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*UTK Honors at Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Costs Sheets Summer 2
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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GPA Requirement:
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Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Course Prerequisite:
Residence Hall
Program Type: UT Faculty-Directed Open to non-UTK Students: No
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Field of Study:
University Honors
Program Description:

Spend Your Summer in Cambridge, England!

Ely Cathderal

Spend the summer in the world’s best university. Cambridge University has been ranked by US News and World Report as the finest university in the world and recently Forbes Magazine has named Cambridge one of the most beautiful cites in the world. For 800 years Cambridge has educated men and women from every part of the globe. Join that great tradition and spend a month’s residence in one Cambridge’s highest ranked colleges, Emmanuel College. 

Imagine yourself in a Harry Potter film!  Live, breathe, and learn about the foundations of English history, particularly the medieval period, through weekly lectures and your own exploration. Lectures will be complemented by weekly field trips to popular sites such as Oxford, Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Eton College, Ely Cathedral, Bury St. Edmunds, Stonehenge, and  Salisbury   Private buses will transport participants to and from these historic sites.


Founded on the site of a 13th century monastery, Emmanuel College was one of the more important colleges in the 17th century and many of the Puritans who sailed to America were students there. Among these early students was John Harvard who gave his name to Harvard University.

You will have access to the college library and be able to eat breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday in the 13th century dining hall. You will enjoy the same private rooms as do Emmanuel students. The University’s recreational facilities are available and Emmanuel College has tennis and squash (racket ball) courts on site.  

Emmanuel Dining Hall

Visit this webpage for a virtual tour of Emmanuel College:

For a video introduction to Cambridge University, please visit  below for a three part series: (


Students will receive 6 credits in the following classes:

UNHO 337: The history of the early peoples who settled in England unfolds like a great medieval tapestry revealing the cultural identities of the Irish, the Bretons, the Anglo Saxons and the French who settled the British Isles. We will trace the trajectory of English history from the settlement of the Celtic peoples in the first millennium BC through the calamitous outbreak of the Black Death in 1348. Dr. Heffernan will lead site visits to important historical and archaeological sites.

 UNHO 257: The English language is ancient. Today it is rightly called a world language and is now spoken by half a billion people. Did you know, however, that English can trace its roots to a small number of Sanskrit speakers who lived in the north of India in the 2nd millennium before Christ? Dr. Heffernan will trace the mysterious evolution of the English language from its distant ancestry in ancient India and its emergence as the most important of the world’s languages.

The courses will be taught by Professor Thomas Heffernan, the Kenneth Curry Professor of the Humanities and the Director of the University of Tennessee’s Humanities Center.  E-mail:

Cambridge Honors Magna Carta

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