United Kingdom: Literature

A GVSU Faculty-led Program

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Tell me about this program

Open to: All Majors

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.

By living in dormitories at Edge Hill University alongside British students and having Edge Hill faculty as guest lecturers, students will be immersed in the culture of the United Kingdom. There will also be opportunities to visit classrooms and observe English teaching in the UK system. 


When can I go?

May 18 - June 18, 2018 (4 weeks)


Where will I live?

Students will stay in on-campus residence halls.


Who is eligible to participate?

Open to all majors. Junior class standing required.

2.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate) required.

GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to non-GVSU students.


How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018

Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information 

What credits will I receive?

Undergraduate students will register for a total of 6 credits:
ENG 440: Major Authors (3 credits)
ENG 495: English Capstone (3 credits)
Graduate students will register for a total of 6 credits:
ENG 661: Author/Topic Seminar (3 credits)
ENG 603: British Literature Seminar (3 credits)

Language of Instruction: English

How much does the program cost?

Program Fee: $4,497

  • Round-trip transportation from Grand Rapids
  • Accommodation
  • Field trips and fees
  • All ground transportation
  • Some meals
Other Expenses
  • GVSU tuition - 6 credits ($3,150) or ($3,762) - Graduate
  • Additional meals ($400
  • Personal expenses ($250)
  • Passport fees ($140)
  • ISIC card - optional ($28)

TOTAL Projected Cost (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $8,465 OR $9,077 (Graduate)

Financial Aid

To contact the Financial Aid office, email finaid@gvsu.edu with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs. 

Financial Aid FAQs



FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT (Up to $1,500) All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.

Who can tell me more?

Faculty Directors: 
Jo Miller
Department of English
245 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3552
Kathleen Blumreich
Department of English
235 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3074

All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.