Foreign Study Program
The English Department operates two Foreign Study Programs (FSPs) open to all students enrolled at the college who satisfy the attendant prerequisites. Both English FSPs are offered in the Fall Term.
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 satisfy distributive requirements but it does carry college course credit. No FSP course may be used to satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement in any major.
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.
- 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
Upon acceptance students will arrange housing through Accommodation Services at King’s College: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/accom/index.aspx
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.
Director of the fall 2017 London FSP: Monika Otter
Limited to 16 students
The Dublin Foreign Study Program is centered at Trinity College Dublin, one of the oldest and liveliest universities in Europe, and educational home to many of Ireland’s best known writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Oscar Wilde. The English Department at Trinity, with its international faculty, attracts a wide array of students from both Ireland and the European Union. TCD is located in the heart of downtown Dublin, within easy walking distance of the theatres and bookstores and the pubs and music that make the city so culturally rich and exciting. Dublin is a young person’s town.
The program runs for 13 weeks: One week of Orientation and 12 weeks of study, with a week break in the middle of the semester. Students enrolled in the program take three courses in the English Department, one of them a course on Irish literature. They also undertake an independent study on some aspect of Irish literature or culture. The beginning of the program coincides with the Dublin Theatre Festival; students will attend several of the plays, including at least one at the Abbey Theatre, preceded by a lecture on the contemporary theatre scene. The program also includes: a trip to Sligo, the area in the west of Ireland that was home to W.B. Yeats and the setting for many of his most famous poems; a reading group on James Joyce’s Ulysses; an historical walking tour of the city immortalized by Joyce in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses; and opportunities to hear both traditional and contemporary Irish music.
- English 90: Literature Course of Choice at Trinity College, Dublin
- English 91: Literature Course of Choice at Trinity College, Dublin
- English 92: Course on Irish Literature, plus Independent Study
To participate students must have completed all first-year requirements and one English course (other than English 7) with a grade of B or better. This course should come from the critical branch of the curriculum. (The English course requirement may, in certain circumstances, be waived by the director.
Students will live in accommodations arranged by the program director.
Director of the fall 2017 program: Aden Evens
Limited to 16 students
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.