Goldsmiths: University of London
Live and study in Europe’s third largest city! Goldsmiths' environment is energetic – a college that allows self-expression to flourish, yet hones your creative and critical thinking. A distinctive constituent college of the University of London, Goldsmiths’ truly local urban setting is not the fashionably-thronged tourist mecca of the more familiar West End. As a result, you will have the chance to see the everyday London not usually visited by out-of-towners, making for a genuinely cross-cultural experience in the UK’s most cosmopolitan city.
With one of the largest music departments in Great Britain and internationally renowned programs in drama and theater, Goldsmiths has established itself as a dominant presence in the study of the creative and cultural processes that influence the arts, media and communications. A full-time course load allows students to attend lectures, seminar groups and/or tutorials, workshops, and studios or laboratories. Students gain valuable international experience as they take classes in London and get involved in campus student life. Discover British culture through this exciting opportunity!
NOTE: STUDENTS WHO WISH TO TAKE MORE THAN TWO COURSES IN THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES: ARTS, COMPUTING, COMMUNICATION SCIENCES, DESIGN, DRAMA, MUSIC, AND PSYCHOLOGY WILL BE ASSESSED ADDITIONAL FEES.
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Note: This program is only approved for fall semesters.
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Goals and Objectives:
The Goldsmiths: University of London Program provides a well-rounded, cross-cultural learning experience by living and studying in another culture. Goldsmiths: University of London allows students to come to a fundamental understanding and appreciation for British culture while gaining career-related, international experience.
Students must have junior or senior status and have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply. Students must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation.
Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.
The academic courses may meet major or general education requirements and will receive a letter grade.
Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.
Because of the high cost of this program, participation is capped at 9 students per academic year.
Messiah tuition, room, plus $1,700 off-campus study fee.
Plus additional fees for students opting to take more than two courses in the following disciplines: arts, computing, communication sciences, design, drama, music, and psychology.
Fee covers tuition, housing, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Meals are not included. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. A $500 deposit is typically requested within two weeks of acceptance.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.
Messiah Application Deadlines
Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014
Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014
Begin the application process here!