BCA London, England

BCA London, England

WHY BCA LONDON
• Break through the London tourist clichés by studying abroad in the more residential  area of southwest London. BCA organizes activities, including a walking tour with Unseen Tours, an organization that works with homeless, ex-homeless and vulnerably housed Londoners, to help you learn about different areas and perspectives of London.
• Challenge yourself to grow outside of the classroom and earn the University of Roehampton’s Provost’s Global Award through a commitment to progress in five areas: academia, community, employability, intercultural awareness and social skills. 
• Connect to the Growhampton Project, a sustainability program organized by the Roehampton Students' Union and dedicated to embedding sustainability in the everyday lives of students and staff on campus and beyond.  You can help to care for the chickens or work in one of several growing spaces on campus. All the produce grown is used in the Hive Cafe on the university’s campus.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
London offers nearly endless cultural activities for students committed to finding them. Your BCA London Resident Director will help you to find these opportunities and make sure that after your first few days you feel comfortable seeking out new experiences on your own. In addition, your RD will take you outside of London so you can see other parts of England. BCA excursions vary by semester, but in the past included daytrips throughout London as well as excursions to Windsor Castle and Eton and weekend trips to Oxford and Stonehenge.

ACADEMICS
There are approximately 10,000 students at the University of Roehampton, and international students from over 140 countries make up 10 percent of the student body creating a diverse and exciting learning environment. The university is especially strong in media and creative studies, education, business and psychology, but also offers courses in a variety of other subjects, making it an ideal location for you to fulfil major or general education requirements. In addition, you can take special London Studies courses which are specifically designed for study abroad students and include field trips in the city.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Your introduction to campus will include welcome events, campus tours and opportunities to sign up for the many student societies and clubs available on campus. Since you will live on campus, you will also get to know other students through your housing, hanging out at the different cafes and pubs on campus, and participating in the many university sponsored events each semester. There are four distinct colleges (living and learning communities) for students at the university, and you can show your college pride and help your college earn distinction through volunteer, sport, environment and community projects. 


Subjects

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology (General)
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice / Corrections
  • Media And Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • Film
  • Food Science And Nutrition
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Kinesiology/Exercise Science
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports Science
  • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Arabic
  • French
  • German Language Literature And Studies
  • Spanish
  • Business
  • Business Management
  • Chinese Language
  • Dance
  • French Language Literature And Studies
  • European Studies

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 WHY BCA ST. AUGUSTINE
• Live and study in a place known for its religious tolerance and multiculturalism in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago – often called the “Rainbow Country” in part due to the ethnic mix of Amerindians, Africans, Asians, Europeans and Middle Eastern Trinbagonians.
• Connect with local organizations or non-governmental organizations focused on disability services, the environment or gender and women’s rights by volunteering during your time in Trinidad.
• Gain a fresh perspective and experience a different teaching style at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine, which offers more than 300 accredited programs across 24 schools, centers and institutes. The university’s faculty and students come from more than 40 countries creating a diverse and exciting learning environment.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
As a native of Trinidad, your BCA St. Augustine Resident Director is the perfect cultural guide for your semester abroad. Through activities in St. Augustine and around Trinidad, your RD will help you have a Trinidadian experience and connect to the cultural and ecological diversity of the country in locations like the Caroni Swamp, a large mangrove wetland, or beaches that are the nesting grounds for the endangered leatherback sea turtle. The BCA signature excursion varies by semester, but may include a multi-day excursion to the autonomous island of Tobago known for its wide, sandy beaches and biodiverse tropical rainforest.

ACADEMICS
The University of the West Indies (UWI) offers world-class accredited academic programs. The campus provides modern teaching and learning centers with committed lecturers who are highly accessible to you. You will experience a diverse learning environment with faculty and students from more than 40 countries. The university offers programming in business, humanities, engineering, gender studies, natural sciences and social sciences. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses such as The History of Carnival in Trinidad and other courses in the Department of Festival Studies to explore Trinidadian culture and carnival year-round!

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Trinidad and Tobago is the most southern Caribbean nation positioned off the northern edge of South America. The city of St. Augustine in Trinidad is the birthplace of soca and calypso music as well as the steel pan. It’s also home to the largest Caribbean carnival which showcases the country’s creativity and talent as participants wear extravagant handmade costumes and dance in the streets for hours. As a BCA student, you can learn about the significance of carnival through courses and activities at the university. You can also join in on campus activities and clubs, or volunteer in the local community to further connect with local people.

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WHY BCA CHELTENHAM
·  Pursue a true immersion experience by studying abroad in an English city not frequently visited by tourists or study abroad students! Cheltenham is known for Regency architecture, beautiful parks, fine shopping, live entertainment, a world-famous horse racing course, international festivals and proximity to the beautiful Cotswolds region.
·  Befriend British students as you live and study together and experience English daily life through the lens of your peers. Join one of more than 80 different sports clubs and student societies at the university from football and snowboarding to music, acting and film.
·  Become a part of the local community by participating in one of the many festivals that Cheltenham hosts each year or joining RAG (Raise and Giving) the official fundraising body of the University of Gloucestershire’s Students' Union that supports and connects you to local charities and initiatives.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
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ACADEMICS
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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Cheltenham is a cultural hub! The city hosts more than 40 festivals throughout the year, such as the fall literature and spring jazz festivals, attracting top international writers, musicians and professionals. Some BCA students have even presented original work as part of festival events! The city is also known for and very proud of its gardens, green spaces and sustainability efforts. You can connect to that passion for gardening and meet new people by helping to maintain the Edible Garden on campus alongside tutors, staff and fellow students.

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