IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with SOAS, University of London.
SOAS, University of London
As the only higher education institution in Europe to specialize in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East, SOAS is truly unique. The school was founded in 1916 and today enrolls more than 6,300 students from over 135 different countries. SOAS fosters an intimate and friendly intellectual community and prides itself on the level of individual contact that students have with their high-caliber instructors. SOAS also has one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK, housing over 1.2 million different resources in over 400 different languages.
SOAS offers a global focus on all of their subjects areas, and gives students the opportunity to specialize in the history, culture, economics, and environment of Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East. SOAS has interdisciplinary offerings across the schools of Arts & Humanities, Languages & Cultures, and Law & Social Sciences. You register for 4 modules per semester (16 IES Abroad credits).
Specific courses information can be found on SOAS' Module Finder page.
Courses are available in:
- Development Studies
- History of Art / Archaeology
- International Relations
- Languages of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East
- Study of Religions
SOAS is located in Bloomsbury (minutes from the IES Abroad London Centre), central London, where the concentration of academic institutions reflects the area’s rich intellectual and cultural history. One of those institutions, the British Museum, was founded in 1753 and offers SOAS students easy access to an unparalleled collection of cultural artifacts from across the globe and throughout diverse historical periods.