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Fact Sheet:
Stacy Lutsch,
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Accounting & Information Systems, Art, Biology, Business, Communication, Economics, Film Studies, History, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Theater
Host Institution:
University of East Anglia
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Summer Program Duration:
4 weeks
In Classes With:
US and International Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Semester Freshman
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Undergraduate Credits
Program Description:

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The combination of an idyllic setting and a reputation for quality teaching and research makes UEA an ideal place to study.  Built on 320 acres of parkland sloping down to the Broad --an 18-acre expanse of water -- the campus is one of the most innovate in the country, combining natural beauty with striking architecture.  Although the campus has grown considerably since the University was founded in the 16th century, it remains compact, which helps foster a real sense of community.  UEA has won many architectural awards for innovative building, including the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, which is among the world's leading university art galleries.  The heart of the campus is the Square, an outdoor meeting place surrounded by the Students' Union, shops, post office, banks, restaurants, and bars.  The University has a computerized library system and 24 hour access to computer labs.  Other amenities include a comprehensive sports facility and a center for the arts.


University of East AngliaThe University of East Anglia is located just one and a half miles outside the town of Norwich.  Overlooked by the towering cathedral and Norman castle, Norwich's cobbled streets open out on to riverside walks, quiet gardens, museums and art galleries.  Many ancient buildings now serve as cinemas, tea rooms and concert halls, and the city is also full of nightclubs, pubs and restaurants.  The region of East Anglia is steeped in tradition and history, with its long coastline, wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful beaches and classical English countryside.  UEA is less than two hours away from London, and 60 miles from Cambridge.


Students will take 1 of 15 courses. Each course offers an intensive study program condensing 5 UMass (20 UEA) credits into 4 weeks, with over 40 contact hours. All courses are approved and assessed at Level 2 (second year undergraduate level). Although some courses do not require students to have specific prior knowledge, courses will be academically rigorous even at introductory entry into the field of study.  

The modules "Contemporary British Theatre" and "Spirituality and Identity in the UK" both have 2 weeks' academic delivery taught from the University's London Study Centre, based in the heart of the financial district. Please note that an additional fee applies for London based accommodation and academic visits during this two weeks of the course. Further details about fees. Because UMass is a partner institution students are automatically entitled to 10% off the basic fee.

Living Arrangements

Accommodation will be in fully furnished residences at the University of East Anglia. Each student will be housed in a private room in a shared flat with a centrally shared kitchen. Each room has high speed internet access which can access phone services through the user's own Skype account with a headset; laundry and additional dining facilities are available on campus. Each flat has a self-contained kitchen with appliances and storage.

The accommodation houses being used for the International Summer School 2012 are Paston House and Britten House, right in the centre of our campus. Bedrooms contain a single bed, wardrobe, large desk, desk chair, a set of drawers and a set of shelves. En suite bathrooms contain a basin, toilet and shower. There are between eight and 12 study bedrooms in each flat, who share a central kitchen. A wide range of excellent facilities including shops, banks, and places to eat, drink and socialise, are all in the centre of campus.

For more details please visit the photo gallery for on-campus accommodation.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.