Program Details

Students majoring in English can study British literature at its source during the fall semester. They may choose among upper-division English courses specific to the English Literature program and from courses offered during the fall semester in the Lond
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Consider what it would be like to be in England, not as a tourist or a visitor, but as a resident – someone who through everyday interactions becomes immersed in the beauty, history and culture that is London! For 40 years, The Florida State University has offered a small liberal arts college atmosphere in the heart of London. Small classes, dedicated teacher-scholars, and engaged peer groups make studying in London an enormously rewarding experience. With courses designed to maximize the use of the city as both a classroom and a text, and professors committed to imaginative approaches to teaching, students spend a great deal of their time learning through experience by visiting London’s museums, galleries, theatres, and neighborhoods. Located in historic Bloomsbury, the London Study Centre is a stone’s throw from the West End Theatre District and the British Museum, and is within easy walking distance of places of interest which include Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace. The possibilities of a term in London are many and varied. Thousands of Florida State students have already experienced this unique opportunity to live and study as a resident of this vibrant city.

Students majoring in English can study British literature at its source during the fall semester. They may choose among upper-division English courses specific to the English Literature program and from courses offered during the fall semester in the London Broad Curriculum Program. This allows them to progress toward their degrees on schedule, while gaining the immense benefits of the London experience. As they read works by writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Keats, Dickens, and Woolf, they can visit the settings of the stories and poems, the homes of the authors, museum exhibits, and productions of plays. Many of the courses are repeatable up to 24 credit hours, allowing students to repeat a course in London’s vastly different and enriching learning environment.

Setting Description:
The Study Centre is located two minutes from the British Museum in the intellectually-rich neighborhood of Bloomsbury, the center of the Bloomsbury Group of writers, philosophers, and artists. Particular attention is placed on the Americans who lived in London, the effect of their experience, and the impact of London on American literature. Students visit other districts of London that are rich in literary associations such as Hampstead, Chelsea, and Greenwich. Outlying neighborhoods of London are used to trace the major London authors to their homes and work places. Drama is also explored as students attend performances of the plays they are studying on the London stage. This program is designed for English majors or minors. Preference is given to upper division students who have the maturity and motivation to put in the required reading, writing, and work to accomplish a great deal of learning in the sphere of literary studies. Students stay in furnished apartments in the Florida
Cost:
Fall 2015 Aug 27 - Dec 10 105nights $14,425.00 The fee includes all registration and instructional costs for up to 16 undergraduate credit hours; housing; continental breakfast on class days; an extensive program of cultural excursions and activities, including an overnight trip to an exciting UK destination, such as Cornwall, Wales, Liverpool, Yorkshire or the Lake District; health insurance; international student ID card; full-time administrative and academic support; many course related fie

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