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UK & Ireland

  • Semester in London

    London, England
    London is your classroom when you study with JMU. In the Semester in London Program you'll study the great works and examine those great works in context, exploring how history influences the present in Europe's most cosmopolitan city. Our professors take you there, giving you the background and resources to inform your own discovery. Here you will find an extensive resource for students and... Read More
  • Semester in Scotland

    Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Scotland
    Welcome to the website for GenEd Summer Semester in Scotland Program. Here, you will find all the information about this innovative opportunity, covering academic requirements and expectations, accommodation and excursions and important deadlines. This unique study abroad program allows rising sophomores to complete 13 credit hours (four courses in four different clusters) towards their General... Read More

  • The Age of Enlightenment in London

    London, England
    This program in London is designed to earn students General Education credits in clusters two and three. Our studies will begin at JMU. We'll meet periodically in the spring term to begin our examination of the Enlightenment from political, cultural, and scientific perspectives. Then we're off to London! In London we'll continue our investigations, using the city's museums, architecture, and... Read More
  • JMU London Contemporary Dance and Performance Summer Intensive

    London, England
    The JMU London Contemporary Dance & Performance Summer Intensive is a summer program for intermediate to advanced students in dance or movement performance study. The Intensive focuses on rigorous training in contemporary dance techniques as well as opportunities to view cutting edge performance work in London.  The Intensive will expose the student to the rich performance scene of this... Read More
  • Honors: Victorian London - Charles Dickens, Jack the Ripper, and the Many Faces of Modernity

    London, England
    What do Charles Dickens and Jack the Ripper have in common? More than one might think! They both occupied the city of London and became the obsession of every-day Londoners during the Victorian period. Indeed, both the world-famous author and the infamous murderer were signs of the many faces of modernity at work in the Victorian world. The creator of books and the taker of lives reflected the... Read More
  • JMU North of England Programme (NOEP)

    Chester, Durham, York, and Manchester, England
    The North of England Programme immerses students in the rich culture of this distinctive region within the UK, especially in History, Literature and Politics. It covers the entire period from the ancient world to 1997 with fairly even coverage of Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern periods. The many sites and museums we visit in the four cities in which we stay both reflect and augment... Read More
  • Linguistics UK

    York, England
    Linguistics UK is an immersive study of language in the diverse linguistic environment of York, England. Each student will take a Linguistics course (CSD 490) team taught by Dr. DePaolis and a linguist affiliated with the University of York’s Department of Language and Linguistics. Guest lectures will be given on topics ranging from conversational analysis (the study of the how... Read More
  • Earth & Environmental Science in Ireland

    Clonbur, Galway, Ireland
    This course concept is designed to fulfill several needs of IDLS, specifically those Mathematics & Science concentration candidates, as well as Secondary Science Education (SEED) minor students, serving the needs of prospective secondary Earth and Biology teachers. It will serve as an intensive, field-based, upper division course of 3 credit hours each in Earth Science and Biology, and will... Read More
  • Ireland: Media, Culture and Society

    Dublin, Derry, Donegal, Galway, Ireland
    Experience Ireland and its culture for six weeks while earning a combined 6 hours of SMAD, ANTH, and/or ENG credits. Selected students will visit major landmarks and cities and come to appreciate Ireland’s rich culture and society by analyzing its films, media, and community dynamics.   During their stay, students will collaborate on a community and media based project... Read More
  • COB 204 in Europe

    Bangor, UK, Galway, Ireland
    Students who enroll in this program will be exposed to global culture and international business experiences. You will become a well-informed world citizen by immersing yourself in foreign cultures and establish a global perspective on business and your career in the business world. You will visit historical and cultural landmarks in Scotland and England. You will also visit Information Systems... Read More
  • Geology Field Course in Ireland

    Clonbur, Doolin, Portstewart , Ireland, N. Ireland
    The Geology Field Course in Ireland is the James Madison University Department of Geology and Environmental Science capstone course for geoscience majors. After completing the field course, you will be qualified to work for an industry, government, or academic employer who needs you to travel to an isolated field area, assess the local bedrock and surficial geology, natural resources, natural... Read More
  • Cross-Cultural Experience in Northern Ireland

    Dublin, Newry, Derry / Londonderry, Belfast, Ireland, Northern Ireland
    This program is open to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing teacher licensure in any subject area including art, music, theatre, or special education and serving children of any age-early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary. This cross-cultural field experience will provide valuable opportunities for JMU students to experience a variety of approaches to teaching and... Read More
  • Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland

    Inch Island, Derry, Dublin, Belfast, Ireland, Northern Ireland
    Students enrolled in this 6-credit program explore the culture and communities of Ireland and Northern Ireland in order to reflect on the communication of conflict and conflict resolution in the Irish context.  In weeks prior to departure, students receive on-line instruction and reading assignments that promote the analysis and discussion of conflict from a communication perspective; an... Read More
  • Ireland and America: a Cross-Cultural Study of Identity

    Limerick, Dublin and Galway, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Students enrolled in this course will explore psychological perspectives on the development of identity in a cross-cultural context. While in Ireland, students will be introduced to Irish history and culture, through classes, tours and attendance at cultural events. They will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with Irish students and to explore with them questions of the impact of... Read More
  • University of Leicester

    Leicester, England
    The University of Leicester is a leading teaching and research university. Founded in 1921 and receiving its Royal Charter in 1957, it is one of the UK’s older universities. With a pristine campus stretching across 147 hectares and a total of 220 school-owned properties, the university is ideally located with supermarkets, a cinema complex, local shops, bars and restaurants all within... Read More
  • Oxford University

    Oxford, England
    The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, with over 900 years of history.  Oxford’s deep roots are on display in its awe-inspiring architecture and traditions, and its focus on the future is evident in the university’s state-of-the-art facilities.  In the city of Oxford, you’ll discover many contemporary restaurants, a... Read More
  • The University of Cambridge

    Cambridge, England
    The University of Cambridge is situated in a stunningly beautiful city on the River Cam in eastern England, and has provided university instruction for 800 years.  Cambridge has become a leading world-class institution and a center of international learning.  Cambridge enrolls around 19,000 students, about 12,000 of whom are undergraduates. Summer Option:  For detailed... Read More
  • St. Andrews

    St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    The University of St. Andrews, founded in 1413, has gained a worldwide reputation for teaching and research that makes it one of Britain’s “Ivy League” universities.  The university of around 7,000 students sits in the beautiful coastal town of St. Andrews on the northeastern shore of Scotland, in an area known around the world as the birthplace of golf. For detailed... Read More

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