Many students in the Honors College at WKU have experienced the incredible whirlwind semester Harlaxton College offers. Whether you are a new traveler, 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 to 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 is slightly more expensive than a semester at WKU—but completely worth it. The only extra costs students are responsible for are their plane tickets to and from England, and any traveling they choose to do on weekends. Students receiving scholarships to attend WKU may apply these scholarships toward the cost of Harlaxton. Students are also eligible for many travel abroad scholarships—see our Scholarships.
How do I sign up?
Visit the WKU Study Abroad and Global Learning Center’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 Honors College or Study Abroad and Global Learning Office to find out more!
Honors College: 270-745-2081
Study Abroad and Global Learning: 270-745-5334