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Spend a semester, summer or January term at the University of Roehampton in London. Our beautiful parkland campus gives you the best of both words: the community feel and safety of a traditional university campus, with the culture and nightlife of one of the greatest cities in the world. Our programmes allow you explore London and make friends from around the world all whilst earning academic credit.

The dedicated on-campus Roehampton Abroad team will advise you throughout the application process, help you to prepare for arrival, support you during your time on campus and be your first point of contact until it is time for your adventure in London to end.

We look forward to welcoming you to London soon!

Reviews

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Cheuk Yin Heidi
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The campus is really beautiful with lakes, lawn and animals. The study environment is really comfortable. The staffs and professors are super nice too. Transportation is good . Very convenient to get to the centre london! I hope I can stay here for longer time.

What would you improve about this program?
3 weeks is not enough. Make it longer than 3 weeks will be really good.
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Alicia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had such a wonderful and memorable experience at Roehampton University! I made life long friendships and had an amazing time exploring London! I took the "Introduction to the London Stage" class, and I thoroughly enjoyed the theatre in London. All of the shows we went to see for class were interesting and expanded my knowledge of theatre. We saw 10 different shows as a class in the 3 weeks I was there.
There were many fun places to hang out with people I met, and the campus is just a short ride on the tube away from central London. There are plenty of places to shop there, plus there's cool markets to check out where I bought some really awesome souvenirs.
The Roehampton University campus is beautiful! I would highly recommend this program for your summer study abroad trip! 10/10

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would like to change about this program is to make it longer than 3 weeks. It can go by too fast.
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Pulak
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying at Roehampton University was an absolute pleasure! The campus is beautiful with gorgeous lakes and lush green parks to enjoy time with friends. The staff and advisors were super friendly and very helpful throughout my time studying here. The rooms are decent but do get very warm in the summer. Overall, studying at Roehampton was great fun and I've made friends from around the world that will stay with me for a lifetime!

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YUTIAN
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really enjoy these three weeks at Roehampton University! On the arrival day, my flight arrived in London at 9:00 pm, and I have already passed the coach pick-up time. I told the Roehampton abroad team and asked them some information about how to get to the campus. Because it's my first time to Europe and my classmates all took different flights from mine, I'm alone. Luckily, Nat arranged a uber for me and I am really appreciated for that! He's very nice and patient! During these three weeks, he solved lots of problems for me! Thank you again for all the support on the campus! It's the first time that EdUHK sends students here, and I will recommend Roehampton to my friends in Hong Kong! Suggestions are that the doors in accommodation are too thin, sometimes I cannot sleep well~

What would you improve about this program?
The doors are too thin and sometimes I cannot sleep well
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Evan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was a great program i had a lot of fun and its in a great location to see London. Every day you have the opportunity to travel anywhere in London within an hour from a station that is only a fifteen minute walk from the dorms. The staff really concerned about whether or not you are having a good time. They make all the course work easy to access and free so you don't have any surprise expenses. They have a lot of social excursions in and out of London that are really enjoyable and vary widely from going to see a play in the east end to taking a bus trip to Stonehenge and Baths or providing a walking tour to explore the city and learn about the history of London along the way. The kitchen package that they provide is very useful for cooking the food you can get at the super store not too far from campus! This was a great experience!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I recommend that you pack light so you can bring more souvenirs back

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Emily Van Herweg

Emily is always looking for new experiences and open to trying new things. Traveling has always been a passion, as she is very curious and adventurous regarding the world.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose a multi-country program called the Design-your-Own program through CIS Abroad. The program allowed me to study in London for three weeks. I chose this program because of the easy access websites, how much was included, and the classes that would be offered. I wanted to take classes that would relate to what I am focusing on in my home university and receive credits for what I was interested in. In addition to it relating to and enriching my experience of the location where I was studying.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

My program organized so much for me. I feel like the only thing that I was responsible for was food, transportation, and of course any activities that I wanted to do outside of the program or class. Although I was responsible for those I still received assistance and tons of helpful advice regarding all of those subjects. With food, there were several opportunities for a free lunch or dinner and there were several suggested restaurants and supermarkets. Regarding transportation, my program provided me with an oyster card that had some money on it that lasted for a couple of days. I felt that was a very helpful start to introduce me to London transportation. I also received tips and suggestions and answers to any questions I had on what to do or what to see while in London.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I wish that I would have known that transportation takes up a large portion of your day. At some points, it could take me an hour or so to get from zone three to zone one. Wherever I was going I had to factor in the amount of time it would take to get there and you had to factor in when the buses would stop running or the tube stations, etc. Also just as a side note, I also did not know that military time is commonly used. especially in London. I would tell people who are thinking about going overseas to just do it. Find a program or something that works for you and don't be afraid to pull the trigger. And to forget about all the what ifs. like what if I don't make friends, what if I don't like it. don't let those what ifs stop you from doing something that could possibly be the experience of a lifetime.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

You will have really long class times and there will be breaks during class to go to the bathroom or eat real quick. But expect to be in class for three hours a day for four days a week. For me, I had a class starting at 9:30 and ending at 1:30. There will probably be excursions that will not be in a classroom setting and you will usually meet either in the classroom or in central London. After class, you have the time to do whatever you want. I pretty much went into central London almost every day. There were very few days where I wasn't doing something.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear is probably that I wouldn't make friends and that I would probably get lost and something awful would happen to me. All my fears disappeared almost immediately. I made friends at several events that are held on campus as like a welcome event. And we actually would do a lot of things together to avoid being alone at night in London. But honestly, if you are aware of your surroundings and your possessions you will be fine. And I felt really safe knowing that my campus had 24-hour security.

Any tips for someone considering this program?

Please do not get caught up in a group-think mentality. If you really want to do something, do it. I met several people who could not find someone to join them in say going to a Gorden Ramsey restaurant or go to a market or a play. so they simply did not go - they stayed on campus and did not do anything that day and they really regretted it. So I recommend researching where you are going to be and making a list of things that you really want to see or do.