Lancaster University

The Rollins College study abroad program at Lancaster University offers students the opportunity to directly enroll at a prestigious British University for the fall or spring semester, or the full academic year.  Participants in the program are fully integrated at Lancaster University—they live in residence halls on campus, take courses with British and other international students, and are able to take advantage of all the activities and services offered through the University. A semester at Lancaster is an excellent fit for students who need to fulfill major or minor requirements since students have access to an incredibly wide range of courses. Fall participants enroll in the International Summer Programme for one month before beginning the fall (Michaelmas) term.  Spring participants stay at Lancaster for the Lent and Summer terms (January - mid March / mid-April - June), and enjoy a long Easter break between the two terms.

Location: Lancaster University is situated on a beautiful campus just outside the charming, small city of Lancaster, England.  The city’s restaurants, markets and pubs are set against a backdrop of a canal lined with waterfront inns and historic buildings.  The larger city of Manchester is only a short distance away and serves as a jumping off point from which to travel to a variety of locations in the UK and Europe.  The nearby famed Lake District is one of the most beautiful landscapes in England and provides many opportunities for outdoor pursuits—hiking, boating, biking and more.  Lancaster is about halfway between London and Edinburgh, and both are easily accessible by train.



Host University: Lancaster University has been consistently ranked among the top fifteen universities in the United Kingdom and among the top 200 in the world.  Just over 16,000 students attend Lancaster, including international students from more than 200 countries, and the Lancaster campus is one of the safest in the United Kingdom.  Students choose courses from thirty different academic departments, and work with faculty members who have been recognized for excellence in teaching.

Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition (includes International Summer Programme in fall) and program administration, accommodation, complete medical and emergency insurance, and orientation.
  • Does not include:
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,300
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $800 in the fall and $1200 in the spring
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1200-$2400
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Discount on Student Account: In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, a discount will be applied to the Student Account for meals not included on the program.  The discount should cover normal, basic costs for meals/groceries. Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund. 
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.
  • Note: Housing is not provided between the ISP and Michaelmas terms in the fall and during the spring break, though Lancaster provides storage space for students.  Fall semester participants will need to budget for additional housing between the break. Spring semester participants will need to budget for additional expenses over the break or when choosing housing, pick a college that does not require the student to vacate the room and then re-enter after the holiday.



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Requirements for Admission:

  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (no exceptions)
  • Good college standing
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Good references
  • Professional Application

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • Aug 12: Depart US
  • Aug 13: Arrive UK
  • Aug 14-Sep 12: ISP
  • Oct 3-Dec 12: Michaelmas (classes)
  • Dec 13: Depart for home

Spring 2014 Calendar

  • Jan 6: Depart US
  • Jan 7: Arrive UK
  • Jan. 13: Term Begins
  • March 31-April 25: Spring Break
  • April 28: Term Resumes
  • June 27: Term Ends
  • June 28: Depart for US

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