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SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.1
Based on 19 Reviews
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I learned that you must take every chance to expose yourself to new environments, different people, and varying circumstances in order to broaden your understanding of the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was able to take classes that I would not be able to take at my home institution, and I really enjoyed my experience overall. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I have two completely different responses: the city of London is fantastic, full of opportunities. The university presented itself as a 'leading institution' while it has very small course choice, unfriendly environment and overall disappointing courses. View Entire Review
September 08, 2015 A Wonderful Experience!
I learned a lot about myself and my learning preferences. It was definitely worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 31, 2015 Refreshing
I was able to take courses, specific to Africa, that I would never have been able to as well as to go to school in a very cosmopolitan city with people from all over the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 15, 2015 Go!
Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 15, 2014 A Semester At Soas
I really liked experiencing the UK education system. It helped me decide what I'd like to do in the future for my postgrad degree and even career. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS): London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
July 08, 2014 Best Decision Ever!
Study abroad is as much about the in class experiences as it is about what you do outside the classrooms. Study abroad gave me a more confident voice. I learned what I liked and did not like and how to go after the things I wanted. I learned it's okay to change your path in life. I met people from many places and that you meet y... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained increased independence and comfortability while traveling last semester. This experience was absolutely worthwhile, and though I enjoyed my time at SOAS, it was most valuable because of how easily and cheaply I was able to travel between countries. I appreciated how different SOAS was from Wellesley, and that I was able... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 24, 2014 Soas Semester In London
I was forced to be a lot more independent than Wellesley ever made me be and I got to experience one of the best cities in the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Destressed from Wellesley. A semester of absolute freedom in Europe. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to handle large amounts of reading and writing. I got a different perspective on economics than I would from Trinity. I met interesting people with strong opinions. I became much more familiar with the academic literature of economic development than I would probably anywhere else, though I sacrificed the chance to... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
yes it was - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 06, 2017 I Must Go Back!
I feel like I gained different perspectives and gained many experiences studying in a large city with many opportunities. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
November 05, 2016 Oriental Studies
I was able to choose multiple courses that closely relate to my academic path (history of art and Chinese language and culture) at this university that focuses on Oriental studies. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how to live by myself, and I learned a lot about how to maneuver around a big, diverse, beautiful city like London. It was most definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 01, 2015 A Lovely Time In London
Studying abroad was one of the best decisions of my life. I met so many students from around the world and gained so many unique experiences as a result of living in another country. SOAS was a great place to study given my major and my interests. I would definitely go back! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of knowledge about living in London, something I would like to do later in life. I learned about SOAS, a school I am considering for graduate work, and I gained valuable historical and literary knowledge on the country and continent that I am from (South Africa//Africa), something that I was lacking great access t... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that cultural dynamics often vary. What is taboo or sensitive to say in the US may not be the same in the UK. People are generally friendly wherever you go. Schools like SOAS are gems for diversity and cultural exchange. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 11, 2014 Soas Direct Enrolment
It was amazing! The classes were great and the atmosphere at SOAS is wonderful! So many students from all over the world come to study there which makes the learning environment so much more interesting - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 02, 2014 London Is Amazing!
Absolutely explored London a lot! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. My language skills increased dramatically and I met a number of wonderful people/saw all the wonderful things London has to offer. All in all, I was highly pleased with my abroad experience and would certainly elect to do it all over again if I had the chance. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a greater understanding of how different the outlook on life is abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
definitely worthwhile. I learned an enormous amount about Africa in the classroom and was challenged in daily life outside the classroom. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
My experience in London was extremely eye-opening. I learned how to be more self-sufficient academically, and personally. It was a very worthwhile experience - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review

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SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

With more than 5,000 students from around the world (our students represent more than 130 nationalities and 45% of the student population is from outside the UK), SOAS makes for a fascinatingly diverse and lively close-knit community.  As a Study Abroad student, you are able to design your own unique programme of study and be surrounded by students who share your passion for international issues. Whether you decide to focus on a particular region or concentrate on a specific discipline, you are free to choose from a wide range of courses from across 17 different departments. There are more than 400 fully integrated courses to choose from including: Law, Development Studies, Economics, Politics, non-European languages, History, Anthropology and Religion. Take this opportunity to study and live within easy distance of all the main tourist attractions and fashionable area of London like Camden, Soho and Islington. You could also take advantage of cheap and easy travel connections from London to the rest of the UK, to Europe and even to North Africa.  We look forward to meeting you!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Legal Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Area Studies
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Management Science
  • Political Science and Government
  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Southeast Asian Languages, Literature
  • South Asian Languages, Literature
  • East Asian Languages, Literature
  • African Languages, Literature
  • Central Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • African Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.3
Year Founded:
1916
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