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Literary Studies

Australia – ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney

Terms: Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)
Language: English
Prereqs: 2.5 gpa, 3.0 for internship; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.
Housing: On campus residence halls/off-campus apartments, students provide own meals.
Details: Study with local students; course choice from a wide range of departments; several creative writing courses within the departments of English, Critical and Cultural Studies, and Media; many literature courses including Australian literature; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available.

Hong Kong - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China Exchange

Terms: fall, spring, academic year
Language: English
Prereqs: Previous coursework with an Asian focus.
Housing: Shared room in campus student hostel, students provide own meals.
Details: Study at the only Chinese liberal arts college with local and international students; live in a major international commerce center; basic Cantonese available; wide range of social sciences and humanities courses, no natural science; students encouraged to take classes in Cultural Studies; contemporary drama, poetry, literature including works from western and Chinese writers; excellent campus facilities; many student activities, excursions.

Hungary – Eötvös Collegium, Budapest

Term: Fall, academic year
Language: English, Hungarian language class.
Prereqs: Hungarian language and culture course strongly recommended.
Housing: Live in the Collégium, honors college of Eötvös University, with Hungarian students, students provide own meals.
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.

India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad

Terms: Fall, spring (fall semester starts end of July)

Language: English, with language study in most Indian languages.
Prereqs: junior or senior standing, 3.0 gpa; previous coursework relative to the understanding of India.
Housing: Single or double room on-campus, shared bath; meal plan;
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; orientation, access to campus sports and cultural programs.

Ireland – National University of Ireland – Galway Fall, spring



Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous coursework in your field
Housing: Residence halls arranged through accommodation office, students provide own meals.
Details: Hosting 600 US students a year, you will be able to take courses with students from Ireland and around the world; visiting students in English select courses from the second and third year literature program courses: romanticism to modern Irish literature; strong programs in Celtic civilization, Classical civilizations and languages; see website for course selection.


India - ISEP: University of Hyderabad


United Kingdom - Lancaster University, Lancaster, England

Terms: Fall 10-week term plus pre-session course, spring & summer

Language: English.
Prereqs: Minimum cum 2.8 gpa and in subjects relevant to your study plan.
Housing: On campus accommodation with local and international students; shared kitchens; options for meals.
Details: Fall term students arrive early and choose from 2 courses (each worth 4 semester hours) with field trips and orientation; choose from regular university courses in science, social science and the humanities, women’s and gender studies and film; creative writing courses include a creative writing workshop, short fiction, poetry and writing for the screen; shopping on the university campus outside of Lancaster, easy access to town.

United Kingdom – University of East Anglia, Norwich

Terms: Fall, spring
Language: English
Prereqs: None
Housing: single-occupancy dorm rooms with shared kitchens. Students prepare meals themselves.
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.

United Kingdom – University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

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: University has switched to a semester system; 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, sciences, information and mathematical sciences, business and social sciences; lectures and tutorials, some art classes available in the Glasgow School of Art; courses in English and Scottish literature, Celtic civilization; some year-long classes not open to spring semester students; study with local and international students.

United Kingdom - University of Limerick


United Kingdom – ISEP: University of Ulster, 4 campuses, N. Ireland

Terms: Spring, all year

Language: English

Prereqs: Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Northern Ireland.
Housing: Varies by campus: apartments, residence halls or student houses; meal stipend or provide own meals
Details: Courses in peace studies, policy studies, life sciences, informatics, engineering, mathematics, Irish studies, English literature, economics, law and applied social studies; the Coleraine campus offers specialty courses in literature including Genres of Writing, Writing and Editing, Irish Story Telling and Irish Women’s Writers; study with local students.

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.


Domestic Programs

ACM: Newberry Seminar, Chicago, IL




Last Updated: 9/13