Cambridgeis a university city located about 50 miles North of London on the River Cam. The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is located at the heart of the city. The University is consistently ranked as one of the top five universities in the world. Cambridge is also home to numerous festivals, theatre groups, and sporting events. Cambridge is famous for rowing and the city boasts over 35 rowing clubs and numerous University teams, as well as opportunities for visitors to see the city from the River Cam.
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 2017 program could include London, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Down House, and Audley End. At least one weekend will be free, so that students who wish to can schedule travel on their own. 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 2017 course options are:
MUSC 363: Music in Cambridge (COLL 200/GER 4a/5)
ENGL 419: Jane Austen
ENGL 465: Cambridge Writers (COLL 200)
CHEM 307: Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM XXX: History of Modern Medicinal Chemistry (COLL 200)
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.