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W&M Summer- Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Sarah Mullen (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution:
Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
 Housing Options:
Standard Student Dorm
Program Description:

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.
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2015, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. 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 questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.

The Faculty
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.

The Courses
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.

The Reves Center advisor for the Cambridge Summer Program is Sarah Mullen,

Host Institution:
Christ’s College
University of Cambridge

W&M faculty:

Kathleen Bragdon, Dept. of 

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.

Language Requirements:

Course Information:
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.

Program Fees:
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.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.