As the only institution in the UK that specializes in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, SOAS University of London has a unique academic approach in courses like non-governmental organizations and development to international politics, music, anthropology, economics, art history and the comparative religions. Its Language Centre offers an unparalleled range of non-European languages such as Persian, Thai, Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Cantonese and more, taught from beginner to advanced levels. Its heritage as a school for diplomats is apparent in the energy of its diverse student body, committed to tackling global issues large and small—if this excites you, it may be a great program option.
You’ll have access to the SOAS Library, considered the UK’s national library for Asian and African studies. The collection includes over 1.2 million volumes in more than 400 languages.
You’ll quickly become active on-campus through the bustling Students’ Union, home to a number of clubs and societies with organized events like world music concerts, guest speakers, panel discussions, and even a produce co-op. You’re also welcome to use the Student Central facilities in central London.
On the Russell Square campus, you’ll be located in the intellectual and literary Bloomsbury quarter, a London neighborhood rich in culture—which is also home to the Arcadia London Center! The Vernon Square campus is housed in an Edwardian building near trendy Islington, just a 20-minute walk from the Russell Square campus and near to SOAS university housing.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university, with hundreds of course options and a focus on STEM subjects, including biology, marine studies and engineering, as well as anthropology, ethnology, and Māori and Pacific studies. Field study options available in some areas give you the opportunity to apply the concepts you are learning in the classroom to the real world. Additionally, their AACSB accredited Business School is located in the brand new, purpose-built Owen G. Glenn Building.
More than 2,500 Māori students, 3,500 South Pacific Islanders, 15,500 students of Asian background and 6,000 international students give Auckland the vibrant diversity that makes it such an exciting learning community.
Auckland is an easy jumping off point to travel around to the rest of the country and is an easily accessible city.
Though the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is still easy to walk around and has a great cafe and shopping culture.
With over 200 clubs and societies, there's a club for every taste. From tramping, canoeing, photography, and politics, to cosplay, drinking wine or eating desserts, clubs help balance your studies and grow your network.
The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is a large comprehensive university with famous colonial era buildings and an urban campus located in downtown Sydney.
In addition to being recognized as a world class research institution, the University of Sydney offers a full range of courses that include arts and social sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health sciences, music, science and visual arts.