This spring break program is a quick, fun, and affordable way to combine learning with international travel by examining British Literature from the perspective of the communities and cultures from where it originated. The goals for this program are the following:
- To expose students to historical and cultural experiences connected to specific texts and authors that they will read during the first half of the spring semester.
- To allow students the opportunity to experience contemporary British culture and to frame their understanding of literary history in the framework of the cultural present.
- To discover and gain a clear understanding of the environments authors wrote in and about, such as Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and the house where Charles Dickens resided.
Students participating in the spring break program must be enrolled in English 318-British Literature II during the Spring 2020 semester. Further information is available from the faculty leaders, Dr. Timothy Ruppert and/or Dr. Danette Dimarco, as well as the Office for Global Engagement located in Spotts World Culture Building-Room 002C.
Faculty Leader Information
Dr. Timothy Ruppert
317E Spotts World Culture Building
Dr. Danette Dimarco
319D Spotts World Culture Building
|Fall publicity for Spring Break-Faculty Led Programs begins
||September, October, November
|Apply for your passport
||Immediately upon application (a passport copy will be due in December 2019)
|Student applications & application fee due
||Last day of Spring registration (November 15, 2019)
|Official acceptances announced
||Last week of November/First week of December
|Students billed for program fees
|Airline reservations confirmed
||Mid January (airline fees are non-refundable once the airline reservations are confirmed in January 2020)
|Pre-Departure meetings with Directors
||Wednesday/Thursday/Friday before Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
||Friday/Saturday/Sunday of Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
A non-refundable application fee of $125.00
will be paid at the time of application. The application fee covers the cost of an i
nternational student identity card ($25.00) and $100.00 non-refundable administrative fee. Applicants are responsible for meeting with Financial Aid in 107 Maltby Center to determine financial aid eligibility to cover program costs noted below. Financial Aid eligibility cannot be guaranteed.
Estimated Costs: $2099.00
- International airfare
- Most program activities/site visits and excursions
- Shared accommodations
- Most breakfasts
- In-country transportation
- International Travel Insurance (via the ISIC card noted above)
** We recommend an estimated $500.00-$600.00
in personal spending money to cover meals beyond breakfasts and incidentals including personal shopping. This estimate is determined by previous student reports of personal spending and may vary by participant.**
Health and Safety
For general safety and security information for students abroad visit U.S. Students Abroad.
For information regarding vaccines and medicines visit the CDC.
**Vaccines are the financial responsibility of the program participants and not covered in the above costs.
To learn more about international travel in this country, click here.