Students should sign up for Study Abroad during J-Term or summer term, studying and living in London, South Africa, or Vietnam. Credit hours from ENGL 377, Study Abroad, count toward the major and are capped at 6 hours.
ENGL 377 – Study Abroad (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ENGL 220W
This course provides students with the opportunity to study in foreign settings.
Study in London
ENGL 377N – An Exploration of British Drama
This course will introduce students to the scope and range of British drama from the beginnings of its modern form (in the Renaissance) to the present, focused in particular on its performance in the context of London as a capital of world theatre.
ENGL 377X – Travel Writing in London
This course will give students the opportunity to use writing as a way to explore a place, London. Students learn the city of London while reading texts and writing essays that ask them to view the city from a variety of perspectives. Travel writing has some special features that will shape both the content of the work for this subject. In addition to peering through historical, literary, culinary, and sociological lenses, we will also consider the differences between travel and tourism.
Dr. Bates | | 434.544.8535
Study in South Africa
Explore the myriad cultures of South Africa, the complexities of the recent history of colonial and apartheid systems, and the lingering impact of that recent history on present-day South Africa. Students will learn from local experts and journey to some of South Africa’s most prominent sites including the Apartheid museum, Nelson Mandela’s home, and Robben Island. Participants will also enjoy visits to two nature reserves, whale watching, and a safari along the Garden Route – all while being immersed in and experiencing the beauty of the country, culture, and people of South Africa.
Dr. Lipani | | 434.544.8272
Dr. Lindsay Michie | | 434.544.8622
Study in Vietnam/Cambodia
ENGL 202 SA – Literature and Film of Vietnam and Cambodia
Explore two very fascinating countries in Asia on this fascinating study abroad program! Vietnam, a republic larger than the state of New Mexico and the 13th-most-populous country in the world, is a country made up of incredibly varied terrain with blue-green waters, fascinating islands, and lush countryside – things not usually seen on the pages of a textbook.
Through films, fictions, and other literary forms combined with in-country excursions, this program is designed to introduce students to the beautiful landscape and rich cultural heritage of both Vietnam and Cambodia. While experiencing hands-on the reality of present-day life in the countries through lectures, visits, and interaction with the Vietnamese and Cambodian people students will also examine the social, philosophical, and emotional consequences resulting from the Vietnam war – the longest-ever war in American history. Excursions are planned throughout the country — from Hanoi to Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
Participants have opportunities to interact with university students and engage with local people throughout their experience abroad.
Faculty Contact Information:
Dr. Lipani | | 434.544.8272
For More Information
The Study Abroad office has more information about studying abroad.