Located in Indianola, Iowa, in the American Midwest, Simpson College is a comprehensive private college of the liberal arts and sciences with approximately 1,400 full-time students and 400 part-time students. The College was founded in 1860 and named in honor of Bishop Matthew Simpson: teacher, abolitionist, and informal advisor to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Since its founding, the college has endeavored to honor Simpson’s legacy and the college’s mission by acting on its enduring commitment to civic engagement, social justice, and the public good. Academic programs at the college are offered in more than 80 fields. Simpson offers a quintessential American undergraduate experience and welcomes students from Roehampton to be a part of it for a semester or two. Participating in clubs, organizations, athletics (both intercollegiate and intramurals), music, theatre, and more all contribute to the “Simpson Experience.”
Simpson's beautiful 85-acre campus is located in Indianola, 12 miles south of Des Moines, the capital of and most populous city in the state of Iowa. The main campus consists of 34 buildings, including a science and an art center. They take pride in all the extracurricular activities that they provide including Greek life, drama, and sports. The small city allows the students easy access to various attractions and the city is also home to the National (Hot Air) Balloon Museum. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city’s CBD is a hub for innovative restaurants, arts and culture, and is the home to one of the top rated farmers’ markets in the U.S. It is also an important city in U.S. presidential politics because Iowa is home to the first caucuses of the presidential primary cycle, leading many presidential candidates to set up campaign headquarters in Des Moines.
Autumn: August – December
Spring: January – April
|On campus room and meal plan
|On campus room with 100 meals and $250 "flex" money to be spent in on-campus eateries
|Refundable security deposit
Housing is guaranteed for international exchange students in an on-campus dormitory or apartment. Students who are under 20 years of age must live in the dormitory with a full meal plan as there are no kitchens in the dormitory. Students living in an apartment have the option to take fewer meals as there is a kitchen in the apartment.
12-19 credits per semester
Simpson College website: http://simpson.edu/
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- Indianola information: http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/