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Study Abroad destinations

Juniata College

Pennsylvania, USA

Juniata College is a nationally ranked college, characterised by its strong and supportive community.

Juniata is in the safe town of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, a quiet and peaceful place, where you will have an authentic American experience in a friendly and active community. It is located on a train route that connects students with nearby cities, such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, making its way to New York.

Juniata has small classes, a challenging, flexible curriculum, collaborative student faculty relationships. The lively campus offers lots of student experiences and opportunities. Juniata College welcomes about 30 students each academic year from exchange partner institutions.

On campus, there is plenty to do, with a tradition once a year called 'Mountain Day'. Classes are cancelled and the student body heads to a state park for outdoor fun. On campus there are more than 100 student clubs and organisations to choose from.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
American Studies BA 2nd year, Semester 1 
History BA   2nd year, Semester 1 
War Studies BA  2nd year, Semester 1 
Creative Writing BA  2nd year, Semester 1 
English Literature BA 2nd year, Semester 1 
Fine Art BA  2nd year, Semester 1 or 2
Drama and Theatre BA  2nd year, Semester 1 
Drama: Education and Community BA 2nd year, Semester 1 
York Business School courses (excluding Accounting and Finance)  2nd year, Semester 1 or 2 
2nd year, full year 
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics BA 2nd year, Semester 1 or 2 
2nd year, full year 
Theology and Religious Studies BA  2nd year, Semester 1 or 2
2nd Year, full year 
Primary Education BA  3rd year, Semester 1  
Psychology BSc  2nd year, Semester 1  
Acting BA  2nd year, Semester 1 

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 12 to 15 US credits per semester
  • 24 to 30 US Credits per year.

You can see module options in the Juniata College module catalogue.

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Mid August to Early December
  • Semester 2: Late January to Mid May 

Visit the Juniata College website for a full list of academic dates. 

Accommodation

Accommodation abroad

You will stay in a shared room. 

The costs are: 

  • £1983.45 (Semester 1 - Payable in October to York St John)
  • £1983.45 (Semester 2 - Payable in January to York St John)
  • £3966.90 approximately (Year Abroad: 1/3 payment due October; 1/3 payment due January; 1/3 payment due April/May to York St John).

More details are available on the Juniata College accommodation pages. 

Meal-plan abroad 2020/21 

You will pay approximately between $2634 and $3053 per semester for meals. For more detailed information on meal plans, see the Juniata College website.

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Costs and visas

Insurance and additional costs

Students are required to enrol with Juanita's health insurance, approximately $700 to $970 per semester. 

Visas

Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications.

Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly. 

Overview of a student visa 

Approximate cost: $340 (plus cost of travel to US Embassy in London).

Study Abroad ambassadors

You can contact one of our Study Abroad ambassadors to find out more about studying at Juniata College. 

Holly Yates, History and International Relations: holly.yates@yorksj.ac.uk

Daisy Bareham, Education Studies and English Literature: daisy.bareham@yorksj.ac.uk

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