Students on summer school

International Cultural Experience

21 July - 11 August

Develop an understanding of current issues and potential difficulties facing different communities in Britain. As well as class lectures and seminars, you’ll have the chance to experience Lancaster life through activities related to business, culture, social issues and political matters. Build international friendships on team-building social activities: deliver a talent show, visit London and other cities and compete in the competitive College Cup Day!

Tab Content: Course Overview

Week 1

Learn about British culture and society, and how these factors contribute to a diverse range of experiences in theworkplace. You’ll visit a local business inthe region and learn about the associatedsocial and economic impact of small tomedium enterprises. You will take part in community experiences and also engage in problem-solving team challenges, where you will consider the importanceof language and communication, especially in intercultural contexts.

Week 2

This week you will learn how recent political changes have affected Britain. You will meet a local politician and debate key issues surrounding social change and the challenges facing the North West of England. You’ll engage with local community organisations and take part in volunteering in support of social and environmental initiatives in the local area.

Week 3

In the final week, a trip to London will inspire you to think about the diversity of British culture and differences between regions in England and urban/rural environments. You’ll also have the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and present your work to your tutors and peers.

Tab Content: Credits & Assessment

Students who complete this course are awarded 10 LU / 3 US / 6 ECTS credits.

This summer school will be assessed through three methods:
+ 30%: Presentation
+ 40%: Reflective report
+ 30%: Written assessment

Tab Content: Fees

This 3 week programme costs £2,513. This fee covers 

  • tuition
  • ensuite single accommodation (accommodation varies on trips)
  • most meals (meals are not provided when away from campus during scheduled overnight trips, e.g. London).

Please note there may be extra living costs, such as if you opt in to additional trips or eat out.

Find the cost breakdown here.

Lancaster University Global Summer Schools

Global Experiences, Welcome Centre, Bowland College, Lancaster University LA1 4YT


T: +44 (0)1524 595052