Cambridgeis a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. There are 31 University Colleges within the University of Cambridge system. University museums have exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology and much more.
Program Information: William & Mary’s long-standing summer program in Cambridge, England, is housed in beautiful and historical Christ’s College, one of 31 colleges that comprise the University of Cambridge. Christ’s was founded in 1437 and later endowed by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. Cambridge is about an hour-long train trip from King's Cross Station in central London.
Courses for the Summer program generally meet from Mon-Thurs, with excursions on weekends. Possible excursions for the 2018 program could include London, Bath, and Stonehenge. W&M students are housed in comfortable single rooms in the stately 18C court of the college. The program price will include breakfast and partial supplements for other meals.
Students choose two 3-credit courses for a total of 6 credits. All of the courses involve week-day class sessions and week-end trips to places relevant to the course material. Summer 2018 course options are:
FMST 330: Darwin's Dangerous Idea and life
PHYS 121 Physics of Music
PHYS 171 Planetary and Stellar Astronomy
HIST 212 Renaissance Virginia, 1580-1660
HIST 212 Brexit
More Information on Course Descriptions can be found here: Cambridge 2019 Summer Course Description.pdf
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Cambridge and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.
Courses are taught by W&M faculty. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
W&M Faculty: Jennifer Taylor
Teaching Faculty: Jefferey Nelson and Simon Middleton
Term: Arrival date: July 5, 2019
Departure date: August 9, 2019
Deadlines: Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 1
Final payment: April 1
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
Program Fees: 2019 Program Fee: $5,800
Students are responsible for airfare, visa expenses if applicable, personal expenses and some meals. Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
Fulfills COLL 300
Some excursion admissions tickets
Some day or weekend excursions
On-Site support services
W&M credits taught by W&M faculty
Breakfast M-F and dinner M-Th are included in the program price. Some meals are included on excursions
Eligibility: All College students in good academic standing.