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  • Locations: Williamsburg, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Program Description:
Cambridge Collage
Join W&M virtually in Cambridge, England this summer.  This program aims to immerse students in the local Cambridge and British culture.

About W&M  Virtual Summer Program:

The course will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous modules. Students can choose to receive 3 or 6 credits total and COLL300.  Funding is available through the Reves Summer Scholarship. 

Reves Scholarship Information for Cambridge Virtual Program: 

Guaranteed funding for this program is available based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 
  • Students must apply for a Reves Summer Scholarship (email wmabroad@wm.edu to have the application opened for you) to be eligible. 
  • Students who receive any need-based financial aid will be awarded a minimum scholarship of $850 towards the program cost. 
  • Pell Grant recipients will receive a minimum $1450.
  • Minimum awards are for the program, regardless if enrolled in for 6 or 3.
  • Students should also consult with the Financial Aid office. 

 GOVT 391: Spies, Soldiers, and Statesmen: British Contemporary Politics in War and Peace - No prerequisites. 
Course Description: This course examines the contemporary history of British in wartime and peacetime with a special focus on spies (intelligence), soldiers (military), and statesmen (politicians). The course will start with a general understanding of British war studies, then move through five distinct periods. Each week, we will examine that period of peace and war through the three lenses and finish with the combined effect. 
Students in the Cambridge virtual summer program can choose to take courses one or two of the following: 

 CHEM 217: History of Medicinal Chemistry - COLL 200 NQR attribute Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 206) 
Course Description: In this course, students will explore modern-era groundbreaking discoveries in the field of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development. Highlights will be the discussion of Alkaloid Natural products such as Morphine and Cocaine, Fleming’s discovery of Penicillin G and the elucidation of the structure of DNA as well as the historical and medicinal consequences of these events for mankind. Specifically highlighted, because of timely relevance, will be antiviral drugs and the novel Coronavirus. Students will also become familiar with the terminology in the field of medicinal chemistry and pharmacology as they will learn about different classes of drugs and important techniques in toxicology and pharmacology.  

This course can alternatively satisfy the COLL 200 requirement (NQR looking out to the CSI domain).  

 CHEM 360: Cambridge Scientists - COLL 200 attribute NQR- No prerequisites. 
Course Description: The list of prominent scientists associated with Cambridge University is as impressive as it is endless. In this course, students will learn about the most eminent of these scientists who have emerged from Cambridge over the past 400 years and whose specialties encompass various fields such as mathematics, physics, biochemistry, and biology. The accomplishments of these ingenious scientists, many of whom are Nobel Laureates, have changed the course of mankind forever.   

This course can alternatively satisfy the COLL 200 requirement (NQR looking out to the CSI domain).

Students cannot receive both COLL 300 and COLL 200 for the same course. 

Program Schedule:

Students will participate in cultural activities and classes daily Monday-Friday. Each class will be approximately 90 minutes long. The faculty plans to reserve Fridays for co-curricular and cultural activities. Students participate in co-curricular activities aimed to familiarize students with British life and culture. Some scheduled co-curricular activities will include guest speakers related to the course context. Students can tour places of cultural and historical significance virtually. More specific details to come soon.  

Course Information:
Students will earn either 3 or 6 credits total through the Cambridge summer program, plus successful completion of the 1 credit cultural course.

All 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, Program Director 
Dana Lashley, Teaching Faculty

Program Dates:
Start date: July 9, 2021
End date:  August 13, 2021

Program Fees:
3 credit program cost:  $2190
6 credit program cost:  $3050

Scholarship for this program is available. To apply for a Reves Summer Scholarship, please email wmabroad@wm.edu to have a staff member open up an application on your behalf.  Funding will be awarded based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 


Important Dates:
Application deadline:  June 25th, 2021
Deposit and Commitment: Due a week after acceptance into program
Balance:  TBD
Please note that deposit is non-refundable

Questions:
Please contact Study Abroad Advisor Laura McDonald or schedule an appointment.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 06/25/2021 ** Rolling Admission 07/09/2021 08/13/2021

** Students will be notified of their status for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials following the term's application deadline.