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  • Locations: Bath, United Kingdom; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Option: Apartment Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Arts and Sciences, Communication, Comparative Studies, English, History, Humanities, Linguistics
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 Academic Credit: English
Education Abroad Coordinator: Louise Yahiaoui
Program Description:
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Program Lit and Culture London tab 1

In this May program students will focus on London with additional stays in Bath and Oxford while they explore the influences and legacies of some of England's most famous authors and playwrights with particular focus on the Victorian era and the crime fiction genre.Time in London will be spent visiting sites that were the inspiration and setting for some of the most celebrated texts of today. Participants will be allowed access as "Readers" to the prestigious British Library research archives and discover this bustling capital in part through their own narrative.

This dual location program will allow students to students earn a total of 3 hours of Ohio State English credit. All coursework will be taught by Prof. Kay Halasek from the Department of English. As part of their studies, students see plays, visit art galleries and museums and take literary/historical walks in and around London, Oxford and Bath.


London, Oxford and Bath, UK.


In London students will a study-bedroom with several students living in the same flat and sharing a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, refrigerator/freezer and microwave oven. Students will be responsible for their meals. In Bath and Oxford students will stay in a centrally located hotel/bed and breakfast.

Resident Directors

Kay Halasek

Education Abroad Coordinator

Louise Yahiaoui
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Courses and Credit Lit and Culture London tab 2

Students will be registered for three hours of English 4575-  Special Topics in Literary Forms and Themes.



Application Requirement Lit and Culture London tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have successfully completed English 1100 and have a GPA of 2.5. Preference is given to Major and Minor students  from within the Department of English although Communications, Journalism, Theater and History students are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Lit and Culture London tab 4

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4031 program fee. The program fee includes instruction, accommodations, program-related excursions, local transportation pass and supplemental health insurance. It does not cover international airfare, passport and visa fees (if required), the cost of all meals, personal expenses or purchases. 

This program has been generously subsidized by the College of Arts and Sciences.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions Lit and Culture London tab 5

Tuesday September 19, 2017 5.00-6.00 PM in 100 Enarson Classroom Building
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:30 PM-6:30 PM in 100 Enarson Classroom Building
Thursday November 16, 2017 4-5.00 PM in 100 Enarson Classroom Building


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Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


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Experiencing another country and culture gave me more insight into the world.
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/03/2018
01/11/2018 05/05/2018 06/02/2018
Summer 2019 01/03/2019 01/15/2019 TBA TBA

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