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

Organized Crime, Feminism, & Resistance Movements in Sicily & Southern Italy - Summer

JMU Summer Program in New York - Summer

Semester in Florence - Fall, Spring, Summer

Semester in London - Fall, Spring, Summer

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

The Arts and Culture of Montréal - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs

American University in Cairo (Egypt) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

University of Versailles (France) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

Malmö University (Sweden) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

University of Leicester (UK) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

External Programs


Other Related JMU Programs

UK Linguistics - Summer

Mediterranean Marvels - Summer

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