15 students from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and Business, bid farewell to the chilly Western New England campus and said “Hello” to a life-changing academic experience in the first-ever combined London Study Abroad program. In the latest launch of the London semester opportunity, freshman Arts and Sciences and sophomore Business students are travelling to a new international partner institution: Regent’s University London. Ted South, Professor of History and veteran trip leader of 17 years, is accompanying the students to Regent’s to teach two cultures courses. Dr South is co-director of the program along with Associate Professor of Sport Management, Curt Hamakawa.
The change of host to Regent’s University London offers students a more centralized location over the American International University in Richmond where previous trips have been based. The new destination provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction and proximity to London’s major historical and cultural sites. Mr Will Mant, the study abroad advisor for Regent’s University, described the institution as having the best of city life while resting within the beautiful Regent’s Park, one of England’s royal parks.