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Summer: Rutgers- Creative Writing
Lewes, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Lewes is a quirkily historic market town near England’s south coast and an hour by train from London. Local attractions range from Lewes Castle, Bull House (once the home of Tom Paine), and The Round House (a former windmill owned by Virginia Woolf) to timber-framed bookshops and one of England’s oldest working breweries. The Greenwich meridian runs through the town—there’s even a pub named after it—but the great appeal of Lewes lies in its location; the town is wedged into a scenic gap in the South Downs and dozens of spectacular walks depart from its environs. Brighton, England’s liveliest seaside city, is less than a half hour away by train.
To view the program’s 2017 syllabus, please click here. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.
The program will be loosely based on Virginia Woolf’s daily schedule. Each morning will be dedicated to writing. After lunch students will walk (weather permitting) or visit local sites, before returning to base for quiet reading or group discussion of works in progress.
During the program students will also visit local areas of interest. These excursions will include Monk’s House, Rodmell, home of Virginia Woolf; Charleston Farm, home of Vanessa Bell, Virginia’s sister, and a center of the Bloomsbury group. We will also attend a public reading with a celebrated author (to be determined) as part of the Charleston Literary Festival. The syllabus below will contain a provisional itinerary and dates for the program.
For an example of the work that students produce on the Creative Writing program please take a look at Juhi Farooqui's Walking Essay and her Final Essay.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Accommodations and Meals
Students will stay in shared rooms at the White Hart Hotel in Lewes. A full English breakfast is included each morning. Other meals will be taken at local restaurants.
For more information about finances, including additional non-billable expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.
For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria. To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships-at-a-Glance worksheet and visit our scholarship directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.
Student Essay Examples