England Summer Study Abroad at SOAS, University of London
About SOAS, University of London in London, England
We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's summer program at SOAS, University of London for your summer abroad. Located in eclectic and diverse London, SOAS is the only higher education institution in the U.K. specializing in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East. We're sure you're going to love studying there!
We look forward to working with you!
CoursesWhat courses are available?
This program offers four courses:
How many courses do I take?
Beginners Arabic 1
Beginners Arabic 2
Government and Politics of the Middle East (Summer 2017 syllabi)
Culture and Society in the Middle East (Summer 2017 syllabi)
What other academic elements are available?
How many courses am I able to take, and how do I determine U.S. semester credit hours?
What are the registration conditions?
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What are my housing options?
What are my housing options?
The program fee for the SOAS summer program includes breakfast daily. Students purchase or prepare their other meals.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Living and Studying in London, England
Dates & Fees
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Important: Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
In the United Kingdom, exams are taken under formal conditions and changes cannot be made for individuals. Exams must be taken where and when scheduled.
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Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
The housing component of our program fee includes daily breakfast.
† Housing Deposit
Personal Cost Estimates
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs. Meals are estimated based on the cost of a weekly standard grocery shop with one or two meals out. If you plan to eat out once a day or more, we recommend using a higher estimate. If you have dietary restrictions or follow a specific diet (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, organic, etc), you may also wish to budget more due to the higher cost of specialty food items.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
*Student Visa: U.S. citizens studying in the U.K. for less than six months (180 days) do not need to apply for a visa, but can instead enter the country as a student visitor at no cost. Student visitors are allowed to remain in the U.K. for up to six months but are not allowed to undertake any paid work, internships or unpaid volunteer activities. Citizens of some countries may be required to obtain a student visa. If this applies to you, your IFSA-Butler program advisor will notify you. Detailed instructions regarding U.K. visas will be sent to all students upon acceptance.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler TeamIFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in England:
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.