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**University of Leicester
Leicester, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Areas of Study:
American Studies, Ancient Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Engineering, English, English Literature, French, Geography, Geology, History, Italian, Law, Literature, Management Studies, Math, Media, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
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Reciprocal Exchange
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Residence Hall
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Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
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Letter Grade
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University of Leicester

The University of Leicester exchange program is competitive, and enrollment is limited.  Interested students are encouraged to apply early.


Location:  Located in the center of England, the city of Leicester is just 75 minutes from London by train.  Leicester makes an ideal location to study in the UK, providing amble opportunities to discover neighboring European cities.  Leicester is also a student city with students making up 12% of the city's population.

The University:  The University of Leicester is most famous for discovering DNA Genetic Fingerprinting and pioneering space exploration, but the University provides a wide array of disciplines for students to study.  The University of Leicester also offers over 90 student run groups and more than 40 sports clubs to get involved.  The University of Leicester was recently named "University of the Year" by the coveted Times Higher Education award for 2008/2009.

Courses Offered:  Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines, all taught in English. Full Course Details

Student Visas:  In addition to a US passport, all students must obtain a valid UK Student Visa.  Students will apply for this visa once they have been accepted into the program.  Student Visa Process Details

Fun Facts:  The English drink more tea per capita than anyone else in the world, including the Japanese. Some of England's most popular dishes have unusual names such as bangers and mash, or toad in the hole. England is 74 times smaller than the USA, 59 times smaller than Australia and 3 times smaller than Japan.

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Spring 2019 10/01/2018
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