England Exchange Program

Oxford Brookes University (OBU) in Oxford, England, has a leading, well-established hospitality program in the United Kingdom. HTM has had an exchange agreement with this program since the late 1980s. Enjoy the well-known academic community of Oxford. Visit London on the weekends. Make use of the strong rail system to visit Wales, Scotland, or Ireland.

The school has about 6,000 students over all and is about 90 minutes northwest of London. Buses run hourly to and from the London tube (subway) and airports, so it is easy to get around. While it does not snow there very often, the climate is similar to New England's during the school year -- just not quite as cold. OBU operates on a three-semester school year, so you could exchange for either the autumn term (early October to early December), Easter term (early January to mid-March), or summer term (mid-April to mid-July).  

 

Visit the Oxford Brookes University website.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Wilson, the HTM International Exchange Coordinator at 413.545.4043 or by e-mail at rwilson@isenberg.umass.edu.

Derek Bratton, HTM Undergraduate Advisor, is also available to answer questions 413.545.4049; email: dbratton@isenberg.umass.edu.

The University's International Programs Office is also a strong information resource. The IPO website is informative and their office telephone is 413.545.2710.