|Restrictions:||W&M applicants only|
|Program Type:||WM Sponsored Summer||Host Institution:||Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Requirements:||None|
|Service Component:||No||WM/Reves Scholarships:||Yes|
|Credit Type:||WM Credit||Admission Requirements:||Good Academic Standing|
|Class Status:||1- Freshman, 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior||Program Goal:||Study Abroad|
|Housing Options:||Standard Student Dorm||Prerequisites:||One-credit course taken at W&M|
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. The college is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge about an hour-long train trip from central London.
The 2015 session runs five weeks--from July 3 to August 7. Classes will generally meet from Mon-Thurs, with excursions on weekends. 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.
This year's faculty director is Kathleen Bragdon from the Anthropology department. Teaching faculty include Jennifer Taylor from Modern Languages and Literatures and Liz Barnes from the English Department. In addition to hosting several information meetings scheduled for Fall term, they will be available in Fall and Spring terms to assist individual students interested in the Cambridge program.
All of the courses involve week-day class sessions and plan to include on-site trips to places relevant to the course material. Possible excursions for the 2015 program could include London, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Down House, and Audley End. 6 credits, 2 courses chosen from (all 3 credits):
- ANTH 308: The Proper Study of Mankind (GER 4c)
- LCST 351: After Origin of the Species: Reading Charles Darwin in the 21st Century
- LCST/GRMN 387: Sigmund and Anna Freud: The London Years
- ENGL 419: Jane Austen
- ENGL 419: Sex and Death in Thomas Hardy
Click to view the Cambridge 2015 Course Descriptions.
University of Cambridge
Kathleen Bragdon, Dept. of Anthropology
Jennifer Taylor, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
Liz Barnes, Dept. of English
Arrival date: July 3, 2015
Departure date: August 7, 2015
Application ($75): February 2
Deposit ($500): March 6
Final payment: April 1
Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
All College students in good academic standing.
Participation in a 1 credit pre-course in the spring semester.
Courses are taught by W&M faculty. Students choose two 3-credit courses. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
2015 program fee: $5,775
A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available.
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