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About the Programme

The USC Cambridge Pembroke King's Programme (PKP) is geared toward students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a continuous love of learning.  
The PKP in Cambridge, England offers students an excellent opportunity to study British literature, art, history, economics, creative writing, political science, and international relations, and to examine the background of modern Britain and its rich and diverse cultural heritage. 

2015 Dates:  June 28-August 22, 2015

Eligibility:  Applicants must have maintained a minimum 3.7 grade point average on their cumulative academic work at USC.  

Curriculum:  Students may earn 4 elective credits by taking three courses over four weeks and completing a comprehensive essay in each course.

Accommodations:  Students live in traditional and charming Cambridge Pembroke-King's Colleges' dormitories. 

Program Costs: Program costs can vary significantly per student.  For prior year costs to use as a reference, click here.

Financial Aid:  For information about summer financial aid, please refer to the Office of Financial Aid.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Dean Joan Schaefer Travel Award.  Please visit for more information.

Letters of Recommendation: Students must submit the letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope with the completed application.  While there is no cover sheet or template for the letter, please do request a standard letter format from the professor.

Applications: Instructions and the form for applying to the PKP will be available November 1st, 2014.  Students will also be required to submit a current resume, two writing samples, letter of recommendation, and an official transcript.  Deadline for submission will be December 1, 2014.  Decisions will be made by December 8, 2014.