IFSA University of Cambridge, Pembroke College Partnership

Cambridge, England

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Term
Fall, Spring
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: May 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.7
Typical Credit Load:
24

About University of Cambridge, Pembroke College Partnership

Study at one of Cambridge's oldest colleges, in the nexus of historic methods and cutting-edge research. You will have unparalleled access to experts in your discipline in the halls of Pembroke College.

University of Cambridge, Pembroke College Partnership Benefits

  • Rolling admission from January 1 - May 1 for both fall and spring terms. Apply early!
  • Classic tutorial-based supervisions allow you to delve deeply into your subject area
  • The small group (2 or 3 students) teaching format means that your syllabus is flexible based on your interests, allowing for great academic freedom and research possibilities
  • Study with the best students where admission is extremely competitive

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Cambridge, Pembroke College Partnership

Courses
There are no traditional classes at Cambridge University. Rather, Cambridge has the Tripos system, which encompasses three components: lectures, supervisions and exams. Students typically have one supervision per term, attend lectures throughout the terms and take exams at the end of the year. 

Students applying for Pembroke College may study in one of the following departments:
  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies
  • Architecture
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Human, Social, and Political Science (Political Science, International Affairs, Anthropology)

If you are accepted to study at Pembroke College, a head tutor will contact you to discuss your supervision topic for your first term. You will submit your supervision preferences shortly after admission, but these topics cannot be guaranteed or arranged until a student is able to meet in person with the Director of Studies. Explore the course overview booklet for more information.

Withdrawal from this program after acceptance of an admissions offer is a very bad idea, as the cancellation policy is very strict. No exceptions are granted, even for illness or other unforseen circumstances.

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
Because of the highly individualized nature of the Cambridge supervision system, visiting students' supervisions cannot be finalized until their arrival at Pembroke. Applicants may specify only the general subject they intend to study at Pembroke. In addition, visiting students generally are permitted to study only one subject area while at Pembroke, although they will complete research and have supervisions in several topics within that subject.
 
Faculty
The hallmark of University of Cambridge academics is the supervision system. The supervision is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Supervisions usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the supervision is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the supervision, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading. The University organizes formal weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Tutors often recommend them as good supplements to supervisions and research. At Cambridge you'll be expected to do much more work on your own and think more independently than in most other teaching methods. Your tutor is there to guide your studies, rather than to feed you facts and information, and this provides the opportunity for intensive academic study under a unique and prestigious system.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Cambridge, Pembroke College Partnership
Ancient/Medieval History Anthropology Architecture and Design Art History Classics Cultural Studies Economics English English Literature European History History International Studies/Affairs/Relations Middle Eastern Studies Philosophy Political Science Sociology Theater/Drama

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
You can prepare your own meals in a shared kitchen or three meals per day are offered on a pay-per-meal basis in the Pembroke dining hall.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 10, 2018
Program End Date
June 22, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$36,675
Housing
$5,200
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$41,775
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$2,250
Books & Supplies
$350
Local Transportation
$150
Personal Expenses
$2,240
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,190

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
August 30, 2018
Program End Date
December 8, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$37,575
Housing
$4,300
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$41,875
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,400
Books & Supplies
$350
Local Transportation
$100
Personal Expenses
$1,440
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,490