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Living and Learning at Wroxton: An Exceptional Opportunity



Dec 05, 2017

12/5/17

WroxtonRandolph-Macon College students have the opportunity to participate in an exceptional opportunity: a month-long study-abroad adventure at Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, England. The all-inclusive program, which runs May 26 – June 23, 2018, gives students the chance to live in and explore England—all while earning six R-MC credits in four weeks. Participants will take two classes while at Wroxton: one taught by an R-MC professor, and one taught by a Wroxton professor.

Idyllic Environment + Tailor-Made Experience
Wroxton College—an overseas campus of Farleigh Dickenson University—is located northwest of London. Students will live in a 17th-century manor house on the picturesque Wroxton campus, which is a short distance from Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and London. The college is also within easy reach of theaters, concert halls, museums, galleries, restaurants and major shopping areas.

Students can tailor their Wroxton experience by choosing one course taught by an R-MC professor: Professor Jen Cadwallader's ENGL 190: Midnight Tales (AOK: Lit); or Professor Janet Hayatshahi's THEA 210: Theatre for Social Change (AOK: Lit); and one course taught by a Wroxton professor: INTR 3430: The Anatomy of Contemporary Britain (AOK: SS); or PSYC 3318: The Psychology of Everyday Persuasion (AOK: SS and counts as PSYC 340).

Learning Outside the Classroom
In addition to taking classes, students in the program will visit some of England's most famous destinations. They'll travel to Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Stratford-Upon-Avon, London, and Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire. The all-inclusive price ($6,800) includes tuition for six R-MC credits, roundtrip airfare, room & board, insurance, fees, as well as numerous excursions and activities.

Study, Travel, Friendship
Madison Burns '19 and Jenna Burns '19 studied at Wroxton in summer 2017.

Madison Burns, a business major and communication studies minor, says it's hard to narrow down the most rewarding part of the Wroxton experience.

"Wroxton is an incredible school with brilliant professors who are passionate about what they teach," says Madison, who studied International Business Concepts and The History of Contemporary British Art. "In one month, we traveled to London three times, went to Oxford, toured a Mini Cooper plant, visited the Black Country Museum, attended a Shakespeare play, walked around Stratford-upon-Avon, toured Wimbledon, visited Stonehenge and The Roman Baths, and visited six art galleries including The Tate Britain. We had a full schedule, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. I had the time of my life in England and was able to come home and still have the rest of the summer to work and spend time with family."

Jenna Burns is a psychology major and Spanish minor.

"The Wroxton experience is one that I will cherish forever," she says. "The opportunity to spend a month in a beautiful country with some of my best friends was more than I could have asked for. One of the most rewarding parts about studying abroad at Wroxton was the opportunity to immerse myself into a new culture. Thanks to the welcoming staff and professors, the beautiful grounds, and many new opportunities, Wroxton quickly became my home. Although you travel with a group of Randolph-Macon students and professors—which is very comforting—there is lots of room for personal growth and independence. I learned so much in four weeks."

How to Apply
Space is limited for this unique opportunity, and students are encouraged to apply now. For more information, please contact Professor Susan Parker, associate dean of Academic Affairs, at sparker@rmc.edu.