Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institution in Tennessee and the largest in the Appalachian College Association.
The 2010 Cambridge participants: Drew Aldridge, a junior theater major; Rebecca Bandy, junior, theater; Sophia Benavides, sophomore, writing; Melody Bolinger, junior, music education; Matt Blackerby, junior, youth ministry; Amy Cain, senior, theater; Lauren Carroll, sophomore, elementary education; Stacy Cohl, senior, anthropology; Mary Beth Gray, junior, journalism; Katie Lindsey, sophomore, elementary education; Amber Massey, senior, English; Nathan Page, sophomore, chemistry; Brittany Prince, junior, English education; Chase Ramsey, junior, English; Alyssa Shumaker, junior, political science; Savannah Thomas, sophomore, undeclared; Brooke Orist, junior, anthropology; and Nathan Torgerson, junior, communications in advertising.
Lee sends students to Cambridge
Every January since 1990 a select group of students has ventured from Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee to Cambridge, their home for the duration of the spring semester. The “Semester in Europe (SIE): Cambridge” is Lee University’s premier study abroad programme, offering participants the opportunity to earn 15 credit hours while living and studying in the United Kingdom.
Students witness first-hand the historic sites they learn about and visit the homes of Shakespeare in Stratford, Wordsworth in the Lake District and C.S. Lewis in Oxford. In Cambridge, students reside at the Hamilton Hotel. They attend evensong at King’s, punt down the Cam, shop in the open air market, cycle around the city and serve hot meals to the elderly at Friday lunch at the Centre.
From Cambridge, the group makes excursions to Bath, Stonehenge, the Lake District, Durham, London, and Edinburgh. During spring break, the group travels independently throughout Ireland. The grand finale of the experience is a two-week independently arranged backpack tour of Europe. Groups arrange their own itineraries, travel, and accommodation in cities such as Paris, Prague, Budapest, Venice, and Rome.