Salisbury University and the Brunel University, London, England engage in the exchange of students and faculty. While British students from Brunel study a variety of disciplines at SU, SU students can spend a semester or year studying a variety of disciplines at the Brunel campus in West London. The program is a bi-lateral international student exchange. So, outgoing SU students continue to pay their tuition and fees at SU as always, and are charged no tuition at Brunel. The number of exchange slots for SU students is limited to two (2) per semester and selection for the spaces is competitive. SU students not selected for one of the competitive exchange slots are still able to spend a semester or year at Brunel in London as fee-paying study abroad students.
COURSE MODULES: Each semester SU students choose three different academic modules at the Brunel University. It is recommended that students have up to six modules approved by SU prior to departure. That will allow the student the maximum flexibility upon arrival in London. Each module is generally equivalent to 5-6 SU credits for a total of 15-18 credits per semester.
Each semester SU students choose three different academic modules at the Brunel University. It is recommended that students have up to six modules approved by SU prior to departure. That will allow the student the maximum flexibility upon arrival in London. Each module is generally equivalent to 5-6 SU credits for a total of 15-18 credits per semester. Modules for Exchange Students are currently only available in Communications, Journalism, and Sociology. SU fee-based study abroad students may select modules in a wide variety of disciplines including: Music, Economics/Business, Journalism, Screen Media, English, Psychology, History, Political Science, Social Anthropology, Drama, Sociology, and Sport Sciences. Students can see the module selections at the Brunel University website. Students can study abroad during fall or spring semesters or spend the entire year in London.
SU students can earn 4 of 5 courses for the interdisciplinary minor in European Studies during one semester at the Brunel University. For more information on the European Studies minor, see the Area Studies Minors website.
HOUSING: Housing options at Brunel University are similar to those in Salisbury. SU students at Brunel University can apply for on-campus housing or can work with the Off-Campus housing office to explore opportunities to live in neighborhoods surrounding Brunel in West London. Because of Brunel's strategic location in West London there are an abundance of housing options. For more information, check out the Accommodations website for on-campus housing and the Living Off Campus website.
PROGRAM TRAVEL: The Salisbury Abroad: London, England semester study abroad program does not offer any customized travel excursions as part of the program. However, London is an excellent location to launch independent travel throughout the United Kingdom and all of Europe. Low cost airlines offer connections from London to the rest of Europe. Train travel also connects London to the rest of the UK. In addition, Brunel International's student services team runs regular trips to famous UK destinations at affordable costs.
HOST INSTITUTION: Brunel is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London. Now over 40 years old, our mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by our namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The big plus of living in a campus-based university is that the majority of your needs are catered for on-site, including the Library and Computer Centre, academic and teaching buildings, welfare services, catering and social facilities and even the halls of residence, if you are living in University accommodation. You can organise most of your day-to-day needs without leaving the campus. There is a bank, a pharmacy, and a general shop where you can buy groceries, newspapers, stationery and even top up your phone card. The Computer Centre sells a range of IT-related products such as printers, network cables, memory sticks and disks, and the Students’ Union hosts a weekly fruit and veg market and Fairtrade stalls. The University is just a 20-minute walk – or a short bus ride – from Uxbridge underground station, so it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the capital. There is also a night bus that can bring you from central London to the edge of the campus. The town of Uxbridge itself, which still has buildings dating back to its time as a Georgian market town, is a thriving commercial and business centre. Its major shopping complexes, The Pavilions and the Chimes Centre, boast a wide range of shops, cafes and a nine-screen multiplex cinema
COSTS: Exchange students on the Salisbury Abroad: London, England program pay regular full-time tuition and fees to Salisbury University and study tuition free at the Brunel University. Costs for room and board are separate and may be higher than in Salisbury, MD.
SU students who are not selected for one of the competitive exchange slots are still able to spend a semester or year at Brunel University as fee-paying study abroad students. Costs for fee-based study abroad students are updated each year, but are generally equivalent to non-Maryland resident tuition and fees at SU. All financial aid is eligible to transfer to a semester at Brunel University.