Study Abroad

English majors study abroad in all parts of the world. Students should discuss their plans with their advisors as early as possible. Particular care must be taken if a student wishes to study abroad for an entire year and/or is a double major. When considering studying abroad as an English major, please keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • Portfolio review may be required for some programs.
  • Courses eligible for study abroad credit to the English Department must be upper-level courses on topics regularly offered in U.S. English departments. These courses would focus on literature written in English or on bodies of work such as modern drama, epic poetry, or the Bible that often appear in English department curricula.
  • Courses in literature in translation are not eligible for major credit, although English majors may choose to count one course in this area as their elective "in a related area" course.
  • Up to 3 credits taken abroad may count toward the major.
  • Students who believe that a course they have taken or will take abroad should fulfill a core requirement of the major may "petition" the Department for an exception to this rule.

Study Abroad Approval

English majors should see their departmental advisor to have their study abroad forms signed.
Sophomores who intend to major in English but have not yet formally declared and/or been assigned a departmental advisor should consult the department’s Transfer of Credit/Study Abroad coordinator.