SOAS, University of London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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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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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
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
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
You really learn how to fend for yourself. Wellesley is so wonderfully helpful and kind to its students, while SOAS really is not. I had a great time meeting new friends, learning London and traveling Europe. In general, it was a terrific experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to teach myself, as learning was very personal, not interactive, at SOAS. I learned how to take advantage of the city I was in and all it had to offer.I learned how to travel effectively and use the knowledge I gained in my studies elsewhere. I learned how to deal with difficult people to live with. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Soas! Awesome :)
Loved it! Learned the city life, how to cook for myself and cleaning my own bathroom! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Soas Fun!
ABSOLUTELY. My study abroad experience helped me to understand more accurately the western world and perceptions of America and Americans abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was worthwhile, because being on my own taught me how to be more independent and rely on myself. It also broadened my horizons because I traveled to places I had never been to before. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Soas
yes, took classes that you cannot take at wellesley - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes -- it was a program that really stretched my mind in a way that only international perspective can. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely explored London a lot! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review A Great Time!
I learned a lot of self-reliance. Yes, it was worthwhile - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
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
Past Review Soas London
I love being in London for a year! It was AWESOME! There are lots of opportunities, so many attractions and the city itself is so diverse! I absolutely loved it and would study abroad all over again if I could! Also, the Study-Abroad administrator for SOAS - Sophie - was great and always helpful with everything! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained so much personally. It was very worthwhile, but next time I plan on going somewhere else. - Pace University View Entire Review
It was helpful for me to live abroad for a time so that I can have an awareness of cultural and continental differences. I felt it was important to study abroad so that my education would be well-rounded. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
N/A - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, my program was definitely worthwhile. I gained experience in a very different academic milieu, one that I enjoyed greatly. I plan to go back to the UK to pursue further education, because I have benefited from the more open environment that prevails in its institutions. Discussions were, in my opinion, of more value because... - 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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