Preparing for Study Abroad: Maximizing Course Credit
Once you have been accepted into a study abroad program, please contact Professor Lithgow, advisor for English and Comparative Literature, to secure credit pre-approval for courses you will take abroad that you would like to count toward requirement for the English/Comparative Literature major/minor.
Students who do not have credit pre-approval may still submit Study Abroad Credit requests via the Study Abroad program (link: https://studyabroad.unc.edu/course_approval_process.cfm).Please complete the Credit Request Form with the department selected, and please include the full course syllabus, as well as *all* graded non-exam writing.
In English, Study Abroad courses typically count for major/minor electives rather than chronological major requirements, although exceptions may be made for especially rigorous courses. Students may not earn credit for Creative Writing courses.
Students must write a minimum of 4000 words of graded non-exam writing (i.e. graded essays that take more than a single class session to write) in a Study Abroad course in order for that course to be eligible for consideration for possible credit toward the ENGL major.
really cool to live in "As an English and Creative Writing student, it was the land where pretty much everything I study took place. I got to visit The Globe, Beatrix Potter's house, and tour Jane Austen's Bath. My program was a direct exchange, so I got to live and go to class with British students. Lancaster has an excellent English and Creative Writing program, so I got to fulfill several major requirements while I was there. The creative writing classes were especially interesting because they were a lot less regimented than the program at UNC. While they included less constructive criticism, I was able to explore the organic process of writing more easily. I backpacked around Europe through six countries and eleven cities in four weeks. By the time I came back to the US I felt like a European Jack Kerouac. Studying abroad has been the most rewarding thing I have done in college, and I HIGHLY recommend the Lancaster program!"
Honors Summer Program in Rome
Semester at Oxford University in England
At St Edmund Hall in Oxford University, The Christopher Mead Armitage and Pauline Brooks Armitage Scholarship provides the Michaelmas (Fall) Term free for a UNC-CH undergraduate majoring in the Humanities. In its first five years the winners were juniors majoring in English, Economics, and Global Studies. A minimum GPA of 3.7 is required. Oxford education is based on the tutorial system: in it the student meets individually every week with his or her College/Hall tutor in the subject to discuss the student's essay for about an hour. The student may also choose or be encouraged to attend University lectures in any subject. There is a huge range of extracurricular activities in sports, arts, theatre, social clubs, public service, etc. St Edmund Hall, or Teddy Hall as it is known colloquially, traces its origins to the 13th century. It has a reputation for friendliness and incorporates many foreign students amid the British ones. Testimonials by previous Scholarship winners and application procedures are found in UNC's Study Abroad Office in the FEDEX Building and on its website.
Class of 2011
Two programs offer specific opportunities for English majors/minors to study abroad.
For details on costs and enrolling, consult Ms Gina Difino at 919 962-9680 or firstname.lastname@example.orgBelow, see a student perspective on the Honors London Program.
of all English writers. It is without doubt the most empowering experience you can have as a student of the language...Our program had lots of time built in for travel and I was able to canvass much of the island during my stay—from Brighton, Hastings and Bath, to the Lake District, Wales and Scotland. I can honestly say that my brief visit to Canterbury has inspired me to enroll in a Chaucer class next semester. There's no telling what new literary doors you will decide to open once you've crossed the Atlantic and explored Britain for yourself! Doing so changed my life utterly. I'm already planning many, many return trips and I believe there is no end to what Britain can teach me."
- Cindy Scott
Class of 2011, Multimedia Journalism & English double Major/Geography Minor