This academically-demanding program is perfect for students who are independent, self-motivated and looking for an immersive, direct-enrollment experience at a British university.
An old medieval market town and the seat of one of Europe's most prestigious universities, Cambridge provides a perfect setting in which to experience British culture and academic tradition. As one of England's major cities, Cambridge is filled with attractive shops, museums, restaurants, and pubs; and it is also known for its fine architecture and beautiful parks. London is only a one-hour train ride to the south.
Program participants are directly enrolled at Anglia Ruskin University and attend classes with British students. Students should keep in mind that these courses are often very challenging when planning their course load.
Visit the Anglia Ruskin University website to view the catalog of "modules" or courses offered.
All students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course planning. Any course equivalencies must also be approved by the corresponding department head (e.g. History Department would approve a course taken abroad to count for a history course or specific degree requirement at Valpo).
The estimated dates for the Spring 2018 semester are January 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018. Official dates are typically shared by the host in their admission information.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
The deadline to apply for the Spring 2018 semester is October 1st. Applications will be reviewed by the Office of International Programs study abroad staff after the deadline has passed. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page to begin an application.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee they would pay at Valpo. Tuition, general fee, and housing will all be posted to student accounts as they would for a normal semester at Valpo. All financial aid (except work-study and some 'on-campus' aid) applies. Be sure to meet with your financial aid advisor to determine the exact cost.
Housing is paid to Valpo at a flat rate equivalent to the lowest rate of housing at Valpo - currently the amount is $3,500 for the semester. Participants in the program live together in two attached housing facilities that include bedrooms, sitting rooms, study areas, kitchens, and other facilities.
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. The OIP Study Abroad is happy to offer support as necessary including soliciting quotes for flights from a travel agent, and/or connecting students with reputable travel agents.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. This would include personal items, additional personal travel, restaurant meals, shopping, and other activities such as going to movies, concerts, etc. The estimate found in the budget sheet is based on average spending, and students should estimate for themselves based on their individual spending habits.
Start your scholarships & funding search as early as possible so that you are able to plan and ensure you are able to meet any deadlines. Your study abroad advisor can also help you with brainstorming potential resources as well.
Program Contact Information
Erin Kunert, Associate Director of Study Abroad Programs
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Contact Erin with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Apply for a Passport!
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.