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England and Scotland May 2023

COR 375 Kim Bowen & Dr. Mark Correll

  • $1,400 for those with full CCS benefit
  • $2,800 for those with half CCS benefit
  • $4,200 for those with no CCS benefit

This Cross Cultural experience features the historical development and contemporary culture of England and Scotland. The focus of the program is multidisciplinary with special emphasis on history, government, economics, family life, education and religion. The team will spend some time in London and travel throughout England and Scotland by rail.

Learning-intensive activities may include:


Experience the Tower of London and the British Parliament, a medieval street called the Shambles in York, castles including Warwick, palaces, centuries-old religious buildings, sites of the industrial revolution and stories of Scottish history as you encounter the Scottish Highlands.


Experience the diverse mosaic of people living in London whose roots span the British colonies around the world with varied backgrounds in religion and cultural traditions. Use the “tube” (subway) to explore the culture and history of London. Spend time exploring Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the crown jewels, and museums. Shop at Harrods, view Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard. Experience world-famous parks.


Visit and worship in magnificent cathedrals and abbeys such as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Christ Church in Oxford, and St. Giles’ in Edinburgh. Dialog with church leaders in the U.K.


Visit Oxford and meet with professors at Wycliffe Hall. Encounter Oxfordian undergraduate student traditions during final exams. Worship at the Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. Tour the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland with a graduate student and learn from an admissions officer about the post-graduate studies open to U.S. university graduates.


Experience family life in the great parks of London. Possibly visit a family at their home in the city or suburbs.


Take a private, guided tour of Parliament and meet with British politicians. Tour the controversial Scottish Parliament with a private guide and meet Scottish politicians. Learn about devolution and the forces behind Scottish independence.


The United Kingdom plays a strong role in the economy of Europe and the world. Visit the Bank of England for a private presentation and tour the bank museum. Visit the financial district and engage with nationals about Brexit.

“The England-Scotland trip is a great experience! In addition to learning about the history, culture and traditions of both England and Scotland, I learned quite a bit about myself as well. I encountered lots of “firsts” on this trip, some I can safely say I wouldn’t have had elsewhere. My CCS journey was my first time flying out of the states and I’m so glad my first international adventure was this trip!”

Jamie Buskirk

“In addition to everything that I leaned about the culture, history and society, I ended up learning a lot about myself. I never thought I would be able to buy a map of a city I had never been in before, and be able to independently find my way around without getting hopelessly lost. Firsthand experience of the British culture is something that will enrich my life as a person and as a writer.”

Amanda Maruhn

“Besides learning about culture, the best thing I learned during my Cross Cultural experience was about myself: how I think, what I believe and why, how I interact with others and how I respond in stressful situations. Of all the things I acquired in Great Britain, this self-knowledge was most valuable.”

Stephanie Mayes
Students at table for high tea at Kensington

Travel Information

Departure Dates

May 2023 experiences will begin sometime during the week following the projected May commencement date and will last 19–23 days. Students should not make irreversible plans until their departure date is confirmed by the CCS office in February 2023.

Health & Safety

This experience, like all CCS experiences, is subject to political and safety realities at the time of departure. CCS options can be physically and emotionally intense and stretching. Before enrolling, all participants should consult the disclosures on Physical Hardships of CCS.

Passports and immunizations required (both at additional cost).

Trip Costs

CCS May program costs do not include summer school tuition charges. Participants who are full-time students at SAU both fall and spring semesters 2022–2023 are encouraged to consider NOT taking a class for interim (January 2023), as the available January credits may then be applied to the summer school tuition charges of a May or Summer 2023 CCS. Tuition and program costs are separate monies.

CCS program costs do not include: tuition, passport, immunizations, or the $150 study abroad fee.

CCS trips are not guaranteed and are subject to change.