UMW in England
Advanced Studies in England
|Along with Dr. Chris Foss of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, spend your summer in the beautiful World Heritage city of Bath! Participate in the summer program offered by Advanced Studies in England (ASE). The program, which may be of special interest to students of English, Cinema, Creative Writing, History, Education, Pre-Law, or Studio Art, also includes a weekend study trip to London and other travel in England.
Students will be housed in historic properties throughout the city center. Equipped with full kitchens, accommodations are nestled within walking distance of remarkable tourist sites, cosmopolitan shopping, and grocery stores. ASE student residences are chosen specifically to give students the feeling of being part of a local neighborhood; each fosters a sense of British life.
Students will earn 8 transfer credits for two 4-credit courses of their choice. ASE is associated with University College, Oxford; many of the British faculty are from Oxford University. Classes are held in the Georgian town homes formally occupied by Lord Admiral Nelson, now equipped with a common room, library, and technology. Students will choose one core course from ASE’s summer offerings (taught by U.K. faculty) and one seminar (taught by U.S. professors).
Seminar Courses (U.S. Faculty) — Choose One
Core Courses (U.K. Faculty) — Choose One
Theatre Summer School
As an alternative to the above course offerings, students may choose to participate in Theatre Summer School under the instruction of Wells’ Siouxzie Easter. Those who take part in Theatre Summer School will enroll in the following two courses:
Please visit the ASE Summer Program webpage for detailed course information and ASE application instructions. The ASE Application is due by February 14, 2021. This course satisfies the Experiential Learning/Beyond the Classroom or Global Inquiry/Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the faculty director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
ASE requires a minimum 3.0 GPA but will consider applicants with a 2.5 or higher GPA with two strong letters of recommendation. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study, but preference is given to students who have completed their sophomore year. There are no specific prerequisites for this program.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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