Study Abroad Opportunity: United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
British Literature & Culture in Context
Undergraduate and Graduate  

Spring Semester
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ORMSKIRK, UNITED KINGDOM - This program will take place at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, situated near Liverpool and Manchester in a 12th Century market town. Students will visit the physical settings of some of the most important authors in the English literary tradition, including Shakespeare, the British Romantic poets and Charles Dickens. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work on their own writing as they experience and explore the United Kingdom.  Living in halls of residence at Edge Hill University alongside British students while studying and visiting important cultural sites, students are immersed in the culture of the U.K. And with weekends free, there is a lot of opportunity for independent travel and exploration.  Both undergraduate and graduate credits are offered (read the testimonial of one graduate student, Danielle Cope)

Excursions & Highlights

  • Visit the physical settings of some of the most important authors in the English literary tradition, including Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and current poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy
  • Focus on your reading and writing skills surrounded by the inspiring landscapes of English literature
  • Excursions to Liverpool, Wales, the Lake District, and Stratford-Upon-Avon

Undergraduate Courses Offered  
Undergraduate students will register for a total of 6 credits: 
ENG 440 Major Authors (3 credits)
ENG 495 English Capstone (3 credits) 

Graduate Courses Offered
Graduate students will register for a total of 6 credits:
ENG 603 British Literature Seminar (3 credits)
ENG 661 Author/Topic Seminar (3 credits) 

Dates and Deadlines
This program will take place from May 17 - June 17, 2020. Applications are due February 1, 2020. 

Students will stay in on-campus resident halls.

Open to all majors. Junior class standing required. 
2.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate) required. 
Non-GVSU students are eligible. Visit the website for details. 

Program Fee:  $4,495 (paid to GVSU).  
•    Round-trip airfare
•    Accommodation
•    Field trips and fees
•    All ground transportation
•    Some meals
•    6 credits
•    Additional meals ($400)
•    Personal expenses ($250)
•    Passport/Photos ($150)
•    ISIC card - optional ($28)

$3,396 - Undergraduate (paid to GVSU) 
$4,456 - Graduate (paid to GVSU) 

Other Expenses: $828 (estimate) 

Total Estimated Cost: Undergraduate ($8,719) OR Graduate ($9,779)

Financial Aid & Grants
Students can use financial aid, scholarships, grants, personal funds and alternative loans to fund study abroad. Scholarship options include but are not limited to the Faculty-Led Program Grant ($1,500). Faculty-Led program grants are need-based and limited.

For more information on funding, visit 

To apply for this program, log on to for detailed application instructions. All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be canceled due to extenuating circumstances. 

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