Lancaster, United Kingdom

International Cultural Experience (July session)

when 10 July 2023 - 28 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 2717

Week 1

Learn about British culture and society, and how these factors contribute to a diverse range of experiences in the workplace. You’ll visit a local business in the region and learn about the associated social and economic impact of small to medium enterprises. You will take part in community experiences and engage in problem-solving team challenges, where you will consider the importance of 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.

Intercultural and social experience

Throughout the three weeks, you will be accompanied by Lancaster Student Ambassadors who will help you settle into Lancaster, showing you around campus, and answering your questions. They will also lead evening social activities and weekend trips, giving you plenty of chances to make new international friends.

A two-night trip to London is also included in the programme.

For more details about Lancaster’s Global Summer Schools, including information on each programme, how to apply, and entry requirements, please visit our webpage.

Course leader

Global Experiences team at Lancaster University

Target group

To participate in one of our summer schools, you must meet the following criteria:

- Be at least 18 years old at the start of the programme.
- Where applicable, meet pre-requisites for the chosen programme. See the programme package for more details.
- Be in good academic standing and on track to pass year 1 of studies.
- If you come from a country where English is not an official language, you will need to provide proof of your language ability.

Course aim

You will develop an understanding of current issues and potential difficulties facing different communities in Britain.

As well as lectures and seminars, you will 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 compete in the College Cup Day!

Credits info

5 EC
Students who complete this course are awarded 10 LU / 3 US / 5 ECTS credits.

Fee info

GBP 2717: This fee includes:

- Tuition
- Catered ensuite single room on campus, or an approved off campus room
- Most meals
- Range of evening activities
- Two-night trip to London

Meals are not provided when away from campus during scheduled overnight trips, e.g. London. The accommodation facilities will vary if you stay away from Lancaster University as part of the scheduled programme.


Students may be eligible for a scholarship if you study at one of our partner institutions. If you are unsure if this applies to you, contact us at