There are a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate English majors and minors when it comes to studying abroad. Whether you are looking for a short-term experience during January or a semester/year-long experience, the International Education Center (IEC) at St. Thomas can help you find just the right program. The English Department strongly encourages its majors and minors to participate in a study abroad program if they can.
We're thrilled to announce a new summer opportunity for students at the University of Greenwich, which is about four miles southeast of London. This summer only program will run from June 29-August 9, 2014 and is open just to current and prospective English majors and minors. Students will receive 8 credits of 300-level English coursework and majors will also receive credit for the British Literature distribution requirement.
The course--Literature of London--will introduce students to representations of London in British literature and film from the sixteenth century to the present time. The class size is limited to twenty, allowing for close interaction between students and University of Greenwich faculty. Time in class is supplemented with daily excursions to historic and literary sites in London, including the British Museum, Tate Britain, and the National Gallery. Students will also attend a performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theater and will participate in a variety of walking tours of London's neighborhoods. Classes and excursions are scheduled Monday through Thursday, leaving long weekends for independent exploration of London and beyond. Dr. Amy Muse (firstname.lastname@example.org), UST Assistant Professor of English, will be in residence throughout the summer program and three University of Greenwich student ambassadors will be on hand to lead social activities in and out of London. A sample course syllabus from 2013 can be found here.
For specific information about housing, cost, and more, contact the International Education department at 44 Cleveland Ave, or by email at email@example.com. Additional program information can also be found on the UST Study Abroad website: http://studyabroad.stthomas.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=21695.
Students usually go abroad after completing their core literature and writing requirements and at least one course at the 200-level or above. Abroad, majors are encouraged to take courses that fulfill the one or more of the various distribution areas (Early Literature, American Literature, British Literature, Diversity Literature, or Writing).
YES! The cost of studying abroad is within the reach of most UST students. Financial aid applies to semester study abroad, and students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible for loans. In addition, there are special scholarships for studying abroad.
Birbeck, University of London
University of Leeds
University of Nottingham
Royal Holloway, London
Queen Mary College, London
University of Greenwich (summer only)
University of York
Trinity College Dublin (full year only)
University of Edinborough
University of Glasgow
Monash University, Melbourne
Murdoch University, Perth
University of Sydney
Otago University, Dunedin
Victoria University, Wellington
University of Cape Town