Situated on the North coast of Wales against the backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range, the Bangor University is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. Bangor has a student population of approximately 10,000 and students from over 70 countries worldwide choose to study there every year.
Bangor University offers a wide variety of academic focuses within the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, health studies and business. Bangor ranks #1 in the UK for research in Banking and Finance and has a strong specialization in sports and exercise sciences, psychology, creative studies, ocean sciences, foreign languages and Celtic studies.
Bangor is an ancient, historic Cathedral city full of character with a wealth of activities and facilities. Listen to the Welsh language at the heart of the community while experiencing its colorful culture and history. It is a friendly coastal city with a unique character and landscape - it has its own mountain and panoramic views of the sea. In such a compact city, all the amenities you could possibly want are just a short walk away. And the cost of living in Bangor is much lower than in many other parts of the UK.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, the mountains, lakes and forests of the Snowdonia National Park are only a 10 minute drive away making Bangor an excellent base for experiencing outdoor and leisure activities. Students can also take advantage of the Super Ferry and take a day trip to Ireland. Manchester International Airport is two hours by train, and there are direct rail links to London, with its two international airports.
Academic Information: 15-16 U.S. credits (60 UK credits) per semester. Internships are also available in a variety of disciplines. Bangor University is accredited by the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).TU students may receive Honors College credit for their study abroad experience.
Costs (per semester):* Fall 2013: $9,040 Spring 2014: $9,040
Program cost includes academic credit, fees, and health insurance. Students will be billed by Towson University. Additional costs include airfare, housing, meals, visa and passport fees, personal expenses, and a $300 study abroad fee. Students pay the host institution directly for housing.