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  • Locations: Canterbury, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; York, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: May Experience
  • Restrictions: Furman applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: May Experience
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Areas of Study: All majors welcome, English, Religion
Faculty Director or Program Advisor: Vaughn CroweTipton - Chaplain Applicable Financial Aid: Study Away Scholarship
Type of Course Credit: Furman course credit Credit Hours Per Term: 2 credits
Program Description:


Canterbury Trails: Pilgrimage and Spirituality
MAY EXPERIENCE 2019

 
Canterbury Cathedral 1890 Pilgrims Way Sign York Minster











OVERVIEW

Canterbury Trails is a travel study course to Canterbury and York, England as well as other sites of spiritual pilgrimage in the region. The course will study the history, practices, theological ideas, and places of medieval pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is by its very nature a practice of leaving what is normal and typical to experience something new. For thousands of years, pilgrims have left behind familiar places and ways of life to experience, encounter, and comes to terms with their own lives, their sense of the divine, and connection to the world. This course will engage the places, practices, and thought of pilgrimage as a spiritual and theological method firsthand.

To learn more academic, environmental, physical and health expectations for this program view our Canterbury Trails Program Inventory.


ACADEMICS

Course Title: Canterbury Trails: Pilgrimage and Spirituality
Course Number: REL 351
Course Description: Canterbury Trails: pilgrimage spirituality is a travel course that explores the practice, theological implications, and history of Christian pilgrimage through engagement with medieval sites in England. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.


ELIGIBILITY

May Experience programs are open to Furman University students of all majors, subject to any course prerequisites. Successful applicants will demonstrate a marked academic, vocational, or personal interest in the topic of the course. The faculty directors of this program will read all applications and admit the most qualified individuals. All things being equal, preference is given to upperclassmen who have not participated in a study away program previously.


HEALTH & SAFETY

The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education reviews all study away programs on an annual basis, and more frequently as needed, to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the health and safety of participants while traveling. In this day and age, nothing is risk-free. Students and faculty are instructed to remain vigilant and cautious at all times and will receive additional instructions during a pre-departure orientation session and on-site orientation programming. When students commit to a study away program, they are asked to self-disclose personal information - which may include allergies, medications, disabilities, mental health conditions, medical concerns, and past medical histories. This information is shared with the faculty directors and study away staff for use during medical emergencies, and in an effort to be aware of and plan for situations that may arise or accommodations that are needed while students are away from Furman's campus resources. It is extremely important for students to be transparent and forthcoming about their concerns, needs, and medical histories prior to the start of the program as well as during the program. Furman University contracts with Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA) to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs. Students participating in study away programs in the United States are required to show proof of medical insurance. 


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Deposit 
To confirm participation in a study away program, a non-refundable $500 deposit is due two weeks after acceptance. The final payment deadline is in early to mid-March and will be specified in the Financial Agreement associated with the program.

Study Away Need-Based Scholarships
Need-based study away scholarships are available. Priority is given to students who have not previously participated in a study away program. Students who apply by the May Experience scholarship deadline will receive a scholarship amount estimate ahead of the program deposit deadline.
Townes, Duke, and Hollingsworth Scholars should alert the Rinker Center for Study Away to apply their one-time study away stipend to their study away program.

May Experience Study Away Program Fee Inclusions
Transportation:
        Roundtrip airfare from a designated city (for international destinations)
        Transportation for domestic study away programs varies by program
Tourist visas (if required)
Lodging for the duration of the program
Ground transportation for program-related activities/events
Entrance fees to programmed activities/events/venues
Tours included in the study away program
Group meals (students will know ahead of time how many group meals will be provided)
Emergency Medical Insurance (on international programs)

Program Fee Exclusions
Transportation to the designated departure city (for international programs)
Transportation for domestic study away programs varies by program
Meals not included in program fee (will vary by program)
Required books/materials/supplies/equipment/gear
Passport fees

Optional Program Expenses
Site-seeing during free time
International cell phone plan
Trip cancellation or interruption insurance 
Personal expenses and souvenirs

Please see May Experience Budget Sheet at the top of this page for estimated program costs.


This program is currently not accepting applications.