JazzFestival-1With a population of 110,000, Cheltenham is big enough to host a variety of cultural and social events, while maintaining a “small town” feel.

Many BCA students chose to get very involved in extracurricular and social activities at the university. Some have also participated in volunteer experiences at local schools, businesses, government and non-profit organizations. If interested, your resident director will help identify appropriate volunteer placements options for you. If you are interested in pursuing an internship opportunity, BCA may be able to find a placement. Immediately after starting your application, please contact BCA to ensure internship options will be available.


BCA Cheltenham students live in university-owned housing alongside British students.  Rooms are typically single, en suite rooms with shared kitchens. No meal plan is provided with this program. Students are responsible for their own food costs. Typically, students purchase groceries on their own and cook in the shared kitchen.

Computer Access

BCA students have access to all of the university’s computer facilities. Broadband Internet connection is also available in the halls for your personal computers or laptops.

Local Transportation

CampusBusPublic transportation is efficient and consists of buses, taxis and trains. For travel between the University’s three main campuses, you may take various buses, including the University-provided bus, Unimotion. Many buses provide student discounts when shown a student ID card. You can also catch a bus for day-trips to London, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Gloucestershire. Meanwhile, the train station can quickly take you to Birmingham, Bristol, and Cornwall as well as Cardiff, Wales.