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London, England

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Kings College London, London School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London and University College London : EARLY DEADLINE PROGRAM, CHOOSE BY DECEMBER 15, 2013

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The City

London is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world, with a strong international character and a diverse population of more than seven million people. A thriving cultural, financial, and political center, London is a vast city encompassing a variety of historic, commercial and residential areas, many of which remain distinct neighborhoods with a strong community feel. Traditional black cabs, the Tower of London, colorful street markets, the River Thames, chic Covent Garden, Tate Modern, Canary Wharf and the Docklands, and the expansive Hyde Park exemplify some of the contrasts that make London one of Europe’s most exciting and vibrant destinations.

The Universities

King’s College
(Early Deadline Program: Choose by December 15, 2013)

Founded in 1829, the main buildings of King’s are located on the River Thames amidst a concentration of art centers, museums, historical monuments, and public buildings. King’s has an outstanding international reputation in the humanities and sciences and is one of the world’s major centers for medical and dental education. Special opportunities include a pre-medical program and an opportunity to take classes in the world renowned War Studies Department.

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
(Early Deadline Program: Choose by December 15, 2013)

The London School of Economics and Political Science boasts an outstanding international reputation in all the social sciences. Over 60% of LSE’s students and 40% of its academic staff hail from outside the United Kingdom, giving it a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. LSE is home to the British Library of Political and Economic Science and provides students with a range of sporting and academic support facilities, an exciting social calendar, and guaranteed accommodation. BC students enroll for the full academic year only. 

Queen Mary
(Early Deadline Program: Choose by December 15, 2013)

Located in London’s vibrant, culturally diverse East End, Queen Mary’s urban campus is the only self-contained campus in London. Queen Mary’s five faculties emphasize high-quality interdisciplinary teaching and research. Queen Mary is a comprehensive university, and has particular strengths in English, drama, and the sciences.

Royal Holloway

Located in Egham, a residential town on the western fringe of London, Royal Holloway is a thirty-five minute train ride from central London and is part of the University of London. Royal Holloway’s strengths lie in the social sciences, arts, humanities and sciences, and it is especially strong in music, ancient history, and economics. Student life on its parkland campus that revolves around the Student’s Union, with over 100 societies and sports clubs, and the college. Royal Holloway is ranked as London’s best sporting college.

School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

Ranked among Europe’s top ten universities, SOAS offers the unique opportunity to combine a British higher education experience with specialist studies of the languages, cultures, and societies of Africa, Asia, and the Near and Middle East. Study abroad students at SOAS choose from over 350 courses in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Faculty of Languages & Cultures, and the Faculty of Law & Social Sciences, each with a distinctive regional focus.

University College London (UCL)
(Early Deadline Program: Choose by December 15, 2013)

Located in the Bloomsbury district in London, UCL has a student body of approximately 19,000 and is the oldest and largest college of the University of London system. UCL consistently ranks among the top world universities and offers a comprehensive range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biomedical sciences. UCL is also home to the Slade School, a world famous studio arts school.

The Program

Students are integrated into the regular university curriculum at the host university. Each institution offers a wide-ranging curriculum that enables students to design a discipline-specific program to suit their major program of study.

Orientation/Academic support

BC students attend orientation programs sponsored by their host university and BC’s on-site coordinator, and are assigned a faculty advisor from their academic department.

Housing

Students are housed in university residence halls or in local apartments.

Activities

The BC site coordinator organizes monthly activities for all students studying in London. In addition, as members of their host university, students are also encouraged to participate in university-sponsored events and student union activities, clubs and societies, and sports.