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England and Scotland May 2025

COR 375 Kim Bowen and Mark Correll

$2,200 student cost*

*Cost with the CCS Subsidy. The $200 nonrefundable application fee is not included in this amount. The CCS Subsidy applies to 1st CCS program only.

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.

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, and 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.


Stay at a home to experience family life in Scotland


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

“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 sitting down smiling as they overlook the city in England.

Travel Information

Departure Dates

May 2025 experiences will begin sometime during the week following the projected May commencement date and will last several weeks. Students should not make irreversible plans until their departure date is confirmed by the CCS office in February 2025.

Health and 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. For more details on recommended immunizations consult the immunizations chart. Passport required at additional cost.

Trip Costs

Students are responsible for tuition for COR374 and COR375, as well as a $200 nonrefundable application fee. In addition, there is the $2,200 travel cost for the 2025 CCS England/ Scotland trip. CCS trips are not guaranteed and are subject to change.