Every year, dozens of students enjoy an exciting semester abroad in the British Isles led by English department faculty. The home of Furman’s first study away program, our department has been taking students on these global explorations since 1969. You can build memories that will last a lifetime, exploring cultural and literary landmarks in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. There are residencies at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and in Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, each lasting about two weeks. You can study with renowned scholars from the Shakespeare Institute and attend performances at the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The faculty vary the courses and travel plans each year, so each year’s study away experience retains the program’s challenging core yet also offers something new.
London is, of course, a highlight. You’ll spend six or more weeks here immersing yourself in the life of the city and studying English literature, history, politics, and culture under the supervision of Furman faculty and visiting scholars from Birkbeck, University of London. You’ll attend plays at the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, and other world-class venues, as well as visit such sites as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore any number of historical and cultural sites on your own.
2016 Fall Term in the British Isles
Study away courses this fall include:
- Modern British and American Drama exploring playwrights such as Eliot, Osborne, and Wilder
- Drama at Stratford with the Royal Shakespeare Company
- Travel Study in the British Isles with a focus on London, visiting the Tate Gallery and other sites
- Literature of the Irish Renaissance, highlighting Yeats, Joyce, Synge, and O’Casey
Want to join us in the British Isles? Applications are available at the Office for Study Away and International Education. Apply to study away.