West Dean College
|Living cost||USD 6,405 per year|
|Student population||Small (1,000 or less)|
|International students||Contact the university / college|
Community - All Nations is a diverse, supportive and vibrant community. Over one hundred students from more than twenty nations live and study together here, so your cross-cultural training starts on day one! You can learn from one another’s insights and experiences, and build friendships that last a lifetime.
Serving - Teamwork and service are of high value at All Nations. We serve one another in practical ways helping out with gardening, IT support, cleaning, or through volunteering to be on the student committee. We recognise everyone has a part to play. Every student is part of a team who help with the day to day maintenance of the college on a regular basis. Chores happen every day for those living in, and everyone is on the maintenance rota once a fortnight.
Worship – Each day begins with worship either all together or in smaller tutor groups. United in Christ, our worship reflects our diversity: drawing from many different cultures and traditions, we can enjoy multicultural worship. Prayer is the heartbeat of the college. We encourage deep personal prayer and intercessory prayer for the world. We also break from routine to focus completely on God for a ‘quiet day’ every term.
Fun - All Nations is a fun environment to be in with time to relax and laugh with staff and students. There are regular coffee parties and social events such as international night, music night, big screen films, campfires, table tennis tournaments, organised visits to surrounding attractions and more!
It is only just over 20 miles from the City of London and about the same distance from the busy airports of Stansted and Luton - a great advantage to its students as half of them come from outside of the UK.
Single students are placed into the Oak House accommodation which backs onto lush woodland and is in close proximity to the academic block and dining room. Most students will be allocated their own room however if there is large demand for single accommodation there are some twin rooms to share. Each corridor is wholly make or female and contains a small kitchen, bathroom and toilet facilities.
There is the opportunity to form good friendships within the corridors and Oak House also provides a communal lounge where students can gather to socialise and rest.
Married couples are placed along ‘The Wainery’ corridor, situated within the grand main house on campus. The corridor has a kitchen come dining area and shared bathroom facilities. The Wainery corridor provides a great space for married couples to gather together, share in college life and build lasting friendships. Situated around the main house are a range of comfortable living rooms and social areas to rest and relax in.
There are a limited number of flats and houses on campus which college rents out to those studying at All Nations with families. The flats and houses are allocated to families by the college, who takes into account the size and needs of each individual family. However, priority is given to families from overseas and where both spouses are studying with us. The rent of each flat or house varies from £590.00 -£720.00 per calendar month.