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English Cultural Immersion

Exploring the world while earning credit

Finding a study abroad experience that not only fits into your four-year graduation plan but also covers some of the degree requirements for your major can be difficult. And if you want to have an experience that is intercultural and critically-focused on top of all that, you may just feel like giving up on any kind of international study. It seems impossible! However, a shorter, course-related immersion experience like those offered through the English department may just meet all of those desires, and fit better into your academic plan.

We just may have the trip for you! For instance, see the story below about immersion travel to Jamaica, and how several English students were able to put what they’ve learned in class to work in examining the culture and history of another country.

Jamaica Marley museum

Stories behind a favorite vacation destination

A travel seminar course offered through English provides students with a unique opportunity to take a closer look at an iconic tourist destination — Jamaica.

Caribbean classroom
Geology and English student trip to Yosemite

Take your learning to a national park

In May 2016, English and geography students were able to take advantage of an interdisciplinary immersion trip led by Stephanie Turner and Harry Jol, titled

National Park adventures
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire computer science, education, English and geography students visited Yosemite National Park as part of a domestic immersion project.

Immerse yourself

Become a citizen of the world. Learn about the Somali experience in Minneapolis/St. Paul, talk to eyewitnesses to history on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, work in solidarity with local communities in Guatemala, and so much more.

Immerse yourself
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