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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/10/2019 09/27/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Major: Economics, History, International Relations, Literature, Political Economy, Political Science
Program Description:

INSTEP Cambridge
Cambridge, England


About the Program | Cambridge,England | Eligibility
Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life | Housing | Helpful Links
About the Program
Spend a semester in Cambridge where you can study topics that include international relations, business, economics, political economy, geopolitics, history, and English literature. The INSTEP Cambridge program is designed to provide you with small and interactive seminars taught by world class British faculty. The seminars below will have no more than 12 students and the supervisions will have no more than 4 students enrolled in them giving you a very personalized and specialized academic experience. During the semester, you must register for a full credit load, which allows you to register for five seminars/supervisions. After successfully completing the semester, you will receive 15 semester credits. 

Cambridge, England
Cambridge is an ancient university town 55 miles north of London. The University has become so literally part of the town that a defined "campus" is difficult to find. There is a complex of older buildings known as the "old Schools," but the buildings of the University’s colleges are spread throughout the town's picturesque 15th century streets. These roads and narrow lanes wind alongside the river Cam and amongst the attractive grounds and gardens known as the Backs. The population of Cambridge is over 120,000, but grows to about 140,000 during term time with the students.

Cambridge is a lively, elegant town that offers many social, cultural, and sporting opportunities to students attending the INSTEP programs. Libraries, galleries and museums, the historic commons (parkland), and the river, where traditional punts can be hired, are all within walking distance of the INSTEP housing.
As an INSTEP Cambridge student, you will live near the city center and the various colleges of the University. There are 32 Cambridge colleges, each with its own distinct history and architecture. The oldest of these was founded over seven centuries ago; the youngest college has only been in existence for three decades. You will also be within easy walking distance to nearly everything the town has to offer: student venues, societies and pubs, the outdoor market, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Art Picturehouse cinema, theatres and concert venues, and the shopping complex including a new multiplex movie theatre.

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Previous coursework in the desired area of study
Fields of Study
Economics, Politics & Law, Political Economy, International Relations, Media & Communications, History

Academic Culture
The INSTEP Cambridge semester programs offer a cross-disciplinary approach in which central themes are examined from the areas of business, political economy, international relations, politics, media and communications, and law.  This approach allows the broader issues underlying the course of Western thought for more than a century to be studied and critically evaluated.

The course options in Cambridge consist of seminars and supervisions.  Seminars are groups of 5-12 INSTEP students interacting in a weekly lecture/discussion format with the British faculty member while supervisions are groups of 1-4 students meeting weekly in a tutorial.  Students register for a total of 15 semester hours of credit, with each seminar and supervision offering three semester hours of credit.
During the semester, you must register for a full credit load which allows you to register for five seminars. After successfully completing the semester, you will receive 15 semester credits.

Student Life
At INSTEP we believe that a high level of student services is as important to a successful study abroad experience as well has a quality academic experience. It is for this reason that we have put in place the following student services that each student can expect from the time of initial contact until after you return to the United States following your program.
  • Dedicated Office and Program Staff in the US
  • Pre-Departure Mailings and Advice (both academic and social)
  • Help with booking Transatlantic flight student fares
  • Dedicated on--site staff in London and Cambridge
  • On-site Orientation upon arrival in the UK
  • On-site academic support and advising
  • Library, computing and e-mail facilities
  • Receptions, dinners, and group photographs
As an INSTEP Cambridge student you will live in a self-catering row house that also contains the INSTEP Cambridge office. The housing is very conveniently located near the center of Cambridge, the rail and bus stations, in an area that has a large student population. Ten to twelve students live in each house, sharing either double or large triple rooms. Single rooms are occasionally available. Each house has its own fully furnished kitchen, living room with television and three shower rooms. All linens are provided and are changed weekly. 

Helpful Links 
INSTEP Cambridge Homepage

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