Many students at WKU have experienced the incredible whirlwind semester Harlaxton College offers. Whether you are new to international education, or you’ve seen it all before, Harlaxton is a great opportunity to study abroad.
What is Harlaxton?
Harlaxton College is located in Grantham, England, which is a small town about an hour north of London. The University of Evansville owns the 19th century manor, and WKU has a contract that allows students to study abroad there every semester.
What is life like at Harlaxton?
Students live in a gorgeous manor house, take classes with students from all across America, and have the opportunity to travel throughout Europe on the weekends. Students take classes Monday through Thursday, leaving three-day weekends available for travel. There are school trips offered, and many students travel independently. About 150 students attend Harlaxton each semester. For more detailed information be sure to check out Katie Meek's (Class of 2015) blog. Katie will be blogging while studying at Harlaxton during the Spring 2012 semester. Click here to read it!
What classes are offered?
Each student who goes to Harlaxton is required to take British Studies, a 6-hour history course divided into two parts: lecture and seminar. Various general education courses are offered each semester, depending on visiting faculty, and most students take 12 credit hours while at Harlaxton. View the most up-to-date course listing through the University of Evansville's website
How do funds transfer to pay for Harlaxton?
Tuition, room and board at Harlaxton are all included in the fee paid to WKU. Additional costs students are responsible for are their plane tickets to and from England, any traveling they choose to do on weekends, and other personal expenses. Certain scholarships and forms of financial aid are applicable to the Harlaxton program. For complete information on whether or not your financial aid will apply, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. Students are also eligible for many travel abroad scholarships—see our Scholarships.
How do I sign up?
Visit the WKU Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning's website to learn more about Harlaxton and begin applying.
Find upcoming information sessions on the WKU in England at Harlaxton College Facebook page.
Don’t hesitate to call the Study Abroad and Global Learning Office to find out more!
Study Abroad and Global Learning: 270-745-5334