The City and County of Lancaster
Lancaster University lies 3 miles outside the historic city of Lancaster. The city's roots go back to Roman occupation in the first century AD and today it is a bustling town of 50,000 people, located at the end of the Lune River Valley, just four miles from the sea. Lancaster County is one of the most beautiful parts of England.
What Lancaster University has to offer:
- One of the top ten universities in the UK, known for its innovative curricula
- Academic flexibility:
- Comprehensive course offerings, no compulsory class requirements
- Students enroll in 3-4 courses
- Great autonomy is given to students in how they structure their studies
- Over 2500 international students from over 100 countries
- On-campus amenities in a self-contained village:
- Pubs, cafes, banks, shops, post office, travel agency, gym (for a fee);
- All campus buildings have wheelchair access;
- Single room in community with British and international students;
- Shared kitchen and communal lounge
- no specific meal plan
- Students buy groceries with food allowance; cooking is an opportunity for a real multicultural experience as floormates share interesting dishes among themselves
- Low-cost meals available at campus cafés and pubs
- Many interest-oriented clubs and "societies"
- Chaplaincy Center serving a number of religious denominations
- Located near the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, for hiking; 2.5 hours by train from London, Edinburgh; short ferry ride to Ireland
- Frequent bus service into the town of Lancaster for easy access to train station, further shopping and other off-campus needs
- One of the safest campuses in the UK
Lancaster University Homepage
Lancaster University has a special catalogue for Study Abroad students, which lists courses available to international students. You can get information online or stop by the Off-Campus Studies Office (CUB 290) to get a book.