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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Celtic/Irish Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, Education, English, Film, Geography, History, Hospitality Management, Journalism, Law, Literature, Management, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Sports Science
Program Type: study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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An intimate, active campus community nestled in suburban London

St Mary’s University’s reputation for academic excellence is reflected in its broad range of strong course offerings, which include athletic training, sports science, media and journalism, management, education, and English; its Catholic heritage adds particular strengths in theology and religious studies. You’ll learn in a personalized environment and a quiet setting, all while enjoying the energetic attitude of its student body. If you’re looking to strike a balance between urban and rural for your study abroad experience, this may be a good program option for you.
  • You have the option of joining the Sports Centre in the heart of St Mary’s Sports Village, where many of the track and field athletes trained for the 2012 Olympics—membership levels are available at a supplemental cost.
  • You’ll make friends easily through the robust Student Union, which hosts clubs, societies, sports and entertainment, including balls, music festivals, and the campus radio station.
  • Based on the grounds of the historic Strawberry Hill House near the River Thames in suburban London, you’ll enjoy the leafy charm of Twickenham’s period houses, formal gardens, parks, shops, and pubs—all with the convenience of public transport to the city center. Twickenham Stadium hosts prestigious events, including Six Nations Rugby, the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and the annual varsity match between Oxford and Cambridge.

Excursions & Attractions

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses through Arcadia's planned Excursions and Activities.

Arcadia includes many fun and exciting excursions, events, and activities - many of which are free and included in your program, such as a visit to the infamous Tower of London and walking tours of quirky neighborhoods such as Shoreditch. You also have a range of optional excursions and events to join such as the exciting Regional Excursion where we bring together students from our England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland programs as well as a continental Europe event every Fall and Spring semester. 

All Arcadia excursions are designed to be fun, interactive learning opportunities where you can visit places of exceptional interest in the country and enjoy experiences that help to illuminate your studies. You could also earn a Co-curricular Learning Certificate (CLC). 


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.