Study in North America

We understand the importance of personal and academic growth during your university career. Spending time studying abroad is an excellent way to enrich your university experience and looks great on your CV too.

Our exchange programmes offer students:

  • Intercultural exchange
  • Exposure to new ideas and philosophies
  • Invaluable international professional experience
  • The opportunity to learn from, and network with, professionals from across the globe
  • New knowledge and experience
  • Improved job prospects

Students on the following degree programmes are automatically registered to study in North America, and can do so providing they meet the requirements for being accepted by one of our partner institutions.

Students on the following degree programmes are eligible to apply to study for a year in North America as part of their degree. For these programmes there will be a competitive internal application process, as spaces are limited, and acceptance will be based on academic merit.

For more information please contact

Students taking the ‘American Studies with a Semester in North America’ programme do a three year degree, spending the first term of their final year in the US or Canada at one of our partner institutions. The credits taken during that semester are then transferred back to Canterbury Christ Church University to count towards the degree overall.

Students taking a 'with a year in North America ' programme do a four year degree, spending their third year in the US or Canada at one of our partner institutions. This year is non-credit bearing, so does not count to the degree overall, but students will graduate with "with a Year in North America" on their transcript.

Students are encouraged to take modules in North America that they would not be able to take at Canterbury Christ Church University, and therefore will develop their understanding of their degree subject.

Students spending a semester in North America pay no additional tuition fees, as the semester is part of the final year of study.

Students spending a year in North America pay no tuition fees to the partner institution, and pay only 15% of their usual fee to Canterbury Christ Church University (c. £1,385) for their additional year of study.

Beyond tuition, costs vary depending on the partner institution. Students must be able to demonstrate that they are able to support themselves financially in order to be eligible for a student visa.

Partner locations and approximate costs

Students must meet minimum grade requirements in order to be accepted by our partner institutions. The minimum standard for application is an average of 55% in year 1 and year 2, and a good attendance record.

Students must also meet the requirements (financial and otherwise) for a US or Canadian visa.

"My advice to you is that if you have the opportunity to go on a year abroad, then do it. You get to learn and experience so much. It shows you how different cultures and students live, and at the very least it looks amazing on your CV. Whether it be Canada or the United States, I guarantee you will have the time of your life!"

Kieran Thomsett, 2015 Graduate, BA (Hons) American Studies with a year in North America


Connect with us

Last edited: 14/11/2017 08:57:00