International Programs

Bangor University


Bangor University is located in the picturesque county of Gwynedd, situated on the coast of North Wales.  With an academic population twice that of UNCP, and a vibrant student culture, Bangor offers an enriching UK study experience.  You will start your term in September, and after a period of adjustment common to all exchange programs, will enjoy a relaxed study environment that will allow you ample time to explore Wales and perhaps even Europe, if you seek a broader cultural experience.

 Bangor’s academic environment is much like UNCP’s in that it promotes a great deal of professor-student interaction, and seminar classes are not a rarity.  As an international student, you will formally register later than normal Bangor students, so make sure that you authorize at least double the amount of courses you intend to take in the UK!

Link to Bangor’s course gazette, as well as a helpful page with information for internationals.

Bangor has a wonderful student environment, and as an international student you are allowed to freely join as many student societies as you like, of which there are over a hundred options.  Bangor’s mountaineering society, the UMWC, is particularly engaging.  The club offers frequent hikes in the imminently nearby Snowdonia Mountains as well as weekly pub socials.  If you desire to participate in athletics, don’t hesitate to explore in the university’s Athletics Union.

Be sure to tour the many nearby landmarks and tourist attractions in North Wales, an area of the UK with a fabulous cultural heritage.