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Houses of Parliament buildings and the Big Ben clock tower in London.

Cross and Crown in London, England

Travel to London for a two-week vivid travel and learning experience with Dr. Engle. "Cross and Crown" will be offered as a Summer II course with the first four weeks on campus, so no need to take the summer or semester off work. One particular focus of this course will be the establishment of the Church of England: why did the Tudors' establish their own Church for England, and how does it compare to other branches of Christianity? Then, it’s off to England to see the sights learned about in the classroom. Travel dates are August 1 - 12, 2022.

For more information, contact:
Professor Randall D. Engle, Ph.D.

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Where You Will Be

In London, the students and professor will be housed in flats in Richmond Court. Full English breakfasts are included. Students will be responsible for other meals in London. With Imperial College as home base, the class will be within walking distance from tube stations and in close proximity to all things Tudor: St. James Palace, Lambeth Palace, Westminster and Whitehall. Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle are a short train ride away as well.

What You Will learn

The first half of the Cross and Crown course on campus through lectures and reading will provide historical background of the Tudor monarchy that enables understanding and analysis of the cultural development of England. The second portion of this course, two weeks in England, is designed to provide a vivid travel experience with immersion in English culture and encourages analysis of England's cultural and ecclesiastical development. Journaling and daily meetings will guide this understanding and analysis.

What To Bring

Bring layered travel clothing: England in June is most likely mild and rainy, or hot and dry. You'll want to be prepared for all types of weather. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, as is an umbrella and all bathroom necessities. Our rooms will have all linens and pillows provided.


Students will register for the Religious Studies Special Topics class during Summer II. There are no pre-requisites. Register for the trip and make deposits. Students must have a current passport.


Cross and Crown, London

Number of credits: 4 (tuition not included in program cost)
Program cost: $2,750
Application deposit: $300 (due by Feb. 15)
Meals not included: $500
Excursions: included
Airfare: $1,100
Books and supplies: included
Extra costs: Passport, personal incidentals, additional out-of-pocket costs will be negotiable and minimal.