Study Abroad / Saint Mary's Programs


Literature on Location

Short-term Study Abroad Program – 2020

English 360 – This program is anticipated for Spring semester 2020 and includes a faculty-led tour of England in May-June 2020. Participants will explore English culture and history through an examination of literature and a literary tour of England focused on sites related to course readings.

London, England

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. With an estimated 8,308,369 residents in 2012, London is the most populous metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.

Travel Date

May 2020

Program Sites

  • London: Dickens Museum, British Library, Stratford-Upon-Avon: Shakespeare Anne Hathaway’s cottage, Play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
  • Glastonbury: Chalice Well, Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Tor
  • Bath: Jane Austen Center, Tea at the Regency Tea Rooms
  • Oxford: Tour of colleges, The Eagle and Child
  • Margate: A day at the English seaside
  • Winchester: Winchester Cathedral, Winchester Bible, John Keats walking path, Jane Austen grave, Wolvesey Castle, Great Hall and Round Table
  • Saint Cassian’s Centre (often known simply as ‘Kintbury’ after the civil parish in which it is situated) is a Catholic Youth Retreat Centre near the village of Kintbury in the English county of Berkshire. It is owned and operated by the United Kingdom province of the De La Salle brothers and plays host to the Literature on Location Program.


Students will stay at St. Cassian’s Centre, a Lasallian retreat facility on beautiful grounds near Kintbury, with some overnight stays in hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Course Fee (2020)

Estimated $2,400 – $2,600. Course fee covers all housing and most in-country meals, activities, and transportation.Not included in the course fee and are the responsibility of the student: airfare, passport, spending money, and some meals. Eligibility is based on a minimum GPA of 2.0 (2.5 is preferred), at least a sophomore status at the University, a review of the applicant’s behavior record at Saint Mary’s University, and faculty recommendations.

Course Readings

Legend of King Arthur, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, John Keats, Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Graham Swift

Application Process

  • Students must apply by December 1, 2019.
  • Once accepted, students will be enrolled in E360 for the spring semester.
  • In the case of any last-minute changes, accepted students will have until 4:00pm on January 15, 2020 to withdraw from the course. After this date, the full course fee will be non-refundable.
  • The number of accepted students is limited.
  • Travel Dates, Sites and Readings are subject to change

For more information

John Kerr, Ph.D.
Faculty Leader
Associate Professor
Department of English
Saint Mary’s Hall 229

Vicki McDonald, M.A.
Coordinator of Study Abroad / International Center Associate
International Center, The Heights
Campus Box #51

Find Us

The Heights International Center, Room 103
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fax: 507-457-6917