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Experience the world from anywhere in the world with API’s virtual programs. Tackle global challenges, study a new language with native speakers, give your resume a global edge, and more! Want to go abroad and go virtual? You can mix and match your programs to do both at the same time.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
API offers students the opportunity to study graphic and fashion design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins (CSM), which is a part of the University of the Arts London. CSM has been ranked #1 in the world for its courses in fashion (QS World Rankings), and is renowned the world over as an exceptional school for design studies. London is an ideal location for students who wish to explore one of the most exciting and diverse cities while learning from industry experts.
*UAL Study Abroad awards are available to students who have been accepted to a UAL semester or academic year program.
Apply now! Awardees will receive a scholarship from UAL directly for a portion of their program fee. For submission instructions and deadlines please visit this website: https://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/study-abroad/financial-aid-and-scholarships.
API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API London programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.
This is your chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.
Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.
The Harry Potter Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology, and talent that went into making one of the most successful film series of all time. Students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes to props and animatronics. Students explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. Some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics, will be revealed.
A stunning, but perhaps overlooked attraction when visiting Oxford, is Blenheim Palace. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is most notable for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. After exploring the beautiful Baroque architecture, students will have time to explore the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford. Oxford dates back to the 12th century as a place for scholars and today it continues to be the home of the 38 colleges that make up the University of Oxford.
Hampton Court Palace originally began as the project of Cardinal Wolsey, but as he fell out of favour with King Henry VIII, he gifted it to the King and it soon became one of Henry’s favourite palaces. Subsequent monarchs also enjoyed the palace and made significant renovations and additions to try and rival the Palace of Versailles. Today you can see the different architectural styles, the historic tennis courts, wander the maze, and enjoy the 60 acres of well-manicured gardens.
TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per term
API offers students the opportunity to study graphic and fashion design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins (CSM), which is a part of the University of the Arts London. CSM has been ranked #1 in the world for its courses in fashion (QS World Rankings), and is renowned the world over as an exceptional school for design studies.
Students receive an official transcript from the University of the Arts London upon completion of the program. Students are assessed on the basis of project work, preparatory materials, the log and written assignments.
Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.
Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!
Carolyn Lutes will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!
Students participating in a semester program at UAL can expect to earn between 1-6 U.S. semester credits per module for a total of 12-16 U.S. semester credits per term. Credits are based on hours of learning.
Semester Study Abroad Programs For International StudentsCENTRAL SAINT MARTINS SEMESTER PROGRAM (FASHION DESIGN OR GRAPHIC DESIGN):
1) Choose a core modules subject area which is your 'home' throughout the semester:
2) All students take the Research for Core Subject Area:
3) Choose a maximum of 3 elective modules to customize your program. The electives allow for a cross-disciplinary approach to support your core subject area:
London is a large city, so all students can expect to use public transportation (i.e. tube or bus) to move around the city on a daily basis, both getting to school and for social/cultural activities. It is a part of life in London. Generally, it will take students 20-45 minutes to get to school from their housing via public transportation or walking. All housing will be located in Zones 1 and 2 on the tube map.
Students will be housed in student apartments. Most apartments have several single rooms with a shared living room and kitchen. Some have en suite bathrooms in each bedroom while others have shared bathrooms. The kitchens are equipped with ovens, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Wireless Internet is provided in all flats. A weekly cleaning service is provided to the communal kitchen/living areas in all API London accommodations.
We may place students in a few different student apartment buildings depending on where they are taking classes. We will prioritize having students share an apartment with other API students, but it is possible that API students would share an apartment with non-API students.
Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included. Meals are not included in these housing options.