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See the world

English has historically been among the departments that shows high numbers of majors and minors participating in study abroad, with an average of 20 students studying around the world each year. For the 2018-19 academic year, English majors could be found hitting the books in England, France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica and Germany. In past years English majors and minors studied in Ireland, Scotland, Korea, South Africa, and Japan. These enriching academic experiences are the kind of high-impact practices that set UW-Eau Claire apart from similar institutions.

UW-Eau Claire has an institutional commitment to providing interested students with the chance to study overseas, and the English department is a perfect example of this goal. 

Another institutional goal is to increase our 4-year graduation rate, and through the efforts of both the English department and the Center for International Education (CIE), taking advantage of this opportunity does not need to delay your graduation. We can help you do both!


Navigating in a new culture

Junior English education major Megan Peterson recounts her experiences while studying abroad in Korea.

New worlds, new lessons
English student and David Shih at awards ceremony

Teaching in the city of a hundred spires

Like many education seniors, English education major Grace Luebben will be completing her long-awaited student teaching semester. Unlike most students, however, Luebben will complete this work in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Keep it a little closer to home?

If international travel is not your interest, you don’t have to cross the ocean to have enriching cultural experiences. UW-Eau Claire is among 200 universities that participate in the National Student Exchange Program (NSE). This unique opportunity allows Blugolds to study for a semester at another university while still paying UWEC tuition. With several sites in 49 states, you will have no problem finding one that sparks your interests.

Students in Winchester, England.

English Study Abroad

The English department can boast some of the highest numbers on campus for majors and minors who are able to study abroad. The broad range of coursework allows for credits abroad to easily apply, keeping grad dates on track.

Learning about literature over
UW-Eau Claire geology student Sarah Kintner during her summer 2015 internship with Barr Engineering in Minneapolis.

Scholarship supports hands-on experience

We know the value of experiences like undergraduate research, and now offer a new scholarship to help make it possible for more Blugolds.

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