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Fantasy Fiction in the UK
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Break
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Dormitory, Hotel
Areas of Study: English Class Status: 1-freshman, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program: Faculty-Directed
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh
This semester-long, on-campus creative writing course focuses on the timeless works of British fantasy fiction authors and gives students a chance to craft their own creative works. During Spring Break, you'll travel to the UK and visit Edinburgh, London and Oxford, visiting the many haunts associated with J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Neil Gaiman.

For part of the week, you will stay at Alnwick Castle, home of the 7th Duke of Northumberland and site of the first two Harry Potter films. Highlights include a “back door” tour of literary Edinburgh, tea at the Balmoral Hotel where J.K. Rowling penned her final words of the Harry Potter series, and a side excursion to Oxford for essential Tolkien/Lewis-related sites such as The Eagle and Child pub, Magdalen College, and Wolvercote Village.

In London, you’ll enjoy a double-decker bus tour of the city, visit the Tower of London and attend a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In addition to taking in the sites of London—including the British Museum, The British Library, evensong at Westminster Abbey, and a bankside walk along the Thames—accommodations will be just steps away from famous Kings Cross Station. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a "hybrid" study abroad program. This means that participants will take a semester-long, on-campus course and will travel during Spring Break as part of the class. 

Dates of travel: March 9 - 17, 2019
Faculty Beth Spencer
Course Credit ENG 397
Prerequisites Successful completion or currently enrolled in 200-level survey literature course
Program Price $1,640
Program Price Includes UM Tuition, housing, program excursions, some meals, international health insurance
Program Price DOES NOT include UM Study Abroad Application Fee, airfare, personal spending money, passport and visa fees, most meals
Study Abroad Office Contact  Brad Noel

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