"London is an incredible city and having the opportunity to live right in the heart of one of the largest and most diverse cities in the world was amazing. Between the friends I made from all over the world and the memories I made that I will never forget, London was easily one of the greatest experiences I've ever had."

Salvatore Catalano, student

A unique study abroad program has been specifically designed for Niagara University students at the central London campus of Anglo American University. This study abroad program is an eight-week summer session and allows Niagara students to study in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Since 1994, more than 400 NU students have participated in the London program. Many of these students have been able to complete their coursework one semester early, thus giving them an advantage in the job market by beating the massive influx of students seeking employment after the May graduation. Some have also gone on to have an early start in their graduate program. Studies have shown that students who participate in study abroad programs receive more job offers than students who do not participate.

You will be located conveniently close to popular venues such as Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and the great museums of London. Within a short tube ride are the British Museum, which houses one of the world’s great mummy collections, ruins of the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, an actual copy of the Magna Carta, as well as the original worksheets from the Beatles.

There will also be many opportunities to visit other historical sites in England. For example, in the elegant city of Bath, one can see the famous Roman Baths built during the Roman occupation of Britain about 75 years after the birth of Jesus. Or one can see the remains of an ancient civilization at Stonehenge, built a few thousand years before the birth of Christ. One can even take the opportunity to visit Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Holland, France, Germany and Italy.

Living in the dormitory is like living in a miniature United Nations. During the semester, you will learn about different cultures, see issues from a non-U.S. perspective, and hear about what international students and faculty have to say about America. You will learn to live in an international setting. This is not a “tour bus” program in which one rides a bus through Europe for a couple weeks — acting like the typical tourist. The ability to live abroad is critical in today’s world where companies are becoming increasingly global and require employees to have the skills and abilities to function in a global environment. Completion of this program tells prospective employers that the applicant has the confidence, determination and initiative to accept new responsibilities and challenges. It also tells prospective employers that an individual can get along with people from different cultures and is open to change.