Studying Abroad

Studying in another country is an excellent way to improve your skills in another language. It also increases your cultural awareness and broadens your perspective, something that becomes more valuable to employers every year as our culture grows more international and as employment grows more global. Most graduate programs look favorably on study abroad as well.

Faculty from ELC offer various programs in international education, and there are many more opportunities as well. For more information, consult UMW’s Center for International Education.

Summer 2020: UMW in Bath: Shakespeare and Popular Culture

Dr. Maya Mathur leads an exploration of Shakespeare and Popular Culture

Where: Bath, England

Credits: 8 transfer credits for two 4-credit courses. 

When: June 6-July 11, 2020

Description: For five weeks, students will have the chance to explore the World Heritage city of Bath, England through the Advanced Studies in England (ASE) Program. Dr. Maya Mathur of UMW’s Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication will serve as Program Director. Students will take small seminar classes, live in historic neighborhoods, and enjoy cultural trips to Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Oxford, and London. In addition to a weekend study trip to London, the program includes other travel in England.

  • Live within easy walking distance of the first-century Roman Baths, the fourteenth-century Abbey, the Theatre Royal, art galleries, and museums.
  • Explore Bath’s pubs, bakeries, and cafes, including the famous Pump Rooms, which tempt the bold with a taste of the Bath Waters.
  • Relax by the River Avon or in the luxurious Bath Spa while in “Jane Austen’s City.”
  • Visit the rugged Cornwall coast and London on weekend program trips.
  • Explore ancient Stonehenge, mystical Glastonbury, and stately Oxford.

Courses:  Students will earn 8 transfer credits for two 4-credit courses. These courses will include:

  • “Shakespeare and Popular Culture” taught by Dr. Mathur and
  • one of ASE’s three core courses:
    • “Jane Austen in Bath,”
    • “The Romans in Britain,” or
    • “Bath, Britain, and the Black Atlantic.”

Credit: The English course can satisfy the Experiential Learning or Global Inquiry General Education requirement, and can count as either a 300-level course or 400-level seminar in the English major.

Questions? For more information, visit the UMW Advanced Studies in England website or email Professor Mathur.

Study Abroad Fair: October 5, 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., UC Chandler Ballroom