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  • Locations: Grasmere, United Kingdom; Harlaxton, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Whitby, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description
Please note: this program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.


Harlaxton Manor at Dusk

Hiking in the Lake District
Globe Theater London

   Quick Facts

  • From June 28th to August 1st, 2020, students earn six credits while living and studying in the English Midlands at Harlaxton Manor, one of England's most beautiful stately homes.

  • Meeting for lecture and discussion in drawing rooms, enclosed gardens, galleries, and other nineteenth-century spaces, students and faculty will examine the intersections of landscape and literature by reading the works of seven major English writers.

  • During week four, the course will relocate for three nights to the Lake District, one of the most stunning locations in Europe, so that students may explore the region while studying the poetry of William Wordsworth and the children’s literature of Beatrix Potter. 

  • During a final trip to London, students will experience a Shakespeare performance at the Globe Theatre and have the opportunity to visit other sites of cultural importance (e.g. St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate).

  • Harlaxton Manor is one hour from London (King's Cross Station) by hourly train. Long weekends incorporated into our schedule allow ample opportunity for independent travel for those who are inclined to go further afield. 

  • Weekly field trips (two day-long and three overnight) will take students to Lincoln, Haworth, Whitby, the Lake District, and London.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Harlaxton at Parliament

Location Details

Students will journey to Lincoln Cathedral and the Tennyson Research Centre in Lincoln, take overnight trips to Whitby and the Lake District in conjunction with their study of Stoker’s Dracula and Wordsworth and Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads, and visit Haworth, Yorkshire, while reading Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. During a final, two-night stay in London students will witness a Shakespeare performance at the Globe Theatre and explore many other locations on their own including the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster, the Tate, and many others.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences: ENG 102, 105, or 108 with a C or better.

  • School of Letters and Sciences: ENG 102, 105, or 108 with a C or better.

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English, ENG 102, 105, or 108 with a C or better.

    *(Freshman / currently completing any of the English coursework above with Faculty approval).


ENG 494/498/598: Reading England: Literary Landscapes (6 credits) General Studies: L (for ENG 498). Graduate students will enroll in two sections of ENG 598 (3 credits).

Classes will consist of both lecture and discussion and will take place at Harlaxton College and various sites across England enjoying significant connection to the assigned texts. Instruction at Harlaxton will be scheduled in classrooms with full media; locations for lectures and discussion on field trips will vary but will sometimes occur on coach transit, in medieval churches, among ruins, on country estates, on moors, in libraries. Students will write weekly responses to literary texts and develop a final project that offers a more developed assertion about landscape and literary history in England.

Harlaxton classroom


Faculty Director

Dr. Christopher Hanlon
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, 
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,, ph. 602-543-6092

Additional Faculty

Dr. Elise Poll
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Harlaxton Sunset



Students in front of Harlaxton

Program Housing

Room and meals at Harlaxton provided; hotel lodging and some meals for overnight excursions to the Lake District, Whitby, and London are also included. Travel to off-campus sites provided by coach.

Students may also visit nearby Grantham, birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton and Lady Margaret Thatcher, via free daily Harlaxton shuttle. Harlaxton College also provides students access to on-campus athletic facilities, infirmary, library, computer labs, campus-wide wifi, and the Office of Student Life, which can assist students with a variety of concerns.


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the UK, getting around in cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.   

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $7,900.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition, accommodation, some meals, transportation for program-related excursions, organized cultural excursions, entrances to monuments, guides, and international health insurance. Not included: ASU student fees, round-trip airfare from the United States to England, travel to Harlaxton from the airport and to London from Harlaxton, passport and visa fees, additional meals, books, and personal travel expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.


Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020
Rolling Admission 06/28/2020 08/01/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.