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Plymouth University in the United Kingdom
Plymouth University takes an ambitious and successful approach to teaching and learning excellence. A large university, with a student population of 30,000, yet small enough for the faculty to know their students individually. Plymouth University strives to builds a great sense of identity and community for their students, and academically they encourage students to take a diverse approach and push the boundaries of their studies.
Alive with the spirit of discovery since Drake, Darwin, and many more set sail from our shores, Plymouth is a pioneering city that lives to a contemporary beat by the water. Create new memories in a location that offers a vibrant city culture surrounded by dramatic countryside and close to some of Britain's most beautiful beaches with excellent sailing and surfing opportunities. Study at Plymouth University and play your part in their international community of 3,000 students from over 100 countries.
All students participating in exchange programs are eligible to apply for a grant from the Office of International Affairs of up to $1,000 toward airfare costs.
The Plymouth University exchange is open to History, Political Science, English and Theatre majors.
Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
Students can be housed in either housing managed by or approved by the Plymouth University. When students apply for accommodations through Plymouth, they will have the opportunity to express their housing preferences.
Students on exchange programs pay regular Longwood tuition and fees for the semester they will be abroad. Additional costs include airfare, room and board, passport, any required visas, books, and personal expenses.
Longwood students also pay a $250 non-refundable study abroad administrative fee upon acceptance.
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
The Department of State keeps up-to-date information about visa required for entry into The United Kingdom. Students are responsible for their own visa applications and any related expenses. Contact Dr. Emily Kane to get started.