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  • Locations: Cambridge, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Study English Literature in Cambridge, England! 
Students will take ENG 165: Studies in British Literature (3h) (D) The structure of the course will provide plenty of time to learn the course material as well as time to explore Cambridge and the UK. There will be planned trips to sites and events around the university town of Cambridge and London area. 

**ENG 165 satisfies the Division II literature requirement and may also count as elective credit towards
the English major or minor.**
Dates: Summer, 2023. Specific dates TBD.
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Overview Students will take ENG 165: Studies in British Literature (3h) (D)
The structure of the course will provide plenty of time to learn the course material as well as time to explore Cambridge and the UK. There will be planned trips to sites and events around the university town of Cambridge and London area. 

**ENG 165 satisfies the Division II literature requirement and may also count as elective credit towards
the English major or minor.**

Dates: Summer, 2023. Specific dates TBD. 
 
Location One of the most renowned university towns in the world, Cambridge has a small-town flavor, but it also offers tremendous opportunities to those seeking an outstanding academic and student culture. The excellent British public transportation system makes Cambridge an easy journey to London and other cities in England.
 
Program Students will take ENG 165: Studies in British Literature (3h) (D).  

The Cambridge-educated Welsh novelist and scholar Raymond Williams once wrote that “the contrast of
the country and city is one of the major forms in which we become conscious of a central part of our
experience and of the crises of our society.” We have seen something like this play out in discussions
around such recent events as Brexit, and the perceived gap between these modes of living is still used to
describe much of what divides people culturally, socially, and politically. In this course, we will examine
the representations of, as well as the connections and tensions between, the country and the city, the
rural and the urban, nature and civilization, and the wild and the domesticated throughout British
literary history. We will also critically examine the role of the university in helping to shape the various
visions of those locations and as a site that often stands (at least in our imaginations) between the idyllic
country landscape and the bustling cosmopolitanism of city life.

When appropriate, we will pay special attention to writers throughout British literary history who have a
connection with the University of Cambridge, from John Milton to Zadie Smith. We will also build time
around experiences of both country and city in Cambridgeshire, London, and beyond.
Faculty 2023 Faculty Director:
Ryan Shirey
Teaching Professor, English/Writing
Phone: (336) 758-5378
E-mail: shireyrd@wfu.edu
Accommodation You will live in self-catering row houses with your professor conveniently located near the center of Cambridge, the rail and bus stations, and in an area that has a large student population. Formerly a BnB, the house can accommodate up to 18 students sharing either double or large triple rooms.  The house has its own fully furnished kitchen and all linens are provided and changed weekly.
Excursions Field trip experiences may include (among other possibilities) such activities as attending a production of
the Royal Shakespeare Company (at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London or in Stratford-Upon-Avon), a
visit to the white cliffs of Dover, a private punt (boat) tour of Cambridge, and visits to the British
Museum and National Gallery in London.
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Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, program related in-country travel, international health insurance, group meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The current summer tuition rate is $950/per credit hour. 
  • Airfare – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee.
2023 Estimated Costs
Program Fee - $3,077
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,850
Airfare (estimated) ~ $1,600
Personal Expenses (estimated) ~ $1,000
Estimated total cost - $8,500
Scholarships Contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies for information on summer scholarships. Folllow this link to the WFU summer scholarships http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/funding/#Summer%20Scholarship Information
Contact 2023 Faculty Director:
Ryan Shirey
Associate Teaching Professor, English/Writing
Phone: (336) 758-5378
E-mail: shireyrd@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Study Abroad Advisor 
336-758-3194
mcglynsd@wfu.edu
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