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Hampshire in England

  Application Deadlines
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  Spring 2014 Program
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall 2014 Program
Thursday, March 6, 2014
  Studying in London

"...sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with a flatmate on the base of the statue of Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square, watching double-decker buses pass and the lights of Parliament and Big Ben’s tower shine down the road, I knew: underwhelming was not the word for it."

-- Lynne Powers 05F
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Program Availability: Fall and Spring Semesters

Hampshire students have the opportunity to study in London, England through our institutional affiliation with Goldsmiths College. Goldsmiths College is a very creative place, and provides a positive, innovative, and challenging environment in which to learn.

Ice skating in London; photo by Hilary Ponte 11F
Ice skating in the Center of London, Photo by Hillary Ponte 11F, Fall 2012 Program Participant

Goldsmiths College was founded in 1891, and has been a part of the University of London since 1904. It offers 15 academic departments teaching and researching creative, cognitive, cultural, and social subjects. The college's departments cooperate in interdisciplinary ways to offer new perspectives and insights into each other's subjects.

You can choose from courses in the following subjects: Anthropology; Art (Curating, Fine Art, and Textiles); Communication Studies; Computing; Cultural and Social Studies; Dance Movement Therapy; Design; Drama and Theatre Arts; Education; English and Comparative Literature (Cultural Studies and English); History; History of Art; Languages (French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish); Music (Academic, Creative, Practical, and Technical Studies); Politics and Economics; Psychology; Sociology; and Visual Cultures. For offerings see Study Abroad programmes.

Photo by Hilary Ponte 11F
Photo by Hillary Ponte 11F, Fall 2012 Program Participant


The exchange is open to qualified students who have completed two years of college-level study and are in good academic and behavioral standing. 


Fall Term: September-December
Spring Term: January-March 

Chelsea Football Stadium; photo by Hillary Ponte 11F
Chelsea Football Stadium, Photo by Hillary Ponte 11F, Fall 2012 Program Participant

Students arrange their own housing through the Goldsmiths accommodation office. The accommodation offers bright single rooms with en suite or standard accommodation. En suite consists of your own shower, toilet, and washbasin, and a shared kitchen. In standard accommodation, kitchen and bathrooms are shared. For more information, please see Visiting Student Accommodation.


Hampshire tuition and health insurance fees.

Other expenses: Students are responsible for the costs of housing and meals; passport and visa fees; international and local transportation; books and supplies; travel insurance; and personal expenses. A travel stipend may be awarded through GEO to offset the cost of airfare.

Students can find application materials and apply online using Hampshire's GlObal Experiences System (HampGOES). See below for links to HampGOES, helpful application instructions, and exchange information and tips:

Contact the GEO program advisor for this program before applying. You should also review the general application instructions and procedures for Hampshire Exchange Programs.

If you plan to apply or have general questions about this program, please call or stop by the global education office. In addition, the global education office has experience reports from students who have previously participated in this program in the GEO resource library. Stop by during open hours to read them at your convenience.



Contact Us

Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.6173

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