Award winning teaching in a supportive community, surrounded by stunning natural beauty

As one of the top universities in Wales, Bangor University has an excellent track record in many disciplines and some world-class research. Having achieved the top rating of Gold by the U.K. Government for quality of education and experience you will be assured of excellent teaching across departments with highly engaged staff and faculty. A thriving student community with 300+ Students Union activities, projects, volunteering and clubs, Bangor makes for a vibrant, inclusive and diverse student experience. As an Arcadia study abroad student, you will also have the support of Arcadia staff in the London Center to help you settle in and enjoy your semester.

Bangor University is located between the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia and the rugged, beautiful coastline of North Wales, recently named one of the world’s top ten regions to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet. 

If you enjoy your independence and are attracted to the lifestyle of a smaller city that has a scenic mix of friendly, rural and urban living, then Bangor could be just what you’re looking for.

I hope that more students take advantage of all that Wales has to offer; it's such a different environment and experience. ”

Julie Rooney

DePauw University student, Bangor University

  • Listed as one of the most affordable cities in the U.K., Bangor’s thriving student community offers instant and lasting friendships with big city life in London, Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin just a short journey away.

  • The campus boasts the newly opened Pontio Arts Centre featuring an on-campus theatre with professional touring performances, and a movie theater with the newest blockbuster releases.
  • Largest Ocean Science Department in Europe - Spring students can work on Bangor’s ocean-going research vessel and research center on the Isle of Anglesey.

  • Bangor makes the most of its intensely scenic and rugged location by providing outstanding sports facilities and a variety of athletic and outdoor pursuits.
  • The university is first in the U.K. for clubs and societies, providing more than 250 to choose from, covering areas such as media, arts, performance, food and drink, politics, the environment, sports , music and drama.

  • Like many U.K. destinations, Bangor is steeped in history, with 1,000 year old castles, birthplace of Arthurian myths and legends and medieval cities such as Chester and York within easy travelling distance.
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2019 9/8/2019 12/14/2019 12.5-15 $17,330 4/20/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2019 9/8/2019 5/30/2020 25-30 $30,990 4/20/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 1/8/2020 5/30/2020 12.5-15 $18,800 10/15/2019 More Info
Fall 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA 4/20/2020  
Academic Year 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA 4/20/2020  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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