NORWICH, ENGLAND

Students on the Dickinson in England: Math & Sciences program attend the University of East Anglia (UEA), located in Norwich, a city in Norfolk, England. This program offers students with a focus in the chemical, biological, environmental, or earth sciences, psychology, math, or computer sciences, the opportunity to direct enroll at a leading British institution while exploring the history and impact of science on life in the U.K. under the direction of the Dickinson faculty director.

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The University of East Anglia is a world leading research institution with an award-winning campus and renowned for student experience. 


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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


ACADEMICS 

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, students spend their first few weeks in and around London taking an experiential course before enrolling in courses at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Students take History of Science focusing on the development of science from the mid-1600s to present taught by the faculty director. The course is supplemented with visits to various locations throughout London. In Norwich, students enroll in three courses at UEA for the fall semester. 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. Students participate in field experiences associated with the required Dickinson course (Science and Society or Sustainability Science), chosen and taught by the faculty director in addition to enrolling in three courses at UEA. 

ACADEMIC EXCURSIONS 

Academic excursions and student field research are integral to the program. In addition to spending time in London during the fall semester, spring-semester participants spend time in the field conducting research that supplements the required Dickinson course. The location of the excursions are at the discretion of the faculty director. Past participants have visited Iceland, Wales, Norway and Sweden. 

HOUSING AND MEALS 

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. 

STAFF 

Professor of Psychology Marie Helweg-Larsen 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 required Dickinson science courses. She also collaborates with UEA colleagues on research efforts. 

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TERM DATES 

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. 

EXPECTATIONS 

3.0 GPA 

A demonstrated academic interest in the disciplines covered in the program. 

FACULTY DIRECTOR 

Marie Helweg-Larsen  
Professor of Psychology 
helwegm@dickinson.edu

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


“Not only was I able to learn more in depth about my major courses but also, I got an opportunity to learn about British history and visit some of the most important historical sites in England.”

—Song Kim ’20 (biochemistry and molecular biology)

Dickinson Majors that are a good fit for Dickinson in England
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science 
  • Earth Science 
  • Economics 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Mathematics 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Physics 
  • Psychology 

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 (mitchmar@dickinson.edu), 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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