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Cambridge is 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.
W&M Summer Cambridge Program Video Program Director Kay Floyd
W&M Summer Cambridge Program Video Professor Dana Lashley
Things to Do and See:
"Punting" on the River Cam; Fitzwilliam Museum https://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/; Mathematical Bridge connecting two parts of Queen's College https://www.queens.cam.ac.uk/; Wren Library, designed by Christopher Wren in 1676 and located at Trinity College. https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/library/tourist-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.
All of the courses involve week-day class sessions and weekend trips to places relevant to the course material. Students will earn 6 credits on the program. Students will choose 2 of the three courses. Summer course options are:
1. GOVT 391 : Spies, Soldiers, and Statesmen: British Contemporary Politics in War and Peace
2. CHEM 217: History of Medicinal Chemistry - Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 206)
3. CHEM 360-Cambridge Scientists - COLL 200 attribute NQR
*Students cannot receive both COLL 300 and COLL 200 for the same course.
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: Kathryn H. Floyd
Teaching Faculty: Dana Lashley
Arrival date: July 8, 2022
Departure date: August 12, 2022
New for Summer 2022, the GEO is announcing an earlier December 1 priority deadline for summer programs and Reves Summer Scholarships.
Students who apply by December 1 will be given priority on eligibility for programs and scholarships.
Please note that programs may meet their capacity at the December 1 deadline and may not be accepting new applicants, so to ensure best consideration for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply by December 1.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
With a deposit due deadline: January 28, 2022
And a balance due deadline: February 18, 2022
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
With a deposit due deadline: March 11, 2022 (Friday prior to Spring break)
And a balance due deadline: April 1, 2022
Application fee information:
The application fee is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M.
2021 Program Fee: $6800
Students are responsible for airfare, visa expenses if applicable, personal expenses and some meals.
To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
- Welcome dinner
- On-Site Orientation
- Ground transportation
- Fulfills COLL 300
- Farewell dinner
- Re-entry Programming
- Some excursion admissions tickets
- Some day or weekend excursions
- CISI Insurance
- Gym Access
- 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
- Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad.
- Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course.
- For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.
Click to view the Cambridge Handbook 2020.pdf
Click to view the W&M Summer Program Handbook 2021