First of all, keep in mind that if you go on our exchange program in the UK, you'll get the real deal: this is the real study-abroad experience you've been craving since high school. That means getting a taste of studying abroad, getting to know foreign students, and it means doing whatever it is students do after class, but in England, just one hour north of London. Not in Columbia.
There you'll get to know a brand new culture within the burden of having to overcome a language barrier. What's more, the university - the University of Westminster - is super-popular with international students, with about 4,000 of them per 23,000 enrolled.
So what's the area like?
In the northwest end of London, just past the glow of the city lights, students will find the historic, yet ever increasingly metropolitan Borough of Harrow. A city of archeological and historic importance, Harrow was once home to Roman settlers and has even provided evidence of the presence of pre-historic man. Preservation of Harrow's history has remained a priority for the city, giving tourists and students alike an opportunity to experience sites such as the Homestead Manor, the oldest standing timber frame house in Middlesex, as well as nine archeological sites which have been "Scheduled" by the British government as having national archeological importance.
The word Harrow carries with it an Anglo-Saxon meaning of temple or sacred grove; upon Harrow-on-the-Hill, believed to be the site of such a temple, visitors are able to survey the city which sprawls out beneath them, even taking in a view of London on a clear day. Amidst this abundance of history, students will find a surprising little metropolitan city which takes pride in its newly constructed modern buildings and its array of contemporary shopping. Art galleries share the streets with trendy, student filled clubs, while a quieter atmosphere may be found in the traditional pubs of the area. As a student you will experience all that Harrow has to offer, walking the streets that Winston Churchill once strolled up and down as a student at the famous Harrow School, all the while only a short train ride away from downtown London.
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