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Study Abroad destinations

Pacific University

Oregon USA

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

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
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
York Business School (all 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 
Sport and Exercise Therapy BSc 2nd year, Semester 2 
Acting BA  2nd year, Semester 1 
Drama and Dance BA 2nd year, Semester 1

Academic information

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.

 

Academic calendar

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.  

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 Pacific University website accommodation pages.  

Meal-plan abroad 2020/21 

From US $2552 to $3464 per semester, payable to Pacific University. 

More detailed meal plan rates. 

 

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

Optional activity classes such as snowboarding.

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.

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 Pacific University.

Maddison Pearson, Tourism and Destination Management with Placement: maddison.pearson@yorksj.ac.uk

Georgia Stanton, History: georgia.stanton@yorksj.ac.uk

Becki Richardson, Creative Writing: becki.richardson@yorksj.ac.uk

Rosemary Baxter. Drama and Theatre: rosemary.baxter@yorksj.ac.uk

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