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Canterbury Christ Church University Exchange

We encourage our students to spend some time studying abroud in the USA or Canada. This can either be for a single semester or for an entire year. Please contact us if your institution is interested in forming a partnership with us.

Full-year Exchange in the USA or Canada (Level 6 / Year 3)

All full-time American Studies students (Single & Combined Honours) have the option to spend an entire academic year in the USA or Canada. This exchange takes place between Level 5 and Level 6 (between year 2 and year 3) and lasts from August-May. The year abroad is graded on a pass/fail system with students returning to Canterbury to complete a fourth year of study. The year exchange option allows students to take a wide range of courses, and students also have the ability to undertake research and utilise American or Canadian resources for their final year dissertation.

Semester Exchange in the USA or Canada (Level 6 / Year 3)

There is also room in the American Studies programme for Single Honours students to spend a semester (August-December) studying at an American or Canadian university.

This option allows students to spend a period of study n North America whilst having the ability to graduate in three years. Students ndertake their semester abroad during the Autumn term in Year 3 and return to Canterbury in the Spring term to resume and complete their studies. The semester abroad is worth 50% of a student’s final year grade.

Here is a list of our Exchange Partners in North America:

  • Algoma University, Ontario (Canada)
  • Columbia College, Missouri (USA)
  • Humboldt State University, California (USA)
  • Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal (USA)
  • Kansas State University, Kansas (USA)
  • North Central College, Naperville (USA)
  • Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas (USA)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Carolina (USA)
  • University of California – Irvine Summer Session (USA)
  • University of Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)

We are constantly looking to agree exchange agreements with other universities in the USA and Canada. Please email Katie Page ( for updates and further information.


Canterbury Christ Church University is a proud member of BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association). BUTEX is a great way to learn more about scholarship opportunities, pre-departure tips, and general information regarding studying in North America. For more information please visit the BUTEX

Postgraduate Study in the USA

Students interested in undertaking postgraduate study in the USA will find useful information on the Fulbright Commission

Camp America

A number of American Studies students choose to spend their summer in the USA involved in Camp America. For more information please visit the Camp America

For more information about studying in North America as part of your American Studies degree please email the departmental Study Abroad Co-Ordinator, Katie Page: