Student Resources

USD's Department of English encourages students to explore: scholarships, study abroad, honor society membership, and research opportunities.

Student Scholarships

American Prospect Writing Fellowships

Amount: Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills.

Application Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our people with ongoing career-development opportunities. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link: http://prospect.org/job/writing-fellowship

Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The purpose of The Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a talented student(s) who has declared a major in English and has an emphasis in creative writing to attend and/or present his/her work at a national creative writing conference, or participate in a national conference where he/she would develop a new creative work alongside a group of professional writers.

Danvera Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

The English department currently offers one scholarship for majors. For this scholarship, candidates must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial need. The Danvera Scholarship preference is for students who have exhibited leadership skills. Nominations for this scholarship comes from English faculty. Qualified students may also speak to the Department Chair for more information.

Application Requirements: Students must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference goes to students who have exhibited leadership skills.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

Program
Location
Term
  • Argentina: Buenos Aires - CEA Global Campus (Semester)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Derek Brendel - dbrendel@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Spanish (SPAN), Undergraduate, School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), Anthropology (ANTH), History (HIST), Economics (ECON), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), English (ENGL)

    Program Dates

    -

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Argentina: Buenos Aires - University of Belgrano (Semester)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Derek Brendel - dbrendel@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Visual Art (ARTV), Spanish (SPAN), Undergraduate, School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Marketing (MKTG), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Anthropology (ANTH), Management (MGMT), Economics (ECON), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), Art History (ARTH), History (HIST), English (ENGL)

    Program Dates

    -

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Australia: Cairns & Townsville - James Cook University (Semester)
    Townsville, Australia
    Cairns, Australia
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Visual Art (ARTV), School of Business, Undergraduate, Physics (PHYS), Psychology (PSYC), Accounting (ACCT), Marine Science (MARS), English (ENGL), College of Arts and Sciences, Biology (BIOL), Anthropology (ANTH), History (HIST), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR)

    Program Dates

    -
    -

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • Australia: Sydney - Macquarie University (Semester)
    Sydney, Australia
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Marketing (MKTG), Management (MGMT), Marine Science (MARS), History (HIST), Information Technology Management (ITMG), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Finance (FINA), English (ENGL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Music (MUSC), Mathematics (MATH), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Undergraduate, Decision Science (DSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Biology (BIOL), Behavioral Neuroscience (NEUR), Accounting (ACCT), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences

    Program Dates

    -
    Jul 17, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • Austria: Vienna - IES Center (Semester)
    Vienna, Austria
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alana Franklin - afranklin@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Psychology (PSYC), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Marketing (MKTG), Music (MUSC), History (HIST), Management (MGMT), Finance (FINA), German (GERM), Sociology (SOCI), School of Business, Theatre (THEA), Undergraduate, Art History (ARTH), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Decision Science (DSCI), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), English (ENGL), Economics (ECON)

    Program Dates

    Jan 11, 2017 - May 20, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • China: Beijing- China Studies Institute at Peking University (Semester)
    Beijing, China
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alicia Peña - apena@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Sociology (SOCI), Undergraduate, Political Science and International Relations (POLS), School of Business, History (HIST), Management (MGMT), English (ENGL), College of Arts and Sciences, Chinese (CHIN), Business Administration (BUSN), Art History (ARTH), Economics (ECON), Communication Studies (COMM)

    Program Dates

    -

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Czech Republic: Prague - Anglo American University (Semester)
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alana Franklin - afranklin@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Undergraduate, Philosophy (PHIL), School of Business, Management (MGMT), Music (MUSC), History (HIST), Humanities (HUMN), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Finance (FINA), Visual Art (ARTV), Accounting (ACCT), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Decision Science (DSCI), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), English (ENGL), Economics (ECON)

    Program Dates

    Feb 8, 2017 - May 30, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • England: London - Queen Mary University (Semester)
    London, England
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Management (MGMT), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), English (ENGL), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Economics (ECON), Engineering (ENGR), Computer Science (COMP), Decision Science (DSCI), Mathematics (MATH), Marketing (MKTG), Mechanical Engineering (MENG), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, School of Engineering, Theatre (THEA), Undergraduate, Accounting (ACCT), Communication Studies (COMM), Business Administration (BUSN), Biology (BIOL), Art History (ARTH), Anthropology (ANTH), College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry (CHEM)

    Program Dates

    Jan 4, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017
    Sep 19, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • England: London - USD Summer Program (Summer)
    London, England
    Summer, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Professor(s)

    Dr. Brian Clack, Dr. Bahar Davary, Dr. Cynthia Caywood, Dr. Craig Barkacs, Dr. David Hay, Dr. Eric Pierson, Dr. Frank Jacobitz, Dr. Kenneth Bates, Dr. Linda Barkacs

    Disciplines Offered

    Undergraduate, Theatre (THEA), Theology (THRS), School of Business, School of Engineering, Philosophy (PHIL), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), English (ENGL), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Mechanical Engineering (MENG), Marketing (MKTG)

    Program Dates

    Jul 30, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Apr 1, 2016

  • England: Oxford - Centre for Medieval and Renaissaince Studies (Semester)
    Oxford, England
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, Political Science and International Relations (POLS), History (HIST), English (ENGL), College of Arts and Sciences, Art History (ARTH), Philosophy (PHIL), Music (MUSC)

    Program Dates

    Jan 5, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017
    -

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • England: Oxford - St. Clare's, Oxford (Semester)
    Oxford, England
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Music (MUSC), Philosophy (PHIL), Marketing (MKTG), Mathematics (MATH), History (HIST), Management (MGMT), English (ENGL), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), School of Business, Psychology (PSYC), Sociology (SOCI), Theatre (THEA), Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, Visual Art (ARTV), Education (EDUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), Art History (ARTH), Accounting (ACCT), Economics (ECON), Communication Studies (COMM)

    Program Dates

    Jan 8, 2017 - May 5, 2017
    Sep 4, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • France: Aix-en-Provence - IAU College (Semester)
    Aix-en-Provence, France
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alana Franklin - afranklin@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Undergraduate, Sociology (SOCI), Theology (THRS), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), History (HIST), Marketing (MKTG), Visual Art (ARTV), Business Administration (BUSN), French (FREN), English (ENGL), Economics (ECON), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR)

    Program Dates

    Jan 21, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Germany: Freiburg - IES Center, German Studies Program (Semester)
    Freiburg, Germany
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alicia Peña - apena@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Undergraduate, Political Science and International Relations (POLS), School of Business, History (HIST), Philosophy (PHIL), Art History (ARTH), German (GERM), Economics (ECON), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), English (ENGL)

    Program Dates

    Feb 22, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Germany: Eichstatt - Catholic University of Germany (Semester Exchange)
    Eichstatt, Germany
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Ali Droster - adroster@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Management (MGMT), English (ENGL), Undergraduate, Sociology (SOCI)

    Program Dates

    -

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Ireland (Republic): Cork - University College (Semester)
    Cork, Ireland (Republic of)
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Management (MGMT), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Economics (ECON), English (ENGL), Communication Studies (COMM), Decision Science (DSCI), Mathematics (MATH), Marketing (MKTG), Music (MUSC), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Theatre (THEA), Theology (THRS), College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate, Behavioral Neuroscience (NEUR), Art History (ARTH), Anthropology (ANTH), Accounting (ACCT), Business Administration (BUSN), Biology (BIOL)

    Program Dates

    Jan 12, 2017 - May 12, 2017
    Sep 7, 2016 - Dec 21, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • Italy: Florence - Florence University of the Arts (Semester)
    Florence, Italy
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alana Franklin - afranklin@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Psychology (PSYC), Physics (PHYS), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Music (MUSC), Philosophy (PHIL), Information Technology Management (ITMG), Italian (ITAL), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), Sociology (SOCI), School of Business, Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, Visual Art (ARTV), Art History (ARTH), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry (CHEM), Business Administration (BUSN), English (ENGL), Economics (ECON)

    Program Dates

    Jan 25, 2017 - May 11, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Italy: Milan - IES Center (Semester)
    Milan, Italy
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alana Franklin - afranklin@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Undergraduate, Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, Music (MUSC), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Art History (ARTH), Management (MGMT), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), English (ENGL), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Italian (ITAL), History (HIST)

    Program Dates

    Jan 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Italy: Rome - John Cabot University (Semester Exchange)
    Rome, Italy
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alana Franklin - afranklin@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Philosophy (PHIL), Mathematics (MATH), Music (MUSC), Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), Information Technology Management (ITMG), Italian (ITAL), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), Psychology (PSYC), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, Visual Art (ARTV), Accounting (ACCT), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Decision Science (DSCI), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), English (ENGL), Economics (ECON)

    Program Dates

    Jan 11, 2017 - May 6, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Japan: Tokyo - Temple University (Semester)
    Tokyo, Japan
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alicia Peña - apena@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Marketing (MKTG), Japanese (JAPN), Management (MGMT), History (HIST), Information Technology Management (ITMG), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Finance (FINA), Economics (ECON), English (ENGL), Music (MUSC), Mathematics (MATH), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Theatre (THEA), Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, College of Arts and Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience (NEUR), Art History (ARTH), Anthropology (ANTH), Accounting (ACCT), Business Administration (BUSN), Biology (BIOL)

    Program Dates

    Jan 12, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • Morocco: Ifrane - Al-Akhawayn University (Semester Exchange)
    Ifrane, Morocco
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alicia Peña - apena@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Marketing (MKTG), Philosophy (PHIL), History (HIST), Management (MGMT), Finance (FINA), French (FREN), Economics (ECON), English (ENGL), Theology (THRS), School of Business, Undergraduate, Decision Science (DSCI), Biology (BIOL), Arabic (ARAB), Anthropology (ANTH), Accounting (ACCT), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN)

    Program Dates

    -

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology (Semester)
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Mechanical Engineering (MENG), Marketing (MKTG), Mathematics (MATH), Management (MGMT), Marine Science (MARS), History (HIST), Leadership Studies (LEAD), English (ENGL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Philosophy (PHIL), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Sociology (SOCI), Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, Visual Art (ARTV), Engineering (ENGR), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, Biology (BIOL), Accounting (ACCT), Economics (ECON), Decision Science (DSCI)

    Program Dates

    -
    Jun 30, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • New Zealand: Dunedin - University of Otago (Semester)
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Music (MUSC), Marketing (MKTG), Mathematics (MATH), Management (MGMT), Marine Science (MARS), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Philosophy (PHIL), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, Women and Gender Studies (GNDS), English (ENGL), Chemistry (CHEM), Biology (BIOL), Behavioral Neuroscience (NEUR), Art History (ARTH), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences

    Program Dates

    -
    Jun 30, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • New Zealand: Wellington - Victoria University (Semester)
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Finance (FINA), English (ENGL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Electrical Engineering (ELEC), Engineering (ENGR), Economics (ECON), Education (EDUC), Communication Studies (COMM), Computer Science (COMP), Management (MGMT), History (HIST), Marketing (MKTG), Mathematics (MATH), Mechanical Engineering (MENG), Music (MUSC), Philosophy (PHIL), Physics (PHYS), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), Accounting (ACCT), Chemistry (CHEM), Sociology (SOCI), Behavioral Neuroscience (NEUR), Art History (ARTH), Theology (THRS), Architecture (ARCH), Theatre (THEA), Anthropology (ANTH), Business Administration (BUSN), Biology (BIOL)

    Program Dates

    -
    -

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • Scotland: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh (Semester)
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Undergraduate, School of Engineering, Theology (THRS), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), School of Business, Architecture (ARCH), Philosophy (PHIL), Economics (ECON), Decision Science (DSCI), College of Arts and Sciences, Biology (BIOL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), English (ENGL)

    Program Dates

    Jan 11, 2017 - May 26, 2017
    Sep 10, 2016 - Dec 19, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • Scotland: Glasgow - University of Glasgow (Semester)
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Undergraduate, Biology (BIOL), Theology (THRS), Management (MGMT), English (ENGL), Communication Studies (COMM), College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Philosophy (PHIL)

    Program Dates

    Jan 4, 2017 - May 26, 2017
    Sep 12, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

  • Spain: Toledo - Fundación José Ortega y Gasset (Semester)
    Toledo, Spain
    Spring, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Derek Brendel - dbrendel@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    Theology (THRS), Undergraduate, School of Business, Spanish (SPAN), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Marketing (MKTG), Economics (ECON), College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration (BUSN), Art History (ARTH), History (HIST), English (ENGL)

    Program Dates

    Jan 14, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Oct 5, 2016

  • SYE Abroad 2017- Italy: Florence (Intersession)
    Florence, Italy
    Intersession, 2017

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Jessica Calhoun- jcalhoun@sandiego.edu

    Professor(s)

    Dr. Steve Sumner, Prof. Debbie Finocchio, Dr. Michael Kelly, Dr. Molly McClain, Dr. Ivan Ortiz, Dr. Bahar Davary

    Disciplines Offered

    Chemistry (CHEM), Art History (ARTH), Theology (THRS), Philosophy (PHIL), English (ENGL), Economics (ECON)

    Program Dates

    Jan 3, 2017 - Jan 23, 2017

    Application Deadline

    Sep 28, 2016

  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City - Loyola University Chicago (Semester)
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Spring, 2017
    Fall, 2016

    Program Type

    Undergraduate

    Advisor

    Alicia Peña - apena@sandiego.edu

    Disciplines Offered

    English (ENGL), Theology (THRS), Management (MGMT), History (HIST), Finance (FINA), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Marketing (MKTG)

    Program Dates

    Jan 12, 2017 - May 1, 2017
    -

    Application Deadline

    Mar 16, 2016

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