Destination UK

Study UK

By Max Baumgarten

According to the Institute of International Education, 32,109 American undergrads studied in the UK in 2007, making it the most popular destination abroad for US students. Some are attracted to the familiar language and travel opportunities; others just have a love affair with all things Harry Potter.

Wondering whether you'd thrive in the United Kingdom? Never fear, potential expatriates: we've compiled a helpful guide for anyone who wants to know what it's like to study in the UK. We may not to be able to answer every one of your questions (we really don’t know why the British spell the word color with a “u”), but if you’re considering a hop across the pond, this should get you started.

Brilliant. Enjoy!


Featured Articles:

  • Going to the UK for a College Degree: Why you should consider and how to do it 
  • The British Undergraduate Experience: So how different is it anyway? 
  • Abroad in a Bubble or Taking the Plunge: The merits of satellite and immersion programs 
  • The 411 on British Culture: A guide for confused and curious Americans 
  • UK on the Cheap: A pence-pinching survival guide 
  • A Tiny Guidebook: The top 11 places to visit in London 
  • Ugly Americans, Meet the Beautiful Game: Soccer 
  • Bitten by the Travel Bug: Seeing the UK and the Continent 

Photo Slideshows:

  • London Calling 
  • Brighton (Really Does) Rock 
  • The Past Becomes Present, Bath and Stonehenge 
  • Because Life is Just Better in Edinburgh 
  • I Went to Cambridge and All I Got were These Great Pictures 
  • Oxford Town, Oxford Town 

To join the discussion about studying abroad, visit Unigo's Study Abroad forum!