Loyola established a relationship with Newcastle University in the late 1990s. We have historically sent 15-30 students each September for the full academic year. More recently, we have opened a fall semester and a spring semester option to accommodate students whose major does not allow them to go abroad for a year. Newcastle University is a large research university located in northeast England in the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The city is located 1.5 hours from Edinburgh, Scotland and 5 hours from London. The Scandinavian countries, Germany, and Ireland are accessible by ferry. Continental Europe can be reached by air or rail.
Criteria for Acceptance
- Typically sophomores with a cumulative CQPA average of 2.750.
- Students who can find courses which fit their Loyola Program and allow full-time participation and who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems.
- Consult the office of international programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola, so that you are prepared for an academic course load in Newcastle.
- This program serves students in nearly all majors.
- Pre-med students can take undergraduate medical classes at Newcastle's Biomed school.
- Business majors must be flexible as courses are not guaranteed ahead of time.
Length of Stay
- This is a fall, spring or one academic year program. The fall term runs mid-September until late January while the Spring term runs from late January until mid June. The group departs together in early September and is home for Christmas break. The full year students will return in mid-January and stay through early June. There is a month-long spring break in the spring semester.
- Three apartment complexes are utilized by Loyola students and other international students. They are 15-20 minutes walking distance from each other and they are on opposite corners of the large campus.
- Generally, two Americans and four British or international students will share a suite of six private rooms with two baths, a common kitchen, a sitting area and a dining room.
- Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the federal work-study program. Students studying abroad for a semester or full academic year will forfeit the value of a federal work-study assignment.
- The cost is equivalent to the tuition, room charge (Ahern), and a reduced comprehensive fee paid to Loyola, plus a program fee each semester.
- Loyola financial aid applies.
This is a fully packaged program with:
- Tuition and room
- A full-time coordinator on site
- One round-trip airline ticket from the US to the UK each semester
- One long trip in Europe in the Spring semester
- Frequent trips throughout the United Kingdom
- Student discount rail pass
- Evacuation insurance
- An application must be submitted to the office of international programs by Dec. 1, of the year prior to when a student wants to go abroad. The application includes an advisor's signature.
- Preference in application consideration goes to full year applicants. All single semester applications, regardless of major, are reviewed equally.
I'm Jessica Leung and I'm a Biochem major in the Honors program here at Loyola. My experience studying abroad in Newcastle upon Tyne was full of amazing and unforgettable memories! There is so much culture to take in and enjoy in Newcastle and the cities nearby and throughout England. From visiting landmarks such as Stonehenge and Big Ben to day trips to the coast for fish and chips, from afternoon tea at Betty’s Tea Room to sightseeing on a double-decker bus, there are endless experiences that are so distinct to the culture of the UK. And that’s not to mention elements of their pop culture, like the Beatles and Harry Potter, which are featured from Liverpool to London and nearly everywhere in between. I love to talk about my experience abroad! Please email me with questions: email@example.com
Hi guys! My name is Cristina Lanzillotta and I had an excellent time studying abroad in Newcastle Upon Tyne for my junior year. As a biology major, I got to take some great classes at Newcastle Uni in both the sciences and the humanities. One, called "Social Justice and Citizenship," completely changed the way I perceive people of other cultures, and was a great contribution to my traveling experiences. As traveling out of Newcastle was easy and convenient, I was able to visit and experience the cultures of over 10 different countries. Yet some of my most precious times were spent learning as much as I could about Newcastle and the Geordies, some of the friendliest people I've ever known! Please email me with questions so that I can stop bugging my friends with all my stories! Seriously, anything you want to know, just ask: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Grace Marconi, I am a Classical Civilizations Major here at Loyola. Though it may be a far cry from the hustle of London, Newcastle is a fantastically vibrant city created by a fusion of the beauty of the old-world and the energy of the new. From struggling to understand the Geordie accent, the local dialect of the ‘Toon’ while shopping amidst the bustle of Grainger Market or walking along the River Tyne at dusk, to enjoying a ‘cuppa’ and a leisurely full English Breakfast on a Sunday morning or settling down to a pint with friends after a long week, living in Newcastle provides you with some of the best that English culture has to offer.
As a student of the year-long program I immersed myself in the life at ‘Uni’, taking full advantage of the many opportunities Newcastle University had to offer, including guided hikes along the Hadrian’s Wall with some of the foremost scholars in Roman Military Archaeology, a trip to Istanbul with friends and fellow members of the university Archaeology Society, and even participating in an excavation of a Roman fortress in Lancashire.
My time at Newcastle was unforgettable; I met an incredibly warm and inviting group of people with whom I most definitely will keep in contact. Anyone who takes this wonderful opportunity that Loyola has to offer is promised to walk away from it with an overwhelmingly rich body of memories and moments. I welcome anyone who is even remotely interested in studying at Newcastle to pester me with questions! email@example.com
My name is TyKera (Ty) Cornish, I'm a senior here at Loyola where I have a Biology/Psychology interdisciplinary major with an Entrepreneurship minor. Choosing to study abroad (especially for the year) was one of the best choices I've ever made! My experience studying abroad in Newcastle upon Tyne was absolutely amazing, full of exciting travels, wonderful people and so many memories. The British culture is so rich -luckily there are endless opportunities to embrace and explore all that England has to offer. Whether it be day-trips, weekend-trips, plays, sight-seeing or the busy nightlife there is never a dull moment. I absolutely loved studying abroad, so if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! I'm Dawn Kellogg a senior chemistry major here at Loyola who studied abroad for the year. Trust me if I can do it you can! It was one of the best decisions I ever made and believe me if you go for the semester you will want to stay for the year! It was amazing to be able to travel to so many places, but also just to travel around England. Though Newcastle may not have a reputation like London, it is still a large city but one that you can easily walk and get to know. If you have any questions as to how I was able to go abroad with a chemistry major or even just general questions about Newcastle I would love to answer them! email@example.com
Hey! My name is Jenna Meoni and I'm a psychology major with a sociology minor here at Loyola. I chose to study abroad in Newcastle for the entire year and it was definitely a great decision to make! Living there for a year gave me the opportunity to fully engage in the British culture. It also gave me the chance to make some amazing friends, most of whom I still keep in touch with today on a regular basis. The people you meet over there and the memories you make are unforgettable! Even if you can't study abroad or the year, a semester is still a great decision because any amount of time in Newcastle is amazing! The city itself has a lot to offer, and this program is great because you constantly go on trips throughout the UK so you get to know the entire country, instead of just one city. I could go on and on about this study abroad program, so if you have any questions feel free to get in contact with me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Ambassadors are students who studied abroad at Newcastle for the 2011-2012 academic school year. Please feel free to contact them with program-specific questions.
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This is a working list of the course equivalencies for the Newcastle, England program.
The course approvals and equivalencies provided are the most current for the office of international programs. Once accepted to a study abroad program, students will have an academic interview with the appropriate Director and will be advised on their course selection.
Please be advised: All students are solely responsible for informing themselves about the status of these courses. Course approvals and equivalencies may change at a moments notice. This means you should confirm if the following courses are approved, or if the courses have been removed.
If there are other courses you desire to take, and they are not on the course equivalency list; you must get written course approval by the department chair. The courses that you choose should fit into your degree audit and enable you to graduate on time.