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  • Locations: Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Business, Communication, Environmental Science, Leadership, Sustainability Minimum Class Standing: Freshman
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Credit Load: 4
Exchange Program: No Internship Opportunity: No
Language of Instruction: -English is the primary language of instruction Language Requirement: NO previous study required for SUNY students
Program Advisor: Martinez, Andy
Program Description:
New Castle
Academics Northumbria International Summer School is offering five different courses in a variety of fields. Students can choose to take one of these 4 credit courses. Please click on the link to each course description to get more information about each course.

Culture and Heritage in Britain
Course Description

The Management of Science and Coaching of Sport
Course Description

Corporate Social Responsibility: From Chocolate to Power Generation
Course Description

Environment, Development and Sustainability
Course Description

General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved. 



The official residence for the Northumbria International Summer School 2018, Portland Green Student Village is Ouseburn Valley's destination for student living and Newcastle's largest student community. The student village provides modern purpose-built quality en-suite accommodation with central on-site services in secure and comfortable surroundings.
Portland Green is a short walk from Northumbria as well as Newcastle city center and the famous Quayside.
For further information visit the Portland Green website.

Support Services

The University at Albany hosts a mandatory general orientation session on campus during the semester prior to participation on the program. As a United Kingdom program participant, you will also have an additional pre-departure session at UAlbany.

We know it can be overwhelming to arrive somewhere new for the first time and we want you to feel at home when you are here with us. Northumbria prides themselves on being knowledgeable and approachable and provide 24/7 support during your stay. Northumbria’s experienced staff are trained to the highest standards of excellence in customer service and will make sure you have the best possible time while providing a home away from home! 
Costs Please download the most recent cost estimate here: Coming soon!

Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid

  • Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students are eligible to participate.
  • Applications are welcome from students in all majors.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required. If your GPA is below the level indicated, consult with us about whether or not you should apply.
Once UAlbany has received all of your required materials and have been recommended, you will have to submit a Northumbria International Summer School Experience application. More details will come after you have been recommended.


The Summer School includes field trips and an exciting social program to help you learn about the region while enjoying your summer and making friends from all over the world.
Some of the highlights of the Summer School are:
  • A Welcome Dinner at the oldest Banqueting Hall in England
  • A Farewell traditional Afternoon Tea
  • A weekend stay in Alnwick Castle, HOGWARTS in the HARRY POTTER films.
Location Newcastle upon Tyne welcomes around 50,000 students every single year, from over 130 countries; making it a fabulous multi-cultural city for younger people.
The city center is full of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars; while the student suburbs, such as Jesmond and Heaton, are home to vibrant pubs, historic music venues such as The Cluny, and cosy places to eat. Newcastle is big enough to constantly entertain and surprise, yet small enough to easily travel around on the underground Metro system, by bike, bus, or on foot. 
The famous Quayside has amazing bars and restaurants with views of the iconic Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Arts Centre.

Classical music at Sage Gateshead - Art exhibitions at BALTIC Contemporary Arts Centre - top West End shows at the Theatre Royal.  

High street brands at Eldon Square and beautiful boutique shops – local and international markets along the Quayside and city centre. Europe’s largest shopping and leisure complex, The Metrocentre is just 10 minutes away.

St James’ Park a 52,000 all-seater stadium and the home of Newcastle United; The Great North Run - the worlds largest half-marathon; Rugby World Cup 2015 and Super League Magic Weekend host; Newcastle Eagles BBL Basketball - played onsite at Northumbria University!

Concerts at O2 Academy and Metro Radio Arena - local bands on stage in pubs and intimate venues.  Heaton, a suburb of Newcastle laid claim to be the place where the legendary Jimi Hendrix burst into music super-stardom.

Pubs and bars line the picturesque Quayside - city centre clubs including the renowned Collingwood Street show off bright lights into the early hours - numerous multiplex cinema venues at The Gate and Trinity Square campus accommodation.

Food & Drink
Newcastle boasts a superbly popular Chinatown, one of only five in the UK, as well as over 100 multicultural restaurants from across the world.  You will be well pushed to find a food which you cannot enjoy in Newcastle.
Overview The University at Albany has partnered with Northumbria University as of 2018. Over the summer, experience the city voted “best for students” four times in 6 years! Northumbria Univeristy is located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. New Castle has been regularly named as a top city destination in travel guides, representing a vibrant mix of culture, the arts, shopping and nightlife. Whether its galleries, monuments or stunning Georgian architecture, to the endless choice of restaurants or the biggest shopping centre in the UK, there is something for everyone!

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 07/08/2018 07/28/2018
NOTE: Arrive at New Castle and Meet and Greet on July 8, 2018. Arrival Registration starts on July 9, 2018. Farewell Lunch and Closing Remarks on July 27, 2018 and Check out of Portland Green Accommodations by 12pm on July 28, 2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications.