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Study Abroad Led by Our Faculty

The Department of English hosts several distinctive study away opportunities for Miami students, including summer school programs in the UK--London Calling! or Literary London, in alternate years--and on Sea Island in South Carolina. Our faculty also collaborate on J-term programs in Florence and Paris, while the university offers a Miami Campus experience in Luxembourg.

Sign at entrance to Borough Market in London

London Calling! - Summer 2024

Live and learn in London this summer! Earn 6 credit hours with Dr. Cindy Klestinec (Introduction to Shakespeare) and Dr. Anita Mannur (Literature and Travel: Food, Migration and Race). See great plays at the Globe theater, walk in Shakespeare's footsteps as we take a trip to Stratford upon Avon where he was born! Tour an old operating theater, take a cooking class, learn about the tradition of afternoon tea, browse the Borough market as you explore the multicultural and multiethnic wonders of London! Our program offers an exciting, genuinely academic, and cultural enriching experience.

Contacts: Cindy Klestinec, Ph.D. and Anita Mannur, Ph.D.

Gullah woman weaving sweetgrass basket

Sea Islands of the South - Summer 2024

Join us for a study away program to the Sea Islands of the South. Students will learn about the Gullah culture, the history of the antebellum and postbellum South, and explore the way that ecologies of the low country shape and inform its literature. Among the historic and beautiful sites students will visit include Savannah, GA, Hilton Head Island, SC, Sapelo Island, GA, St. Helena’s Island, SC, Cumberland Island, GA, and Charleston, SC. Students will participate in a service learning project on Sapelo Island, hike amongst wild horses on Cumberland Island, get to eat authentic Gullah food, tour Savannah’s historic sites, and get to spend time on the historic beaches of Hilton Head and other islands. 

Contacts: Helane Androne, Ph.D. and Stefanie Dunning, Ph.D. 

Louvre in Paris France

Paris: Cultural Capital - Winter 2024

Our program invites students to learn on location about masterpieces of French and American culture from the cathedrals of the Middle Ages to the contemporary modernist metropolis beloved by artists, writers, and filmmakers in a transnational context. Participants take two courses: ENG163 (Travel and Literature) and FRE 131 (Masterworks of French Literature in Translation). All courses are taught in English by experienced faculty from Miami University; some French is recommended, but not required. The Paris Cultural Capital program fulfills either the Global Perspectives requirement (6 credit hours of study abroad), or Miami Plan Foundation requirements for Humanities, Intercultural Perspectives (ENG 163), or Global Perspectives courses (FRE 131). These courses also count toward the English major & minor, and the French major. Space is limited to 20 students, so apply soon. (PROGRAM IS FULL FOR WINTER 2024)

Contact: Katie Johnson, Ph.D.
Rome at Night View of Saint Peters Cathedral

Italy: Visions and Contrasts - Winter 2024

Many people think about Italian cultural identity as something uniform and widespread throughout the country. Actually, because of its particular geographical conformation and its history. Italy is a country of many contrasts, a place where different uses, different dialects, different kind of food, different traditions and cultural perspectives intersect creating a vibrant and multifaceted environment. This three-week workshop in Florence over the J Term is designed to allow students to experience this rich and variegated cultural landscape. Through visits to some of the most important art galleries in the world – like the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Galleria dell’Accademia – film screenings, food tasting, cooking, a one-day trip to Siena and a two-days trip to the National Cinema Museum in Turin, students experience different cultural perspectives, learn to analyze movies under a technical point of view and to write about food and travels. Students live in apartments in the center of Florence, at a walking distance from the classroom space and surrounded by the artistic beauties of the city in a safe, friendly environment.

Contact: Daniele Fioretti, Ph.D..

Study Abroad and Away

Miami consistently ranks among the top universities in the nation for the number of students studying abroad. No matter your major, you're welcome to join the more than 1,500 Miami students each year who earn academic credit through study abroad. Students need to fully grasp the global nature of today's economy, politics, and cultures. Living and learning abroad is a great way to do that.

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Association of Creative Writers

The Miami University Association of Creative Writers (ACW) is an on-campus student organization designed to support the academic and creative goals of Miami University creative writers regardless of major, interests, experience or class.

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This is the Miami Chapter of the national English honorary Sigma Tau Delta. Membership requirements are at least 18 hours of English credit and a 3.0 overall grade point average, with at least a 3.2 GPA in English courses. Meetings and activities, however, are open to all first-year students, regardless of major, interested in English.


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