The Department of English offers several faculty-led summer study abroad programs. These programs give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new location, while studying alongside other ECU students. If you are interested, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in
English. You may also find the College's study abroad opportunities and the University's Pirates Abroad opportunities helpful.
At left, ECU students pose in front of one of the sets where Harry Potter was filmed. This is just one of the many potential day trips from our London study abroad program, which runs every summer. During this program, you may earn 6 s.h. credit toward graduation. To learn more, visit the ECU2London website.
You will wing your way to London, England for three weeks of studying the
literature, art, design, culture, and folklore of one of the most
vibrant, culturally-rich cities/countries in the world. If you’re
interested in traveling to London, seeing the sights, and earning 6
undergraduate or graduate credits, this is the opportunity for you!
Enrolling in two courses offered during Summer Session 2, you will complete coursework while also spending time exploring the bustling streets and picturesque parks of London proper. You may even choose to spend weekends in nearby Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
France, or elsewhere in Europe.
Dr. Richard Taylor, associate professor, has been making the trip with students almost
every summer for the last 25 years, and is a tremendous asset to this
trip. If you have questions about London, he’s the person to talk to! You can also find more information on our trip at PiratesAbroad.
These classes move very quickly in London, as we’re there only three
weeks. Each summer, we work hard to keep the time we spend “in class”
in our flats down so that you can have time to explore the city.
This study abroad program was initiated by the School of Communication, in collaboration with Krosno State College and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in 2013. In 2015 and 2016, Drs. Deborah Thomson (School of Communication) and Lida Cope (Professor, English) added a week in Prague, developing a new relationship with Prague College. Students on this trip will spend time in Krosno, Poland, Krakow, Poland, and Prague, Czech Republic. During the course of study in Central Europe, you will learn about the use of English as a global language and the intercultural nature of communication as you interact with students from around the globe and experience Polish and Czech Culture.One student from the 2016 Central Europe Study Abroad trip highlighted the benefits of studying intercultural communication and English as a global language in a foreign culture, stating: “I am learning it in the classroom and applying it to my everyday life the second I walk out of the classroom door. I’ve learned what it means to accept another culture; I’ve learned that there are differences in the means of communication between two different cultures; I’ve learned that the only way a person is going to grow is to let go of what they thought and open up for something new to take its place.”
Travel Writing in Prague 2018 will take ten
students to the cultural capital of Bohemia for a month of studies during
Summer I. The travel writing focus offers a unique lens through which to view
an international experience. You'll enjoy learning to see one of the world's
most important historic and vibrant cities more like a local than a
We'll stay in an exceptionally located
pension in a safe residential neighborhood that's known for its restaurants and
coffee shops--only a few minutes from central Prague's famed medieval Old
Town and its New Town, founded in 1348. It's easy to enjoy getting lost
wandering the winding cobblestone streets that connect the two.
Instructor Alex Albright is an
award-winning writer, teacher and editor who's been an English and creative
writing professor at ECU since 1981. He'll be assisted by excellent local
guides and a local co-host. More about Travel Writing in Prague 2018: www.rafountain.com/Prague
For more information, call Alex:
252.328.4876, or email him: firstname.lastname@example.org.