Every year, large numbers of students hop the big pond to study abroad in jolly ol' England. As one of the most accessible and well-known countries in the world, it is no wonder that England plays host to such a myriad of students, whose reasons, fields of study, and backgrounds range from artists, history buffs, poets, and everyone in between.

Studying in England is a great match for students embarking on their first international experience - with few language barriers and easily navigable streets, students find getting caught up in the British way of life not only comfortable, but also addicting. We've all seen pictures of the quaint, rolling English countryside, but many students aim to learn what else this prominent country has to offer.

England has no shortage of reputable and high quality colleges and universities. From the vibrant and multicultural circuses of London to the historic cobblestoned streets of Bath to the up-all-night university town of Newcastle, England's diversity offers a suitable fit for every type of student.

London

The country's capital and most famous city, London is a clear pick for the thousands of students who choose London each year for study abroad. People from all corners of the planet flock here, creating a dynamic melting pot. Dodge skateboarders, ride on a double-decker bus, and stuff your face with Cadbury as you peruse the city’s landmarks - there's no shortage here, with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London, among countless others!

Newcastle

Nestled in England's northeastern corner and located on the Tyne river, the city of Newcastle is known to have a night life that rivals London. Home to a large population of students and university football fans, Newcastle boasts a great variety of eateries, pubs, sports matches, theaters, night clubs, festivals, and music venues.

Pro tip: be sure to check out the Alnwick Castle (about a 30 minute bus ride away) while you're in Northumberland. A must-see for Harry Potter and/or History aficionados!

Cambridge and Oxford

These words have nearly become synonymous with quality education, and for a taste of England's educational system, these universities will be the most delicious.

Nearly a quarter of the University of Oxford's student population are international students, and the university itself has the unique superlative of being the world's very first university for learners of English. Surrounded by a community of academics who highly value their studies, when you take your nose out of your book, you're faced with a backdrop of beautiful architecture, small shops, and the Thames River.

On the flipside, the University of Cambridge sits an hour east of London, in an area highly concentrated in business ventures. Students, Gothic architecture, the famous view of King's College from across the river, and history all come together to comprise a dynamic and interesting city that houses the second oldest university in the western world.

Housing

As England attracts international students from around the world, a great option for cultural integration may be directly in a university dormitory. Other programs may organize and provide housing specifically for program participants, such as Panrimo, who organizes shared apartments for students in downtown London. IFSA's program in Newcastle gives students the option of living in a dormitory or securing their housing independently. Or, you can live in a castle!

If you have to organize housing on your own, BeRoomers and UniPlaces are two websites who list student housing in England.

Immersion and Cultural Activities

Sometimes, programs will throw in a few weekend or week-long activities to sweeten the deal. These excursions can be educational, fun, or both - and if you have the extra money to spend, finding a program that offers such experiences may be a worthwhile investment.

For example, GlobaLinks has partnered with STA Travel to organize a wealth of short-term trips to neighboring countries. If you prefer to travel local, programs like Panrimo's offer customizable excursions, where you can see famous castles or Shakespeare's old stomping grounds.

It is possible to select a program that does not include activities so you can instead organize them independently. If you are self-reliant and motivated to create your own adventure, this type of study abroad experience will be both challenging and fulfilling!

England's use of the pound as its form of currency can make us dollar-holders a little apprehensive to invest in living there. Avoid budget-making headaches or skipped meals to finance fun by applying for the following scholarships:

Study Abroad Programs in England

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GEO Study Abroad
Gender, Race, and Class in London
London
9 •1 review

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CIEE
CIEE Arts + Sciences in London, England (University College London)
England

Immerse yourself in London’s bustling university life at CIEE’s top...

CIEE
CIEE Arts + Humanities in London, England (Goldsmiths)
England

Motivated, creative thinkers eager to immerse themselves in London...

Reach Cambridge
Spring and Summer Residential Study Programs in England
England
9.85 •13 reviews

Come join us for the experience of a lifetime in the inspiring and...

GEO Study Abroad
Journalism in London, UK
London
7 •1 review

Immerse yourself in the communications and media scene in London...

University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton International Summer School
England
9 •11 reviews

Spend your summer living and studying on our beautiful parkland campus...

IAU
Study Abroad Tour: Visit 11 Cities in 3 Weeks
Multiple Countries
9.5 •2 reviews

Can't choose just one country? IAU offers January Term Traveling...

London South Bank University
Study Abroad in Cosmopolitan Central London at LSBU
England
9.44 •9 reviews

Our central London location really puts you in the heart of the city...

Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad
Middlebury-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program
England
8 •3 reviews

Middlebury - CMRS Oxford Humanities Program offers an academically...

University College London
UCL Summer School: World-class study in the heart of London
England
9.38 •8 reviews

UCL is a world-leading university (ranked 8th globally by QS in 2020)...

London South Bank University
Spend Your Summer Abroad in London with LSBU
England
9.5 •2 reviews

Spend your summer in central London whilst earning credits to...

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
Ultimate Summer in Europe: 10 Cities in 5 Weeks with Forum-Nexus
Multiple Countries
9.71 •62 reviews

Spend a summer in Europe while earning credits toward your degree...

Cambridge International Academy
Pre-University Program at Cambridge International Academy in the UK
England
8.44 •9 reviews

Based in Cambridge, UK, Cambridge International Academy offers...

University of the Arts London
Summer Study Abroad at UAL
England
9.67 •6 reviews

Our 3, 5 and 8 week Summer Study Abroad courses provide an insight...

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