Arcadia: London - University College London
As the first English university to be founded after Cambridge and Oxford, UCL has a prestigious history and is ranked among the top universities world-wide.At UCL, you will take courses from one or two departments and be supported by your own depa... read more
I believe I improved networking skills, management skills, and gained various academic knowledge during my time abroad. Being in a new environment motivated me a lot and let me experience new things. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I loved traveling in Europe. That, to me, was the best part of my experience. The program of the university I attended was not a good experience. I don't recommend it. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I got to know the culture of London, and I really feel the difference of the education between US and UK. It is a wonderful experience. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a ton about other cultures. I traveled quite a bit and expanded by knowledge and appreciation of Europe. Taylor L - Northwestern University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about my place and my country's place in the world. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
English culture/lifestyle. It was worthwhile because it broadened my views and gave me the chance to experience something different. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
meh A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I mostly learned how to be independent and truly sort problems out on my own, simple stuff like opening bank accounts, phone plans, budgeting for transport and groceries. University in Europe is rigorously dependent on your own dedication and it took me a moment or two to really understand that I could technically do whatever I ... A student - Fordham University View Entire Review
It was a great experience, but maybe I would choose to go in the Spring time if I had the opportunity to pick again! A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
being independent and meeting people from all over the world A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Ultimately, it was an amazing experience to be in London. I was able to take my academics seriously while still exploring one of the most dynamic and historical cities in the Western world. Moreover, London is truly an international nexus, and I enjoyed my other travels around the UK and Europe immensely. Matthew C - Grinnell College View Entire Review
yes academically and culturally Shuhei Y - Wartburg College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. Came out a changed person for the better. If you're considering going abroad- GO. Emma Shumway - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes. It was worthwhile. I made loads of friends, travelled and learnt a lot about myself as a person.. Vasavi N - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Not only did I get a chance to explore London and the United Kingdom while studying abroad, but the whole continent of Europe was at my disposal. Most people enrolled in college have excelled at scoring highly on tests and papers. But many haven't had to deal with losing their phone in Switzerland or traversing through hills of ... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A new global understanding and friends who live all over the world A student - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
Yes Dan G - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learn more about myself and what I want to do in the future. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that a college full of english-speaking students in the center of a European city is not that different from the same in a US city. I wasn't expecting an eye-opening cultural experience, and I didn't get one, but what I did get was still really nice: an academically challenging semester in a great city with everything ... dstern117 - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned how British university functions and I studied in a totally different educational system. The British university has different perspective than my university in the States, so I got to study the same object from two different perspectives. I also learned different cultures from the fellow students at... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I really got to experience a whole new world. I just wish that I had picked an exchange program..not an affiliated one. tanzina.islam.90 - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I believe I understand how the United States fits into the rest of the world much more than I did before. I think I changed much more as an individual than I expected. I had to learn to live completely on my own for the first time, and I had to do things on my own a lot more than I did at home. My future plans have not changed m... Nicole F - Providence College View Entire Review
YES. Study abroad is the single best thing I've done in college, and London was the most amazing semester of my life. It changed me in more ways than I can count. Hailey B - Sarah Lawrence College View Entire Review
It was amazing to be able to travel and experience the cultural history of Europe. In America, 100 years is a long time; In Europe, 100 miles is a long distance. It's a very different change of pace. Thomas A - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
As the first English university to be founded after Cambridge and Oxford, UCL has a prestigious history and is ranked among the top universities world-wide.
At UCL, you will take courses from one or two departments and be supported by your own departmental tutor.
The university has an excellent reputation in the fields of English, economics, arts, humanities, engineering, neuroscience, and social and historical studies. Their Slade School of Fine Art is prestigious and offers an independent Studio Program.
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:
- Harry Potter Studio Tour
- Tower of London
- London Street Art Tour
- Rugby match
- Hampton Court Day Excursion
- Keats house
- and more...
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide
Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Biomedical Engineering
- Geological Engineering
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Middle/Near Eastern Languages, Literature
- Legal Studies
- English Language and Literature
- Creative Writing
- Mathematics, Statistics
- Biological and Physical Sciences
- Cultural Studies
- Political Science and Government
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.