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INSTEP - Cambridge or London
The Institute of Economic and Political Studies

The INSTEP semester program offers a cross disciplinary approach in which central themes are examined from the areas of economics, business, finance, political economy, international relations, politics, law, history, English literature, and communications. This approach allows the broader issues underlying the course of Western thought for more than a century to be studied and critically evaluated. Students must choose between two INSTEP centers of study - London or Cambridge - each of which specialize in different subject areas and offer very different environments.

Program Dates
Fall or Spring Semester only

Fields of Study
Economics, Politics & Law, Political Economy, International Relations, Business & Finance, Media & Communications, History

Eligibility: 3.0 CGPA, significant courswork in one or more of the fields listed above.

Academic Program 
The course options consist of seminars and supervisions. Students electing to spend a semester with INSTEP will register for 15 semester hours. Internships are offered on a limited basis to qualified students in the areas of law, politics, business, communications/media, and applied economic or business research.

In Cambridge: As an INSTEP Cambridge student you will live in self-catering row houses across the street from the Cambridge office. The housing is very conveniently located near the center of Cambridge, the rail and bus stations, in an area that has a large student population. Ten to twelve students live in each house, sharing either double or large triple rooms. Single rooms are occasionally available. Each house has its own fully furnished kitchen, living room with television and three shower rooms. All linens are provided and are changed weekly.

Cambridge or London?: For many students the most pressing decision when considering INSTEP is determining which center, London or Cambridge, is best for them. While each center is dedicated to academic excellence and student services, the two centers do specialize in different subject areas as listed in the following table. You should also consider the differing lifestyles when living for an extended period in a smaller 'college' town rather than a large metropolitan city. You should visit the Cambridge and London information pages for more details on the cities and surroundings so that you are not only able to consider your academic requirements but also your social interests when choosing a program

Political Economy
Internships: Applied Economic or Business Research

Politics and the Political Process
Contemporary Issues in World Politics
Contemporary Issues in European Politics

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