Disclaimer: EIU does not own, operate or sponsor this program.
The University of Winchester serves over 5,000 full-time and part-time students, so it is a little under half the size of EIU. Winchester has excellent programs in the Arts and Humanities as well as Education, Business, and Social Sciences. Winchester prides itself on being a very student-centered campus, and its small student body will help you feel at-home.
Winchester is a small city of 40,000 but is home to one of the oldest cathedrals (Winchester Cathedral) in the country. Winchester was once the capital of England and served as the site of Kings Castle and the mythical Round Table of King Arthur. Today, you will find plenty of activities in and around Winchester to keep you busy; Stonehenge is just a stones-throw away while the seaside resort towns of Bornemouth and Poole are just an hour away. London is also an hour by train.
It was amazing. The professors were all very easy to talk to, meet with, and loved discussing pertinent and non-pertinent questions. They were involved with their work and the students. This made the whole experience very accessible and wonderful. I would suggest this program for anyone! -Ben Goeckner, past participant
A great place to study abroad! I would do it again in a heartbeat. --Patrick Doggett, Fall 2010 participant
Academic majors at Winchester are called "courses", and most full-time students at Winchester only take modules (what we think of as courses/classes) from their chosen course. Study abroad students can choose to follow this plan or take modules from a variety of courses.
The following courses are offered at Winchester:
To find out which modules will be available during the semester you plan to attend Winchester, please click here. When choosing modules, pay special attention to the "Availability" section of each course description. "S1" indicates that the course is offered during Semster 1 or Fall. "S2" indicates Semester 2 or Spring.
There are only a small number of international students at Winchester, so you will receive plenty of personalized attention; about 150 international students studied at Winchester last year. As a study abroad student, you will have access to all campus facilities at Winchester including the Martial Rose Library, student computer lab facilities (over 500, networked computers for student use on campus!), the Student Union, Sports Facilities Department activities and resources, the West Downs Performing Arts Centre, and others. There are many social, sporting, and cultural activities throughout the year for student to attend and participate in.
Many students enjoy Winchester's quiet, small town lifestyle. The city has plenty of restaurants, cafes, and pubs as well as social and cultural activities throughout the year. It is also home to the U.K.'s largest dance festival - Homelands. Traveling to the seaside or London is just a short train ride away and affordable flights are available for travel to other areas of Europe.
Check out some photos from campus!
Key Dates 2013:
Move-in/arrival date: Thursday 10th January 2013
Orientation: Friday 11th January 2013
First Day of Class: Monday 14th January 2013
Last day of class: Friday 5th April 2013
Move-out Day: Saturday 6th April 2013
Most study abroad students stay in one of Winchester's Halls of Residence as housing is guaranteed for international students; however, you must apply for housing at least 3 months before the start of the semester to ensure your place.
Winchester has two, on-campus housing options available:
If you prefer to live off-campus, that can also be arranged.
**You are responsible for making all housing arrangements and payments directly to the University of Winchester.**
Foreign Entry Requirements
Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.