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England, Public History Summer Faculty-Led Immersion
Harlaxton, England; Liverpool, England; London, England; York, England (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
2.30 (may be flexible) Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Coordinator: Shanti Freitas
Program Description:
This program is a Faculty-Led Immersion, coordinated by Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator in Academic Affairs. Please direct all questions to or 715-836-6037, and submit all application materials to Schofield 17. It is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.

This four-week program in 2017 will be led by Dr. John Mann (History) and Dr. Kate Lang (History), who will teach the course: Public History in England. This exciting historically focused program will begin in Grantham at Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville. Part of Harlaxton's unique academic strength is seeing firsthand the places you are studying. The travel and field trips to museums and historical sites are an integral part of the course.  Students will travel to York, Durham, Liverpool, Birkenhead, and London to explore public history throughout England.

Harlaxton is a 100-room Victorian manor house in the English midlands. Located on the edge of Harlaxton village, two miles outside of Grantham, the Manor is set amidst the green pastures and rolling hills typical of the English countryside.  Nottingham, the nearest city, is about 20 miles away. A convenient rail network provides easy access to other parts of Great Britain, making trips all over the country possible. London is about an hour away by train. 


You will share double or triple rooms in Harlaxton Manor while in Grantham. Meals are served cafeteria-style in the Dining Hall. There are also laundry facilities, "telly" lounge with VCR/DVD, a general store in the Manor, and campus-wide wireless access. While traveling in York, Liverpool, and London, the group will stay in hostel style housing with a few meals included.

You will travel with other UW-Eau Claire students and faculty during the program. You will have opportunities to get involved in the community and culture during your exploration of the public history in England. Additionally you will have the opportunity to meet people in your hostels and dorms.

  • Schedule a general advising appointment with Faculty-Led Immersion staff by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing Shanti Freitas at


  England HP

To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar;  click here: Academics - Public History in England, Summer

You can find more information on 2017 estimated program costs* here: England Summer17.pdf

*This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program. The goals of the Blugold Commitment are to extend access and affordability to these exceptional high-impact practices for all UW-Eau Claire undergraduates, to ensure that more of these opportunities are available for these students, and to increase the numbers of students who participate. Therefore, while UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in multiple high-impact immersion programs, each student is eligible to receive BCDT funding for only one FLIIE experience. 

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"Traveling to England during the summer allowed me to study abroad without interrupting my class schedule and was hands down the best decision I've made at Eau Claire. I made incredible friends, traveled to beautiful places, and learned how to be an independent traveler. Not only did I learn about English culture and history, but it also ignited my passion for traveling and exploring new places. I miss England everyday and all the wonderful memories I made there. I can't wait to travel the rest of the world and experience everything it has to offer." -Dana Strothenke, summer 2016

"My experience was educational in every sense, culturally, socially, academically, and personally. The learning was constant because professors encouraged us to try new things and explore the city, and we learned as much from our experiences outside of academics as we did in the academic setting." -Peter Beiswanger, summer 2016

To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/03/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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