deal of self-awareness. I am also happy that I made foreign friends that I am still keeping in touch with. I learned so much about a new culture that I never could've learned at home. I also enjoyed being around other very motivated American... Jennifer T - Simmons College View Entire Review
Based in the heart of the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath, 90 minutes west of London, ASE offers highly-motivated US undergraduates the opportunity to undertake a study abroad experience at the highest level. Academically rigorous courses taught by committed professors, many from the University of Oxford, are complemented by a rich, lively programme of field trips and residentials. Students live in historic town houses situated within walking distance of the Roman Baths, the fifteenth-century Abbey and the stunning eighteenth-century architecture of the Circus and the Royal Crescent.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Creative Writing
- English Language and Literature
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Ancient/Classical Greek Language, Literature
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Latin Language, Literature
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Advanced Studies England Scholarships
Don Nunes was the founder of ASE and its Director until his death in November 1997. He passionately believed that ASE should be accessible to as ethnically diverse a group of students as possible. The Don Nunes Memorial Scholarship is available to a student from an under-represented population, according to financial need. It is an award of £1000 for a semester's study.
Ann Nunes was Director of the ASE Programme from 1997-2004. The Ann Nunes Scholarship is an award of £500, and is available each semester to a student on the ASE Education Programme.
The Les Arnold Scholarship is available each semester to a student majoring in English, on the basis of academic achievement. It is an award of £500 for a semester’s study.
The Paul Lapworth Scholarship is available each semester to a student on the basis of academic achievement and a proven interest in Shakespeare. It is an award of £500 for a semester’s study.