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Program Description


Avon River

Roman Baths


Immerse yourself in the world of Jane Austen during this ten-day exploration of southern England. Get to know Bath, Jane Austen's home after her father retired from the ministry and the setting of two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Experience her life and fiction, not only in Bath, but in Lyme Regis, the setting of one of the most poignant scenes in Persuasion. From Lyme Regis, journey on to Chawton for visits to the Jane Austen House Museum and the Chawton House Library, and conclude with a trip to Winchester, where Austen died and where her memorial stands in the beautiful Winchester Cathedral. Jane Austen: Life and Works in England will take place in conjunction with English 345: Jane Austen: Life and Works, which will be offered during Spring Semester, 2021.

Quick Facts

  • May 12 - May 21, 2021

  • Five different and interesting English locations associated with Jane Austen: Bath, Lyme Regis, Southampton, Winchester, and Chawton

  • Academic Visits to museums as well as unstructured time for student exploration

  • Visit to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

  • Taken in conjunction with ENG 345: Jane Austen: Life and Works. Earn 3 total credits.

  • Travel to England will take place at the end of the semester in May 2021

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.


View of Avon

The Cobb

Winchester Cathedral

Location Details

Bath has been a center of social life in Great Britain since Roman times. Students will enjoy learning about the Roman Baths and the Regency Assembly Rooms that Jane Austen frequented and described in her writings. Bath is our first stop, and students will have the opportunity to live English life as well as take in the historic sites—including Bath Abbey, Austen’s likely model for “Northanger” Abbey.

One of the most beautiful towns on England’s southern coast, immortalized in Persuasion for Louisa Musgrove’s fall from the stairs on the Cobb, the famous stone pier jutting into the English channel. Students will enjoy these sights and the hospitality of a small English town.

A bustling port city, Southampton was the family home of Mansfield Park’s Fanny Price. Naval life was important to Austen’s family, as well as to characters in the novels, and Southampton, home to the Jane Austen Center, is the perfect place to understand Regency naval life.

Jane Austen spent important years in Chawton, home to her extend family’s mansion, Chawton House, which is now home to the Chawton House Library, featuring a large collection of women’s writing of the eighteenth century. We will spend most of our time in Chawton at the Jane Austen House Museum.

Jane Austen died in Winchester and was buried in Winchester Cathedral, which houses the Jane Austen Memorial. Winchester is also a beautiful town, which boasts Winchester College, one of England’s oldest and most prestigious schools. We will enjoy the town, the cathedral, and a tour of Winchester College.

As a bonus, we will travel to Salisbury plain to visit Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous ancient sites. Nearby is Salisbury Cathedral, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. This non-Jane Austen day will be a fun and relaxing way to conclude our time in England.

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

  • Students of any major or academic level are encouraged to apply. 
  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Students must have completed a prior ENG 100-level (or higher) course
  • Students may enroll in ENG 345: Jane Austen: Life and Works for Spring 2020 to earn 3 credits or may take the course as a 1-credit stand alone by participating in the Post-Spring program in England.


Students will register during the Spring registration period for one of the following courses: 
  • ENG 345: Jane Austen: Life and Works (3)
  • ENG 394: Jane Austen: Life and Works in England (1)
*Please note that this course counts towards your Spring semester load.  If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.     


Course Format

Students may earn 1 or 3 credits for this program. 

Students who wish to earn 3 credits will enroll in English 345: Jane Austen: Life and Works during the C-session of Spring 2021. Students will meet MW for fifty-minute sessions. 2 of the 3 credits, therefore, will be earned by participation in the in-semester course. The course will culminate in the study abroad portion of the program in England, which will be worth one credit of the course’s 3 total credits. Both the in-semester and study abroad portions must be completed successfully to earn three credits for the class.

Students who wish to earn 1 credit will participate in the abroad portion of the program from May 12-21, 2021 in England.  Students who choose this option are welcome to join the in-class discussions on Mondays and Wednesday for a deeper understanding of Jane Austen and for additional interactions with your classmates who will join the program in England in May.
Jane Austen Museum



Faculty Director

Dr. George Justice
Department of English
Office: RBH 360 (Tempe Campus)
Phone: (480) 965-3168

Dr. Mandy Nydegger
Assistant Director, Faculty-Directed Programs and Curriculum Integration
Study Abroad Office
Office: Student Services Building, 278 (Tempe Campus)
Phone: (480) 727-4751

City Street


Southampton Flowers

Program Housing

Students will be staying in shared accommodations during the program.  Transportation between locations will be by private coach.  

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 Post-Spring 2021 is TBD.

Program Fee includes: Housing in shared accommodations, site visits and cultural events, in-country transportation, welcome and farewell dinners, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: Tuition for three-credit course, airfare, passport & visa fees, most meals, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  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.

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.


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.

Unique Funding Opportunities

  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.


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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.