English and Creative Writing FSP LondonLondon, United Kingdom
Program At a Glance
THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The Department of English and Creative Writing offers a foreign study program at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Queen Mary is a highly prestigious university that boasts one of the world's finest and most innovative English departments. Students will study with leading scholars and writers on QMUL's vibrant East End campus a short train ride away from the center of London. Students will take three classes in the Department of English and Drama (which also houses the creative writing program), supplemented by a weekly seminar with the Dartmouth faculty director and an independent project.
Students on the English FSP enroll in English 90, 91, and 92. English 90 and 91 carry major and minor credit; English 92 does not, although it does carry college course credit. No FSP course may be used to satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement in any major.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Students must have completed all first-year requirements and one English course (other than English 7) with a grade of B or better. Students hoping to take a creative writing module at QMUL must have completed one creative writing course in an appropriate genre, also with a grade of B or better, in addition to their one English course.
3.3 overall GPA
Additional Information: Any of these requirements may, in certain extraordinary circumstances, be waived by the program director.
Selection Criteria: Strength of application and in-person interview; enthusiasm of faculty recommenders; degree of commitment to the English major and/or creative writing program.
Students will live in self-catering flats.
The program will also include a range of excursions and cultural activities designed to enhance their intellectual and creative experience of the city.
For more information, please see the department website.
"Great experience academically and personally -- definitely broadened my horizons." - Fall 2018
"I loved our trips to Stratford Upon Avon and Hampstead Heath - both were beautiful locations and places I would not of gone on my own. Professor Otter was conscious of these opportunities and made sure we took advantage of the culture of our geographic location." -Fall 2017
"The group excursions were memorable. They complemented and helped cement course material, and provided background information as well." -Fall 2017
"This course was fantastic. I enjoyed the light readings which the professor required and the time each week to discuss them." - Fall 2018
"My independent project helped me think more intensely about subjects related to my lifelong academic interests, and pick up new storytelling skills. This will complement the work I am doing for my thesis very well. An extracurricular class I took further complemented my independent project and thesis." -Fall 2017
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.
All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.