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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
The The University of St Mark and St John offers special programs in the following areas:
• Children, Young People and Communities
• Creative Writing and English Literature
• Education and Teacher Training
• Journalism and Media
• Leadership and Business Management
• Live Music and Acting
• Speech, Language and Linguistics
• Sport, Outdoor, Coaching and PE
The City of Plymouth
Plymouth (pop. 250,000) is located on the south coast of Devon, England, about 190 miles (310 km) southwest of London. The area has been settled since the Bronze Age and is first mentioned in records in the eleventh century. Plymouth has one of the best natural ports in the world, and therefore maritime trade and national defense have been the center of its economy. Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city and has a wealth of attractions and activities, including historic sites and gardens, entertainment venues, leisure on the coast and in the countryside. Plymouth has a huge range of areas of natural beauty to enjoy: 23 County Wildlife Sites, eight Local Nature Reserves, and 26 Parks. Dartmoor National Park and Plymouth’s European Marine Site have been designated as areas of outstanding beauty.
• Study in Plymouth, England costs just about the same as studying in Bloomsburg.
• Students pay tuition and fees at Bloomsburg University, the same as if they were taking classes in Bloomsburg.
• Financial aid and grants apply to study at Marjon as they would at Bloomsburg.
• SCHOLARSHIPS are available for students who study abroad on exchange programs from a variety of sources.
• Student IDs not only allow access to university facilities, such as the library, but are also good for student discounts of many kinds, including transportation, dining, and cultural events.
• Cost of living in Plymouth: From £600 to £800 /month according to the type of accommodation and meal plan (catering).
• Students must bring their own health insurance.
• A good currency converter is here: http://www.xe.com/
• Marjon has on campus places for 456 students in 7 Halls of Residence and 38 Village Houses, ranging in cost from £85 to £110 per week.
• 232 single catered rooms, 60 single en-suite catered rooms, 2 single en-suite catered rooms for students with mobility impairments, 121 single self catering rooms, 39 small single self catering rooms, 2 single self catering rooms for students with mobility impairments.
England: Short-term student visa
o Age: 18 years and older
o Length of stay: Up to six months
o May not work, volunteer or intern
o No changes or extensions: must return to the USA after six months
Present the following documents to the immigration officer in the UK airport:
o a letter from your UK university or US study abroad office describing the program you are on and its start and finish dates
o bank statements going back over a period of four to six months
o evidence of savings available to you to prove that you can pay for your expenses while in the UK, such as a bank statement from your or from your parents
o valid passport
• If you wish to stay for more than six months, or wish to work or intern in the UK, you need to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa.
• Students are responsible for their own travel. Travel costs can vary.
• A round-trip ticket from Newark Liberty International Airport to London is currently around $850. Travel from London to Plymouth is currently around £50 by train and £12-£18 by bus.
• Students can often find student discounts for airfare. See the General Information and Handy Links page.
• Map of the campus showing directions: [pdf link]
• Students must be full-time students and take 12 to 18 credits.
• Credits transfer as per advisement with the program director.
• BU students study for one or two semesters at Marjon.
• Students can take classes in any courses offered at Marjon.
• We strongly encourage students to study abroad for two semesters, especially if international activity will be part of future career plans or if a student is planning to apply to graduate school.
• The fall semester begins in early September and ends mid-December; the spring semester begins around the third week of January and ends around the third week of May.
To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled full time at Bloomsburg University or at a University in the PA State System of Higher Education and be in good academic standing.
Download our brochure to study abroad in Plymouth, England