English majors who study abroad come to understand that cultural context is crucial for interpreting literary texts.  The opportunities for enhancing one’s understanding of literature through foreign study are almost boundless.  Who wouldn’t want to see Shakespeare performed in the rebuilt London Globe.  Studying abroad can help students become better equipped with ideas, cultural viewpoints, an understanding of human values, and a desire to create literary art.

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

Semester in Scotland - Summer

Semester in Florence - Fall, Spring, Summer

Semester in London - Fall, Spring, Summer

The Arts and Culture of Montréal - Summer

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

Ireland: Media, Culture and Society - Summer

JMU North of England Programme (NOEP) - Summer

The London of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I - Summer

Other Related JMU Programs

JMU also offers many programs that supplement the foundation of a liberal arts degree.

Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland - Summer

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