The most recent Global Literature in London / Travel Writing & the British Imagination in London faculty-led program took place in July 2018.
The program was going to run in summer 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19.
This faculty-led program may be offered again in summer 2023 or summer 2024.
Global Literature in London / Travel Writing & the British Imagination in London | Faculty-led Program
Join us for a lifetime adventure while earning 3 credits. You will be involved in many activities while exploring London's leadership, culture, geography, politics, and customs. For either course, students evaluate how the British identity and imagination, from ancient to modern, is still alive in 21st century London. Classroom and on-site learning will focus on a variety of cultural sites and experiences. Students will visit popular and uncommon sites in and out of London and meet Brits from all walks of life involved in theatre and literary arts, visual arts, street art, folklore, governance, religion, music, commercial art, education, all while students live amongst 10 million Londoners in this rapid-paced global capitol.
The first week of the class is online, and students needn’t be in Winona. The second week of the course meets face-to-face on the Winona campus. These weeks are spent reading, discussing, and presenting classroom content in support of our London travel, activities, and projects. These two weeks are followed by two weeks in London. These two weeks find students tackling both historical sites and contemporary London sites and activities that involve interaction with cultural authorities and average citizens through interviews, tours, lecture discussions, and other events with working British artists, historians, curators, and community leaders. With support from the professor and WSU staff, students are also official bloggers for the WSU Student Blog while in England to share their travel experiences and add a line to their vita. Students’ final project is a themed website blending their book learning and their travel experience. Join Winona State English Department London Travel Study on Facebook for details and past students’ projects and blogging!
Students can expect to walk about 10 miles on a few of the days while in London. We take frequent stops on these days, and students have the ability to take the subway to the hostel if necessary. Most days have a total of 2-4 miles of walking.
A valid passport is required for participation in this faculty-led program. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of travel. If you do not have a valid passport, you can apply for a passport
on campus at WSU through the Study Abroad office.
- Online: 4-5 days followed by 4-5 days of coursework on WSU's campus (in summer)
- In London: Two weeks in summer
Students will be able to enroll in ONE of the following courses associated with the program:
- ENG 221: Global Literature (3 credits)
- Counts for GEP Goal 6 and 8
- ENG 324: Travel Writing and the British Imagination (3 credits)
- English majors
- Humanities students
- Open to all students interested in England and fulfilling a gen ed course
- The typical cost range for this program is between $4,500 - $5,500 depending on enrollment min/max.
- The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied to the program cost.
- Includes: WSU tuition/fees for the 3-credit course, roundtrip airfare, in-country transportation, all lodging, most meals, international health insurance for the duration of time on the program, admission/event fees for all educational activities, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.
Dr. Liberty Kohn (LKohn@winona.edu)
STUDY ABROAD CONTACT INFORMATION
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs