Program Site: University of East Anglia’s (UEA) 350-acre parkland campus, located in Norwich, England.
Eligibility: 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Description: Recently voted one of Britain’s top cities for quality of life, Norwich is not only one of the most complete medieval cities in the Britain and home to the Norwich Castle, it is also a vibrant commercial and cultural centre that is very student-friendly. The city is full of nightclubs, cinemas, restaurants and pubs, many of which are housed in ancient buildings. Just outside Norwich is some of England’s most unspoiled coastline, London is two hours away by train, and there are daily flights to continental Europe from Norwich Airport. UEA is ranked among the top 30 UK universities and has a student body of about 13,000. Each year it welcomes about 250 study abroad students.
Academics: Classes are available in most disciplines; the university's environmental science, world art studies, film & television studies, and international development studies are of particular note. Creative Writing majors are encouraged to take courses in UEA's School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing, which pioneered university courses in creative writing in the UK and has an international reputation for the excellence of its teaching in modern and postmodern literature, women's writing, eighteenth-century studies and romanticism. Art history majors, as well as archaeology and anthropology, can take courses in UEA's School of World Art Studies and Museology.
Course load and Credit: Students generally take three courses per semester and earn a maximum of 13 units for fall, 15 units for spring or 30 units for the academic year. Students must take a minimum of 60 UEA units per semester or 120 for the year for a full courseload. Depending on the field of study, this will translate into 3 to 5 courses. View courses on the UEA Module Catalogue.
Activities and Other Program Features: Study abroad students are free to join any of the university’s student organizations, which are a great way to meet local students. The university has 45 sports clubs and one of the largest and best sports complexes in Britain, with international standard facilities. The Union of UEA Students organizes entertainment and social events, and also runs the campus nightclub and bar. There is also a museum on campus with three permanent collections and regular special exhibitions.
In addition, the USC UK Resident Coordinator leads several excursions in England and Scotland each semester, which are open to all students attending UK universities through USC Dornsife overseas programs.
Accommodations: UEA boasts some of the best housing in the UK. Students are guaranteed a single room on campus provided they apply by the deadline. There is no meal plan available; all residences are ‘self-catered’ with clusters of rooms on the same floor sharing kitchen facilities.
Dates: Fall, Spring or Year. Fall semester runs from mid September to mid December, spring semester runs from mid January to early June.
Estimated Semester Cost:
Cost Updated: 11/20/12
Text Updated: 7/17/12
*Additional expenses include estimated costs for airfare, room and board, books and supplies, health insurance, and personal expenses (which can vary greatly from student to student). USC financial aid, scholarships, and tuition remission may be applied to program costs. Please visit the Office of Overseas Studies for more detailed cost information.