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
This program made me realize how much I can do in 5 weeks! Super worthwhile. Yijia Y - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that I am significantly more independent than I originally thought. I was also able to see some cultural differences in Education that were really interesting. Laurel D - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Academically, it was a great experience to learn from British faculty and experience a different culture of learning. Also, with such a writing-intensive nature to both my courses, I think that I became a better, faster writer. I made so many amazing friends and felt very connected to the community; I can see myself returning to... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to have autonomy, and to navigate a foreign country with my own wits and judgment. I made sure to exit my comfort zone and undertake things I wouldn't have previously believed I could do, and after which I could think back with pride. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about art and living in the moment it was truly the most beautiful experience of my life. Marcela Hernandez - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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
Absolutely worthwhile, I became a much better writer and made good friends. Nora H - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. Although the UK is similar to the US in many aspects, I felt I was able to experience a different side of the world. An example- I would never take public buses in the US, but in Bath, that was my main mode of transportation. Additionally, I was able to study and immerse myself in the local culture,... Felicity H - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent in a different country. Faith C - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not all learning can be done in a classroom. Your surroundings, the people you see on your daily walks, the landmarks you visit can all teach you so much if you are willing to open your eyes and take it all in. Paige M - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes, this was very worthwhile. This was the first time I had travelled alone to a foreign country, and I learned a lot of lessons about how to travel solo. A student - Wellesley College 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
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):
- Architecture and Related Services
- Ancient/Classical Greek Language, Literature
- Latin Language, Literature
- English Language and Literature
- Creative Writing
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
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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.