Do you long to study literature in Oxford? Would you like to see Shakespeare’s plays performed in the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London or by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford? Do you wish to roam through the ruins of Tintagel and think about the legend of King Arthur? Do you long to see the world that Austen describes so vividly in her novels? Would you like to see Big Ben for yourself and write about the experience? Would you like to partake in afternoon tea or eat fish and chips? Wheaton-in-England provides the opportunity for all of these experiences, and we warmly invite all of you to consider going on the trip during your time at Wheaton.
Wheaton-in-England is designed to allow you to study English literature while you are immersed in British culture. It is an eight-week summer program offering eight to ten hours of English credit, and it is led and taught by full-time professors of the Wheaton College English Department. Although the program varies somewhat from year to year, the basic program includes three elements: one to two weeks of classes on Wheaton's campus prior to embarking for England, seven to ten days in London, and three to four weeks at St. Anne's College, Oxford. The group also goes on numerous one-day field trips to various literary sites and on an extended northern excursion, which includes the Lake District. Usually the program includes an extended southern excursion as well, although it occasionally substitutes an extended visit to Ireland, Scotland, or Wales.
No matter what your concentration is within the English Major, Wheaton-in-England is a great opportunity to fulfill major requirements in a setting that not only allows for in-depth study of literary works within their cultural context but also creates a wonderful community as faculty and students explore the literature and the sites together. We also welcome non-majors who desire to fulfill their General Education requirement or those who wish to minor in English. Taking eight to ten hours during the summer gives you much more flexibility during the school year, so think about adding Wheaton-in-England to your schedule.
Wheaton in England