The department offers a highly attractive and popular summer abroad program in British studies. The program gives you an opportunity to study several British poets, playwrights, and novelists while visiting the places where they lived and wrote and the settings of many famous literary works. In past summers, students have visited the houses of such writers as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and D.H. Lawrence, the historic streets and sights of London, the British Museum, Stonehenge, the Bodleian Library, and Stratford. Presently, the program is conducted at University College, one of the oldest and loveliest of the Oxford colleges, allowing students to experience something of the life and atmosphere of England's oldest university.
The formal program usually runs for six weeks, with additional time available for individual student travel. An Emory faculty member directs the course of study, and several British writers and scholars serve as faculty and guest lecturers. In addition to offerings in literature and drama, the program offers courses in British history and other subject areas (e.g., the European Economic Community). Students usually choose two courses and receive 8 hours of academic credit for the program. Students pay a flat fee for the summer abroad program, which includes tuition, room, and partial board, some field trips, and textbooks. It does not include air fare or the cost of individual travel after the formal program is over.
Information about the summer abroad program is available from the department during the late fall or early spring. Interested students should apply early in order to ensure obtaining a place.
Students interested in study abroad during the school year should contact Emory College Study Abroad to find out about study abroad options.English majors who attend Anglophone (English language) universities abroad may take up to two courses a semester towards the major. No more than four courses taken abroad may count towards the major. Courses taken abroad often count for a different number of hours than a typical Emory course, and students are responsible for remaining aware of how many actual hours of credit they are receiving. Majors should also remember that at least two of the courses they take to complete their concentration on an area of special interest within the major must be taken at Emory. (Courses taken as part of the Emory at Oxford summer program described above count as Emory courses.)