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The USC Cambridge Programme is geared toward students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a continuous love of learning.  This program is named in honor of Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer, Dean of Women Emerita, of the University of Southern California.
The International Summer School in Cambridge, England, offers students an excellent opportunity to study British literature, art, history, economics, poetry, and international relations, and to examine the background of modern Britain and its rich and diverse cultural heritage. 

2015 Dates:  TBA

Eligibility:  Applicants must have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average on their cumulative academic work at USC.  

Curriculum:  Students may earn 4 elective credits by taking two courses and completing a comprehensive essay in each course. Courses focused in a particular major (such as political science or English) may earn major credit. 

Accommodations:  Students live in traditional and charming Cambridge Colleges' dormitories.  Historically, the University of Cambridge has reserved Selwyn College for USC students.

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: Please submit 1 letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope with your completed application.  While there is no cover sheet or template for the letter, please do request a standard letter format from your professor.

Applications: Please check back then for information.


For more information about the USC Cambridge Programme, contact Korijna Valenti.

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