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Creative Writing and Literary Studies/English

The English Literature Program at Lancaster University was everything that I hoped it would be. It was a rigorous, and varied program. I was able to take three classes which helped build on the foundation of my Literary Studies and Creative Writing majors at Beloit College. I appreciated the fact that I was able to study both British and American Literature in England, and see them through a new lens. I was also able to take a Literature and Film course, which opened up a whole new area of literary study for me.

Taryn Hansen, Lancaster University, England, United Kingdom, Fall 2015

Recent creative writing majors have studied on ACM programs in China, India and Zimbabwe (now in Botswana); through Beloit College in China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Morocco and Turkey; programs through other providers in Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, England, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, Scotland and South Africa.  Students are also encouraged to work with a Beloit faculty advisor on a special project tailored to their interest in any study abroad location.

Recent literary studies majors have studied on ACM programs in Florence and Tanzania; through Beloit College in China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia and Turkey; programs through other providers in Australia, England, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Peru and Scotland. Students are also encouraged to work with a Beloit faculty advisor on a special project tailored to their literary interests in any study abroad location. 

Note: Creative writing workshop courses are not taught at most universities abroad. English majors are encouraged to study the literature of their chosen countries and other subjects unavailable at Beloit. Creative writing majors are encouraged to continue their writing through journals and blogs. 

Australia – Wollongong University, Wollongong (D)

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)  Language: English  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory with meal plans; homestay; private room or apartment rental.  Details: Directly enroll in university courses with local students, choosing offerings from a wide range of departments; the Faculty of Creative Arts’ strand in Creative Writing offers a wide array of courses in poetry, prose fiction, scripting (film and theatre) as well as editing and writing theory. View Study Abroad Creative Writing program courses. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher

Hungary - Beloit Exchange at József Eötvös Collégium in Budapest (Ex)

Fall, academic year  Language: English.  Prereqs: Hungarian language and culture course strongly recommended.  Housing: Housing is in the Collégium, sharing a room with 1 or 2 Hungarian roommates. The hall has a male and female wing, each with a kitchen for preparing meal. Details: Study with program students, courses in Hungarian language, history, art and culture, research seminar and a directed individual research project; museum project possible; option of a literature course in the Anglo-American Workshop; other university courses available; rich cultural environment; orientation to the city. Non-tuition Education Expenses: Same

India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (D)

Fall (semester starts end of July), spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, junior or senior standing; previous coursework relative to the understanding of India. Housing: Dormitory.  Details: One of India’s newest, smallest (2000 students) and best-equipped university campuses; study with Indian and international students; Study in India Program (SIP) courses for visiting students including dance and women’s studies, comparative literature, Indian English literature, contemporary Indian poetry; courses in Sanskrit as well as directed field studies offer opportunities to explore this historic and changing nexus of Islam and Hinduism; language study in most Indian languages available; orientation, access to campus sports and cultural programs. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Lower

Ireland - University of Galway, Galway (D)

Fall, spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, completion of 2 years of university education. Housing: Dormitory or apartment rental. More information here. Details: Galway's  Study Abroad Programme offers students the opportunity to study at NUI Galway and earn credits towards their degree at their home institution. Visiting students can tailor their selection of classes from across our wide range of disciplines to their individual academic requirements. Course information can be found here. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher

Ireland - University of Limerick, Limerick (D)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.9 GPA.  Housing: Dormitories.  Details: Limerick's School of Culture and Communication offers courses in Irish Language and Literature, English, and Journalism.  Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same 

United Kingdom - Lancaster University, Lancaster, England  (D)

Fall 10-week term plus pre-session course, spring (January-June)  Language:  English.  Prereqs: 2.8 GPA and in subjects relevant to your study plan.  Housing: Dormitory, information here.   Details: Fall term students arrive early and choose from 2 courses (each worth 4 semester hours) with field trips and orientation; creative writing courses include a creative writing workshop, short fiction, poetry and writing for the screen. Courses offerings can be found here.  Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher

United Kingdom – University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (D)                  

Fall, Spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory, information here.  Details: Extensive course options in creative writing, including prose, drama and poetry; the UEA Literary Festival features weekly lectures by published writers; prestigious alumni of the program include Ian McEwen. View a list of modules. Information on the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher

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

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 dormitory. More can be found here.  Details: Courses in Creative Writing here, and English Literature here. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher

United States - ACM: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Social Justice, Chicago (P) 

Fall, Spring  Prereqs: Junior or senior standing preferred, approval through campus selection process, previous coursework relating to an arts discipline (including audio, literature, communication, performance, visual arts).  Housing: Program students housed in double rooms in apartments with cooking facilities located in Chicago neighborhoods; students provide own meals. More information here.  Details: Study with ACM program students; 4 units of credit: a city-centered Core Course, a choice of Seminar course topics; an internship connecting academics to the world of work; an independent study project related to the student’s academic goals, often linked to the internship. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher                                                             

United States - ACM: Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities, Chicago (P)                              

Fall  Prereqs: Junior or Senior status; preparing serious research in the Humanities.  Housing: Students in the Newberry seminar live in an apartment building in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and a few blocks walk from the Newberry Library. Two students share each studio apartment (similar in size to a standard dorm room) with a kitchenette, bathroom and walk-in closet. The apartments are approximately 15' x 18' and are furnished with one or two chairs, tables, lamps, ovens, and compact refrigerators. Some apartments have Murphy beds; others have regular twin beds. It's an ideal location for young people living in the city. Details: Work with faculty members to delve into the collection of the Newberry Library in Chicago; the Library's collections focus on the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late middle ages to the early 20th century; designed for mature and motivated students.  Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher



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: 8/2016