Students in the city of Nottingham
Live in one of the UK's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, alive with culture and nightlife. The University of Nottingham has a reputation for excellence, recognized as one of the leading universities in the UK. While in Nottingham, live in a British residence hall and take classes with British classmates. Visit Sherwood Forest and follow the legendary trail of Robin Hood. Take the two-hour train ride to London for theater, museums, and concerts. Join new friends for tea and scones, watch cricket in the park, or spend weekends exploring the British Isles.
Dates: The semester program in Nottingham is offered in the fall only. It runs from approximately mid-September through the end of January with a 3-week winter break from about mid-December to first part of January.
Curriculum: After a 1-week orientation at Nottingham, students register for courses from the curriculum offered at the University.
Selection Criterium: There are no prerequisites for the England program. The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic and social standing with a GPA of at least 3.0. Students cannot participate in both a semester abroad and January Term travel course in the same academic year without special permission from the office of International Programs.
The number of students for each semester is limited, and selection is competitive. On the basis of an application, supporting documents, and a personal interview, a selection committee judges each applicant to determine motivation, readiness and academic preparation for this study abroad experience. A series of obligatory orientation meetings for fall participants (usually one weekend and several other meetings) is held in the spring semester prior to departure.
It is highly recommended that students take TCCA 230 (Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives) before participating in the program. Courses in European history, literature, and politics (such as Europe Since 1500, Comparative Politics, Modern England, the English Literature Survey courses, and Irish Literature) also provide excellent preparation. In addition, applicants are encouraged to attend co-curricular programs sponsored by the International Programs Office.
Housing: Linfield students normally live in residence halls that include meals in the hall's dining room, allowing for the opportunity to mingle with students from all over the world.
Quotes from Students
"I noticed an increase in personal resourcefulness. By the end of the term, I was able to take challenges as they came, while keeping in mind the big picture. I think this perspective was helped in large part by the independent nature of the England program, which allowed us to use our free time as we wished and introduced us to an educational structure in which academic success is much more self-determined."
"The importance of this program is hard to put into words -studying abroad was undoubtedly the best experience of my life. There were so many benefits to studying in England, but I feel that the most important were actually living and immersing myself in a completely different culture and gaining a sense of independence."
The University of Nottingham has an excellent web site. Their home page is located at www.nott.ac.uk.