Undergraduate Program - Study Abroad

Summer: Shakespeare in England


The Program

  • Witness Shakespeare's work as it was meant to be seen; performances in the Globe Theatre in London and by the Royal Shakespeare Comapny are major parts of this program.
  • Learn about the challenges and complexities of Shakespearian production by site visits to some of the United Kingdom's most famous theatres.
  • Meet with actors and directors to get a true sense of the Bard's work.

 Application deadline is March 1, 2020, apply now!

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This course studies the work of England’s greatest dramatist.  We will spend two weeks reading plays at Rutgers, and then we move to England to see them performed on the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s Birthplace) and the Globe Theatre and other theaters in London.   Attention will be given to Shakespeare’s context and contemporaries, film and stage interpretation, and the challenges of production and performance.  While in England, we will see the major theatres and sites associated with Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and study with actors, directors, and scholars associated with the major centers for Shakespearean studies and performance in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.  

To view the program’s 2019 syllabus, please click here.  Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.

Scholarships are available.

Program Dates
Summer 2020:

New Brunswick:
Arrival: July 17

United Kingdom:
Departure: August 7th
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

For more information please visit http://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad

Summer: Creative Writing in England


The Program

  • A 16-day intensive-writing program, designed to expose students to the history and literary inspiration of one of England’s most remarkable landscapes.
  • Amble the countryside of southern England, stopping at local places of interest, including the homes of Virginia Woolf and Rudyard Kipling.
  • Compile written works in a variety of genres into a final portfolio of poems, short fictions, and reflective essays.

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The program will be loosely based on Virginia Woolf’s daily schedule. Each morning will be dedicated to writing. After lunch students will walk (weather permitting) or visit local sites, before returning to base for quiet reading or group discussion of works in progress. During the program students will also visit local areas of interest.  These excursions will include Monk’s House, Rodmell, home of Virginia Woolf; Charleston Farm, home of Vanessa Bell, Virginia’s sister, and a center of the Bloomsbury group.  We will also attend a public reading with a celebrated author (to be determined) as part of the Charleston Literary Festival. The syllabus below will contain a provisional itinerary and dates for the program. For an example of the work that students produce on the Creative Writing program please take a look at  Morgan Dodd's final essay .

To view a syllabus from a previous year, please click Here . Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.   Apply Now!  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

Scholarships are available.

*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.

For more information please visit http://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad


Rutgers Study Abroad

"Each country, each city, and each university has its own unique character - something special that will ultimately draw you to the right one. So consider them all. Our staff is here to guide you through your journey abroad. The possibilities are endless!..."

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Expand your Horizons.
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Learn more at http://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad.


Brad Evans Brad Evans
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Stéphane Robolin Stéphane Robolin
Associate Director of Undergraduate Program
Leandra Cain Leandra Cain
Senior Administrative Assistant
Aimee LaBrie Aimee Labrie
Sr. Program Coordinator
Savannah Porcelli Savannah Porcelli
Administrative Assistant

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