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Bath, England

program description

EARLY DEADLINE PROGRAM: CHOOSE BY DECEMBER 15, 2013

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The City

Located 90 minutes west of London and 15 minutes from Bristol, Bath is considered one of England’s architectural treasures. A five-minute walk from students’ residences leads to the Roman Baths or the famous "Royal Crescent," one of Britain's great architectural sites, as well as galleries, museums, tea and coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, and music of all kinds. The River Avon runs through the city, offering an ideal place to row or jog.

The Program

Advanced Studies in England (ASE) is a liberal arts program designed for US undergraduate students, based in central Bath and associated with University College, Oxford. Students benefit from small classes taught by distinguished British scholars, many of whom are faculty members at Oxford. Students select four 4-credit courses from topics in the liberal arts, including English literature, history, political science, medieval studies, philosophy, classics, and education.

Orientation/Academic support

A week-long orientation provides practical information, an introduction to Bath, and a reception at one of Bath’s historical sites. ASE staff members provide academic and personal support to all ASE students.

Housing

Students are housed in historic townhouses in the center of Bath, where they cook for themselves. A meal allowance is included in the housing fee.

Activities

ASE provides opportunities to interact with the Bath community. Students can join many clubs and organizations throughout the city of Bath.

Internship/Service opportunities

ASE offers supervised, 4-credit internships for qualified students in a range of placements, including the Liberal Democrat’s Office, The Jane Austen Centre, Bath Abbey, Footprint Publishing, Bath Preservation Trust, and the American Museum. Placements in local schools are provided for students in the Education Program. ASE staff assists students with volunteer placements in the local community.