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Experience Life in one of Europe’s Most Storied Nations

With a momentous history spanning thousands of years and a long-established role as one of the world’s most influential nations, studying abroad in England provides an unparalleled learning environment. You’ll never run out of exciting sites to see here. From prehistoric Stonehenge to the two-thousand year old Hadrian’s Wall, once the northernmost border of the Roman Empire, this small island nation contains enough surviving relics of the past to keep you intrigued throughout your stay. Marvel at the 1400-year-old Canterbury Cathedral, the heart of the Church of England and an icon of Gothic architecture. Tour the astonishingly beautiful Roman Baths, built nearly two millennia ago in the city of Bath. Stop in William Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, to see the preserved houses where he and some of his family members are thought to have once occupied. Visit Oxford University, the oldest English-speaking university in the world, in its namesake city of Oxford. Pay your respects to England’s monarchs and other famous figures at their iconic final resting place, Westminster Abbey. Stand below the towering skeletons of dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Need some quality time with nature? See how many species of seabirds you can spot at the sweeping Bempton Cliffs or spend a whole day wandering the beautiful Lake District National Park, where rugged mountains, tranquil lakes, and miles of green hills make for an idyllic getaway. For aspiring environmentalists, the Eden Project in Cornwall is a must-see attraction: the eco-park features the largest indoor rainforest in the world, along with several other habitats housed in their own biomes. If you’re lucky enough to study abroad in England during the spring or summer, have yourself a beach day at Brighton Palace Pier, an impressive example of Edwardian architecture situated on the island’s southern coast. Spend a day in the Cotswolds where you can admire over fifteen thousand tree species in the gorgeous Westonbirt Arboretum or stroll through the immaculately kept Royal Gardens at Highgrove. For a more active outdoor excursion, head to How Stean Gorge to hike, canoe, or repel down the Cautley Spout waterfall.

Cities of England

Cities of England


England’s capital city has long been known for its museums, markets, pubs and history. Today, London is a true global city with a vast diversity of people and is one the world’s most-visited cities.
8.67 Million
Summer Temp
68°F (20°C)
Winter Temp
42°F (7°C)
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The birthplace of some of the most popular and influential artists of all time, England delivers a smorgasbord of cultural events, activities, and exhibits everywhere you look. Do you love visual art? Make a stop at the National Gallery to view the works of Europe’s greatest painters: Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, and others. Take part in London’s Mayfair Art Weekend, three colorful days of free access to the district’s art galleries and auction houses. For a more casual outing, go see the vibrant and photo-worthy street art in the alleys of Shoreditch. Bookworms, rejoice! England’s literary legacy and love of books mean you’ll have more than enough to keep you busy in your spare time. Visit the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, where the beloved author of Pride & Prejudice spent much of her life. Hear big names in today’s fiction and nonfiction lists talk about their work at the two-week long London Literature Festival. Wind down at the Fitzroy Tavern, where several of England’s best authors were seen throughout the 20th century, including Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, and Dylan Thomas. Take your picture at Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross Station, for your Harry Potter moment. England is still home to plenty of bookshops, where you can spend many a quiet afternoon browsing the shelves for your next read. Lovers of the stage will find more opportunity to experience great performances in England than almost anywhere else. Watch a Shakespearean play put on in the writer’s own Globe Theater. If you’re in Stratford-upon-Avon, seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company in action is a must. If you’re looking for something a bit more contemporary, catch one of the many shows at London’s National Theater, located on the south bank of the River Thames.  

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University of Westminster - Arts, Business & Sciences

Spend your summer making friends and memories—and earning credit toward graduation— at the University of Westminster. An extensive curriculum offers a wide range of courses for Business, Liberal Arts, or Science majors, so you can immerse in London culture.

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Aside from the myriad of foreign cuisine available in restaurants across London and elsewhere, you can drink and dine on traditional English fare wherever you go on the island. Take part in the timeless English tradition of afternoon tea at your favorite     café. Order a basket of fish and chips or try some Yorkshire pudding in Yorkshire County, as a side to your Sunday roast. Enjoy a pint of your favorite beer in a century-old pub and bond with new friends the way the locals do. When you’ve had your fill of English food, test out England’s versions of American dishes, such as the cheeseburger, or step into the vegan restaurant scene that’s been picking up steam in London. There are so many different things to do and see when you study abroad in England. Get a taste of the English passion for football at a local match or opt for a less conventional alternative like rugby or cricket. Try out London’s famous forms of public transportation: the tube, black cabs, and red double-decker buses. Experience live music at some of Europe’s best concert venues, in the birthplace of musical legends like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Adele. Ride the London Eye for a spectacular view of the English capital. When you study abroad in England, you’ll find it easy to learn, connect, and navigate your new home without a language barrier. With access to some of the most esteemed universities in the world and the London workplace overflowing with internship opportunities, you’ll discover exactly what you need to accomplish your goals and prepare for a successful future. 

England Points of Interest

England Points of Interest

  • Brick Lane If the thought of curry makes your mouth water, then Brick Lane is the place to be. This East End gem is home to some of London’s most famous Indian restaurants. Plus, if you fancy a quick shopping trip after chowing down on authentic Indian cuisine, Brick Lane is known for its vintage clothing stores.
  • Soho’s Secret Tearoom Pop into the popular West End pub, the Coach & Horses, to find Soho’s only secret tearoom. This vintage-themed tearoom’s décor paired with traditional English High Tea is guaranteed to make you feel like a true Brit.
  • Primrose Hill Bright blue skies and lush, green grass—two things most people don’t think of when moving to London. How wrong they are! Located north of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill not only offers some of the best views of the city, but also a great place to bask in the rare London sunshine while enjoying a picnic with friends.
  • Sky Garden Travel 115 meters up into London’s famous skyline at the Sky Garden. This sky-high indoor garden offers breathtaking 360-degree views of Central London.