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Study Abroad Programs with Medieval Studies

I was able to make connections with the trips I made to my minor in Medieval Studies, which was great. I gained the experience that I wanted with medieval art and architecture, as well as with the Catholic faith as it is practiced in a community.

Grace Anders, University of Limerick, Ireland, Spring 2015


Germany – Erfurt University, Erfurt (Ex)

  • Semesters: Spring, Academic year.
  • Language: German, English.
  • Prereqs: 2 years college German, previous coursework relative to the understanding of Germany.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: 3-week orientation to the university and city conducted in German before the start of the semester; German as a foreign language with disciplinary focus; region is historically rich with archives, museums and study centers. Course information here.  Note: If information is missing for the most current semester, look at prior semester offerings.  Scholarships available! Check the Scholarships page for more information.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Lower.

Italy – Florence: Arts, Humanities & Culture (P)

  • Semesters: Fall.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: Junior or senior standing at time of enrollment. Background in art history, studio art, modern languages or the humanities.
  • Housing: Host family.
  • Details: Learn to read a city by studying medieval and renaissance Florence. Italian language course. Studio art options include a Drawing and Portraiture class, an workshops in restoration techniques or gilding.  Emphasis on reading art and architecture.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

Malta – ISEP: University of Malta, Msida (D or Ex)

  • Semesters: Spring (ending in late June).
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, prior coursework in history or European studies.
  • Housing: Off-campus residence halls, stipend provided for meals.
  • Details: The university is known for its courses in Mediterranean history, medieval Europe, civilization and imperial conquest; Order of Saint-John and the Knights of Malta is a subject of interest on the island; broad curriculum available; flexibility in course selection necessary as the curriculum is restructured.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

Sweden - ISEP: Linneaus University, Växjö Campus (Ex)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.75 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Broad curriculum available. Courses taught to both international and Swedish students. Courses in Scandinavian cultures and languages, history, film and literature. Swedish language instruction available.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher.

United Kingdom – University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, previous study in your field, coursework relative to the understanding of Scotland.
  • Housing: University assists students find housing in halls of residence or student flats, students provide own meals. 
  • Details: Study with local and international students, wide variety of first and second year courses available, third year courses possible in major with background; classes for study abroad students in: arts, biomedical and life sciences (including a short course in clinical Human Anatomy for students planning to attend medical school), information and mathematical sciences, business and social sciences, physical sciences; lectures and tutorials, some art classes available in the Glasgow School of Art. Some year-long classes not open to spring semester students.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

United Kingdom – University of York, York, England (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Academic year.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Students live in colleges and are assigned to an academic advisor. York's campus is on a former estate; the medieval city center, where medieval studies are taught, is short bus-ride away. Term system (1 in the fall, 2 in the spring). 
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.



  • D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition Educational Expenses: 

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider: airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. 
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last updated: 12/2016