Take English classes abroad!
These programs are a unique way to take required classes while visiting the very places where great authors lived. Explore the links below for specific course offerings.
Baylor in Great Britain is the largest and oldest summer study abroad program at Baylor. Sponsored by the School of Business, full-time students can explore the many sites of Great Britain while taking classes in English, business, economics, marketing, history, and psychology. The program resides at Imperial College in the heart of South Kensington, London. Located near the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, the Victoria & Albert and Science and Natural History Museums, Imperial College provides easy access to London’s public transportation system and British Rail. The program also offers two optional trips to France and Southern Ireland
Baylor in New Zealand is a summer study abroad program sponsored by the English Department and gives preferential acceptance to English, Professional Writing & Rhetoric, and Linguistics majors. Students take ENG 2306 World Literature: New Zealand and ENG 3378 Travel Writing. This program travels to several great sites, such as Hobbiton, Mt. Cook, and Arthur's Pass. In addition, students will enjoy seeing whales, dolphins, and penguins. The trip spends most of the time in and around Christchurch, but ends with a few days in Queenstown, New Zealand's premiere ski village. All majors and all years are welcome.
Baylor in Oxford is a summer study abroad program that offers students the amazing opportunity to live and to study in Oxford—“the city of dreaming spires.” Students live at Christ Church, the largest and most prestigious Oxford University college. We take our meals in the magnificent Great Hall, have classes overlooking Tom Quad, and enjoy the opportunity to worship in Christ Church Cathedral. After class, students may stroll through Christ Church meadow, punt along the River Isis, or fall asleep under the “Jabberwocky” tree. Christ Church is the setting for portions of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and many scenes from the Harry Potter movies. We take day trips as a group to Canterbury, London, and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as 3-day excursion to either the Lake District or Edinburgh.
Baylor in Maastricht is one of the oldest and most popular study abroad programs at Baylor. Established in 1976, Maastricht University is the youngest university in the Netherlands. While the campus has an urban feel, all study abroad facilities are housed in beautiful historic buildings in downtown Maastricht and are walking distance from one another. Courses are taught Monday through Thursday, which allows students to explore Europe from Spain and Italy all the way to the Arctic Circle. As a semester-long program, Baylor in Maastricht creates a unique community atmosphere. Participants will travel with other Baylor students, a graduate assistant, and a Baylor faculty member.
The University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England, offers a semester-long, fully immersive study abroad experience for English majors. UEA is a modern university in an historic city. The university has the oldest and most prestigious creative writing program in the UK, and the nation’s top-ranked program in American Studies. Norwich, home to the largest concentration of medieval buildings of any city north of the Alps, is a vibrant, charming and friendly city, only two hours by train from London. It is England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and is home to numerous literary festivals throughout the year.
Students participating in Baylor in Italy will be immersed in the unique, multi-layered Italian experience. We will explore the monuments, art, and writings of ancient Rome; we will see firsthand how the Christian church developed in Rome and Italy over the centuries; we will encounter the beauty of Renaissance Italy, and we will experience the unequaled food and culture of modern Italy. We will spend our first week abroad in Rome, sampling the sights, sounds, and tastes that the Eternal City has to offer. We will then move our homebase to Viterbo, a medieval city just north of Rome. There we will have regular class meetings as we experience daily life in Italy. From Viterbo we will take overnight trips to the beautiful lake town of Bolsena and the inimitable city of Florence.