Canterbury, England

Important Dates

Application Deadline
TBA

Information Sessions
January 29 at 3pm
Coleman B
Cazenovia College takes students to Canterbury, England for a semester-long study abroad program during the Fall term. By participating in the Canterbury Program, Cazenovia students will live in, study, and explore the same city that inspired Geoffrey Chaucer. Inside the classroom, students will study an extensive variety of subject matter, including English literature and the history of Great Britain. Outside the classroom, the learning continues as students visit the very places they are studying. Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Tales Museum, the Roman Museum, and Norman Castle are just a few of the historical landmarks students may visit. The river that flows through Canterbury and the city's numerous parks, such as Dane John Gardens, provide countryside-like getaways within the city. Canterbury is also home to great shopping both in the award-winning Whitefriars Shopping Centre and in the historic King's Mile district. Canterbury's weekly markets and wealth of cafes and pubs offer students the opportunity to savor local customs. Students can easily extend their cultural and historical learning experience beyond Canterbury as London, with its transportation hubs, is less than an hour away by train.

About the Program

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. The Canterbury Program is subject to sufficient student interest and other factors that might affect the student experience abroad.

Canterbury, England


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 13 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 1 semester hour class taught by the Cazenovia College study abroad mentor.

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

  • Sites and Sights (3 credit hours) - exploring Britain's history and culture;

  • 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;


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

Eligibility

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. Download the 2019 Canterbury Study Abroad Application.

Formalities

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.
Identification
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.
Visas
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.

Resources

Canterbury Christ Church University
www.canterbury.ac.uk
Telephone:
From the U.S.: 011 44 1227 767700
From England: 01227 767700
U.S. Embassy in London
www.usembassy.gov/united-kingdom
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 2LQ
United Kingdom
Telephone:
From the U.S.: 011 44 20 7499 9000
From England: 0 20 7499 9000
For more information, contact:
Sharon Dettmer, Vice President for Academic Affairs | Phone: 315-655-7117 | Email: sdettmer@cazenovia.edu