Students will be based in picturesque York, on the banks of the River Ouse in the center of the Vale of York. It lies halfway between the capitals of London and Edinburgh. At York St. John University, an intimate learning environment similar to Union, students can enroll in two courses of their choice to fulfill requirements in any major and take a third course taught by the Union faculty leader. Approximately 3,800 full-time undergraduates study at the university, in addition to about 225 full-time postgraduates.
Once a manufacturing hub and important crossroads of England's railway network, today York features an economy more focused on services than goods, with a tourism industry that thrives on the city's wealth of historic attractions (York Minster is the most prominent) and a variety of cultural activities.
Course of Study
Union students will choose two fall semester courses from the York St. John catalog and take a third course that is taught by the Union faculty leader.
Union students will live like York students in dormitories. For some students, meals will be in the University dining hall; others will be given a living allowance to provide their own meals.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
- January: Application deadline is the third Friday of winter term.
- February: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
- Spring term: Orientation meetings
- Early September: Arrival date- orientation
- September: Program begins
- December: Program ends
Photo Credit: Katherine Morris '11