England First & Second Year Experience

Important Dates:




Deposit Deadline: January 10, 2022
Scholarship Deadline: December 11, 2021
Final Payment Deadline: February 28, 2022
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: Spring Semester 2022

Courses Offered:

*Students do NOT have to take both classes to go on the program*

Hist 1112 A Very British Modern World: World History from 1500 in the UK
Professor: Dr. Ruth McClelland- Nugent
Email: rmcclel1@augusta.edu

The British Empire was once described as an empire on which " the sun never sets". This global reach means that British culture had a truly global reach; this course covers world history by looking at it through a British lens. How much of the modern global world can be traced to the United Kingdom as it rose from a middling European power in the early modern period to a global empire in the late 19th century? Covered topics include the history of religious movements and other cultural products, including the English language itself, that have played a major role in modern world history. Other areas covered include the rise of global trading networks, the industrial and transportation revolutions, the rise of constitutional governments, formal and informal imperialism, and the way British culture has shaped the global English speaking world. 

HIST 2111 American Roots, British Soil: US History to 1877 in the UK
Professor: Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent
Email: rmcclel1@augusta.edu 

The United States and the United Kingdom have sometimes been described as " two countries divided by a common language." Why are the roots of so much American culture in the UK? This course answers that question, examining some major developments in early U.S. history from the perspective of their British influences, with a particular emphasis on cultural history. Covered topics include the way the 17th and 18th century English politics shaped the American Revolution, the role of commerce and transatlantic trade in shaping the 18th century Atlantic world, the industrial and transportation revolutions, the controversy over slavery  and the slave trade, the way  the British theatre and book trade and influenced American readers, and the role of British culture in shaping American ideas about religion, science, and magic. 

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 Monday, May 11

Arrival into Heathrow                                                                                                                                                                    Check into rooms and settle into Harlaxton                                                                                                                           Tour of manor                                                                                                                                                                                 Evening activities with other groups at Harlaxton

Tuesday, May 12

Breakfast at Harlaxton                                                                                                                                                                    Denby Pottery factory tour                                                                                                                                                             Visit Chatsworth House and Gardens                                                                                                                                       Return to Harlaxton have dinner and enjoy a free evening at Harlaxton

Wednesday, May 13

Breakfast with morning guest lecture on history of Harlaxton                                                                                                Coach transportation to Lincoln                                                                                                                                                   Lincoln Castle and Cathedral                                                                                                                                                     Free time to explore Lincoln                                                                                                                                                      Coach transportation back to Harlaxton with dinner and a free evening 

Thursday, May 14

Breakfast at Harlaxton, coach transportation to Nottingham                                                                                                 Tour of Castle Rock Brewery, and free time to explore Nottingham                                                                                      Visit to Trent Bridge Cricket Club                                                                                                                                                Return to Harlaxton with an evening free

Friday, May 15

Breakfast at Harlaxton                                                                                                                                                               Coach to center of Leicester, with free time to explore the market and city and eat lunch                                               Leicester Cathedral and Richard III Memorial 

Saturday, May 16

Breakfast and check out of Harlaxton                                                                                                                                      Coach to Cambridge                                                                                                                                                                       Tour of King's College                                                                                                                                                                    Visit to American Cemetery                                                                                                                                                         Coach to London, and check into London hotel                                                                                                                    Tube: Russell square to Piccadilly Cirus, See all the sights!!!

Sunday, May 17

Breakfast at hotel                                                                                                                                                                          Tube to the National Gallery  and Trafalgar Square                                                                                                                   Buckingham Palace, changing of the guards                                                                                                                             Lunch on your own                                                                                                                                                                         Walk to Victoria station to take bus to the Harry Potter Studios                                                                                               Free Evening in London

Monday, May 18

Breakfast at hotel                                                                                                                                                                           Walk or Tube to British Museum                                                                                                                                              Tube to Russell Square to Covent Garden, with time to explore the garden area and lunch on your own                       London Transport Museum                                                                                                                                                         Walk to theatre, performance of Mousetrap                                                                                                                              Walk to Sherlock Holmes Pub for dinner  

Tuesday, May 19

Departure from Heathrow airport for US

Wednesday, May 20

Arrive in US


Financial Information:

Program Fee: $3900 + Tuition & Fees

Deposit: $200

Final Payment: DUE February 7, 2022

Tuition & Fees: Click here to calculate how much yours will be
What's included? Airfare, lodging, mandatory excursions, travel insurance, some meals
Additional Expenses: some meals, passport


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Update 8/5/19