England trip will focus on history, writing
Published: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 22:02
A group of ETSU students will be boarding a plane to Plymouth, England July 8 to study abroad. This 16-day excursion is nothing short of educational.
There are two separate courses students will be taking during the program.
The first is history, focusing on European and British impacts on the world. Students can see historic sites such as the Mayflower Steps where the pilgrims once walked within walking distance of Plymouth University.
“I think the history part of the program is a selling point,” program director Simon Topping said.
“Students get to experience history where it was made and even interview the people that went through it.”
The second course is English focusing on creative writing and certain characteristics of literature.
Students can see writers’ homes and study different aspects of English such as poetry, nonfiction and fiction. A popular site in the area is the home of Agatha Christie, where visitors can learn about her famous writings.
“We take you to where great writers wrote,” Topping said.
“We are hopefully inspiring young writers during the course.”
The total trip cost is $4,200, not including airfare or optional activities that are available on nights and weekends.
Students who are afraid of not having the money have several different options.
The first option is to discuss the opportunity with a financial aid counselor in the Office of Financial Aid.
The HOPE scholarship may also be available to certain students during the summer.
The ETSU International Education Scholarship is also available if students meet requirements, including having at least a 2.75 grade point average.