Study Abroad with the English Department

Study tours offered by the Department of English afford students the wonderful opportunity to combine their classroom reading and writing with a life-changing experiential component. See below for details about the current study tours offered by the department, as well as those offered in more recent years.

Quest III Literary Landscapes: Ireland

Make Ireland your destination for study abroad! Explore the beauty of ancient castles, rocky coasts and historic cities. Our tour will spend one week in the Burren along the wild and rugged Atlantic coast, where you will encounter small towns rich with legend, heritage and tradition. You will then travel to Dublin, a cosmopolitan city and the center of Irish art, culture and politics. In this course, we will study literary works, essays, speeches, documents, images and films that illuminate the relationship between history, the environment and society. In addition, You’ll learn some Irish words. Inspiring partnerships and unforgettable scenery will help you fulfill your Quest III course requirements while also earning USP English credits!

English 205- Literature from a Global Perspective (P. Manning)

English 294- Literary Landscapes (S. Cole)


The Flowering of New England: A Literary Study Tour

Explore the most engaging sites in New England related to America’s literary heritage. Swim in Walden Pond; walk Walden Woods; tour the museum housing Henry David Thoreau’s Walden bed, writing desk, and chair; visit the homes where Herman Melville wrote Moby-Dick; where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women; where Emily Dickinson composed her dazzling poems; where Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote his essays; and the Old Manse where Emerson wrote Nature and Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote Mosses from an Old Manse. We’ll begin in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts (which will include a visit to the W.E.B. DuBois birthplace; a visit to The Mount (the mansion where Edith Wharton wrote Ethan Frome); and Monument Mountain. From there, we’ll make our way to Amherst, and then finish with six nights in beautiful Concord, from which we’ll also take day trips to Salem (witches!) and New Bedford (whales!)

English 350 – Literary Study Tour (R. Rindo)

English 374 – American Romanticism (R. Rindo)

English 377 – Major Figures of American Literature (R. Rindo)