• HOGWARTS-STYLE COMPETITION: Dorms compete in social events
• Ranked Top Modern University in London
• DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT: Get to know the city in a fun way
What makes this Athena?
• Smaller University: Under 6,000 undergrads
• Academics: Recognized for excellence in teaching & research
• Campus: Safe, gated, green campus
The University of Roehampton is an incredible university, and the most intimate setting of those in the University of London network. Roehampton offers you many courses to choose from, plus a personalized and active social scene on campus.
With a proud 175 year old history, the University of Roehampton was founded in 1975 when four local colleges joined together to form the university. Roehampton has consistently had strong rankings amongst the 14 University of London network schools.
All classes will be taken alongside degree-seeking students (aside from the London Studies modules), providing plenty of opportunity to meet local students & fully integrate with student life.
Courses have the following % breakdown:
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Rhys will be your main point of contact in London. Rhys is part of a team comprised of professionals at the University who have years of experience working in the field of international education. Rhys and the team are also always prepared to give advice and tips about personal travel on the weekends, as well as making sure the your experience is as positive as possible.
The university is ranked the best modern university in London according to the Complete University Guide 2018*.
*In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in London. Modern, or new, universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992. Complete University Guide does not itself define modern universities and does not produce a separate league table in which these are ranked.
Your Athena package includes Roehampton’s one of a kind Social Programme to help you immerse yourself in the cultural life of London and the UK. Trips vary each term, but possible trips include:
• Hampton Court
• Olympic Tour
• Theatre trip
The best way to figure out the craziness that is London: a scavenger hunt, of course. On your orientation weekend, you'll be put in the middle of London & tasked to go hunting. You’ll make friends & get acquainted with your new home.
• The program includes accommodations in an on-campus dorm suite, where you’re in the center of the social scene.
• You’ll stay in a single-occupancy bedroom, and share your dorm suite with typically 6 other suite mates.
• The dorms are comfortably furnished, complete with a shared living area, bathroom and kitchen.
• The housing is in a safe area, with nearby public transportation.
Get out the face paint. Support your dorm. Competition is abound, Hogwarts-style, where rival dorms compete in social events. Are you up for the challenge?
Yes! Excursions are included in the program, but you will be able to do independent travel as well when you have free time.
London is a travel hub, and you can get to many other parts of the UK via train, and other parts of Europe via plane.
Great! Since London is a major capital city of the world, the city features many different types of cuisine. This means that even a picky eater will be able to find enjoyable cuisine. An adventurous eater will be very happy as there are many opportunities to explore the wide variety of dishes available.
Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives London an 9 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!
Yes! You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate. With the London housing, each student will have a single room, but be able to request to be in the same suite as other students.
This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.
We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency. The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.
Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!READ THE BLOGS
I loved my time studying abroad in London…I went out with friends to different places
around London as much as possible ... I felt really safe in London!
London is the New York City of Europe. There is so much to do here, whenever you want to do it. Whether it’s theater, sports, nightlife, arts, or fashion, London has it. The bustling city is impressive by anyone’s standards. There is a great energy to the city that comes with its people, culture and history.
CITY PERKS: In perfect proximity to urban London, while nestled in a suburban green campus oasis, Athena’s program gives you access to all that London has to offer.