- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Junior standing or above at the start of the program
On this program, students will directly enroll in the University of Sussex and take classes alongside local students pursuing their degree at the university.
Academic Year: mid September- late May
Fall: mid September - Mid December
Spring: early January- late May
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
The University of Sussex is located only a few miles from Brighton, a lively seaside resort on the south coast of England. London is only an hour away by train, and from Gatwick airport or the nearby channel ports, it is just a short journey to the rest of Europe. Though relatively small, Brighton is surprisingly cosmopolitan and has often been dubbed "London-By-The-Sea." There is plenty to do in and around the town, with a variety of shopping centers, markets, and cafés.
Founded in 1961, the University of Sussex is a relatively new university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and for innovative and effective teaching styles and methods. Sussex differs from most universities in that it is organized by schools (rather than departments of study) that bring together a number of related subject areas.
This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in anthropology, art history, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, English language and literature, environmental science, history, international relations, math, media studies, physics, political studies, psychology, and sociology. You will take regular courses with local students at this institution.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.