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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.

Upper-Year Programs Info Sheet (PDF, 5MB)

Please note that prices for Summer 2019 programs are based on 2018 prices and are subject to change.

  • 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, Korea, Turkey, Mexico, 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 university
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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 6 2018 - December 13 2018
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland
Apply by: July 31 2018
Cost: $20,959

Panoramic shot of Tower Bridge and the Shard in London at night

i2TRM International Innovation Term

Learn how to become an entrepreneur, start your business, learn practical and networking skills: all while earning 15 units towards your degree!

Fall Semester

Dates: August 27 2018 - December 13 2018
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland
Apply by: July 31 2018
Cost: $20,959

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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 5 2019 - April 10 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Paris, France
Apply by: November 15 2018
Cost: $20,959

Scales of Justic on a world map

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 5 2019 - April 10 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Paris, France (TBC)
Apply by: November 15 2018
Cost: $20,959

National Gallery in London

Summer School

There are a diverse range of offerings at the Castle to help you get ahead this summer: take 3 courses and free up your Fall semester.

Summer Semester

Dates: May 3 2019 - June 15 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK
Apply by: April 1 2019
Cost: $10,347

GB Wheelchair Team against USA

Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability

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

Summer Semester

Dates: May 3 2019 - June 15 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Geneva, Switzerland
Apply by: April 1 2019
Cost: $11,691

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Global Project Management Field School

Discover the principles of project management and how Engineering operates with global cultures and cities. Learn how large projects are managed and financed.

Summer Semester

Dates: April 29 2019 - June 15 2019 (TBC)
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and London, UK
Apply by: April 1 2019
Cost: $11,631

Archaeology dig at Herstmonceux Castle

British Archaeology Field School

Delve into an untouched primary source of medieval history and uncover the history of Herstmonceux Castle. Learn practical techniques and put theory into practice as you excavate on the Castle Estate itself.

Summer Semester

Dates: Not offered 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK
Apply by: Not offered 2019
Cost: $8,620

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Medieval Theatre Field School

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: TBD
Based: Herstmonceux, UK
Apply by: April 1 2019
Cost: $3,483

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

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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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