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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 4.0
Based on 15 Reviews
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June 09, 2019 Excellente
Yes, it was a worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes yes yes It was worthwhile. I got to learn about London history, I traveled, I understood european lifestyles, met new people. Developed more ideas about myself as well - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved having the chance to take niche classes that might be hard to find at other institutions. I also loved the social environment at SOAS. It was remarkably warm and welcoming. It is strongly community-oriented despite its urban location. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 14, 2018 One Of A Kind!
The most valuable aspect of studying abroad in London was learning to live independently. Budgeting, cooking, and time managing are some of the skills I developed during the semester. I would say I now feel more comfortable living on my own, adjusting to an urban setting, and balancing my time --the experience was definitely wor... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. Learned alot about London as an international city. - Wellesley College 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
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
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
Absolutely explored London a lot! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
April 08, 2019 Good
worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Enjoyed meeting people from all over, taking interesting classes not offered at my home university, visiting new countries and enjoying their culture. Definitely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 15, 2018 Would Recommend!
I got to know how it feels like to live in a cosmopolitan city (London) and how to balance life with work as a result. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 03, 2018 Soas
I learned that other schools do things different from Wellesley so we don't have to take things we don't like about Wellesley at face value because we can try to change them, because other schools are doing it. I.e. a more active college government, more active social life and activist culture - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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
June 15, 2016 Ok
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I learned a lot about myself and my learning preferences. It was definitely worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review 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
Past Review Go!
Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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
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

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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):
  • African Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Central Asian Studies
  • African Languages, Literature
  • East Asian Languages, Literature
  • South Asian Languages, Literature
  • Southeast Asian Languages, Literature
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Management Science
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Area Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Legal Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.3
Year Founded:
1916
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