Undergraduate Program - 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



Christopher IanniniChristopher Ianinni
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Leandra Cain

Leandra Cain
Senior Administrative Assistant


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Aimee Labrie
Sr. Program Coordinator

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