Medieval Studies

I learned about how the Indian Subcontinent has fit in with the rest of the world since about the sixth century, something that does not often get talked about even in Medieval Studies classes.  I learned about an entirely different part of the Medieval world that I knew nothing about before.

Emily Kittel-Queller '13, ISEP: University of Hyderabad, India, Fall 2011


Study Abroad Programs

Germany – Erfurt University, Erfurt

Exchange spring, academic year

Language: German, English

Eligibility requirements: 2 years college German, previous coursework relative to the understanding of Germany.

Housing: Campus dormitory with international and German students, provide own meals.

Details: Intensive German language at beginning of term; university courses in politics, development and international affairs, German as a second language with disciplinary focus; study with local students; no natural sciences; some courses taught partially or fully in English at this bi-lingual university; few non-native German speakers in Erfurt; region is historically rich with archives, museums and study centers; travel opportunities in Germany and Central Europe.  Scholarships available! Check the Scholarships page for more information.


Italy – IES: Rome*

Fall, spring

Language: English with Italian language classes

Eligibility requirements: 3.0 gpa; various levels of Italian required for internships and enrollment in university courses.

Housing: Host families or apartments.

Details: Study with American students with the option of enrollment in one of three universities in Rome; courses in ancient Rome, the Renaissance through architecture, Italy’s place in world history and international relations, and Jews in Rome; courses in Italian language strongly encouraged.

Scholarships: IES scholarships for merit, need and diversity.


Italy – Florence: Arts, Humanities & Culture*


Language: English, Italian language class

Eligibility requirements: junior or senior standing, background in art history, studio art, modern languages or the humanities.

Housing: Host family; breakfast and dinner with family, students arrange own lunch.

Details: Study with Americans on the program; study of the Italian Renaissance through classes, scholarly papers, excursions, field trips, museums; Italian language course required, students choose other 3 courses from 6 electives including a drawing class in a traditional atelier.


Malta – ISEP: University of Malta, Msida

Spring only, ending in late June

Language: English

Eligibility requirements: 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.


Sweden: ISEP - Linneaus University, Växjö & Kalmar Campuses

Fall, spring

Language:  English.  Swedish language instruction available.

Eligibility requirements: 2.75 gpa

Housing: Single dorm rooms with private bath.  Students prepare their own meals. 

Details:  Broad curriculum available.  Courses taught to both international and Swedish students.  Courses in Scandinavian cultures and languages, history, film and literature.


Spain – IES: Grenada*

Fall, spring

Language: English, Spanish

Eligibility requirements: 4 semesters of college level Spanish

Housing: host families or residence halls with some meals in cafeteria.

Details: focus on the medieval history of Spain, including Islamic and Jewish heritage through architecture, art history and culture.  Core courses with other American students through IES, with elective courses available at University of Grenada.


United Kingdom – University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Fall, spring

Language: English

Eligibility requirements: 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.


United Kingdom – University of York, York, England

Spring or all year

Language: English

Eligibility requirements: 3.0 gpa; check department for specific prerequisites

Housing: residence halls on campus

Details: module courses available in medieval studies, particularly in archaeology, medieval art, medieval history, English literatures, and stained glass conservation. 


* Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer off campus.  Check program fee for total cost.



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: 12/10