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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Year (SH)
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • Restrictions: Chapman applicants only
  • Sample Pre-Approved Courses
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester / Year Abroad What Financial Aid Applies?: All Current Aid, GI Bill
Language of Instruction: English Language Study Requirement: No
Internship: No Housing: Apartment, Residence Hall
Prereq. Language Study: None Business Classes: Lower Division, Upper Division
Recommended for Chapman Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Peace Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Strategic & Corporate Communication Recommended for Chapman Minors: Leadership
Program Description:

City University London

Program Overview

Located in the heart of London in the up-market and trendy district of Islington, City University is home to the highly ranked Cass Business School, which is AACSB accredited.

Additionally, they are strong in sociology, media studies, criminology, economics, and politics.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Arcadia Excursions

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Tower of london
London Street Art Tour
Rugby or Football match
Theatre trips
and more...

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies

Academic Information

Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for this program on the Arcadia University website. Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.

GPA Requirement
Student must have a 3.0 cumulative and Chapman GPA in order to be eligible for this program.

Selection of Courses:
Class registration and approvals operate differently than Chapman in the British educational system.  All students, including local and visiting, are expected to have at least some background knowledge of topics they select to take at City unless it is an intro course. Therefore when choosing your classes, if the City course is designated at the 300 level, you will need to have a strong background in the subject. Otherwise you should stick to the 100 or 200 level courses. Make sure you search for courses that are available in the term you are going abroad, not the other term or academic year-long courses (unless you are going for the academic year).

Course Specific Information:
There are limited spaces for Journalism and Broadcast Journalism majors wishing to take Journalism courses. Reply to this email if you want to take journalism to find out about the additional requirements. Year 1 Business courses are available to any student, however Year 2 and 3 courses are typically restricted to students who have met the pre-requisites. Students wishing to take modules from the Sociology, including Media and Communications courses, must have at least taken the equivalent of Introduction to Sociology to be considered for second year modules. Music performance courses are not open, however a few music studies courses are open to study abroad students.

Enrolling in Courses
The semester after you apply, Arcadia and City University will determine if you are eligible for your chosen courses based on your background knowledge. You are not guaranteed placement in any course until after you arrive in London and register on campus. Consequently there is a chance you will not get into your first course choices. To be a good fit for this program you will need to determine backup course options and have flexibility with your academic plan.


Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from City University will transfer as follows:
Credit at City, University of London Credit at Chapman University
4 units 4 credits

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.

Grades will transfer according to the following scale:
Grade at City, University of London Grade at Chapman University

Courses through Arcadia University at City, University of London are graded on a US Scale.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.