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 2016 program will generally meet from Mon-Thurs, with excursions on weekends. Possible excursions for the 2016 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 2016 course options are:
KINE 493: Philosophy of Kinesiology (GER 7, COLL 200)
ENGL 412: Cambridge Spies in Fiction, Fact, and Film
ENGL 465: British Humo(u)r and National Identity
GOVT 391: The British Approach to War and Strategic Studies
GOVT 391: The British Are Coming... to fight insurgencies
There is a required 1-credit course to be taken in Spring 2016, 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: John Charles, Professor of Kinesiology
Kay Floyd, Instructor of Government
Lee Alexander, Assistant Professor of English
Term: Arrival date: July 1, 2016
Departure date: August 5, 2016
Deadlines: Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($500): March 4
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: 2016 Program Fee: $5,850
Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.