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Study Abroad

Students can study abroad for an entire semester, through several affiliate programs, or during summer and intersession, through USD programs. Visit the International Studies Abroad Office in the International Center, located in Serra 315.

The English Department is directly affiliated with a number of programs this year.


William ShakespeareRichard II by RSC starring David Tennantstratford upon avonHenry V starring Jude Law
William Shakespeare; "Richard II" starring David Tennant with the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Barbican Centre; students at Stratford-Upon-Avon, Intersession 2012 (photo by Evan Ruwe); and "Henry V" starring Jude Law.

Oxford, London, England:

ENGL 280: Intro to Shakespeare, & ENGL 420: Advanced Shakespeare

David Hay                          

We will spend three weeks in London reading five plays and seeing three or four productions as well as visiting historical sites relating to Shakespeare such as The Tower of London, Middle Temple Hall, The Globe Theatre and Exhibition, Westminster Abbey, and a walking tour of Shakespeare’s London. We will also spend one day in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Productions booked so far are Richard II, with David Tennant; Henry V, with Jude Law; and King Lear, with Simon Russell Beale. Other productions will be determined by what is up while we are there, and field trips will relate to plays we are studying. Five free weekend days will allow students to explore on their own. Emphasis in the classwill beon close reading and viewing, and on making Shakespeare real, understandable, and enjoyable.
Program dates: January 3-21, 2014.
Application deadline: October 15, 2013
Program cost: $4,800 estimated (includes application fee, tution, housing, international health insurance, & some excursions). Students are responsible for their own transportation, meals, & personal expenses. Save $1,785! Tuition is discounted to offset program fee!
Contact: David Hay,
View our flyer for Intersession 2014.


SUMMER 2014:

students in London Tower Bridge, London students in London by The London Eye

London, England:

ENGL 494/ Thea 494: London Plays in Production

Cynthia Caywood & David Hay                           

Students will see 8 to 9 plays in production during the three weeks.  A number of field trips related to the plays will provide context and background.  Students will visit a range of venues, from the Royal National Theatre to small, off West End playhouses, and they will read and see a variety of plays, including classical, modern, and multicultural.  If taken as English, this course fulfills the GE lit requirement and counts towards both the English major and minor. N.B. Enrollment limited to 15.
Program dates: June 26-July 19, 2014
Contact: David Hay,


For complete information on Intersession and Summer programs click here.

Semester Programs

Oxford, England: St. Clare’s International College

Oxford, England: Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

University of Cork, Ireland

A new affiliation with Australearn will soon open up studies at several Australian universities. For complete information on semester programs click here.