Regent’s University London (Summer)
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Experience London, a cosmopolitan center of diversity and the capital of Britain. Surround yourself with centuries of history and cuisine from around the world. Visit Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and museums with artistic treasures from around the world.
Regent’s University London is located in Regent’s Park. Enjoy the gardens and picturesque campus while in the heart of London. Regent’s University London is proud to be the UK’s most internationally diverse university, welcoming students from around the world. Enjoy Regent’s Park while studying for your next class and taking in all the London has to offer.
At Regent’s your education will be Intimate, Intensive, Interconnected, Industry-focused, and International. You will be taught by working professionals. Lectures from industry experts and work on real-world projects bring your learning to life. Regent’s will prepare you for the working world, with academic learning balanced by practical, hands-on experience. Regent’s University London’s intensive six-week summer program offers a unique learning experience. The campus in the beautiful Regent’s Park and specialist facilities in trendy Marylebone Village are right in the heart of central London.
The summer program is 6 weeks long. You can take up to two courses for a total of 6 US credits. UAlbany will award the same credits and grades as Regent’s University American College London.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
Choose one or two courses from the list below (availability is subject to demand)
- History of London
- Theatre in London
Fashion (Each fashion course will incur additional cost to cover mandatory resources including fashion exhibitions, events, photography shoots and course materials).
- Fashion PR
- Fashion Styling
- Fashion Capitals: London
NOTE: The Fashion Program Deadline is Earlier that the other program options. Contact UAlbany Education Abroad immediately if you are interested.
- Interior Histories: Experiencing London Interiors
- Design: Creative Reuse in London
Review Regent’s University London’s website for more information regarding course offerings.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
You can elect to live in Regent’s University managed on-campus housing. If you choose to live on campus, you will live in a double room with a roommate. You can choose a single or triple room if you would like. Basic amenities such as supermarkets and laundry facilities will be conveniently located. You will be within a 2-5 minute walk to your classes.
If you choose to live in the self-contained furnished apartments (called flats) within easy commuting distance of the School, all within central London. Flats vary in size ranging from two to five bedrooms, generally with two students sharing a room. Basic amenities such as supermarkets and laundry facilities will be conveniently located. You will have access to cooking facilities, and bed linens will be provided.
If you want to make your own arrangements, Regent’s University London staff can advise on private housing options.
If you are living in University-managed housing on campus, you will receive meal credit on your ID card as part of your housing. The card contains a set amount of credit (total figure of £85 per week) and works on the declining debit system which you can use to purchase any item of food or drink from the refectory or cafe. This amount does NOT guarantee you 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. If your credit runs out you can refill your balance or use cash to pay for meals.
Estimate of Costs
Non Fashion Program:
UK: Regents Estimate of Costs for NON-Fashion Program Summer 2019
UK: Regents Estimate of Costs for Fashion Programs Summer 2019
Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
Sophomore, junior and senior students are eligible to participate. You must have at least one full year of college coursework at your current university Applications are welcome from students in all majors. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required.
London is your classroom. Make the most out of your resources in London and its surroundings. Depending on the courses you select, you may visit places such as the British Museum, industry events and exhibitions, the Bloomberg offices, Harry Potter Experience, the Tate and National galleries, or a variety of theaters.
Student Clubs and Organizations
You should be getting the most out of your experience abroad. On campus, there is always something going on. You will have a host of clubs and societies to choose from, as well as lots of events, from the Grand Autumn Welcome Party to barbecues, club nights, and theater trips. This University all offers a varied sporting and fitness program with exercise classes and multi-use games area.
If you want something more casual, there are coffee shops and restaurants all within a short walk of each other. This is your opportunity to go places and see the country like no other!
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
About the City
Based in the heart of Regent’s Park, Regent’s University London is located in an area filled with rich and diverse history. It also has a long tradition of education and achievement. With 11 acres of private gardens, Regent’s University London is in a quiet, secluded haven in which to live and study. Being in the center of London means that everything the capital has to offer is on your doorstep. The city beyond provides a rich extension to the classroom.
In a city of almost seven million people, it is hard to imagine that anyone would not be intellectually stimulated by the cultural diversity of this metropolis. London boasts a fine tradition of art and literature, a bustling commercial center, and a population from the far reaches of the globe. Today, visitors to London experience a blending of British culture and the cultures of former colonies such as India, Nigeria, and Malaysia, to name just a few. You can feast on authentic Indian cuisine followed by a rousing political discussion at a local pub any evening of the week.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. As a United States citizen, you need a short term study visa. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
- Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
06/01/2020 to 07/10/2020
Fashion Program with Internship: 06/01/2020 to 08/21/2020
NOTE: The Fashion Program Deadline is earlier that the other program options. Contact UAlbany Education Abroad immediately if you are interested. Deadline for Summer 2020 Fashion program is January 20th.
About the Program
Regent’s University London is one of the United Kingdom’s most respected independent universities and one of the most internationally diverse, with students from more than 140 different countries worldwide.
Regent’s University has programs in the following schools: Regent’s American College London, Regent’s Business School London, Regent’s School of Drama, Film, and Media, School of Fashion & Design, and Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology. Regent’s offers well-rounded degree programs that offer courses in a variety of subject areas including business management, liberal arts, film, media and performance, fashion and design or psychology and psychotherapy. As a study abroad student, you can chose exciting courses to compliment your studies. The Regent’s University campus is located on Marylebone High Street, an up-market area known for its many design-led boutiques, interiors shops and cafe. This vibrant part of central London is home to artists, musicians and entertainers and you can be part of it!
Regent’s faculty members are leaders in their fields. You will have the opportunity to work with these individuals in an environment that combines technology and fundamental skills needed for careers in your area of study. The multicultural staff and students work collaboratively to create projects that span university departments, cultural borders, and differing levels of experience.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at Regent’s University London, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
Regent’s University London’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.