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Canterbury , England
Offered each Spring and Fall Semester
Christ Church University College (CCUC)
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Canterbury has all the charm of one of England’s oldest and most historic cities. Still surrounded in many places by medieval walls, it is rich in historical buildings and associations with the past. The visitor is constantly reminded that here is the cradle of Christianity and that from Roman times to the present day, travelers to and from the continent of Europe have passed through it.
The city has long been an important business and shopping center. More recently it has become very much a student city with unusually good academic and social opportunities. It is also recognized for its wide range of cultural activities in all branches of the arts and its numerous festivals. There are also many cinemas, museums, libraries, galleries, and bookshops.Canterbury is situated in the county of Kent, which has been described as the “ garden of England.” The city, set in this attractive countryside, is only 60 miles from London, just over an hour’s journey by road or train. France is only 40 miles away and can be reached by frequent ferry and hovercraft services. Canterbury is also well situated for access to London’s two main international airports, Heathrow and Gatwick.
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History: Canterbury Christ Church College opened its doors in 1962 as part of the English Higher Education System. It takes its name form Canterbury’s famous Cathedral of Christ Church, just a few blocks away. Though begun initially as a teachers training institution, the College has offered variety of degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level for many years. In October, 1998, the College added “University” to its name by permission of Privy Council, a position which is considered an extremely high honor in the United Kingdom. The student body, numbering about 11,500, draws men and women from all over England.
Meals and Accommodations: Illinois students will be staying in the homes of local residents who rent rooms in their houses to the college. Breakfast is served in individual lodgings, and dinner and lunch are available for purchase seven days a week in the college refectory. Students live in houses within walking distance of the College.
Other Facilities: The CCUC library includes study areas, a collection of about 200,000 volumes, and subscriptions to many periodicals. Other libraries in Canterbury are the City Library, the Cathedral Library, and the Library of the University of Kent. For medical needs, the college is equipped with a medical center staffed by a nurse, with a physician available as needed. Counseling services are also provided.
Academic Programs for Illinois Students: Rend Lake College students register at RLC for four three-hour credit classes from the list provided below.
|2.)||Either British History or British Literature|
|3.)||Two or more electives from this list:|
|Introduction to Shakespeare|
|American Literature from 1865|
|Principles of Marketing|
Both the special and regular courses will include papers as are expected of British students. There are occasionally large lectures (100-150 students) but generally classes are small. Most classes have a combination of lecture, small-group discussion, and tutorial methods used by the instructors. Several cultural visits will be made to locations such as London, Stonehenge, Bath, Stratford Upon Avon, and Hever Castle.
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How to Apply Back to top
- Contact Rebecca Biggs for an application
- Complete a pre-acceptance interview at RLC
- Submit the completed, original application to ICISP, and a complete duplicate to RLC
- Obtain a passport
- Register for classes at RLC during the normal registration period for the semester.
- You will not be allowed to register late for these classes.