English Department Summer in
London, England, UK
The Department of English offers an intensive academic program in London, England, for undergraduates from Auburn University as well as other colleges. Students will take one course taught by an Auburn faculty member and one course taught by a Regent's University faculty member for a total of 6 credits.
Students will stay in the Regent's University residence hall. Located in Regent's Park with its zoo, rose gardens, and vast green spaces, the college is a 10-minute walk from the Baker Street Tube, and a 25-minute walk from the British Library, British Museum, shops, and attractions. In the course of the program, students have an opportunity to go on walking tours, museum visits, and excursions to culturally significant sites within and outside of London. We invite you to explore the many academic and cultural experiences in London offered by our program.
The summer 2019 program will be led by Dr. Christopher Keirstead and Dr. Stewart Whittemore.
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- AU Study Abroad admission application
- Regent’s University admission application
- Regent’s University health form
- Date of group travel: 18 May 2019
- Start date on location – date students must be in country: 19 May 2019
- Date classes begin: 20 May 2019
- Date classes and examinations end: 28 June 2019
- End Date – date students must remain in country: 28 June 2019
- Date of return group travel: 29 June 2019
Students earn 6 credit hours by taking one course offered through Regent’s University London and one Auburn University course offered with AU Summer in London program. A list of the Regent’s courses will be available in January 2019.
Regent’s University courses are likely to include offerings in theater and film studies, literature, business management, history, art history, and political science. Coursework includes reading, discussing, writing, and site exploration.
Students choose one of the following courses taught by AU faculty: ENGL 2240 (British Literature After 1789) OR ENGL 3850 (Sherlocking London: Crime and Detection in British Fiction).
The cost of the program will be $7,500. This price includes tuition, room, and board at Regent’s for the 6 weeks of the program, ground transportation from Heathrow Airport to Regent’s University, a 6-week Tube pass, three excursions, and a ticket to see a play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Airfare, textbooks, and the Auburn Abroad Fee ($677) are not included in the $7,500.
Early application discount: the cost is $6,500 for students applying before 15 December 2018.
Students will stay at London lodge in Reid Hall, a residence hall at Regent’s University. Most of the students are housed in double rooms, with an occasional placement in a triple room. The dorms are contiguous with the other buildings so the students can walk to classes, the library, or the refectory without having to go outside. It takes 3-10 minutes to get to a classroom, library, or the cafeteria from a room. The residence hall is equipped with Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities are on site on the second floor of Reid Hall and have coin-operated washers and dryers.
Study in London, one of the leading global cities in the world! A Roman town, a trade center, city of poets, of kings and queens, cathedrals and traditions, London is a capital city of 8 million people originating from all corners of the globe. Straddling the River Thames, it includes more elegant squares, green parks, museums, monuments, and shopping streets than you could hope to explore in a lifetime.
The program includes day trips: possible destinations are Hampton Court, Canterbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Salisbury, and Bath.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible as you will need to have it by April 1, 2019. 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.
- U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
- Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.
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WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
Brittnee, English Major: “A growing experience.”
Elena, English Major: “Once you learn about history and different cultures by actually seeing it for yourself, it is an eye opening experience. I will always cherish these six weeks spent in London.”
Kayla, English Major: “I spent all of my time in the UK doing everything I had dreamed of.”
Catherine, Education Major: “I’ve enjoyed my time in London immensely.”
Allison, Psychology Major: “I love Europe and cannot wait to go back.”
Baker, Business Major: “I’ve done things that people work their whole lives dreaming about, and I’m a twenty year old kid.”
Leslie, English Major: “I felt that the experiences I gained from this trip will change me forever. I gained knowledge and respect for a culture that I would not have been able to get in a classroom.”
Clay, Civil Engineering Major (NC State): “London, you never cease to amaze.”