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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; New Brunswick, United States; Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 04/01/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Stephanie LaCava
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
Good Academic Standing
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Faculty Led
Program Description:
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The Program
  • Witness Shakespeare's work as it was meant to be seen; performances in the Globe Theatre in London and by the Royal Shakespeare Company are major parts of this program.
  • Learn about the challenges and complexities of Shakespearian production by site visits to some of the United Kingdom's most famous theatres.
  • Meet with actors and directors to get a true sense of the Bard's work.

Your Host Cities: London & Stratford-upon-Avon:
London is quite simply one of the most exciting cities on earth. It is the center of everything British—culture, politics, finance, history, and royalty—but also a world capital with a huge multinational population. “When a man [or woman] is tired of London, he is tired of life,” said 18th-century author Samuel Johnson, and the quote is no less true today. Cultural highlights range from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London to the new British Library and Tate Modern art gallery and, especially, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. 

Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's hometown from which he commuted to London, is an extraordinarily well-preserved city, in which Shakespeare's original home, along with those of many of his contemporaries (including his wife Anne Hathaway), still stand.  Stratford-upon-Avon is also now home to extraordinary resources for Shakespeareans: the Royal Shakespeare Company, which runs two major theaters in Stratford, the Shakespeare Center at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and the Shakespeare Institute.  

   Faculty Director Profile:
Tom Fulton

Professor Fulton has written on cultural intersections of politics and religion, on problems in rhetoric and generic form, on media history, and on the history of reading.

He is the recipient of a Folger Shakespeare Library Long-term Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, several grants from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and numerous other awards.

Email Professor Fulton at:
The 2019 Syllabus is based on our 2017 trip, with the dates but not all the plays current to 2019; see the 2019 syllabus here.

This course studies the work of England’s greatest dramatist.  We will spend two weeks reading plays at Rutgers, and then we move to England to see them performed on the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s Birthplace) and the Globe Theatre and other theaters in London.  Attention will be given to Shakespeare’s context and contemporaries, film and stage interpretation, and the challenges of production and performance.  While in England, we will see the major theatres and sites associated with Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and study with actors, directors, and scholars associated with the major centers for Shakespearean studies and performance in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.  

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Accommodations and Meals
Students will reside in student apartments while in Stratford-upon-Avon and in a hotel in London. Breakfast and dinner will be provided in Stratford-upon-Avon, and breakfast will be provided in London.

Financial Information
Program costs for 2019 will be updated by the beginning of the spring semester.

For information about the program cost and 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. 

Rutgers English Department Shakespeare Travel Award- Available to all Rutgers students participating in the summer Shakespeare program.  To be considered for this award students will need to submit an application for the Center for Global Education scholarships (available upon acceptance to the program).  Applications will be reviewed by the English department scholarship committee after March 15th.