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Canterbury Fall Semester Abroad

Canterbury Fall Semester Abroad

We are pleased to offer the fall semester abroad program in Canterbury, England every year. 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.  STLCC and other Missouri community college students have participated in this program since 1992.

CanteRbury Christ Church University

Cantebury Christ Church UniversityCanterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is an accredited British institution located in the heart of beautiful and historic Canterbury, 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.

Homestay-living with a British family

Each student will live with a British family in Canterbury residing not more than two miles 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 home-stay 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 related to the included field trips 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 appear on the student's STLCC transcripts. Students also receive a CCCU transcript.


Earn St. Louis Community College Credit

While studying in Canterbury students take four courses.
Students must select two of the following:

  • British Politics and Society
  • Global Education Studies

Students may select two of the following:

  • American Studies
  • Art
  • Business and Marketing Studies
  • Computing
  • Contemporary Language Studies
  • Drama
  • English
  • Film, Radio, and Television Studies
  • Geography
  • History and Archaeology
  • Media Studies and Communication
  • Music
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Sport Science
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Tourism

Specific course list will be available upon application.

Estimated Program Costs

Subject to change and based on minimum 10 participating students.

Deposit - $1,600

  • Estimated airfare at $1,400, subject to changes imposed by airlines 
  • $200 refundable security deposit - see below*

Program Fee - $9,500


  • 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:

  • STLCC tuition fees, individual spending money for extra meals, travel, souvenirs and personal expenses.

Maintenance Fees/ Per Credit Hour

District residents  $109.50
Other Missouri residents  $156.50
Out-of-state residents  $214.50
International students  $224.50

Spending Money: Estimated $2,000 - $5,000

Important Dates

Applications are due no later than:

  • April 1
  • Space is limited to apply now

Apply today!


Program fees are due no later than:

  • Aug. 1

Cancellation Policy

*The $1,400 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.)

Program Highlights

Study in Canterbury in the fall and earn credit at STLCC
Each year 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 field trips such as Tower of London, Parliament, Oxford, Hastings, Bath, Stonehenge, Leeds Castle, White Cliffs of Dover, Brussels (trips may change every year)

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
  • Grade of "C" or better in College Composition I


Program Coordinator
Chris Sulincevski

Academic Coordinator
Carol Lupardus, Ph.D.

St. Louis Community College (“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.

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 will take action necessary to ensure non-discrimination.

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs, please contact Chris Sulincevski at 314-539-5350 upon registration for this program or at least 90 days prior to departure. Documentation of disability may be required.