Great Britain

Study Abroad in Lancaster, England

The University is about three miles from the city of Lancaster and about five miles from the seaside resort of Morecambe. The city offers most big-city amenities but is small enough to retain a small-town feeling. Dominated by a 900-year-old castle and bisected by the River Lune, the city offers plenty of activities and a nightlife that tends to center around the Sugarhouse, the dance club owned and operated by the Student’s Union. If you have a passion for literature, you won't want to miss the annual Lancaster Literature Festival, which is held every October and celebrates literature and poetry through a wide range of readings, events, and competitions. Finally, if you love to shop, you're sure to enjoy the plethora of shops and pubs that populate the city's medieval lanes and alleyways.

To the north of Lancaster is the spectacular Lake District, the UK’s largest national park. With over 800 square miles of mountains, lakes and picturesque villages, you will be able to get lost in the rugged beauty of this area that inspired many a celebrated British writer and poet — Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth. Also nearby are the Yorkshire Dales — a region of narrow, green valleys crisscrossed by ancient stone walls, high lonely fells, and rushing waterfalls. Tiny farming villages are connected by numerous footpaths including the Pennine Way (similar to the Appalachian Trail in the US), which draws hikers from all over the world.