Study Abroad at the University of Brighton, England

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About

We offer semester and yearlong program, with the opportunity to take classes from a variety of subjects.

Our team, Mary, Zoe and Becca, are on hand to help make your study abroad experience be the best of your lifetime. As well as onsite orientation and class enrollment, we arrange and attend field trips with you to London, Oxford & Stratford, Bath & Stonehenge and Paris, as well as a couple of local trips.

Brighton is a great hub to travel, with Gatwick Airport only 30 minutes by train and London just 50 minutes by train.

Nicknamed London-by-the-sea, when you're not studying or travelling around Europe, there is so much to do in Brighton itself. Famous for it's cosmopolitan Laines, with independent shops and cafes spilling out onto the streets; music, art and food festivals; nightlife and more.

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For USAC the tuition per semester was $7,680 and the cost of the on campus (Great Wilkins Halls) was about $3,115 for fall and for spring about $4,531.

Reviews

9.72 Rating
based on 58 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 93.1%
  • 7-8 rating 6.9%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
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  • Academics 7.9
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 8.9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.8
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Emily
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad

Studying abroad in Brighton was one of the best decisions I've made. Both the included and optional day and weekend trips are really well planned out, cost effective, and super enjoyable. They were my favorite part of my experience and having so many of them is really unique to this program.

Brighton itself is a really unique and eclectic city that's really focused on its student population from the two nearby universities. There's bus services all throughout town, and a direct train to Gatwick airport that only takes about 45 minutes. There's plenty to do both inside and outside the city!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of every spare moment! There's lots to do in Brighton, in London, and throughout the rest of the country.
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Rosemary
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad at the University of Brighton, England

As someone who had never left my home country before studying abroad, I can understand why someone might have doubts about attending somewhere foreign and how it might be scary. Fortunately, at the University of Brighton, that isn’t the case. The staff makes sure you feel at home and you understand everything you need to know before you even realize that you haven’t thought about it yourself! I personally am not an extroverted person, but I was able to gain lifelong friends and I am currently maintaining those relationships while I am back home. I would NOT exchange this experience for anything. Go to University of Brighton and live out the dream you deserve! Happy travels to all! 💛

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t waste time, it goes by so much quicker than you think!
Response from University of Brighton

I am glad you found studying abroad at the University of Brighton such a positive experience Rose and the staff made you feel at home. It is our aim to help you have the best possible experience whilst here. We look forward to seeing you back in Brighton one day.

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Diana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spring 2019

I highly recommend everyone to study abroad at the University of Brighton you will not regret it! The support at the university is incredible from professors to Mary and everyone at the Study abroad office, to the caring accommodation staff. I honestly did not have a single bad experience in Brighton! Brighton is such a lovely place and there is always something fun going on or somewhere to explore. There's the Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion, the Lanes, the festivals in May, also so many shops to visit and eat at. I think a semester was not enough time for me (do an academic year!). During my semester, I had the opportunity to travel to other countries so that is something to keep in mind when planning (I visited 8 in total). I will cherish my time and memories in Brighton forever and Brighton will always have a special place in my heart.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would highly recommend everyone to sign up for the field trips. They are so worth it! It's all planned out so all you do is hop on the bus and enjoy the trip. Each trip is an incredible experience and it's a good time to bond with everyone in the group. Some of my highlights from my semester at the University of Brighton have been from the trips and the memories that were made with them. Aside from that watch out for the seagulls!
Response from University of Brighton

Hi Diana, we are so pleased to hear your positive comments about your time at the University of Brighton, and to hear that Brighton will always be a special place to you. We aim to make the experience as good for every study abroad student we work with.
You will definitely have to come back and see us one day.

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Anya
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable experience!

Doing this exchange has been far greater than I had ever imagined. Brighton is an incredible place to live and study. The city is exciting and unique and has always got something going on. Coming to a new University and immersing myself in a different learning system was a bit daunting at first. However, studying here has opened up so many opportunities for me as a Graphic Designer. It was also a great opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people. I have met some incredible and talented people during my time here and have had so many amazing experiences. The study abroad team at Brighton are so lovely and supportive. I’m so glad that I chose to study in Brighton for a whole year as I absolutely love it here. I definitely recommend this program!

What would you improve about this program?
Absolutely nothing! Everything was fantastic and I highly recommend this program.
Response from University of Brighton

Hi Anya, thank you for your positive words about your time here at the University of Brighton, and your personal recommendation. We were really glad to support you whilst you were here and wish you the very best for the future.

Ashley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Brighton's Superb Support

At the University of Brighton, there is not a divide between faculty and students. Students refer to faculty by first name and faculty know the names of their students. Faculty are always willing to provide support in a timely manner and in any way they can. The small class sizes and discussion-based seminars make the relationship with professors more personal and friendly, rather than strictly professional. Professors are willing to provide feedback on essays and discuss any issues before, after, and outside of class. However, the support from professors is outweighed by the outstanding study abroad office. I can honestly say that I owe my amazing experiences at Brighton to Mary, Becca, Elissa, Zoe and the study abroad team. Their endless kindness and support is heart-warming. Studying abroad is stressful, especially if you are like me and are a first-time traveller; the study abroad team was always prepared to answer all of my questions and provide me with all of the details. The student support is one-of-a-kind; I have not ever experienced a support system like it, not even at my home university. Everyone wants you to succeed at the University of Brighton.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
With Brighton being on the coast, there is always something to do. The pier is only a short bus ride from campus. You can find just about everything there from hundreds of fish and chips shops to a mall you can get lost in to the movie theatre to pubs. The city even has historical significance as the location of Henry IV’s vacation home, the Royal Pavilion. Since we are on the coast, we have high-speed winds and hangry seagulls, but even those qualities make memories whether it be losing your hat to the wind or your sandwich to the clutches of a seagull. Future travelers should go out and experience every aspect of the wonderful city that is Brighton.
Response from University of Brighton

'Everyone wants you to succeed at the University of Brighton' - how true!
You also get out what you put it, so you must take credit for making this such a valuable and enriching experience Ashley.
We look forward to seeing you back here one day!

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Sierra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad in Brighton, England

Brighton, England became home for me. I have found myself personally and academically. Studying here has changed my life, providing memories I never thought I would experience and challenges that helped me grow and learn. I have met so many angelic people and I am so excited to bring them on my side of the world one day. My professor here has made a huge impact on my life and he is by far my favorite professor I’ve ever had. I traveled to 10 different countries while studying here, and I found myself so eager to get back to Brighton the entire time. This is definitely a place that I am going to settle down permanently. I couldn’t of asked to study anywhere else. I love it so much, I have planned to extend my studies here in Brighton. Can’t wait to come back again.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing, everything was fantastic. It was the best university I’ve studied at.
Response from University of Brighton

Thank you for your review Sierra. We know how much you loved your time in Brighton, and very much look forward to seeing you back here!

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Claire
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience ever!

Studying abroad at the University of Brighton was the best decision i've ever made! The city of Brighton is so unique and fun and there's always something do!! There is such a big student population in Brighton since there are two universities, so there's always young people around and the social scene here is huge which adds to the fun! The city also feels so safe, since people are out generally all day, so I've never felt unsafe in Brighton! The dorms were really nice, and the Falmer campus is beautiful and only about a 30 min bus ride from the city center! The study abroad team at Brighton are the best, they're so supportive and fun and really helped us ease into this change! Also, the field trips are awesome! Definitely worth going on as many as you can, because seeing Paris and Stonehenge were some of the highlights of this trip!

What would you improve about this program?
Information about the prices of the bus pass, it is a little bit expensive, and we didn't know how much it would cost until we came here.
Response from University of Brighton

Thankyou for your review and for the feedback about receiving information on the bus pass earlier. We have taken this on board.
We agree, Brighton is great!
See you back here one day.

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Shannon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Brighton

Studying abroad in Brighton was one of the best decisions I made. Brighton is a lovely city which is busy and fun without the intensity and stress of a major city. There is plenty to do in Brighton in terms of nightlife, cute independent shops, cafes, and visiting sites like the pier and bathing boxes. The study abroad team at Brighton are some of the loveliest and most helpful people I've ever met and made the experience that much easier. The field trips are one of the highlights of the program as is the opportunity to meet amazing people from around the world. I definitely recommend this program if you are considering it!

Response from University of Brighton

Shannon, it's great to hear that studying at the University of Brighton was the one of the best decisions you have made. Perhaps we'll see you back here one day!