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Upper Year Study Abroad Programs

Have you completed at least one year of university? Are you looking to study abroad? The BISC offers 9 programs with over 60 courses for students in Arts and Science, Commerce, Engineering, Health Studies, Liberal Arts, Social Science and more.

A collegiate atmosphere defines the BISC's campus which houses up to 175 students. In this close-knit community, you will study alongside students in a variety of disciplines. There are plenty of opportunities to become involved, participate in networking events, and enjoy guest lectures from a variety of engaging speakers. Campus services including a library, gym, and student resources are located onsite.

And with excellent transport nearby you’ll be well-placed to discover the local area, London, the UK, and Europe.

  • Small class sizes: Average class size of 10 students
  • Course offerings are international in scope and interdisciplinary in nature
  • International student body, with participants from Japan, South Korea, USA, China and elsewhere
  • Primary and secondary research in many programs
  • Graduate-style contact with faculty
  • No credit transfer required for Queen's students as all courses are Queen's University courses; external students will require a Letter of Permission to transfer credits
  • Programs open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited university who have completed one year of study
All programs are OSAP eligible (excluding Medieval Theatre)
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Fall General Program

Take 5 electives or core courses. Not sure what to take? The BISC's course clusters allow you to take complementary courses towards your chosen degree.

Fall Semester

Dates: September 5 2019 - December 12 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland
Apply by: July 31 2019

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Winter General Program

Take 5 electives, or core courses. Not sure what to take? Look at our Course Clusters in British History, Psychology, or Health Studies.

Winter Semester

Dates: January 6 2020 - April 9 2020
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Paris, France
Apply by: November 15 2019

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Castle Summer+

Build your research skills and boost your resume with impressive workplace skills. Gain 3 course credits (9.0) and free up your Fall semester.

Summer Semester

Dates: May 4 2020 - June 13 2020
Based: Herstmonceux, UK
Apply by: April 1 2020

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Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability

Explore concepts of health and disability within the expanding context of global norms.

Summer Semester

Dates: May 4 2020 - June 13 2020
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Geneva, Switzerland
Apply by: April 1 2020

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Field School in Medieval Theatre Studies

Take part in this 3-week, 2-course program, culminating in performances at England's largest medieval festival. Students will explore a range of dramatic works from the Medieval period in England.

Summer Semester

Dates: August 11 2019 - August 28 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK
Apply by: April 1 2019

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Specialised Program in International Law and Politics

Explore international criminal law and the law of armed conflict in this unique program. This focussed experience can only be achieved by studying abroad.

Winter Semester

Dates: January 3 2020 - April 9 2020
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Paris, France (TBC)
Apply by: November 15 2019

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance in the form of bursaries and awards is available for all Upper Year programs*, and some programs have extra funding attached. In addition, all programs are eligible for OSAP*
*Excluding Medieval Theatre

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Key Highlights

  • All courses include Experiential Learning opportunities
  • Unless indicated otherwise, all programs include a multi-day mid-term trip in the UK or Europe
  • Average class size is 10 students
  • Learn from subject specialists and industry professionals

Apply Now!

Take the first step on your study abroad journey and apply to one of our Upper Year programs.

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Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
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