The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has sponsored an education abroad program at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, London, England. The program requires students to register for a work module (internship) to provide on-the-job experiences while abroad.

Details

Founded in 1850, St Mary’s University Twickenham is the only Catholic university in London and the largest in the United Kingdom. The Catholic ethos of St Mary's provides students with a values-based education that is open to all, and where all students and staff are respected and valued. With a total enrollment of about 6,000 students, international students from around the world account for nearly 10 percent of the student population, bringing a unique international perspective to St Mary’s. 

The beautiful St Mary's campus is situated on the grounds of the historic Strawberry Hill House making it a welcoming community for students. At St Mary's students get the best of both worlds with our beautiful green space close to the hustle and bustle of Central London only 25 minutes away by train. At the same time students have all the advantages of the restaurants, cafes, pubs, and malls of nearby Kingston and Teddington.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study at St Mary's University Twickenham, London through UW-Platteville Education Abroad, you must:

  • Be a degree-seeking undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at a U.S.-based college or university.
  • Have completed at least one full-time semester of college at the time of application and have at least sophomore standing at the time of participation.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of application and participation.

Application Requirements

In addition to any application procedures required by your home institutions, you must submit the following via the UW-Platteville Education Abroad online application system:

  • $75 application fee
  • Copy of U.S. passport: If you do not currently hold a U.S. passport, you must apply for one and submit proof of application before the program application deadline.
  • Education Abroad Statement of Purpose
  • International Study Course Approval Form (UW-Platteville students)
  • Official academic transcript
  • Signed statements of responsibility and understanding
  • St Mary's University Twickenham, London Application Form
  • St Mary's University Twickenham, London Course Advisement Form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • UW-Platteville Education Abroad Application

You will also have access to information to assist you throughout the application process. Upon acceptance, additional pre-departure information and requirements will be provided.

Co-curricular Activities

Housing

Students studying abroad at St Mary's University Twickenham, London (St Mary's) through UW-Platteville Education Abroad have the choice of accommodation options. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to live in accommodation that is not under the direct supervision of St Mary’s. Naturally, some adjustments with regard to customs, food, and heat must be anticipated with all of the accommodation options.

The cost of accommodation is not included in UW-Platteville Education Abroad's program fee and is paid out-of-pocket by the student directly to St Mary’s. Please see the St Mary's University Twickenham, London Dates and Program Cost page for the current homestay accommodation cost, and St Mary’s University Accommodation Office’s website for additional information.

For meals, SMU has an on-campus refectory which is open seven days a week during the term and is situated centrally on the campus. A meal plan is included in many accommodations and can be added to some accommodation packages for an additional fee. The refectory offers a wide range of food, all at reasonable prices, including a daily choice of main meals, vegetarian dishes, hot and cold snacks, burgers, and salads. There is also a snack bar and a café, Dolche Espresso Bar, on campus. All additional meals must be arranged and paid for out-of-pocket by the student.

Wi-fi is included with accommodations at no additional cost. However, adjustments with regard to speed and availability must be anticipated.

Laundry facilities are available on campus for a fee.

Academics

The UW-Platteville Education Abroad program at St Mary's University, Twickenham London is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience at a British university. Students may participate for one semester or for a full academic year, enrolling in 12 credits (4 courses) per semester. All courses are taken alongside British and international students, and the available courses are listed in their catalog.

All students studying abroad at St Mary's through UW-Platteville Education Abroad are required to enroll in one of the following:

  • A course that has significant course content about British life and culture: Courses may be in the areas of art, culture, history, literature, media studies, or social science, and students can review the Recommended Modules to Fulfill the St Mary's British Life and Culture document for ideas. If you find another course of interest, you can email studyabroad@uwplatt.edu to confirm if your course(s) of interest can fulfill the requirement.
  • The Work Place Learning course: This course includes a part-time placement in a workplace relevant to your subject discipline and career aspirations, as well as attendance at class sessions and submission of coursework.

Visa Information

The United Kingdom is frequently updating visa regulations and procedures, so it is important to review the most current informationAs of May 2018, U.S. education abroad students can enter the United Kingdom as a Student Visitor/Short-Term Student or Tier 4 Student Visa.

Contact Information

Education Abroad


0328 Warner Hall

Walk-in Hours via Zoom

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
2–3:30 p.m.

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