United States of America

Ranked as one of the most international universities in the UK, we'd be delighted to welcome you to Sussex.


Sussex has long enjoyed being a popular destination for United States students. We have around 132 US students currently studying at the University. 

Read below to get a taste of life at Sussex and get in touch if you have any questions.


Cassandra’s experience

In this blog post, US student Cassandra talks experiencing the beauty of the local countryside during the nationwide lockdown in 2020.

Read Cassandra's experience.

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Partnerships and exchange links

We have one of the most extensive US exchange programmes, with a network of more than 47 partners.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for American Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2017), Sussex has had a major interest in the US since we founded the UK’s first American Studies programme in the 1960s.

As a research-intensive university, we engage in research projects with top institutions including Cornell, UC Santa Cruz and Georgetown.

Find out more about studying abroad at Sussex as a US student.

Life at Sussex

Situated on the edge of a national park and located just a few minutes away from one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Sussex has it all.

Support for international students

Sussex has teams dedicated to helping you make the most of your time at university. They can provide: 

  • advice on immigration and applying for your visa
  • support with finding accommodation
  • welfare support
  • help to improve your English language and writing skills.
  • guidance with searching for part-time jobs
  • recognition of your extra-curricular and voluntary achievements.

Find out more about support.

Spirit of Sussex Award

The Spirit of Sussex Award is our way of recognising you’re achievements at Sussex. It can help you:

  • feel involved with life at Sussex
  • make friends and build a wider network while you're with us
  • get a job after your studies by showcasing all your achievements to future employers.

Discover more about the scheme.

Clubs and societies

Choose from more than 200 societies and groups at Sussex and Brighton, including:

  • the Buddy Scheme, which matches new students with current students based on your interests and includes activities and trips
  • the Language Café, where you take part in language exchange sessions and other activities.

Societies are a fantastic way of trying new experiences and making new friends. Browse the gallery for a taste of what’s on offer.

American Football Society

Sussex is home to its own American football team, the Sussex Saxons. Find out more about the society.

“Studying at Sussex is the best decision I’ve ever made. It’s a wonderful learning environment and my professors are always willing to help.” Chelsea Harris
Creative Media Practice MA

Alumni and careers

A degree from Sussex is internationally recognised and our US alumni have gone on to do incredible things.

We have an alumni network based in US who can chat with you about their experiences of studying at Sussex. Get in contact.

US Heroes – our US alumni profiled

Find out what some of our amazing US alumni have gone on to achieve, from being Communications Director to the Vice President to picking up four Emmys.

Read more.

Get in touch

Talk to Kasia

Kasia Symons is our United States expert based on campus. 

Having worked with international students for several years, Kasia is ready to share her experiences with you and help you on your educational journey.

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 877781
Unibuddy: Kasia Symons

Book a one-to-one meeting with Kasia over Zoom.

Ask a student

Want to find out more about student life? Chat to our students online via Unibuddy.

Ask a question.


Kasia Symons will be attending the below events:

New York

New York City QS World Grad School Tour

Saturday 24th September 2022, 1:00pm–3:30pm EST
New York Marriot Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Register and find out more.

Kasia is also available for 1–1 appointments in New York City on Friday 23rd of September. Email Kasia to arrange.


Houston QS World Grad School Tour

Thursday 29th September 2022, 7:00pm–9:30pm CST
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria, 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Register and find out more.


Los Angeles QS World Grad School Tour

Saturday 1st October 2022, 1:00pm–3:30pm PDT
Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Register and find out more.

San Francisco QS World Grad School Tour

Sunday 2nd October 2022, 1:00pm–3:30pm PDT
Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Register and find out more.


Chicago Idealist Grad School Fair

Thursday 6th October 2022, 5:00pm-8:00pm CST
Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago (725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608)

Register and find out more.


Philadelphia NACAC National College Fair

Sunday 30th October 2022, 11:00am–3:00pm EST
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Register and find out more.

Kasia is also available for 1–1 appointments in Philadelphia on Saturday the 29th October. Email Kasia to arrange.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Idealist Grad School Fair

Monday 31st October 2022, 5:00pm–8:00pm EST
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D (801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Register and find out more.

Kasia is also available for 1–1 appointments in Washington D.C. from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November.  Email Kasia to arrange.

Washington State

Seattle NACAC National College Fair

Friday 4th November, 9:00am–12:00pm PST and Saturday 5th November, 12:00pm–4:00pm PST
Seattle Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 

Register and find out more.

Kasia is also available for 1–1 appointments in Washington D.C. from the 3rd of November to the 5th of November.  Email Kasia to arrange.

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