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 the School of Oriental and African Studies.
The SOAS, University of London
As the only institution of higher education in the United Kingdom 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 4,700 students. 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 specializes in the history, culture, economics, and environment of Asia, Africa, and the near and Middle East. SOAS also has interdisciplinary offerings across the faculties of Arts & Humanities, Languages & Cultures, and Law & Social Sciences. You register for 4 units per semester (16 IES Abroad credits).
Specific courses available to study abroad students can be found on SOAS' Course Listings page.
Courses are available in:
- Religious Studies
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.