University College London, (UCL) has a prestigious history—it was the first university to be founded after Oxford and Cambridge, the first in the UK to accept women, and the first to accept students regardless of race or religion. UCL is ranked among the top universities in the world, and its outstanding academic departments include English, economics, arts and humanities, engineering, neuroscience, and the social and historical sciences. You’ll study with highly regarded faculty and researchers; UCL’s rigorous coursework means that this study abroad program is best if you’re a junior or senior with a specific academic focus.
At UCL, you’ll apply to a particular department. UCL’s tradition of small group teaching means that there may be some restrictions; but if admitted, you’ll benefit from the support of a departmental tutor experienced working with visiting students.
Qualified students in the fine arts may find a place at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art, which offers courses in fine art, drawing, painting, theater design, or the independent studio program (slide portfolios are required). If accepted into the Slade School, supplemental fees may apply.
You’ll make plenty of friends at the large UCL Students’ Union, where you can join a diverse range of clubs, sports, and societies. The building houses restaurants, pubs, and shops. Students in the performing arts societies perform at the Bloomsbury Theater, UCL’s semi-professional theater. UCL also has several sports facilities open to students. You are also welcome to use Student Central facilities in central London.
Situated in Bloomsbury, you’ll be near to the staff support at the Arcadia London Center as well as cultural attractions like the British Museum and Regents’ Park.
If you plan to take courses in neuroscience, please note that a 3.5 GPA is required to participate.
UCL is part of the Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivaled links with business and the public sector.
If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.
Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.
All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students. You then have a choice:
Take three courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.
Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take two courses at UCT and one at the Cornerstone Institute, an innovative, not-for-profit institution focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all. This is a great option for students who appreciate and benefit from a smaller school’s personal attention and intimate class sizes with lots of interaction with local students.
University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s oldest universities and is ranked in the top 50. Its picturesque sandstone courtyard leads into a campus with its own parkland, lakes and sporting grounds - a great setting for the many clubs and societies. You'll find advanced research laboratories, inspiring academics, and a campus culture that is conducive to academic debate and discovery. Outside of the classroom, hundreds of clubs and societies and modern accommodation options will further enhance the academic and cultural learning that takes place while you are abroad.
Located about five miles outside the center of Brisbane, UQ is a world leader in bio-technology, marine science, and engineering and offers a wide range of courses related to Australia in English, history, political science and sociology faculties. University of Queensland (UQ) offers many of the features you would expect to find at a research university of more than 35,000 in a city of almost 2 million. A large, green and open campus located on the Brisbane River, about five miles outside of the center of Brisbane provides an excellent base for your study abroad experience.
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