$1M State dept Grant Goes to English Profs
Dr. Cara Cilano, professor of English, will direct a three-year program aimed at expanding and strengthening the relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world. This award is the first UNCW has received from the State Department and, at $1 million, also qualifies as the largest State Dept. grant to a university within the UNC System to date. Details are here.
This two-week, 3-credit course travels in May but counts as a Spring course. Explore the city that Jorge Luis Borges roamed, see the museums, visit the most beautiful cafes in the world and walk through the most renowned cemetery this side of Paris. This city, in fact, is called the "Paris of the Western Hemisphere" for a good reason. You don't even need to speak Spanish.
And here's the photo album for the 2013 trip! (Opens as pdf)
Want to see England the way Jane Austen saw it? You can -- if you are awarded one of the dozen or so fellowships that Mr. Charles F.Green III provides. Details are here.
And here's a photo gallery and bios of scholars and where they went.
English in Action Showcase
Want to get a sampling of what other students have accomplished in their classes? Take a look.
Photo Above: (l-r) Kenny Gilliard, Ashleigh Huffman, Daniel Faulkenberry and Juliane Bullard stand with the fine arts museum of Buenos Aires behind them. They were part of the 2013 3-credit, 2-week course to Argentina. - Photo by Shirley Mathews
International Studies Courses
The English Department offers a varying number of study abroad courses that take place in countries such as Argentina and Wales.
These courses, not a part of the permanent course list, vary in length and may take place during the regular semesters or summer sessions.
Each course is approved by the appropriate dean and include regular classroom assignments, lectures and discussions, travel and field work, and visits to historic and cultural sites.
Study takes place outside the United States, and often is in association with local universities abroad.
Requirement: A student must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0. The student may take up to 12 credit hours in INT 294 (ENG 294) and/or INT 494 (ENG 494).
Study Abroad/International Exchange
The first stop for interested students is the Office of International Programs, which gives a step-be-step how-to on registering for these study abroad opportunities.
If the student wants to apply credit in these courses toward a degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, they should start the process here by searching on all the possible options.
Semester in Swansea
UNCW has a long-standing relationship with Swansea University in Wales where students can live and learn in one of the most well-regarded universities in the UK.
Two Weeks in Buenos Aires
Students can register in the fall for the 2-week, 3-credit Spring semester course, ENG 294: Buenos Aires - Capital of Culture. Students travel in May to one of the most beautiful cities in the world to study the art, literature, music and culture of this South American center. Visit the Web site for more information and to see photo galleries of past trips. Also, you can look at this overview of all that the city has to offer.
Wentworth Travel Fellowships
Each year, a dozen or so students are awarded funds to travel to the country or area where their favorite authors or literary characters have existed. Our students have explored countries as far flung as China and India and as close to home as Concord, Mass., and New Orleans. Details are here.