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  • Locations: Pershore, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Agriculture
Department: Horticulture Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Carolyn Robinson,
Majors Eligible: Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Majors, Agriculture Communications Majors, Agronomy and Soils Majors, Horticulture Majors Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates) Applicant Requirement: Only AU students may apply
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:
Horticulture Studies in England


The Horticulture Studies in England program will offer students the ability to take 4 to 5 classes focused on principles of modern horticulture, aspects specific to Great Britain, and insights into the workings of grower associations. The classes will be HORT 3000, HORT 2210, HORT 2020, HORT 3840, and HORT 3110.

Students will work with the host institution, Pershore College in the Warwickshire College system. The campus is about halfway between London and Birmingham in Pershore.

Participants should be able to negotiate cobble stone streets, bus and train transportation, and stairs. As with all of Europe, extensive walking to sites is common.


  • Horticulture Majors
  • Ag Communications Majors
  • Agronomy Majors
  • Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Majors



Summer 2018:

  • Pre-departure meetings will begin in January 2018
  • 16 May 2018: Depart U.S. for the U.K.
  • 30 June 2018: Program end date


Approximately $9,500 (Please contact the Faculty Director for specific costs details).


Student residence halls with meal plan 5 days per week. Laundry services provided weekly. Transportation is provided for all scheduled trips. There is local public transportation.


Pershore, United Kingdom

Pershore is a market town with remarkable architecture located in Worcestershire, England. This beautiful town lies on the banks of the River Avon which is approximately 10 miles from Worcester and 6 miles from Evesham.  Pershore is about 100 miles from central London and can be reached by the railway station on the Cotswold Line which allows travel to London’s famous Paddington Station and other stations as well. The town is thriving with wealth of shopping, pubs, cafes, restaurants, shops and an indoor market. Along with food and shopping, Pershore has a reputation of having beautiful countryside and is a haven for small villages throughout. Located in Pershore, is the home of the medieval church, Abbey. Abbey stands in a public area near the center of town. The historical church was founded in 689AD and most of the architecture is from the 13th century. The architecture of Pershore has been recognized by the Council for British Archaeology to be of major historical importance. The town is famed for its agriculture and fresh produce including fruit trees and in particular, the plum. There are many historical castles, cathedrals and parks to visit near Pershore, along with beautiful countryside and gardens to see. With agriculture shows, riding competitions, historical landmarks and beautiful scenery, there is always something to do or see in Pershore.


Gardens of the National Trust, Private Estate Gardens, Planned and supervised Field Trips, Public Gardens, Nurseries and other Horticultural attractions.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

VISA REGULATION: Visa regulations are being reviewed and updated constantly. Please check with the Faculty Director or Program Provider regarding Visa requirements.


Contact the Faculty Director, Carolyn Robinson ( with any program specific questions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.