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Studying and Living in Bath

Mentorship Program in England students on a skyline walk with views of Bath, England


Students will live in campus housing on the Newton Park Campus of Bath Spa University. The residence hall consists of suites with single bedrooms, shared bathrooms, a shared kitchen, and a communal area for 12 students. Note that each student will receive a linen pack (sheets, towel, pillow, comforter), however students may also shop for room items once they arrive in England. Also note that each suite kitchen will have plates and pots/pans and BSU will have one week of groceries stocked in the kitchen, so students will have several days before they need to shop for meals.

A meal plan of one meal per day in the campus cafeteria is included, and students will be responsible for their other meals (using the residence hall suite kitchen or purchased on campus). There are several places on campus to buy meals and groceries, such as The Refectory, East Wing Coffee, Commons Café, and the Students Union. The program professor and advisor will reside in Bath and have offices on the BSU campus for regular advising meetings with the students and classes.

Bath, England has a population of 176,000 residents, of which 20,000 are college students. It is famous for the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, once home to author Jane Austen, and is a UNESCO World Heritage City. It is a cultural hub with music and comedy venues, festivals, museums, and great restaurants.

The Bath Spa University Newton Park campus, where the Mentorship Program is located, has access to all the attractions of the cities of Bath and Bristol. Newton Park is about four miles outside Bath, and there are campus bus links into the city. There are buses from the Newton Park Campus to the city center of Bath regularly throughout the day. Students receive a city bus pass for travel around Bath and surrounding areas as part of their program fees.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BATH, ENGLAND

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Quote from a student

"My favorite part was being in a beautiful place with lots of rich history, and being with amazing people."
- Mentorship in England Student, Fall 2016

Visiting AU? Let us know!

We would like to meet you while on campus and share more information about the Mentorship Program. Contact us at 202-895-4936 or mentorship@american.edu. You can also sign-up for an American University tour and information session.