Department of English

Emily Clark, 20 and a junior majoring in English, sits among other students awaiting the next round of trivia questions at the Mythology of Harry Potter event in fall 2019 in the Randall Library Auditorium. This event is in advance of the study abroad program, sponsored by the English Department, which focusses on J.K. Rowling’s young wizard. - Photo by Kyle Sullivan

Emily Clark, 20 and a junior majoring in English, sits among other students awaiting the next round of trivia questions at the Mythology of Harry Potter event in fall 2019 in the Randall Library Auditorium. This event is in advance of the study abroad program, sponsored by the English Department, which focusses on J.K. Rowling’s young wizard. - Photo by Kyle Sullivan

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 with the International Programs office.

Mr. Charles Green (l) and Prof. Chris Gould attend a Wentworth presentation.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. 

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.