Study Abroad in Canterbury

Immerse yourself in the education and culture of Canterbury.

Study Abroad in Canterbury

This program presents a rare opportunity for students to study in England with British professors in order to foster an enhanced sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of the global community.

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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is an accredited British institution located in the heart of beautiful and historic Canterbury in England. CCCU offers a wide variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses of study. Students from more than 80 countries study in Canterbury each semester and enjoy the friendly environment and excellent support services provided by CCCU. An American instructor will travel with the group as a mentor and remain in Canterbury throughout the program.

Program Highlights

  • Study in Canterbury and earn credit at STLCC
  • Fall Semester: September to December
  • Attend classes taught by British instructors
  • Live with a British host family
  • Learn and experience the history and culture of England through exciting field trips such as the Tower of London, Parliament, Oxford, Hastings, Bath, Stonehenge, Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover, and more.

Eligibility Requirements

While this program has been designed for St. Louis Community College students, any person meeting the eligibility requirements may apply.

  • Completed at least 12 college credit hours
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • C or better in College Composition I

Homestay—living with a British family

Each student will live with a British family in Canterbury residing within walking distance from the campus. In the home, the student will have a private room and breakfast will be provided each morning. Students are responsible for all other meals. CCCU has an excellent cafeteria and meal plans are available for purchase. The homestay will also provide one load of wash per week. CCCU matches students and homestay families with similar interests and lets the relationship develop on its own from there. For most students, the homestay experience is the beginning of a life-long friendship and provides unique insights into the British way of life.

Academic Excellence

In Canterbury, students take four courses taught by British professors in the British style. Two courses are designed by CCCU faculty exclusively for American students and two courses are regular CCCU offerings.

In the classroom, students conform to British standards—more written papers and fewer tests. All courses are accepted by STLCC and will appear on the student's STLCC transcripts. CCCU transcripts will also mailed directly to the students for their records.

Earn St. Louis Community College Credit

While studying in Canterbury students take four courses.

Students must take these two courses:

  • British Politics and Society
  • Global Education Studies

Students may select two courses from the following academic fields:

  • Accounting and finance;
  • American studies;
  • Archaeology;
  • Business studies;
  • Computing;
  • Contemporary language studies;
  • Creative and professional writing;
  • Dance education;
  • Drama;
  • English;
  • Film, radio and television studies;
  • Game design;
  • Geography;
  • Graphic design;
  • Law;
  • Media studies and communication;
  • Music and performing arts;
  • Politics and international relations;
  • Psychology;
  • Science; sociology;
  • Sport and exercise science;
  • Theology, religion, philosophy, and ethics;
  • Tourism
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Specific course list will be available upon application.

Estimated Program Costs

  • Deposit - $1,600 (Includes estimated airfare at $1,400, subject to changes imposed by airlines, plus $200 refundable security deposit - see below*)
  • Program fee - $9,000 (Subject to change and based on minimum 10 participating students per semester)
    • Includes - Airport transfers, single room with a host family and daily breakfast, instruction and administrative fees, field-trips, limited health insurance, and access to CCCU campus facilities.
    • Does not include - Individual spending money for extra meals, travel, souvenirs, and personal expenses.
  • Spending Money - estimated per student feedback - $2,000-$5,000

Important Dates

  • Applications are due no later than March 29
  • Program Fees are due no later than Aug. 1

Space is Limited so apply now!

Cancellation Policy

*The $1,600 deposit will be refunded in full if you are not selected for the program. If you are selected but later withdraw, the refund amount will vary, depending on when you cancel and how many of the fixed costs for the program have already been paid out by the STLCC. The $200 security deposit will be refunded at the program’s end if there are no damages or other outstanding charges against your account in Canterbury (library late fees, host home damages, etc.)


Academic Coordinator
Prof. Carol Lupardus, PhD
Program Coordinator
Chris Sulincevski
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St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the administration and/or Board of Trustees of the College for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The College further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the College and the College assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The College is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Non-Discrimination Statement

St. Louis Community College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure non-discrimination.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director of Student Conduct and Title IX Coordinator, Mary Zabriskie, at 314-539-5345.

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