Cheltenham is a cultural hub! The city hosts more than 40 festivals throughout each year, attracting top international professionals. During the fall literature festival, Cheltenham welcomes more than 600 of the world’s best writers, actors, politicians and poets. In the spring, the city premiers international jazz legends and rising artists. Cheltenham is also home to the famous horse race, “The Cheltenham Gold Cup.” During one week in March, this event attracts more than 200,000 people from around the world – turning the whole city into one big celebration.
Experience Cheltenham and England as a local with the help of your Resident Director, who was born and raised there. Journey with your RD to different local treasures, historic sites and famous landmarks, designed to enhance and deepen your understanding and appreciation of your new home. Excursions outside of the city vary by semester but in the past have included Bath, Stonehenge or London.
- Cheltenham is a lively, off-the-beaten-path, city known for its Regency architecture, beautiful parks, fine shopping, live entertainment, world famous horse racing course and international festivals.
- Befriend British students as you live and study together and experience English daily life through the lens of your peers.
- Get in on the action and join one of more than 80 different sports clubs and student societies, from football and snowboarding to music, acting and film.
- Become part of the local community by participating in one of the many festivals that Cheltenham hosts each year or by volunteering with a local organization in the city.