London Foreign Study Program

The London Foreign Study Program is offered annually during the Fall Term.

Program Details

The London FSP is located at King’s College, London, a highly prestigious university that boasts one of the world’s finest and most forward thinking English departments. King’s is at the heart of central London, just steps from the Thames and short walks from a staggering range of cultural attractions: the National Galleries and West End theaters; the Tate Modern, the Tower and the Globe; St. Paul’s and Westminster Abbey. The location allows, uniquely, for students to enhance their course of study through trips to museums, libraries and theaters, as well as the neighborhoods in which Shakespeare and Dickens, Woolf and Plath, Wilde and Shaw, Zadie Smith and Salman Rushdie lived and wrote. London is a vibrant contemporary and cosmopolitan center, one whose literary richness has helped attract English speaking immigrants from numerous countries while exerting influence on colonial and post-colonial writers all over the globe.

Students will take two classes of their choice at King’s, as well as a third class from the FSP Director that will likely reflect both the director’s background and the unique possibilities that London provides. Students will also work on independent projects that may further inform the curriculum and discussions in the third course. The King’s English faculty is extremely wide-ranging in its interests, so we expect students to find attractive options not only to read canonical authors, but also to explore Anglophone literature from other cultures, whether rooted in London or not, and possibly to undertake research within relevant international London communities.

Curriculum

  • English 90: Literary Study at King's College, London
  • English 91: Literary Study at King's College, London
  • English 92: Dartmouth College Course taught by FSP director

Prerequisites

To participate in the program at King’s students must have a 3.3 overall GPA. Also they should have completed all first-year requirements and one English course (other than ENGL 7) with a grade of B or better.

Living Accomodations

Upon acceptance students will arrange housing through Accommodation Services at King’s College.

Enrollment

Limited to 16 students

How to Apply

Application forms for all FSPs and LSAs are available through Off Campus Programs.

Course Credit Information

Students enrolled on English FSPs enroll in English 90, 91, and 92. English 90 and 91 carry major and minor credit; English 92 does not, although it does carry college course credit. No FSP course may be used to satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement in any major.