Bader International Study Centre

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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Where are We?

The Bader International Study Centre is located just minutes from England's southern coast. We take advantage of this proximity to key global cities such as London, Paris, and Berlin, in order to provide students with innovative and unique experiential learning opportunities. Students can explore British culture and history in nearby cities such as Brighton, Eastbourne, Battle, Bexhill, and Hastings. Each has a vibrant culture that is on display in local shops, restaurants, and on colourful seaside piers.

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The BISC is a 1.5 hour train ride south of London. With train service running several times per hour, this global city is at the finger tips of our students. The BISC's proximity to London is vital for supporting our students' experiential learning. This global hub is home to top businesses, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations which provide our students with the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment from key practitioners and officials. This serves to connect classroom learning and skill development to the realities of our globalized world.


Brighton is a vibrant British city of 270 000. It is home to Sussex University and the University of Brighton and includes all of the amenities of a large city, such as a major shopping centre, important historical sites, and unique art exhibits. The seafront and "Lanes" are full of bustling restaurants and shops that are frequented by locals and tourists alike. Brighton's diverse population and exciting culture make it a perfect destination for Experiential Learning Opportunities and for students to explore British culture.


The major cities of continental Europe are all easily accessible from the BISC. Experiential Learning Opportunities during the Mid-Term Trips to Paris (First Years) and Berlin (Upper Years) bring students to the major governmental organizations, historical sites, and cultural locations. Europe's diverse culture and important role global affairs creates the ideal setting for experiential, interdisciplinary learning.