Study Abroad

As an English major you have a range of options for international studies.  Many Englsih majors study abroad, all over the world, and we have two distinctive options: The Literary Experience in London, for students in the second semester of their first year, and the Abbey Theatre Summer Studio in Dublin.  See below.  

The Villanova London Experience is an 18-week semester abroad program for sophomores and juniors enrolled in the CLAS.  Students will take seminars taught by Villanova’s Dr. Lauren Shohet in conjunction with classes offered by the prestigious Queen Mary University.  Alongside courses in a range of disciplines at Queen Mary, students will have the unique opportunity to take “Writing / London” (offered as an upper-level elective or as English 1975, the required Core Literature and Writing Seminar), and “Shakespeare in London: from the Globe to Virtual Reality” (English 3250) with Dr. Shohet.  Both courses are linked to London’s extraordinary resources via individualized co-curricular activities.  As one student put it, “We use the whole city as our classroom.”

If you are passionate about Irish literature, we encourage you to travel to Ireland for a summer or full semester at Villanova University's Center in Galway.  If you want to explore your talents as a travel writer, you may join others who share your interests in an annual trip abroad in conjunction with our department's Travel Writing course.  We also encourage you to consider a semester or year abroad at Oxford University, Cambridge University, University College London or one of the many other universities that offer study abroad programs.

Villanova has also recently introduced its one-of-a-kind “Summer Studio” option at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, where you can immerse yourself in Irish theatre.

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford Univ.
The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford University