Canterbury, England

Canterbury, England
Important Dates

February (last Friday):
Application Deadline

October, November, January:
Information Sessions
The Canterbury Program is a cooperative program between Cazenovia College and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). Students participating in the Canterbury study abroad program will take classes at CCCU. CCCU’s Canterbury campus is the largest of its five campuses and an hour away from London by train. A World Heritage Site and home to England’s oldest cathedral, the city of Canterbury provides an endless source of historical, architectural and cultural inspiration.

This international study experience takes place during the fall semester and is designed primarily for students who are in their junior year, though students who are seniors can also participate. The program is selective and students must complete an application process.

Academic Information

This study abroad course is offered during the Fall semester. Those who participate in the Canterbury Program remain registered Cazenovia College students and must enroll in OS-301-01—Overseas Study. The 15 semester hour course load taken by all students who participate in the Canterbury Program includes 4 courses of 3 semester hours each through Canterbury Christ Church University, plus a 3 semester hour class taught by the Cazenovia College study abroad mentor. The courses include:

The courses include:
  • Divided by a Common Language (3 credit hours) – a comparative study of contemporary Britain and the USA;

  • either From the Britons to the British:  A History Survey from 43AD to 1688, or Wayward Wives and Mad Men:  A British Literature Survey 1300-1800 (3 credit hours);

  • two additional courses selected from the CCCU curriculum that satisfy Cazenovia College degree requirements. Previous choices have included Ethics, World Religions or American Modernism (3 credit hours each), and;

  • a course convened by the Cazenovia College faculty member who accompanies the students during their stay in Canterbury (3 credit hours)

Courses taken during this program fulfill Major course requirements, General Education requirements or electives.


Cazenovia College juniors or seniors who have achieved a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply. Junior and seniors who have achieved a 2.75 to 2.99 cumulative GPA will be given consideration as applicants.

The number of students accepted for participation in Canterbury is controlled by Canterbury Christ Church University.


Cost and Aid
Students who participate will be required to purchase round trip airfare and travel insurance as part of a group travel purchase.

All Cazenovia College scholarships, grants and other financial aid arrangements remain in place.
Housing and Dining
Those students who participate in the Canterbury Program will live in assigned Canterbury Christ Church University student housing and will take meals at the Canterbury Christ Church University dining hall.
In addition to a valid Passport, students will also need a Canterbury Christ Church University student ID card. In order for the cards to be prepared by the time students arrive, participants must respond to the CCCU emails and pre-register online by the deadline provided.
Currently, a student visitor who is a U.S. citizen living in the U.S. is not required to have a visa to live in the United Kingdom if the duration of the stay will be less than 6 months.


Canterbury Christ Church University
From the U.S.: 011 44 1227 767700
From England: 01227 767700
U.S. Embassy in London
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 2LQ
United Kingdom
From the U.S.: 011 44 20 7499 9000
From England: 0 20 7499 9000
For more information, contact:
Crystal Pierce-Jadwick, Executive Administrative Assistant | Phone: 315-655-7128 | Email: