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ISA Office

The ISA London office is centrally located in London just a block away from the largest shopping street in London, Oxford Street. The office has easy access to public transportation. It is a great place to obtain travel advice, relax or simply visit with other students and staff. Additionally, as an ISA student, you will have full access to all the resources available at your host university including academic advising, tutoring, libraries, internet access and clubs and societies.

During normal office hours, ISA students will gather for regular meetings with the Resident Staff, find out about upcoming excursions, learn about activities and cultural events, and utilize academic and travel resources. The office is also equipped with wireless internet access, a kitchen facility, and a meeting room with television, DVD, and CD player.

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The Universities

University of Westminster
The University of Westminster has 4 main campuses through out London (Harrow Campus, Cavendish Campus, Marylebone Campus, and Regent Campus). Students may have the opportunity to take courses at multiple locations. Students taking classes at the Regent and Cavendish Campuses will find themselves near Oxford Street (the longest shopping street in the world), SoHo, and the extraordinary British Museum. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and the beautiful Regent's Park are located just across the street from the Marylebone Campus. Students enrolled in courses at Harrow Campus will be provided with the opportunity to study on a true campus environment, as opposed to the urban settings where the other campuses are set. Students should be advised that the commute from central London to the Harrow Campus takes approximately 45 minutes by tube (subway).

King's College London
King's College has 4 campuses located throughout central London (Strand Campus, Waterloo Campus, Guy's Campus, and St. Thomas Campus). Students will have the opportunity to take courses at mutiple locations. The Strand and Waterloo campuses are located along the banks of the River Thames and are within walking distance of each other. The majority of students will spend their time between these two campuses and the nearby King's College library. The campuses are close to the London Eye and other infamous London attractions.

Roehampton University
Roehampton University is located in Zone 3 in southwest London, just south of the River Thames. 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 to Wimbledon stadium!

Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary is situated in the heart of East London where students from all over the city come to enjoy the nightlife of neighboring Shoreditch and Hoxton Square. Situated near Mile End, the Queen Mary campus is the largest contained campus in London. 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.

Kingston University
Kingston University is located in in Southwest London near Zone 4 providing students with a more laid back London experience, but with quick access to the hustle and bustle of the capital of England. The university is near the beautiful Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. Students can enjoy the campus atmosphere in a wonderful neighborhood.

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ISA Housing

Housing options vary on the student's individual program. Housing preferences are taken into consideration during allocation, but first choice requests are not guaranteed.

University of Westminster
Westminster students can choose to stay in the ISA apartments located in the very posh neighborhood of Notting Hill or the university residence hall located in East London. This residence hall is located near the Old Street tube stop and famour Brick Lane. Students should expect a 20-30 minute commute to and from campus from either accomodation. Harrow Hall is located on the Harrow Campus for students who take 2 or more modules in Media, Arts, and Design.

King's College London
King's College students can choose to stay in the ISA Apartments or in the university dorms. All housing options are located south of the River Thames in the desirable South Bank area within a 15 mintue walking distance of the Waterloo and Strand campuses.

University of Roehampton
Roehampton University students will stay in campus dorms, located on or around the university campus. Students will only be a short walk from their classrooms. Students are allocated rooms in all different dormitories allowing for them interact with locals on a regular basis. Roehampton students do not have the option of living in the ISA apartments.

Queen Mary
Queen Mary students will stay in on-campus dormitories. The Queen Mary campus is the largest contained campus in London giving students access to everything on a normal U.S. style campus and quick access to the city of London. All dorms are within short walking distance of academic buildings, student unions and other campus resources. Queen Mary students do not have the option of living in the ISA apartments.

Kingston University
Kingston students will live on campus in university dorms. Students will only have a short walk from their accommodation to any of the universities amenities including academic buildings, work out facilities, student union, etc. Students at Kingston University do not have the option of living in the ISA apartments.

A $500 refundable housing deposit will be charged to students living in the ISA London Dorms or Apartments.