Advanced Studies in English: ASE Bath Semester-long study abroad in an affiliated program

Washington and Lee is one of thirteen U. S. colleges and universities affiliated with Advanced Studies in England (ASE), an undergraduate humanities program based in the city of Bath which offers qualified students a one- or two-semester experience (summer school also available). Students live in Georgian townhouses near the city center. The seminar-sized classes taught by British faculty often include study trips designed to deepen the students' understanding of the particular curricular subjects and English culture. ASE is formally associated with University College, Oxford University where students study for a 9-day residency each semester. Dr. Christopher Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University, appoints the Oxford faculty and oversees the time in Oxford. Students also spend a week each semester in Stratford-upon-Avon while attending the Royal Shakespeare Company productions. Applicants to ASE should have a 3.000 cumulative grade-point average. Interested students should see Professor Suzanne Keen, Washington and Lee's representative on the ASE Advisory Board for further information, catalogs, and application forms.

Advanced Studies in England (ASE) offers:

  • academic excellence (great track record with W&L students)
  • seminars and tutorials in the traditional British style
  • a broad humanities curriculum (fulfill FDR HL or HA requirements or take courses towards your humanities major)
  • high caliber teachers, many from Oxford University
  • outstanding study trips to locations in the British Isles and Ireland
  • residences each term at Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • meal plan
  • exceptional student housing in historic residences right in Bath
  • access to British student life through Bath University
  • links with local community through internships, school placements and volunteer work

Courses in:

  • Contemporary Society
  • Cultural Studies in the City of Bath
  • Literature in English
  • History
  • Applied Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Women's Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Classical and Modern Languages (not beginning courses)
  • Education

Study with students from affiliate colleges:

  • Washington and Lee
  • Boston College
  • Bucknell University
  • Denison University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hampton University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • The University of Rochester
  • Skidmore College
  • Wells College
  • The College of William and Mary