Study Abroad

“The projects and extensive field trips we did for all of our courses in London changed the way that I understand both cities and literature. Our great quarter-long Encountering London course introduced us to the weird and fascinating history of things like the Tube and London’s canal network, while our three literature courses each explored London writing within its urban context. Watching our Shakespeare texts performed at The Globe, virtual mapping The Importance of Being Ernest on streets we walked on every day, and watching the church spires that feature in Peter Ackroyd’s haunted novels stand right outside our bedrooms windows made the material we read come alive for me in a way I’ve never experienced before.”

Anna Gustafson
London Program
2011

London Program (Autumn)

Study AbroadThe London Program provides students in the College with an opportunity to study British literature and history in the cultural and political capital of England in Autumn Quarter. In the ten-week program, students take four courses, three of which are each compressed into approximately three weeks and taught in succession by Chicago faculty. The fourth course, in which students develop their own projects, is conducted at a less-intensive pace. The program includes a number of field trips (e.g., to Cornwall, Bath, Canterbury, Cambridge). It is designed for third- and fourth-year students with a strong interest and some course work in British literature and history. While not limited to English or History majors, such students will find the program to be especially attractive and useful. English and History courses are pre-approved for use in their respective majors. Applications are available online via a link to Chicago's study abroad home page and are normally due in mid-Winter Quarter.

Other Study Abroad Programs

There are numerous study abroad programs sponsored by the University of Chicago at other universities all over the world. Many of these programs focus on academic work in the humanities; in particular, the University has a number of programs at institutions in England and Ireland at which undergraduates in the Department of English can study British and Irish literature.