Students on the Dickinson in England: Humanities program attend the University of East Anglia (UEA). UEA is located in Norwich, a city in Norfolk, England, about 100 miles from London. Founded in 1094, Norwich is a city rich with history, culture and creativity at its center with popularity for its arts, music, nightlife and tourism.

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  • Interdisciplinary curriculum through Dickinson courses taught by Dickinson faculty director, using host cities as classroom
  • Direct enrollment at UEA in courses for major and other graduation requirements
  • Self-directed research opportunities for academic year students


The Humanities program combines the opportunity for direct enrollment at a British university and taking experiential courses with the Dickinson faculty director for academic year students. Students begin the fall semester in London taking an experiential course with the Dickinson faculty director before enrolling at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. During the spring semester, students participate in a significant travel experience to other parts of the UK through an experiential course led by the Dickinson faculty director in addition to taking courses at UEA. 

Dickinson operates the largest study abroad program based at the University of East Anglia (UEA), located just a short bus ride from the center of Norwich. Classes are held at UEA’s campus on “The Broads,” 270 acres of open parkland on the outskirts of Norwich with views of rivers, woods and meadows from all angles. University buildings are connected by elevated pedestrian walkways. UEA is well known for the quality of its academic programs, and the structure of the Dickinson programs allows students to select courses from a variety of “schools” (departments) at UEA while enrolled in two to three Dickinson core courses. Many UEA faculty members are leading scholars in their fields, and the university library contains 500,000 volumes and more than 2,500 periodicals. The campus offers many social opportunities through various clubs and organizations, and a new state-of-the-art sports facility provides for recreational pursuits. 

In the fall in London, students take Studies in the Humanities I focusing on the history and culture of the city with the faculty director and enroll in three courses at UEA. During the spring semester, students take Studies in the Humanities II, focusing on contemporary British life and culture in addition to enrolling in three UEA courses. 


Academic excursions and student field research are integral to the program. In addition to London, past participants have visited Blickling Hall, Cromer, Wicken Fen and other locations. 


Students live in an international setting in furnished flats at UEA. Students have a private bedroom and bathroom and share a kitchen with local students. Participants receive a weekly stipend to purchase and cook food for themselves in their flats. 


Professor of Theatre Karen Kirkham will serve as the faculty director of the program (2019-21). The faculty director plans and leads the academic program, advises and supports students, oversees academic year students’ major research projects and teaches the humanities courses. 



Academic Year, Fall, Spring  

Academic Year: Late August to mid-June. Applications are due by February 10.

Fall: Late August to mid-December. Applications are due by February 10.

Spring: Early January to mid-June. Applications are due by September 7.


3.0 GPA 

Before applying, students are encouraged to take a course in English literature, English history, art/music/theatre history or classical archaeology. 


Karen Kirkham
Professor of Theatre 


The on-campus coordinator is the Center for Global Study and Engagement

“As the Arts took center stage at UEA, I felt most welcome expressing myself during small class seminars during the day and had no trouble finding literary events for my evenings. On days away from classes, I liked to go to the city center, whether it be to do work in a quaint cafe or to take in the people and sights of Norwich through its pedestrianized streets. Thanks to the Norwich program, I gained the chance to find new things to be passionate about.”

Julie Mercado ’20 (English)

Dickinson Majors that are a good fit for Dickinson in England: Humanities
  • Africana Studies 
  • American Studies 
  • Anthropology 
  • Archaeology 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Dance 
  • Economics 
  • Education 
  • English 
  • Film Studies 
  • History 
  • International Business and Management 
  • International Studies 
  • Judaic Studies 
  • Law and Policy 
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies 
  • Middle East Studies 
  • Music 
  • Philosophy 
  • Policy Studies 
  • Political Science 
  • Religion 
  • Security Studies 
  • Sociology 
  • Spanish 
  • Theatre 
  • Women’s and Gender Studies  

Don’t see your major? Connect with us. This program could still be a good fit for you. 

Non-Dickinson Student Information

This program is open for non-Dickinson students. Marissa Mitchell (, in the Center for Global Study and Engagement, with any questions about this program. More information on programs available to non-Dickinson students can be found here.  


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