NCC in England
Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, England
Founded by the Church of England in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) provides, in both size and atmosphere, an educational environment very similar to that of North Central.
North Central College students enrolled in this program travel to the medieval city of Canterbury, where they study in the shadows of its famous cathedral. The campus of CCCU is actually built on what was the old orchard ground of St. Augustine's Abbey, surrounded by the medieval Abbey wall and now listed as a World Heritage Site dating back to 597 AD. The university, offering a wide range of courses to more than 8,600 full-time students, is a five-minute walk from downtown Canterbury, one of the best known cities in Britain, 90 minutes by train to London, and a mere 20 miles to Dover on the English Channel. CCCU is known as the "closest UK higher education institution to mainland Europe."
Courses in the arts and humanities, business and the social sciences are open to program participants, who study with British students. In addition to elective courses taken in these areas, other courses are especially designed for American students, including Modern Britain, which compares contemporary politics and culture in Britain and the United States and culminates in a group project completed with British students enrolled in the CCCU American Studies program. Other courses in comparative British Sand American societies, British literature and British history and are also designed for American students. Every other Friday, students take field trips to local historical sites and to London (including the Tower of London and the Globe Theatre), Oxford, Cotswald and Windsor Castle. An optional weekend excursion to Stonehenge and Bath is also offered.
Jessica Reynolds at Stonehenge while abroad through North Central College in England in Fall 09.
Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. GPA 3.0 preferred.
GLS 277 Seminar: Study Abroad (0.00-2.00)
A workshop in intercultural learning designed for students enrolled in North Central College study abroad programs. Students explore the concept of culture, compare cultural values, investigate social relations and communication styles, prepare for adjustment, and begin to develop intercultural competence. Journals are kept while students are in their host cultures; required activities and a final reflective essay are completed upon return. Required of all students who plan to study abroad.
Housing and Meals:
Students are housed in self-catered university residence halls.
North Central College fall tuition plus $3,000 program fee. Fee includes accommodation, orientation, health insurance and field trips. Fee does not include meals, airfare, departure tax, books, personal travel and spending money.
North Central College in England
Photo taken by Kacie Greer while studying abroad Fall 2010.