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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.

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. Students from more than 80 countries study in Canterbury each semester and enjoy the friendly environment and excellent support services provided by CCCU.

Program Highlights

  • Study in Canterbury and earn credit at STLCC
  • Spring Semester: January to May
  • Fall Semester: September to December
  • Attend classes taught by British instructors
  • Live with a British host family or choose university housing for a slightly higher cost
  • 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
  • Any specific country entry requirements will have to be met
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on gravel paths, uneven pavement and terrain.
  • Special accommodations may not be available in all destinations.  

Homestay—living with a British family or optional university housing

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 snack bars. There are variety of food establishments and stores in town.  The homestay will also provide one load of laundry 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.

University Housing

You may choose to stay in one of the university housing options at a slightly different fee.  You would be responsible for all your meals and laundry.

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.  CCCU transcripts will be mailed directly to the students  Most courses are accepted by STLCC and will appear on the student's STLCC transcripts when the CCCU transcript are taken to the STLCC Registrar.

Earn St. Louis Community College Credit

While studying in Canterbury students take four courses.

Students must take these two courses:

  • British Politics and Society (Sites and Sights: Exploring Britain's History and Culture)
  • Global Education Studies (Divided by a Common Language)

Students may select two courses from the following academic fields:

  • Accounting and finance
  • American studies
  • Archeology
  • 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
  • Sociology
  • Science
  • 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 which includes:
    • $200 damage deposit which will be refunded to you upon return if there no late fees or damages reported by CCCU.
    • $1400 estimated airfare of which any difference will be applied towards your program balance.
  • Program fee - $9,000 (Subject to change and based on minimum 11 participating students per semester)
    • Includes - Airport transfers, single room with a host family and daily breakfast (option to choose university housing at a slightly different cost), instruction and administrative fees, 7-8 field-trips, limited health insurance, and access to CCCU campus facilities.
    • Does not include - passport fee, extra meals, optional insurance, spending money, independent travel, souvenirs, and other personal expenses.
  • Spending Money - estimated based on student feedback - $2,000-$5,000 for the semester

Important Dates

  • Applications due by Sep 30 for Spring semester and by Apr 25 for Fall semester.
  • Pay all program fees by December 1 for Spring semester and by August 1 for Fall semester. 

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 STLCC. The $200 security deposit will be refunded at the program’s end if there are no outstanding charges against your account in Canterbury (library late fees, host home damages, etc.)


Christopher Sulincevski
International Education Coordinator


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 creating inclusive, welcoming, and respectful learning and working environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. The College’s nondiscrimination policies apply to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission, or financial aid programs, and all of its educational programs or activities.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director for Community Standards/Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Nicholson, MS, LPC, at 314-539-5345.


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