The department encourages students to consider studying abroad for a semester or a year. Courses abroad may, with approval, receive both departmental and distribution credit.
English majors have the opportunity to spend the fall of junior year in a special program at University College London (UCL), the oldest and largest of the constituent colleges of the University of London. This program is a result of the combined efforts of Princeton and UCL faculty members and offers a rigorous, exciting, and rewarding program of study at a top-ranked institution in one of the world’s great capital cities. Students take three UCL courses and the Junior Seminar in Critical Writing (ENG 300, a Princeton course taught by a Princeton professor exclusively for Princeton students). The seminar culminates in the writing of the Junior Paper.
In recent years, English majors have studied abroad through the following programs:
- University of Melbourne, Australia
- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
- Chilean Universities Program via IFSA-Butler, Valparaiso, Chile
- UPCES at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
- Goldsmiths, University of London, England
- Worcester College and Hertford College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
- London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, England
- University College London, England
- IES in Delhi, India
- University College Cork, Ireland
- Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- University College Dublin, Ireland
- Queens University Belfast via Arcadia University, Northern Ireland
- Eastern College Consortium, Bologna, Italy
- University of Auckland via IFSA-Butler, New Zealand
- University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
- University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Sweet Briar College in Seville, Spain
Students considering study abroad should consult the departmental representative at an early stage.