Hop across the pond this summer to study at Wroxton
(Photo by Dan Landau)
By Kenna Caprio
Fairleigh Dickinson University and Merrimack College in Massachusetts have joined forces to offer students a sizzlin’ summer opportunity: the chance to study abroad in Wroxton for four weeks.
The two schools originally worked together during the development of a new international study center in Chengdu, China.
“We worked together so well that we started looking for other opportunities to collaborate,” says Jason Scorza, vice provost for international education. “Soon after, Merrimack joined the Wroxton College affiliate program. This allows Merrimack College students to attend fall and spring semesters at Wroxton.”
“From there, it made sense to pool our efforts over the summer, offering a greater variety of courses, giving our students opportunities to interact with each other and allowing one another's students to take an extra (free) course on an exchange basis,” continues Scorza.
FDU undergraduate students must take either “The Anatomy of Contemporary Britain” or “The Development of British Painting” and then can opt for one of Merrimack’s offerings: “Comparative Politics” or “Aesthetics: Identity, Morality and Mortality in the British Imagination.”
Similar to other Wroxton experiences, day trips are scheduled, including visits to Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, London and Stonehenge.
“Maybe you want a study abroad experience, but you can’t go for an entire semester. This is the option for you,” says Brian Swanzey, director of Wroxton and study abroad. “We wanted to make it as flexible an offering as possible, featuring core curriculum classes.” The deadline to apply is February 15 and the program runs June 30 to July 27. For more information, email Swanzey at Brian_Swanzey@fdu.edu.