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London Semester Abroad

The London Semester Abroad (LSA) program is a unique opportunity for Western New England University freshmen and sophomores to live and study at Regent’s University in London during their spring semester. Acceptance into the program is competitive and limited to 25 students. Accepted students will be assessed Western New England University tuition, fees, room, and board and will be provided with room and board at Regent’s as well as roundtrip airfare to and from London, where they will take a combination of courses taught by Western New England University and Regent’s University faculty.

Regent’s University is located in beautiful Regent’s Park in the heart of London, within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the U.S. Embassy, the British Museum, London Zoo, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Oxford Street, and Camden Locks Market, among other landmarks. The program will include a week of orientation in London before classes begin, as well as class field trips and opportunities for cultural enrichment throughout the semester.

The LSA program replaces the Freshman Semester Abroad program previously offered by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Sophomore Experience Abroad program previously offered by the College of Business. The LSA program will send its first cohort to Regent’s in spring 2018 and is open to both freshmen and sophomores across the University. Regent’s University offers majors in Arts, Business, Communications, English, History, Political Science, and Psychology. Students in other majors will be able to fulfill their General University Requirements but not major-specific courses.

Applications for the spring 2018 LSA program are due by October 1, 2017. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (or a 3.0 midterm GPA for new freshmen) and no course below C-, and must at all times be students in good standing within the University community. Informational meetings for interested students will be held in early September, and notification of acceptance will be made by mid-October.

For application forms or further information contact either of the program co-directors:

Prof. Curt Hamakawa (College of Business) curt.hamakawa@wne.edu

Prof. Ted South (College of Arts & Sciences) ted.south@wne.edu