International Summer School

About us


The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and quickly established an international reputation for the quality of its research and for innovative and effective styles of teaching, attracting scholars from all over the world. The International Summer School provides an opportunity to meet and study with people from different countries and cultures, on a campus set in open parkland. The University is about 5 miles from the City Centre of Brighton. Brighton has long been known as ‘London by the sea’ and is less than an hour away from the capital city. The city of Brighton & Hove is a great place to be a student and has everything: sun, sea, great places to eat and fabulous shops. Brighton is a lively, cosmopolitan seaside city on the south coast of England, less than 10 minutes away from campus by train.

Kelsey’s perspective

Kelsey Rankin‘I wanted to study at Sussex because of the different course options, many of which were not offered back home. My classes have been challenging and engaging, and my professors are wonderful!

‘My experience at Sussex has been incredible. I’ve already made a close group of friends with people from different parts of the US and some from other countries as well.

Upon arrival, the student staff members were extremely friendly, helpful and fun! They had lots of events planned for us: the welcome party with free food and drink, wine tasting, hiking trips, karaoke nights, and tours of downtown Brighton. Brighton has a great atmosphere, with something for everyone – unique shopping, clubs, restaurants and, of course, the beach. I’ve especially enjoyed exploring the hiking paths in the woods and countryside around campus.’

Kelsey Rankin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA