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Winter Program

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

The Winter semester is an upper-year study abroad opportunity available to those students who have completed at least one year of university. Course offerings are international in scope and interdisciplinary in nature. The students in the upper-year program come from universities around the world – Japan, Korea, Turkey, Mexico, USA, China and elsewhere. Featuring classes that average ten students in size, upper year participants have the opportunity to carry out both primary and secondary research, and to work closely with faculty – an experience they might not receive even at the graduate level. Wherever you are in the world, the Upper Year Program at the BISC is open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited university.

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  • Experiential Learning opportunities in all courses (typically 2 per course)
  • Program includes a multi-day mid-term trip in Europe
  • Small class sizes: the average Upper Year class size is 10 students
  • Learn from subject specialists and industry professionals
  • Financial aid up to $5000 for eligible students
Course codeCourse nameYear offeredYear offered
ARTH 117/3.0 Art and Architecture c.1700 to the Present Day Winter 2019 Winter 2020
ARTH 222/3.0 Impressionism & Post-Impressionism Winter 2019 Winter 2020
ASTR 101/3.0 Astronomy I: The Solar System Winter 2019 Winter 2020
ECON 112/3.0 Introductory Macroeconomics Winter 2019 Winter 2020
ENGL 281/3.0 Legends of King Arthur: Medieval to Modern
Winter 2019 TBC
FILM 214/3.0 Mobile Communications Winter 2019 Winter 2020
GEOL 104/3.0 The Dynamic Earth Winter 2019 Winter 2020
HLTH 102/3.0 Personal Health and Wellness Winter 2019 Winter 2020
HLTH 332/3.0 Foundations for Understanding Disability Winter 2019 Winter 2020
HLTH 350/3.0 Topics in Global Health Winter 2019 Winter 2020
HLTH 397/3.0 Health in Humanitarian Crises Winter 2019 TBC
IDIS 305/3.0 British Studies II Winter 2019 Winter 2020
INTS 306/3.0 Culture, Identity and Self Winter 2019 Winter 2020
MUTH 111/3.0 Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance 2 Winter 2019 Winter 2020
MUTH 232/3.0 Opera Winter 2019 Winter 2020
PHIL 259/3.0 Critical Thinking Winter 2019 Winter 2020
POLS 338/3.0 European Integration Winter 2019 Winter 2020
PSYC 333/3.0 Human Sexuality Winter 2019 Winter 2020
PSYC 342/3.0 Psychology of Social Influence Winter 2019 Winter 2020
PSYC 397/3.0 History of Modern Psychology Winter 2019 Winter 2020
SPAN 112/3.0 Beginning Spanish II Winter 2019 Winter 2020

NOTE

  • Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections. 
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities and mid-term trip are indicative and may change subject to operational and/or academic requirements.

Not sure which courses to pick? Why not consider the combinations below? The BISC's course clusters allow you to take complementary courses towards your chosen degree. You then choose two additional courses to a total of 15.0 units (see above).

Psychology

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Take up to three BA or BSc courses towards your psychology career or graduate program.

All 3 courses can be used to satisfy requirements in PSYC BAH and BSC Major and BAH Medial plans.

PSYC 333/3.0 Human Sexuality

PSYC 342/3.0 Psychology of Social Influence

PSYC 397/3.0 History of Modern Psychology

Health Studies

Health

Drive your academic and professional progress by taking this carefully curated cluster of courses.

All 3 courses can be used to satisfy requirements in HLTH Major, Medial and Minor plans.

HLTH 332/3.0 Foundations for Understanding Disability

HLTH 350/3.0 Topics in Global Health

HLTH 397/3.0 Health in Humanitarian Crises

Fall semester

We also offer the following Clusters in the Fall semester:

British History
Commerce

NOTE

  • Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections. 

Experiential Learning

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Experiential Learning Opportunities

You will participate in course-specific ELOs, usually two each term per subject. ELOs take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the term.

Previous Upper Year ELOs include:

  • Royal Opera House
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
  • Stonehenge and Avery Stone Circle

The Louvre at night

Mid-Term Trip

Built into your tuition fees, the midterm trip is an outstanding, extended opportunity for you to explore global political, cultural and historical sites of interest. You will have the opportunity to visit sites relating to your courses and examine primary sources first-hand.

In your free time, you can explore the city at your own pace. Upper Year students have the opportunity to visit Paris, France in the Winter Term.

Roman baths at Bath

DateActivity
January 5 Students arrive
January 7 Classes start
Weeks 1 – 6 Class
Week 7 Mid-term trip
Week 8 – 12 Class
March 28 Classes end
March 31 – April 9 Study/Examination Period
April 10 Students depart
Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
Fax: +44 1323 834499
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