Program Details

All students take the same three, three credit, regular Michigan Tech courses, one history, one archaeology and one anthropology. Small class sizes (max 24 students) and active staff (with 24 students 4 staff) involvement ensure an enriching academic exp
Location:
Windermere, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
4 Weeks, 3 Classes, 9 Credits and a life time of memories, spend July in England studying the history and archaeology of the north! Based at the University of Cumbria's Carlisle Campus with field trips throughout the north and "south" - to us! to the City of York this is an ideal program for either a first time or experienced traveler. A program of the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University now in its third year we now welcome students from other campuses (we wanted to make sure we got it right first!)

All students take the same three, three credit, regular Michigan Tech courses, one history, one archaeology and one anthropology. Small class sizes (max 24 students) and active staff (with 24 students 4 staff) involvement ensure an enriching academic experience. Approximately ½ of the program is out of the class room with site visits, hands-on work and support from local experts. The program Leader, Dr. Carl Blair, began working in Cumbria over 25 years ago and returns yearly to continue his archaeological research.

Frontiers and Fortresses provides multi-disciplinary program of instruction, the three courses are distinct (history, archaeology, and anthropology) but are in reality interwoven and mutually reinforcing. It is one thing to sit in a classroom and discuss medieval history and the role of castles it is another to visit eight! The Neolithic is better understood when viewing Castlerigg Stone Circle through the mist of an early morning, monasteries, cathedrals, Roman villas, forts and temples all add to an unrivalled exposure to Pre-historic through Early Modern England.
Setting Description:
Cumbria is located in the northwest corner of England, just south of Scotland. Hadrian’s Wall runs through the city of Carlisle – the base for the program. The Lake District is 15 miles to the south. The city of Carlisle is an attractive city of 100,000 large enough to have all the amenities that one would like yet small enough to be easily negotiated. Being the only American study abroad program based in Cumbria Frontiers and Fortresses is embraced by the local population and you will be able to really experience English life, not wade through a sea of international visitors.
Cost:
The Program Fee for Frontiers and Fortresses is currently 10/10/2011, $4,000, given enrollemnt targets it is expected if targets are met the fee will drop to $3,400,fe pays for accommodation (a single dorm room with private bath at the University of Cumbria and a 4 star hotel in York), all program travel (excluding airfare, all admissions, gratuities, etc. 3 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners are included. All students also need to pay for 9 credits of Michigan Tech tuitions. Airfare, books

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