Study Abroad for English Majors

Mary Naydan studying abroad in England with Norwich Program.

Mary Naydan '15 studying abroad in England with the Norwich Program.

English majors  and prospective majors should consider the Dickinson Program in England, Norwich, Humanities or Dickinson at Oxford: Mansfield College as a valuable junior-year-abroad options. Here are some students who recently have been accepted to the Oxford program.

The University of East Anglia offers course options in English literature and American literature, American studies, dramatic literature and performance courses, film and television studies and popular culture. Students may also elect to take courses outside the major across a wide range of disciplines: art history and museum studies, development (Third World) studies, economics, environmental studies, music, philosophy, political science, and sociology. The program also includes a second interdisciplinary course for all Dickinson students, as well as numerous opportunities for travel.

In 2012, Dickinson established a year long program to study at Mansfield College, Oxford. Mansfield has strong English course offerings. English majors considering application must have a 3.7 average and between three and five 300-level courses by the end of sophomore year. 

English majors also study in other overseas programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Such study can be easily integrated into an English major's curricular requirements and provides important new perspectives on the study of literature. 

Before pursuing study abroad plans, please check our guidelines for receiving credit for courses taken off-campus for 300-level credit (PDF).