Program Dates: May 11-20, 2022

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Study Abroad in England while living in an authentic country Manor House- Harlaxton College! Great Britain was once described as the empire which "the sun never sets." This expression means that British culture had a truly global reach! How much of today's modern world can be traced back to the United Kingdom? Join us as we explore the rich history of both the large city of London and England's smaller townships (Nottingham, Lincoln, Cambridge) while enrolled in either HIST 2111 or HIST 1112. 

NOTE: This is open to both freshmen and sophomores (and any student who needs one or both course for credit and wants to travel). There are no course pre-requisites.

All participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 21 days prior to the program's departure in order to participate in this program. This is required by the host university the program is in partnership with - no exceptions can be permitted.

Please review the CDC Information on the United Kingdom and the Dept. of State Information on the United Kingdom.

Important Dates

Office of Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline

December 11, 2021

Deposit Deadline

January 10, 2022

Final Payment Deadline

February 11, 2022

Mandatory Orientation

Spring Semester 2022

Contact Us

Study Abroad Office

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

AH E134



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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

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

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. 

Program Cost

Program Fee: $3900 + Tuition & Fees 

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due: February 7, 2022

Airfare, lodging, mandatory excursions, travel insurance, and some meals are included in your fees. Additional expenses include some meals and passport.

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Day One

Arrive at Heathrow Airport, settle into Harlaxton, tour of manor, evening activities with other groups at Harlaxton. 



Day Two

Breakfast at Harlaxton, Denby Pottery Factory tour, Visit Chatsworth House and Gardens, Return to Harlaxton for dinner and enjoy a free evening at Harlaxton.



Day Three

Breakfast with morning guest lecture on history of Harlaxton, Visit Lincoln Castle and Cathedral with free time to explore Lincoln, travel back to Harlaxton for dinner and a free evening.



Day Four

Breakfast at Harlaxton, travel to Nottingham for tour of Castle Rock Brewery and free time to explore Nottingham. Visit Trent Bridge Cricket Club then return to Harlaxton for free evening.



Day Five

Breakfast at Harlaxton, travel to Center of Leicester and explore the market and city and eat lunch. Visit Leicester Cathedral and Richard III Memorial.



Day Six

Breakfast and check out of Harlaxton. Travel to Cambridge, tour of King's College, visit American Cemetery. Travel to London and check into hotel. Tube: Russell square to Piccadilly Circus and other sights.



Day Seven

Breakfast at the hotel, tube to the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square. Buckingham Palace and changing of the guards. Lunch on your own then walk to Victoria Station to take bus to Harry Potter Studios. Free evening in London.



Day Eight

Breakfast at the hotel, British Museum, tube to Russell Square to Covent Garden to explore the garden area and lunch on your own. London Transport Museum, performance of Mousetrap, dinner at Sherlock Holmes Pub. 



Day Nine

Departure from Heathrow Airport to the U.S. 



Day Ten

Arrive in U.S. 

*Itinerary may be subject to change

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