• England
    • Brighton
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Accounting Economics Education Film Finance Global Studies History Law Mathematics Psychology
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Apr 08, 2024
Nov 15, 2023
12 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Spend your next study term in England at the University of Brighton! Brighton is not a typical English city, dubbed by some as "London-by-the-Sea." It is small, yet sophisticated, and provides great access to London and the rest of Europe. Students interested in studying at the University of Brighton have the full range of courses to choose from. Studies should not be taken lightly, as the university provides great academic options that require extensive writing and additional work outside of class.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

There are LGBTQIA+ friends, colleagues, and allies throughout the world. However, cultural understanding of gender identity and sexuality does vary from country to country. USAC has compiled a lot of resources to help you through that learning process.

Accessibility Support

USAC is dedicated to working closely with students with disabilities to ensure the best study abroad experience possible. You may request reasonable accommodations after your initial application is complete. We routinely receive requests for scheduling, material, and environmental accommodations for the classroom setting, which may include assistive technology, scribes and readers, printed material, and interpretation.



Environmentally-conscious students choose USAC because many of our programs are held in some of the most sustainable countries in the world. There are options to take coursework in sustainability and the environment, as well as field trips and studies where students can leave a lasting impact on their host country.

Program Highlights

  • Live in an unconventional, cosmopolitan, upbeat seaside city that is centrally located with easy access to London and the rest of Europe
  • Benefit from outstanding international student support
  • Study at a university with one of the best teaching quality ratings in the United Kingdom
  • Enjoy exciting field trips and tours of London, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Paris

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Program Reviews

4.87 Rating
based on 15 reviews
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  • 4 rating 13.33%
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  • Academics 3.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.15
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Decision I've Made

I knew I wanted to expand my worldview and studying abroad is a great way to do this. Not only did I get to continue my education while visiting a new country, I got to assimilate into the environment. I was nervous to leave home but I knew it was a step I needed to take. I had such a wonderful experience. The minute I met my study abroad group in person my worries dissipated. We all bonded so much living in the flat together and going on the scheduled trips. I highly recommend taking advantage of those! USAC is a wonderful organization and the entire process was so much less stressful than if I'd done it alone. The USAC and University of Brighton staff were lovely. I felt so supported while abroad. I think a common misconception is that studying abroad is very expensive. Through USAC, I was able to pay my home university tuition so the only extra costs were some fees and the plane tickets. Though these fees add up, I believe it is a manageable added expense when you consider all that is included (we were supplied kitchen supplies, bedding, and snacks from UofB upon arrival and both the University and USAC have trips that are included in the fee costs). Ultimately this experience changed my life. The people in my study abroad group have become some of my best friends. Deciding to study abroad allowed me to have so many amazing experiences at such a young age. The memories I made will truly last a lifetime.

  • Relatively affordable
  • New friendships
  • Unique experiences
  • Exchange rate wasn't the best
  • Some maintenance issues with accommodation
30 people found this review helpful.
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Study Abroad in Brighton

I loved studying abroad in Brighton! Brighton is a great place to live and study, and the community is very friendly. There is so much to do and see in this beachside town! I met so many wonderful people, and had great experiences that I will never forget! Studying abroad allows you to explore a new culture and community. I was able to travel to many different countries, and went into London a lot as its not too long of a train ride from Brighton. The staff at the University of Brighton was very kind and were always willing to help. Based on my experience, I would definitely recommend studying abroad in Brighton!

  • The staff are very friendly!
  • You get to meet a lot of great people!
  • There were many fun field trips we went on as a class!
  • Had issues with water in flat - but staff was able to help fix it.
  • Due to a grading strike, I still have not received grades.
27 people found this review helpful.
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Perfect Location, Perfect People, and the best time

USAC and University of Brighton did such an incredible job making sure we all felt prepared and ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime. I absolutely loved the amount of trips we had within being there. I was able to learn so much about the culture and about me while studying in Brighton England. Not only that but I was also able to grow and be more accepting of myself. I was also able to beat a ton of things that I was struggling with mentally. Not only did USAC and UoB make us comfortable but they made sure we felt at home the second we landed the plane. I think everyone should go on an experience such as this because one can learn, grow and meet the people that they will continue to call family for the rest of ones life.

  • The culture was perfect
  • The education was fun as well as helpful
  • Such an incredible and beautiful place also easy to travel around
74 people found this review helpful.
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A Cultural Adventure

My semester at the University of Brighton really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I met fellow Americans in the program who were in the same situation as me--far away from home--so I did not feel so alone. I was able to make these amazing new experiences with my new American and British friends. Living on-campus meant sharing a flat with British students which forced interaction. I still speak with my Welsh flatmate six months after my return to the states. Textbooks were included in the tuition cost, and tuition did not vary much from my American university. The three-week spring break allowed me to tour continental Europe more than the program could offer. The diversity in Brighton introduced me to new perspectives, people, food, and cultures. The public transportation permitted me to explore without high taxi or uber expenses. Since returning home, I cannot wait to return to England and Europe to explore.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of the cheaper traveling prices by attending the program field trips and plan your spring break trips far in advance for cheaper tickets.
91 people found this review helpful.
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A Great Time

This has been one of the best experiences of my entire life. I got to learn so much about myself and the world. I got to visit so many amazing places and I made some amazing friends. The staff here are wonderful and go above and beyond to make sure that the people here are taken care of. The trips they plan are a lot of fun and educational. They are a great way to see England. There is also a lot of time to travel on your own and see the world. It is well organized and helpful. I honestly made friends that I plan on having for the rest of my life and people I would gladly travel with again. It has been the best thing I have ever done. I am upset I couldn't stay longer. I would recommend the program to everyone. It was an amazing time that I wouldn't trade for anything.

97 people found this review helpful.
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Semester Abroad at University of Brighton

My semester abroad at the University of Brighton was amazing. The classes I took were very interesting, and because they were only once a week, I was left with time to explore Brighton, London, and countries. Gatwick Airport is only a 30-minute train ride from campus, making it very easy to travel, and London is about an hour train. Brighton as a city is everything I could have wanted, small enough to always feel safe, but big enough to never get bored. The bus (the 25) goes from Falmer Campus straight into the center of town, making it easy to go to the beach, pier, pavilion, lanes, or to one of the countless coffee shops. At the university, the study abroad staff are all extremely kind and willing to help with anything, they also make the field trips (Bath and Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Paris) so fun! Overall, Brighton was an amazing experience!

What would you improve about this program?
I wish we were given more opportunities to interact with other international and local students, both in general and in our housing.
100 people found this review helpful.
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Becca and Mary Were the Best

Becca and Mary were simply incredible. So supportive and all of the field trips they made were great! Especially the Paris field trip. Brighton itself is a very fun and bustling city that comes alive when the weather warms up (i.e. Brighton Fringe Fest) Plenty to do and plenty to see. All in all would highly recommend, if you want to explore. Easy access via train to London, and of course short flights to anywhere in Europe.

What would you improve about this program?
Housing can be improved, but room sizes were very good
89 people found this review helpful.
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Heather Nichole
Yes, I recommend this program

My Home Away From Home!

Brighton, very quickly became my second home. The people are friendly and lively, and you will not regret your time here especially if you take the scary step of your comfort zone and join a society! I've made some of the best friends here and I wouldn't change it for the world. The city is so fun (though a bit far from the Falmer campus if you decide to stay in campus halls!) and there is always something happening. From gigs, to fairs, to ice skating in the winter, and beach parties. If you love a bit of thrift shopping, getting some vinyls, and coffee shops then the number one hipster place in the world, Brighton, is the place for you! It's an accepting place where no matter who you are you'll find people who'll love you for being you. The classes themselves are quite different, and very independent, but you will learn a lot from them. It teaches you to be more responsible for your work. The teachers are really hands on and open with help, and the study abroad advisors on campus, Becca, Mary, and Zoe are so helpful and will definitely make sure you get everything you need out of this experience. I will always recommend this program and this city to everyone I meet, because the memories, the people, and the town will always be with me. I would never trade my time here for anything in the world.

What would you improve about this program?
The halls could be a bit nicer, and it would have been nice to know that I could live in housing in town!
91 people found this review helpful.

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