Universities in London
University of Westminster
The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as Britain's first polytechnic, and has been teaching international students for over 150 years. Today, the University accommodates approximately 24,000 students of whom 75% are undergraduates. More than 4,000 international students attend the University of Westminster from over 160 countries making it one of the 15 most popular universities in the United Kingdom for international students. The University is fully accredited and recognized by the UK Department for Innovation, Universities, and Skills (formerly the Department for Education and Skills).
The University of Westminster has four discipline-specific campuses, three in London's West End and one 30 minutes away at Harrow. Each campus contains architecturally distinctive buildings and has its own library, computers and catering facilities. Students can choose from a variety of courses in Business, Languages, Humanities, Media, Arts, Sciences and Law. Students benefit from a faculty composed of over 700 members of the teaching staff, supported by 1,000 visiting lecturers. The small student to teacher ratio creates an enriching environment for ISA students. The University offers a wide variety of traditional and progressive courses and in May 2000 and most recently in 2005, the University won the Queen's award for Enterprise in International trade.
Besides the excellent academic offerings, the University of Westminster's campuses are a short distance from London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the BBC, the London Eye, Tate Modern and the British Library. Located in the heart of this international and cosmopolitan city, the University of Westminster provides a truly British experience.
ISA semester and academic year programs offer structured internships opportunities.
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King's College London
King's College London, ranked among the top 25 universities in the world and part of the prestigious Russell Group, was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington. King's regal history, prestigious ranking and reputation as being a center of global academic excellence are direct reflections of the world-renown faculty, research and students that have filled its halls over 180 years. Today, the college accommodates approximately 19,700 students, including 4,600 international students from almost every country, ethnic and cultural group.
King's College London offers 200 undergraduate degrees from nine Schools of Study including Biomedical & Health Sciences; the Dental Institute; Humanities; Law; Medicine; the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery; Physical Sciences & Engineering; the Institute of Psychiatry, and Social Science & Public Policy. These academic disciplines are taught across the five King's campuses, 4 of which are located right in the heart of London, along the River Thames. King's Denmark Hill Campus is located in South London, 30 minutes from central London.
Students have full access to all the facilities, services and courses offered at King's College London allowing complete integration with local degree-seeking students. This unique connectivity provides students with an immediate network of academic, social and cultural organizations and opportunities as they experience this capital city.
In addition to being named among the top 25 world Universities (by Times Higher Education and U.S.News), King's College London was short listed for 'University of the Year' in the 2008 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. THE awards recognize the achievements and innovative work of UK higher education institutions. King's College London was named the 2010/11 "University of the Year" by The Sunday Times.
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University of Roehampton
Being one of the first higher education entities to admit women, Roehampton has a strong academic history dating from the 1840s. The combination of four unique colleges created Roehampton University in 2004. Boasting a student community of over 110 nationalities, Roehampton University has a commitment to ensuring that students receive a truly globalized education during their time in London.
ISA students will enroll in courses at Roehampton University. Students have full access to all the facilities, services and courses offered at Roehampton University allowing complete integration with local degree-seeking students. This unique connectivity provides students with an immediate network of academic, social and cultural organizations and opportunities as they experience this capital city.
Roehampton University is situated in south-west London, just south of the River Thames, in Zone 3. The areas nearest Roehampton University are Putney, Richmond, and Hammersmith. Students will also be able to take advantage of the surrounding green space as Richmond Park, the largest of London's parks, and Wimbledon Common are within close proximity to the university campus. Not to mention the university and closeness of the infamous Wimbledon stadium!
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Florida State University-London Study Centre
Since 1971, the FSU London Program has offered students from across the nation a fine liberal arts curriculum. Located in historic Bloomsbury, a stone's throw from the West End Theatre District and housed in a row of seventeenth-century townhouses, the London Study Centre combines modern convenience with an historic setting. The Theatre Studies Program is designed to help student take advantage of the exceptional resources of London Theatre.
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ELAP students participating in an ELAP stand-alone volunteer program will not attend a foreign university, but will focus on their volunteer/internship program.
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Custom Programs in London
Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
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University College London
The location of University College London (UCL) in central London location presents you with an unparalleled multiplicity of social, cultural, and artistic benefits. As one of the world's top five universities, UCL offers strength and depth across the academic spectrum. UCL's focus on interdisciplinary study promotes collaborative learning programs and allows the perspectives and approaches of any one subject to inform and enrich the teaching of another. The range of subjects offered, combined with consistently high rankings, makes UCL a true academic powerhouse.
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Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths main campus lies in New Cross, a riverside borough in Southeast London, just 15 minutes by train from Central London. Around New Cross itself you'll find an eclectic mix of coffee shops, pubs and places to eat. The area is a hub of creative talent and has a thriving music scene. Goldsmiths combines excellence in teaching and research with a distinctly innovative and creative approach to a wide range of subjects: psychologists work with computer scientists, artists with cultural theorists, musicians with anthropologists.
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Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary is in the heart of London's East End where students from all over the city come to enjoy the trendy pubs, bars, and clubs of neighboring Shoreditch and Hoxton Square. Nearby Brick Lane, famous for its curry houses, is home to unique second-hand clothing shops and popular clubs. The site of the 2012 London Olympic Village is just a few miles away and the college is a short walk to two Underground (Tube) stations, providing easy access to the social, cultural, historic and academic attractions of London. Queen Mary, University of London has an international reputation for quality, achievement and research success across its Faculties of Art, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Law and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry. The fully enclosed campus is based at Mile End, about two miles from St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. The main campus building dates from 1887, but the sixteen-acre site consists mainly of modern, purpose-built buildings which house the five faculties and administrative offices, and include the Great Hall, a new library, bank, bookshop, health center, student residences and the Student Union.
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