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Westfield House - Cambridge, England

Program Overview

Spend a semester living, studying, and worshipping at Westfield House in Cambridge, England – one of the world’s most historic university towns.

What is Westfield House?

“As a centre of theological studies, Westfield House seeks to serve the Lutheran Church, both in the UK and overseas, by the promotion of Christian learning at all levels. It provides theological education within the framework of a confessional Lutheran perspective and offers resources and continuing education that further an understanding of that perspective. Westfield House is often referred to as ‘the crossroads of global Lutheranism’."

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Studying at Westfield House

On-campus studying: Westfield House features a common area, lecture halls and a library. Classes are taught by Westfield House faculty members and are supplemented by University lectures. 

Off-campus studying: Westfield House students are equipped with a University Library Card in order to take full advantage of the plethora of books at Cambridge University. Students are also recommended to attend lectures given by University professors that will supplement the material learned at Westfield House. 

Westfield House Course Options 

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Living at Westfield House

Housing: Students live in Luther Hall with other study abroad students. 

Food: Luther Hall contains two fully equipped kitchens. Restaurants, grocery stores and outdoor daily markets are steps away from the Westfield House. 

Travel: The United Kingdom is the front door to adventures and opportunities for travel in and around Europe. The mid-semester break is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all that Europe has to offer. 

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Worshipping at Westfield House

Daily Chapel: Daily Chapel is held each morning at Resurrection Lutheran Church located on Westfield House’s campus.

Divine Service: The Divine Service is held every Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible study is held at 10 a.m.

Off-campus Worship: Choral Evensong and other Christian services are held at many of the colleges around Cambridge. King’s College is world-renowned for their boys’ choir that leads Choral Evensong. There are many opportunities for students to join one of the University’s college choirs. 

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Admission to Westfield House

Requirements: You must be a current Concordia University Chicago student with upper-classmen status in order to apply. Participating students must also hold a 3.0 GPA and complete all required CUC applications and forms along with a mandatory pre-departure orientation. A passport valid for 6 months beyond the end of the program is required. Students studying in the UK for 6 months or less are not required to have a visa to enter the country.

Students interested in studying abroad at Westfield House should contact the program coordinator, Pastor Jeff Leininger for more information and program approval.