Sunderland History Program
The University of Sunderland is the perfect place for history buffs to explore a multitude of historic periods of the Northeast, from its time at the frontier of the Roman Empire to the age of brilliant art works in religious houses during the dark ages to the border wars between English and Scot all the way through to the dawn of the industrial age. The legacies of this region provide rich study opportunities, and students will travel across the region while also participating in classroom study with their tutors. The final week of the program culminates in presentations of findings based on information gathered over the course of the program .
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Language of Instruction: English
ISEP Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 15 University of Sunderland credits (3-4 US credits, ultimately determined by the host institution). Assessment will be in the form of a practical project and presentation.
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
Students must have completed at least one year of university-level study in any discipline.
I-to-I applicants who are not native English speakers must submit a minimum official TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.
Additional options are available for semester programs. See the Membership Directory for details.
July 15– 2 August 2, 2013
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students will be housed in single rooms in an on-campus residence hall. They will share kitchen and bathroom facilities with fellow students. Heating, electricity, bedding, and WiFi Internet access are included. Meals are not included, but fully equipped kitchens are available for students to use.
Students will receive an orientation session upon arrival to introduce them to the university and the city of Sunderland. This will include campus and city tours and an introduction to all of the services available at the university. Field trips may include a visit to Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived, visits to medieval castles and even the opportunity to plan and take part in the re-enactment of an historical event. Social evening activities include a welcome and farewell dinner, both of which are included in the program cost.
The University of Sunderland is a dynamic, modern university with a growing reputation for teaching and research. The university has recently been named "The Best New University in England" for the quality, quantity, and range of its research. It has also been voted one of the top five campuses in the United Kingdom.
The workshops for this program will be held on the City Campus which is located in the heart of the City of Sunderland. Students' work will be screened in CitySpace, Sunderland's brand new £12m sports and social facility.
Sunderland is located in the Northeast of England, an area renowned for its history, culture, and beautiful countryside. Home to numerous abbeys, castles, stately homes, and a picture perfect coastline. Sunderland's rich and fascinating heritage offers a superb array of places of historical interest to visit and explore. Sunderland is the location of Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Sunderland is also known as the “City by the Sea” with a compact city center offering great shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.