England

England

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in England for our students.

Nota bene: Students "direct enroll" in universities as visiting or non-degree seeking students; nevertheless, they take courses and exams with host institution students. On-site orientation and field trips included.

Brighton

Academic Program

Teaching in humanities and social sciences takes place primarily in small tutorial groups and seminars supported by a variety of lectures. Science courses are composed of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work

  • Reviewed by: Bruce Coats and Emily Wiley
  • Fields of study: Philosophy, sociology, American studies, mathematics, politics, linguistics, biosciences, economics, psychology, art history, media studies.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 4-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 8250

Living Arrangements

Students live on campus, in university managed dormitories. Scripps provides a meal stipend for students to purchase meals in campus cafeterias and prepare their own meals in shared kitchens in the dorm.

Term Dates

  • Fall: mid-September to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to late June

Notes

  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.

London

Academic Program

Students take regular university classes with other British and international students.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Andrew Aisenberg, Nancy Macko. Staff: Neva Barker
  • Fields of study: Linguistics, politics, biosciences, drama, economics, mathematics
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 8500

Living Arrangements

Students live in a dormitory on the East End campus, just steps away from classes. Housing is in suites, with students sharing a kitchen and 2 baths with 6-8 British and international students. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend from Scripps based on the amount recommended by IFSA-Butler.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid December
  • Spring: Early January to mid June

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students live on campus with easy access to campus events and club activities, connecting with local students to a greater degree than reported by students at other London campuses with off-campus housing.
  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs will have student visitor status. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students with student visitor status will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor the student for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.
  • Budget Planning: Queen Mary charges a supplemental fee for classes with labs or required field trips when enrolling in certain departments (typically the natural/physical sciences as well psychology). All required components of a class are part of tuition with this supplemental charge covered in the fees paid to the program by Scripps College. The student is responsible for the charges of any optional field trips.

London

Academic Program

Students are integrated into classes along side degree-seeking students in a mixture of lectures and small seminars.

  • Fields of study: In addition to economics and political science, departments available to General Course students include: anthropology, economics, environmental studies, philosophy, politics, sociology
  • Eligibility: 10.5 cumulative GPA; 3 or more courses in major completed prior to participation
  • Size of the student body: 9,500 full time students from 140 countries
  • Number of program participants: 450 General Course students per year

Living Arrangements

Students share a double room in student flats located within a 10 to 30 minute walk or a 15 minute tube ride. One housing option has a meal plan, in other housing, students will prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps. Students who choose a single room must pay for the difference between single and double accommodation.

Term Dates

  • Full Term: Mid-September to late June - This program is only possible for the full year, no petition is required.

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students have to complete a petition process through the Registrar's Office for courses from abroad to fulfill the Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) general education requirement. However, the courses - Anthropology of Kinship, Sex & Gender; and Sexuality, Everyday Lives and Social Policy in Developing Countries have already been approved by prior petition to the Faculty Executive Committee for the GWS requirement.
  • Visa Information: Since the program is for more than six months, Immigration requirements are that students apply for a Tier 4 student visa. With this visa, students are also eligible to work, intern or volunteer for up to 20 hours per week.

London

Academic Program

This is a university-based program with students enrolling in regular university classes with local, as well as other international students.

  • Reviewed by: Andrew Aisenberg
  • Fields of study: Comprehensive university with most Scripps academic departments represented, except fine arts.
  • Eligibility: UCL has strict GPA requirements and a 10.0 GPA at time of application is required unless otherwise indicated along with a strong background in the field of study. •English: 10.2 GPA and 2-4 college level literature courses completed, not including writing. Students can take either 2 or 4 classes in this dept., not 1 or 3. •Economics: 10.5 GPA with A grades in micro & macro, plus a statistics course completed. Econ at UCL has a strong statistical basis. •History & Political Studies: 10.2 GPA with strong background of courses. •History of Art: only art history majors are eligible. •Chemistry and Psychology: 10.5 GPA with a strong background of courses.
  • Size of the student body: 15600 undergraduates, 13,400 graduates, approximately 40% are international students.

Living Arrangements

Students live in university-managed halls of residence or rented flats scattered throughout London with a commute of up to 45 minutes by foot, bus and tube. Students generally prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps, based on Butler's recommendation. Some of the halls of residence have a mandatory meal plan.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to mid June; students must stay through final exams - no exceptions.

Notes

  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.
  • Budget Planning: UCL charges a supplemental fee for lab use and required field trips when enrolling in certain departments (typically the natural/physical sciences as well psychology). All required components of a class are part of tuition with this supplemental charge covered in the fees paid to the program by Scripps College. The student is responsible for the charges of any optional field trips. London is continually ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world so it is important to budget carefully and take advantage of tips by previous participants on how to stretch your British pounds!

London

Academic Program

For the first five weeks, students enroll in the required core course for their internship track and one elective course and receive guidance on internship placements. For the remaining nine weeks, students participate in a four day per week internship and take one additional class on the fifth day, choosing from a selection of free electives or covering a subject related to their internship placement.

  • Reviewed by: Staff: Patricia Guenther-Gleason
  • Fields of study: Approved internship tracks include: Arts/Arts Administration, Economics, English/Creative Writing, Film & Television, Politics, Psychology, or Theater Studies (this track is offered in spring only)
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA
  • Size of the student body: All classes are with students from US colleges and universities, as well as other international students. The internship placement immerses students in the community and allows for interaction with British colleagues.

Living Arrangements

Accommodations are apartment-style suites in the centrally located South Kensington neighborhood, an approximately a 15-minute walk from the BU London Academic Center. Internship locations are likely to involve a commute of up to 45 minutes. Students share a bedroom with 1 to 3 other BU students and prepare their own meals in kitchens shared between 6-14 students. Scripps provides a stipend for meals based on the cost of living recommendations of multiple London programs.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to mid December
  • Spring: Mid January to late April

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Not all internship tracks are approved as some coursework is not relevant to a liberal arts education. Assistance is provided in procuring an internship but placement is competitive and determined by the relevant experience of each applicant.
  • Visa Information: Students on this program must obtain a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas.
  • Budget Planning: London is continually ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world so it is important to budget carefully and take advantage of tips by previous participants on how to stretch your British pounds!

London – Art

Academic Program

An intensive, subject-specific learning experience with local degree students, delivered through individual and group tutorials, crits, projects, seminars and lectures.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Susan Rankaitis
  • Fields of study: Fine art, design, theater performance, media
  • Eligibility: A strong background with a portfolio of work in the desired field of study

Living Arrangements

Students live in one of the three halls of residence located throughout the city, usually Will Wyatt Court. Scripps provides a meal stipend for students to prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities.

Term Dates

  • Fall: By petition only - students cannot receive a full semester of credit for the fall term
  • Spring: Two terms required - from early January through mid June
  • Full Term: By petition, students may request to stay for all three terms, late August through mid June

Notes

  • Advising Tips: For information on how to prepare a portfolio, check out this UAL video.
  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.

London – Art

Academic Program

Highly structured teaching and support from professionals active in the field, Central Saint Martins offers a range of electives, Chelsea provides some opportunity to work alongside regular degree students in sessions tailored to your study needs.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Susan Rankaitis
  • Fields of study: Fine art and design
  • Eligibility: A portfolio of previous work is required with the application and a cumulative GPA of 9.0.
  • Size of the student body: Classes are with other international study abroad students

Living Arrangements

Students live in one of the three halls of residence located throughout the city, usually Will Wyatt Court. Scripps provides a meal stipend for student to prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August through early December
  • Spring: January though May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: For information on how to prepare a portfolio, check out this UAL video.
  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.

London – Art

Academic Program

Students who are admitted to Slade will have individual studio space to develop ideas and work independently. Regular meetings with a personal tutor are arranged to discuss the progress of their work.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Susan Rankaitis
  • Fields of study: Students choose from one of three mediums: painting, sculpture or fine art media (including print, film and video, photography and electronic media). Students are not able to cross register in other UCL academic departments
  • Eligibility: A highly competitive, independent studio program with a 10.0 cumulative GPA required. Students will submit a portfolio of 15-20 works in the medium of study for the program application.

Living Arrangements

Students have two options in housing managed by the university: in a student flat where they prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities, or in a residence hall, often with a mandatory meal plan. Scripps provides a stipend for meals. Students are integrated with UCL degree students (mostly first-year and international students) in locations scattered throughout London. Commutes may range up to 45 minutes by foot, bus or tube. Students should submit their housing requests to the program well before the housing deadline. Delaying this step may result in placement in alternative housing with additional fees that will be the responsibility of the student.

Term Dates

  • Fall: September to December
  • Spring: January through mid June
  • Full Term: Petition to COSA for full year by last Monday in October

Notes

  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.
  • Budget Planning: London is continually ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world so it is important to budget carefully and take advantage of tips by previous participants on how to stretch your British pounds!

London – Art History

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, tutorials, directed research, and independent study. On-site orientation and educational excursions included.

  • Fields of study: Art History
  • Eligibility: 10.5 cumulative GPA; art history major; year long only
  • Number of program participants: 15

Living Arrangements

Students live in the program student residence hall with other program students. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Full Term: late September to late June

Notes

  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.

London – Dance

Academic Program

Instruction consists of practical and theoretical coursework. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Dance
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; dance majors
  • Number of program participants: 10

Living Arrangements

Students live in the program-owned apartments shared with other program students. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early September to late December
  • Full Term: early September to late June

Notes

  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.

London – Theater

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, practical work, and workshops. On-site orientation and educational excursions included.

  • Reviewed by: S. Robbins, Pomona
  • Fields of study: Theater (performance-based)
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; theater majors; audition tape
  • Number of program participants: 30

Living Arrangements

Students live in program-owned apartments. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to early December
  • Spring: early January to late April

Notes

  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.

Norwich

Academic Program

Teaching departments are organized into interdisciplinary schools for study in a broader academic context. The student experience at the University of East Anglia is continually rated as one of the best in the UK.

  • Reviewed by: Bruce Coats
  • Fields of study: American studies, philosophy, politics, economics, math, communication and media studies, art history, biosciences, and drama
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 4-5 courses in major completed before participation
  • Size of the student body: Just under 10,000 undergraduates, and 3500 graduate students

Living Arrangements

Students typically live in a single room in one of the residential colleges on the university campus. Meals will be purchased at campus pay-as-you-go restaurants or prepared in shared kitchens in the residential areas of the college, Students receive a meal stipend from Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Late January to mid-June. Students must plan to stay through final exams.

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Enrollment in up to three departments is possible. Students typically take three courses (depending on credit for each to equal 3.75 course credits at Scripps.
  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.
  • Budget Planning: Outside of the cost of food (covered by the Scripps meal stipend), the cost of living is about 10% lower and easier on the budget in Norwich than in London .

Oxford

Academic Program

The University of Oxford is a federation of individual colleges, each with its own tutors, administrators, grounds, residence halls and traditions. Students apply to a college, rather than to the University of Oxford. Scripps students have most commonly attended St. Anne's College or St. Edmund Hall.

  • Fields of study: The Oxford tutorial system is regarded as the greatest asset of an Oxford education. Tutorials are individually arranged based on the subject to be studied and the tutor's expertise. Students participate in primary and secondary weekly tutorials; emphasis is on individual research.
  • Eligibility: 11.2 cumulative GPA (highly competitive); strong academic preparation with at least 3 to 4 courses already completed in the area of study to be pursued.
  • Size of the student body: 11,000 undergraduates

Living Arrangements

Students live in the residence halls associated with each college. Scripps provides a stipend for meals.

Term Dates

  • Full Term: Late September to late June. Scripps requires students to participate for the full year. No petition is required.

Notes

  • Visa Information: Since the program is for more than six months, Immigration requirements are that students apply for a Tier 4 student visa. With this visa, students are also eligible to work, intern or volunteer for up to 20 hours per week.

York

Academic Program

Students in the fall may only receive 3 Scripps course credits due to the shorter term, unless the university allows the stuent to take an overload.. Spring term participants may receive 4-5 Scripps course credits.

  • Reviewed by: Emily Wiley, Keck Science
  • Fields of study: Archaeology, biosciences, economics, history of art, history, linguistics, math, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, sociology.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 8000

Living Arrangements

Housing is in one of seven colleges on the campus in single study bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Some housing comes with a mandatory meal plan. In others, students will prepare their own meals or purchase pay-as-you-go meals in campus dining facilities with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to late June

Notes

  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.