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British Cultural Exchange (WAU)

Immerse yourself, enrich your life.

Recently we announced changes to Newbold’s course offerings and organisational structure. While these changes will primarily affect our Business, Humanities, and English Language courses and programmes, we are still able to offer intake for the WAU programme for January 2021. The changes should not affect courses in our Centre for Ministry and Mission.

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About the Programme

Our exchange between Newbold and Washington Adventist University (WAU) is an exciting educational experience, offering students studying in the WAU School of Arts and Social Sciences, and the WAU Arts and Social Sciences Honours College, the ability to study in Europe without disrupting your academic progress, keeping you on track to graduate, and maintaining your access to your student loans in the US.

Why study the WAU programme with us?

  • Enhance your studies with an international cultural experience that is both academically sound, and which has its foundations in Christian values
  • Delve deeper into British heritage outside of the classroom with inspiring educational excursions
  • Gain a global perspective from our culturally diverse staff and from your fellow students, who represent around 50 unique nationalities.

Your future matters.

To enrol in this programme is to give yourself life-changing experience and perspective. You will be able to:

  • Develop both personally and professionally as you expand your comfort zone through studying abroad
  • Apply new perspective to educational, personal and life decisions by experiencing a new culture in Britain
  • Broaden your approach to research – with the academic rigour that you will be put through in your lecture
  • You will have the chance to develop and hone your writing and research skills

The course breakdown

British Cultural Exchange

Semester in England Programme

The Newbold-WAU British Cultural Exchange Semester in England programme is open to any student enrolled in Arts and Social Sciences WAU.

Spend one full-time semester on campus at Newbold, experience British culture through a range of field trips that support your learning, to locations such as:

  • The British Museum
  • The Natural History Museum
  • The Imperial War Museum
  • Literary sites associated with C. S. Lewis and Thomas Hardy
  • A performance at the Royal Albert Hall or a show in London’s West End

British Cultural Exchange

Semester On Location Programme

The study on Location programme is available to invited Honours College students studying Arts and Social Sciences at WAU.

Our Study on Location programme gives WAU Honours College students the opportunity to take part in a cultural and academic exchange experience. Enrol in two modules (6 credits) which you will undertake through Newbold via distance learning whilst still at WAU.

At the end of the WAU spring semester, travel to England for the on-location learning experience that will include visits to places such as:

  • Shakespeare’s reconstructed Globe Theatre and his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Place and Arundel Castle
  • The Tower of London
  • Portsmouth historic Dockyard and fossil-hunting in Dorset
  • The Imperial War Museum and The Natural History Museum
  • Canterbury Cathedral and Dover Castle
  • The City of Oxford and the home of C. S. Lewis


  • Study-on-Location programmе*

    Two-week intensive at Newbold – for Arts and Social Science Honors College students

    Theology and religion modules may also be available*

    • 3: BUAD360 - Business Ethics
    • 3: MGMT310 - Organisational Behaviour
    • 3: MGMT405 - International Management
    • 3: COMM104 - Communication Skills
    • 3: ENGL215 - English Composition II
    • 3: ENGL255B - Studies in Literature: Text on Film and Location II
    • 3: ENGL425 - Literary Topics: Shakespeare Drama Practicum
    • 3: ENGL478B - English Study Tour
    • 3: HIST378B - History Study Tour
    • 3: HIST437G - Empire to Entropy
    • 3: HLED110 - Health Principles
    • 3: IDSC206 - Introduction to Fine Arts II
    • 1: MUPF135 - College Choir
    • 1-2: MUPF364 - Applied Music
    • 1-2: MUPF464 - Applied Music
  • January 2020

    • 3: HIST437G - Empire to Entropy
    • 3: ENGL425H - C. S. Lewis - Literature and the Religious Life
  • January 2021

    • 3: HIST437H - Tyrants, Monsters and Heroes: Shining a Spotlight on Dark-Age Britain
    • 3: LITR/RELT294H - Theatre of Religion by the Canterbury Poets
  • January 2022

    • 3: HIST437F - Reformation to Revolution
    • 3: ENGL425L - Shakespeare Drama Practicum