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Walk Through the Pages of History!

In partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) offers a semester in Canterbury, England. This program offers students an exciting and affordable introduction to Britain.

The students will have the opportunity to travel through time as they explore the social, political and historical aspects of British culture. They can relive the Norman Conquest, see where Thomas Becket was murdered, and walk along the ancient Roman wall. There are opportunities to visit the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and other historical landmarks.

Program Description:
Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), a growing institution with 14,000 students, is located near the medieval city wall and a few blocks away from the well-known Canterbury Cathedral. While being surrounded by lovely English countryside, Canterbury still has easy access to London.

Program Credits:
Students will receive up to 12 transferable college credits in the semester programs and 6 credits for the summer.
Required classes (semester program):
• British Politics and Society (3)
• Survey of British Literature OR Survey of British History (3)
• 2 elective courses (6)

Students may select electives from an approved list, primarily composed of humanities and social sciences courses.

During the summer program, students take Survey of British History and British Literature for a total of 6 credits.

Cost Includes:
• Instructional costs
• Homestay
• Breakfast daily
• Course-related field trips
• Insurance

Not Included:
• Airfare
• Passport
• Noon and evening meals
• Books
• Refundable Library Deposit (campus & town)
• Personal expenses
• Home institution tuition and fees, if applicable

Lodging and Meals:
Housing is provided in British homes with local students. The homestay provides students with wonderful opportunities to gain firsthand experience with British culture, as they will be interacting with a British family on a daily basis.

Breakfast will be provided for the student by the homestay family. There will be kitchen access for the rest of the meals. There is also a cafeteria on campus from which the students are able to purchase meals.

Additional Information:
For additional information on this program, please contact the ICISP Representative at your institution.

Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs, Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8664
Fax: (309) 268-7986
For questions regarding this website, contact the ICISP office
Last Updated: August 2014

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