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Join API for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience this summer, living and learning in an English country manor house in true Hogwarts style! You will live and eat the majority of your meals, including a welcome banquet in the manor house and your classes will be held in the staterooms. Orientation will be held in London where we will spend 3 days seeing the major sites. There will be plenty of field trips in the afternoons to local castles, manor houses, and villages. Students are offered a variety of opportunities to socialize and stay active through playing sports you are familiar with, as well as learning new ones (cricket, rugby, or handball). We are looking forward to welcoming you on this amazing program!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Advising and Support

Scholarship Opportunities

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Tutoring

Quality Housing (including meals and laundry)

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Full-Time, On-site Resident Directors/Coordinators

Welcome and Farewell Group Events

24-Hour On-Site Emergency Assistance

Overnight Excursions and Day Trips

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Must be ages 15-18 (completing grades 9-11)
  • 3.0 G.P.A. (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Completed online application
  • One letter of recommendation (must be from a high school teacher or guidance counselor; can be submitted separately)
  • Most recent grade report
  • Valid pasport

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 2 semester credits (U.S. college credits)

Join API for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience this summer, living and learning in an English country manor house in true Hogwarts style! You will live and eat the majority of your meals, including a welcome banquet in the manor house and your classes will be held in the staterooms. Orientation will be held in London where we will spend 3 days seeing the major sites. There will be plenty of field trips in the afternoons to local castles, manor houses, and villages. Students are offered a variety of opportunities to socialize and stay active through playing sports you are familiar with, as well as learning new ones (cricket, rugby, or handball). We are looking forward to welcoming you to this amazing program!

Courses

PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Arrive in London.
  • Meet API at Heathrow airport and travel together to orientation hotel to begin safety, transportation, and housing orientation sessions.
  • Group welcome dinner.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel,
  • Walking tour of central London, including The Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and more.
  • Harry Potter Warner Brothers Film Studios tour.

Day 3

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Visit the Tower of London.
  • Travel to Harlaxton Manor by train. Harlaxton orientation and tour.

Day 4

  • Walking tour of Harlaxton Village, Grantham.
  • Free time to explore!

Day 5

  • Day trip to the British seaside!

Day 6-10

  • Morning class at Harlaxton.
  • Afternoon visits to local sites and historical landmarks, including Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, Burghley House, Belton House, and the 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight' at Royal Air Force Corningsby, Calke Abbey.
  • Return to the manor for dinner and an evening film.

Day 1

  • Day trip to Stamford, including an afternoon performance at Tolethrope Hall.

Day 12

  • Day trip to York!

Day 13-16

  • Morning class at Harlaxton.
  • Afternoon visits to local sites and historical landmarks, including Southwell Workhouse, Leicester, and Cambridge, including a college tour and punting. One afternoon will also be spent learning a British sport.
  • Return to the manor for dinner and an evening film.

Day 17

  • Return to London and depart for the U.S.


*Itinerary is subject to change

Britain Culture, Society and Identity (CSI)

This course will explore British culture, society and identity through literature, art, film, architecture and history, working toward an assessed portfolio. Students will participate in interactive themed lectures and discussion sessions linked to field trips to explore some of Britain’s most iconic locations.
Highlights
  • Study and live in a Hogwarts-style English Manor!
  • Earn credits toward a future college degree
  • Get your first taste of studying abroad

Faculty

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    Kelsey Patton

    Kelsey Patton will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - kelsey.patton@apiabroad.com

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    Rachel Wellborn

    Rachel will be your Resident Director in Leeds and will be a resource for you while you are in England!

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    Heather Lees

    Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.

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    Anna McCole

    Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!

Students at Harlaxton have the unique opportunity to live where they study and learn while also living daily life. As most of the Faculty and Student Development staff join our students in living at the Manor and adjacent Carriage House, a holistic environment encompassing academic, social and personal learning is fostered both in and outside the classroom.

This program is fully-catered, so all meals taken at the manor are included in the program price.

Not only is Harlaxton College staffed with a full-time Student Development team who support student groups, host activities, and excursions, and are available to assist students in whatever capacity needed, student Resident Assistants are also recruited before each semester to assist their classmates throughout the term. Equipped to handle emergency situations, experts at program planning, and always ready with a listening ear, the Harlaxton RAs take pride in fostering healthy, community-oriented residential life here at the College.

Amenities in both the Manor and Carriage House include laundry facilities, vending, and TV/lounge spaces. The Refectory dining service, health clinic, Bistro pub, and Student Development Office are easily accessible to all residents, with a Sports Hall building on site, as well as walking trails within the 297 acres of surrounding gardens, parkland, woodland, and farmland. There are plenty of pool tables, reading areas, tv rooms, full gym and sporting facilities and other entertainments on site.

Finally, students are encouraged to participate in the house competitions (just like at Hogwarts!).

The House system is an integral part of life at Harlaxton College and aims to provide a sense of community and identity within each House that goes beyond students’ home campuses. The House system also works to:

  • Provide a framework for the College’s extracurricular activities;
    Increase involvement in academic, athletic, creative, and social activities;
  • Engage students with a strong British tradition and history associated with the individual Houses;
  • Provide additional leadership opportunities through the House Captain roles;
  • Create a stable platform for extracurricular activities and provide opportunities for students to positively engage with the Harlaxton community outside of the classroom.

House events run throughout the semester with points being awarded for each event or competition. Competitions/events fall into the categories of Academic, Athletic, Creative, Social, and Other. The House with the most points at the end of the semester will win the overall House competition: The Manor Key!

Gregory has perhaps the most widespread interests: they can be scientists, artists, or diplomats. The ability to be many things at once can sometimes get them lost. However, those of Gregory are fierce and can find, or fight, their way out of the darkness.

Mercians are known for their honesty and ability to adapt. They are most comfortable in autumn, the very season of change. Do not forsake their honesty though; like their double-headed Eagle, they can defend themselves quite well.

Known for their war cry, Newton is not a house to be tempered with. With exceptional war strategy and a keen interest in science, Newtonians can muddle through almost any situation. They can be misunderstood, but are highly intelligent.

The house of Pegasus is one filled with romance, both in word and deed. They will sacrifice themselves for the good of a country or a greater goal. They are also light on their feet, so be wary of their winged quickness.

Which house will select you…?

Note: Students can receive $100 for each applicant they refer to an API high school summer program (excluding the Parsons Paris Pre-College program). The applicant must include the student's name as the referral source on the online application.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 $5,980 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019