Comparative Literature

I took three literature courses and one course on translation at USFQ and I learned a great deal about South American/Spanish literature and the perspective of native Ecuadorians on English literature and American culture.

Allen Edward Haughton, Jr. '12, Beloit Ecuador Exchange: USFQ, Fall 2011

Note: Literature courses are offered in almost every university abroad.  In addition to teaching the literature of their own country and region, many universities routinely offer English, Irish and American literature courses that may give students a different viewpoint.

Australia – Macquarie University, Sydney (D)

Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.5 GPA Housing: Dormitory or private apartment.  Details: The English Department is organized into four areas:  Written and visual cultures of Australia, English literary tradition, children's literature, creative writing. Volunteer opportunities available.   Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher

Hong Kong - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China (Ex)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.5 GPA. Previous coursework with an Asian focus.  Housing: Dormitory.  Details: Hong Kong's only liberal arts university.  The English Department emphasizes contemporary literature. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

Hungary – Eötvös Collegium, Budapest  (Ex)

Fall, Academic year Language: English.  Prereqs: Hungarian language and culture course strongly recommended. Housing: Dormitory.  Details:  Eötvös Collegium is an honors college within the larger Eötvös Lorand University. Beloit students who study in Budapest study Hungarian, take a Hungarian culture course, and choose electives from English-medium course offerings at the Collegium (including in its Anglo-American Workshop) and at the university.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Same 

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

all (late September - mid-December), spring (early January - mid- to late June)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.8 GPA in subjects relevant to your study plan.  Housing: Dormitory with local and international students; shared kitchens; options for meals.  Details:  Second-year courses in the Department of English include Renaissance, Victorian, American literature, Literature and Film, and the Theory and Practice of Criticism. Third-year courses include Gothic Literature, Science Fiction, Literature and the Visual Arts.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

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

Fall, Spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: None  Housing: Dormitory.  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 dormitory.  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 – ISEP: University of Ulster, 4 campuses, N. Ireland   

Spring, Academic year  Language: English.  Prereqs: Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Northern Ireland.  Housing: Varies by campus: apartments, residence halls or student houses.  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.   

United States: ACM: Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities, Chicago 

Fall  Prereqs: Serious interest in humanities research,  Housing: Apartments near the Newberry Library.  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. The curriculum consists of a seminar and students' individual research projects.  Students and faculty spend each week day in the library.  Non-tuition educational costs:    Lower.  Many participants work part-time at the library during the program.

Note: 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; and other universities in England, Ireland, Latin America, and Scotland.  

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Key

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.

Last Updated: 4/2016