Washington and Lee is one of thirteen U. S. colleges and universities affiliated with Advanced Studies in England (ASE), an undergraduate humanities program based in the city of Bath which offers qualified students a one- or two-semester experience (summer school also available). Students live in Georgian townhouses near the city center. The seminar-sized classes taught by British faculty often include study trips designed to deepen the students' understanding of the particular curricular subjects and English culture.
Studying Abroad and Majoring in English
For non-major students seeking signatures for English courses taken while studying abroad, for FDR or general credit, please see these instructions before visiting the departmental study abroad liaison.
With only 33 credits (11 courses) required to fulfill their majors, English majors who plan ahead can take spring term, one of the long terms, or even the whole junior year abroad. Summer study can also be arranged, though petitions are required to count summer courses for major credit. (The integrated six-week Virginia Program at Oxford is especially recommended to English majors, and some English credits can be earned through that program.) Be aware of the relevant deadlines of International Education. Study abroad usually takes one of two forms: Year-long or semester-long study at a foreign university in an English-speaking country. English majors have had good experiences at Advanced Studies in England in Bath; University College, Oxford; University College, London; York University; Melbourne; and other universities abroad. See the website of International Education for a list of approved programs. Arrangements about transferring credits for specific courses should be discussed with your departmental study abroad liaison and with the chair of the department before your departure.