English

Westmont College England Semester – (Fall only, every other year)

England Semester is open to any student (regardless of major) interested in studying British and Irish literature where it was written, and reaches beyond England to Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. The 2018 program begins with a week of orientation in London. We dive into the literature and culture in earnest when we journey to the countryside of Northern Ireland for the month of September. After four days of independent travel, we reconvene in England’s Lake District, home to some of the English literature’s best remembered names--William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin. Then we head to the Midlands for three weeks in Birmingham at Woodbrooke, a Quaker study center beloved of Westmont students for the past two decades. Birmingham exploded with the Industrial Revolution--a phenomenon that provided fertile ground for many Victorian novelists and poets--and after WWII became one of England’s most culturally diverse cities. We spend our final month back in London, digging deeply into this city that has always been at the heart of Britain’s literary culture. Upper-division English and interdisciplinary studies credit is offered. England Semester Homepage

The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford, Oxford, England (CCCU bestsemester.com) (Open to all majors)

The Scholars' Semester in Oxford is designed for students who want to study intensively and to a high standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills and explore the disciplines and interests of their choice. As Visiting Students of Oxford University and members of Wycliffe Hall, students study in the oldest university in the English speaking world. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an integrative seminar, and the British landscape course. Students group their work in a concentration so that all elements of their programme work together. SSO is designed for students interested in art history, classics, English language and literature, history, modern languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian), musicology, philosophy, and theology, though all majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-achieving students and must have a 3.7 GPA to be considered for the programme. SSO Homepage