About the School
Study British literature in the very country where it was inspired and written, including reading authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Hardy, Wilde, Potter, Woolf, Tolkien and Lewis. Study British history where the events actually happened, including visiting places such as Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel, Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge, Portsmouth, the Tower of London and Tintagel.
Acquire new cultural perspectives from living and learning with students and staff from over 60 countries on a campus set within the safe environment of a small English village just 35 miles west of London, the capital of the United Kingdom, where 265 languages are spoken daily, and just 10 miles east of the regional centre of Reading, where 150 languages are spoken by young people as their first language
Develop intercultural competencies and understandings, especially in terms of learning to appreciate and use a very different form of the English language.
Participate in the spiritual activities of a truly international campus, reflect on religion, focus on faith – and take religion courses where missions were first conceived by thinkers such as William Carey, Hudson Taylor, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts and John Donne. Participate in British Cultural Experience Projects/Internships.
Study at a British college which has been affiliated with Andrews University since 1983 and is an integral part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist system of colleges and universities.
Type of program offered: Academic Year (2 semesters, minimum of 30 credits)
Temperatures on Campus
Located 35 miles west of London, Newbold College is within easy traveling distance of some of England’s most famous tourist attractions. It is close to London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Luton airports, as well as the national rail network.
London’s thriving arts and cultural scene feature some of the world’s most famous museums, galleries, concert halls and opera houses, and is just an hour away by train.
Windsor Castle, the occasional home of the British Royal Family, is twelve miles away. Across the River Thames is Eton with its world-famous school, attended by the current Prime Minister and many members of the Royal Family.
Newbold College is in the Royal County of Berkshire and is situated just outside Bracknell, a town of 115,000 population and a major hub for the computer technology industry. The town of Reading, ten miles away, has a population of 230,000 and is an important commercial and retail center.
All ACA students are picked up by the college transportation on arrival and dropped off at departure beginning and end of academic year, free of charge. For any other personal trips, please see the directions from the airport to the college.
Once your plane touches down in England, you still have to get from the airport to Newbold College. We try to make this process as easy as possible by providing information in regard to how to get to Newbold from the 4 major airports in the London metropolitan area. London Heathrow Airport (main one, 25 miles from the college); London Gatwick Airport, 50 miles from the college; London Luton Airport, 55 miles from the college; and London Stansted Airport, 85 miles from the college. This is just the beginning of the warm welcome you will receive at Newbold College.
LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT—It is 25 miles from Newbold College. £30-£35 (30 minutes) by taxi directly to Newbold with Bracknell Cars Ltd. Pay with cash, there is a 15% fee for using credit cards.
Tours and Field Trips
SIX guided field-trips per semester. Destinations may include: London (Buckingham Palace, British Museum, Stock Exchange, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, English National Opera, National Theatre); Oxford (home of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis); Winchester (Jane Austen); Canterbury (Chaucer); Dorchester (Thomas Hardy); Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare); Lewes (Virginia Woolf); Lake District (Wordsworth), Stonehenge; Bath; Cambridge
An opportunity is provided for at least ONE MAJOR guided tour per semester. Destinations may include:
- British Isles
- Brussels (European Union)/Bruges
- Choir tour to selected countries in Europe
For summer programs or applications for just ONE semester, a visa is NOT required. Please wait for the ACA official admittance email, before purchasing airfare.
For two or more semesters, a visa IS required, and necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.
Cultural Trips & Tours
Scheduled outings may include the following:
- Globe Theatre
- Hampton Court Palace
- London Museums: Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum and British Museum.
- National Gallery
- Tate and Tate Modern Galleries
- The Lake District
- Windsor Castle
Program Dates & Prices
See a summary of Dates & Prices for all programs