Study abroad in england

Live in England, earn transferable college credit, and don’t miss a beat in your academic program!

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), a growing institution with 18,000 students, is located near the medieval city wall and a few blocks away from the well-known Canterbury Cathedral. While being surrounded by lovely English countryside, Canterbury still has easy access to London.

You will have the opportunity to travel through time as you explore the social, political and historical aspects of British culture. Relive the Norman Conquest, see where Thomas Becket was murdered, and walk along the ancient Roman wall. There are opportunities to visit the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre, Track 9 ¾  at King’s Cross Station, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, and other historical and cultural landmarks.

Live in a British home and experience independent living as a student in England.

What You'll Study

  •  British Politics and Society
  •  British Lit OR British History
  •  2 other approved courses - check with study abroad advisor, Jody Littleton.


Study side-by-side with British students

Enjoy weekly field trips for first half of the semester and three day weekend travel on your own. Field trips may include: Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and other historical landmarks. Optional weekend trips to places such as Scotland, Wales and France

Illinois visiting faculty on-site to assist with personal and/or academic issues

Included in Program Cost:

Cost includes instructional and housing costs, local transportation, and course-related field trips. Homestay includes breakfast daily and kitchen privileges. Airfare, one credit hour of Parkland College tuition and fees, and personal expenses not included.

$500 Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) scholarship available. Contact for application form. Deadline for application is February 15.

$500 Honors Stipend Available to Honors Program Students who complete an Honors Project. For information on how to join the Honors program contact Marsh Jones at

Other scholarships may be available. Check with Financial Aid or go to the ICISP webpage for more information.

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For More Information:

Contact Jody Littleton: Office D175, phone: 217/351-2532 or email 

Interested in hearing from a student about their study abroad experience? Follow Madeline Garbacz on her Study Abroad Blog for Spring 2023