Is this Program for You?
The School of International Service (SIS), in collaboration with AU Abroad, is pleased to offer a program specifically for the SIS Global Scholars Program in England for summer 2015. This program is eight weeks of a total of nine credits at Pembroke-King's in Cambridge. Students choose two courses from Pembroke-King's and are assigned a supervision with assistance from Dr. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson. Students will participate in a variety of university sponsored activities in England during their time there.
SIS Global Scholars choose two courses from the vast choices at Pembroke-King's
. Each of the two Pembroke-King's courses will consist of twelve lectures and eight seminars, with each session lasting one hour and fifteen minutes. Courses are selected using the schedules of Modules 1 (July)
, Modules 2 (August)
, and Modules 3 (July and August)
. Most courses offered do not have prerequisites. Grades are usually assessed through one paper, one final exam, and student participation.
A third course with Dr. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, considered a supervision
, is required. Therefore, no other supervisions are allowed. This supervision is included in your program fee.
Any and all courses students take on this program need to have course equivalencies before AU transcripts for this program can be generated. Click here
to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed here
Accommodation and Meals
SIS Global Scholar students will live together within walking distance of the university in single occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms, shared kitchens, internet access, cleaning services, and shared laundry facilities. The student housing is on Fitzwilliam Street and is next to Pembroke and only a twenty minute walk from the Cambridge Union Society, and a stone’s throw from the renowned Fitzwilliam Museum. These 19th-century houses also have backyard patios.
The program fee includes ten meals a week in university cafeterias, five College dinners known as ‘Formal Halls’, and a day trip to London.
There are many social and cultural opportunities
for visiting students in Cambridge. Students are advised by Cambridge what to pack and what not to pack
. Communication information
is also provided by Cambridge. Student travel
is also discussed. Cambridge also provides a list of hotels in the area for friends and family
that might visit while you are studying there.
Every week an optional evening guest lecture is offered
, and followed by drinks and a question and answer session.
Getting to Cambridge-King's
Students have several ways to get from London or anywhere in Europe to Cambridge.
SIS Global Scholars who are American citizens *must* acquire a Student Visitor Visa
, which can be obtained upon arrival at international London airports. An acceptance letter from Pembroke along with a visa letter from AU Abroad is required for this visa. Students who are not American citizens need to do their own research into what's required for a Student Visitor Visa and whether it can be obtained upon arrival.