Study Abroad destinations
Pacific University was founded in 1849, after orphans were educated by a local teacher and minister. From this, the university has a close community, built on the mission of ‘education for all.’
Pacific offers a diverse learning in the arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions.
Pacific University's focus on teaching and learning in a close nurturing environment leads to genuine transformation in students’ lives. The campus has many events, clubs, and organisations on site. Facilities, amenities, and accommodation, all are within the area of Forest Gove, but within close proximity to the city of Portland. The classes are small and personal, as well as having a high tutor to student rate.
Pacific University has a diverse and sustainable community, dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching. There are students from every state in America, as well as students from over 20 countries.
What you can study
|Course||When 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|
|Drama and Theatre BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Drama: Education and Community BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Film Studies BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Media BA||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2|
|Media Production BA||2nd year, Semester 2|
|Media Production: Film and Television BA||2nd year, Semester 2|
|Media Production: Journalism BA||2nd year, Semester 2|
|Politics BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|All Business programmes (excluding Accounting and Finance)||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2,
2nd year, full year
|English Language, Linguistics and TESOL BA||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2|
|English Language and Linguistics BA||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2|
|British Sign Language, English Language and Linguistics BA||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2|
|British Sign Language and Educational Linguistics BA||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2|
|Educational Linguistics BA||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2|
|Sports and Exercise Science BSc||2nd year, Semester 2|
|Acting BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Drama and Dance BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Economics BSc||2nd year, Semester 2|
|Economics and Finance BSc||2nd year, Semester 2|
|Financial and Investment Management BSc||2nd year, Semester 2|
Choosing your modules
You will 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 the module options in the Pacific University website.
The term is split into 2 semesters:
- Semester 1: 21 August to 7 December
- Semester 2: Late January to 15 May
Visit the Pacific University website for a full list of academic dates.
Whilst abroad, you are guaranteed accommodation, and will likely have to share a room.
The costs (based on 2022/23 academic year) are:
- £1756.77 (Semester 1 - Payable in October to York St John)
- 1756.77 (Semester 2 - Payable in January to York St John)
More details are available on the Pacific University website accommodation pages.
Meal-plan abroad 2020/21
From US $2552 to $3464 per semester, payable to Pacific University.
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
Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.
This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.
We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.
Optional activity classes such as snowboarding.
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.
If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.
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 Pacific University.
Maddison Pearson, Tourism and Destination Management with Placement: email@example.com
Rosemary Baxter. Drama and Theatre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Musson, English Language and Linguistics: email@example.com
Eliot Morgan, International Business: firstname.lastname@example.org