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England - British Studies Alnwick: SCSU Semester
Alnwick, England (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 04/01/2017 04/07/2017 08/21/2017 11/27/2017
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/13/2017 01/09/2017 04/23/2018
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 02/07/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Class Eligibility:
Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Long-Term Program
Program Description:



The Alnwick program takes place in northern England inside the castle that is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. To many, it is also known as “the Harry Potter Castle.”  Students take classes while living inside the castle in order to get a better understanding of British Culture. A few of the places students can visit include Hadrian’s Wall, The Lake District, London, and Edinburgh. This program offers students a unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the British Culture!
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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 15 Credits for Fall and Spring semester and 12 for Summer
Faculty & Staff:  Resident Coordinator in Alnwick, SCSU Faculty, and British Faculty
Housing:  Dormitory-styled room in Alnwick Castle
Meals:  Meals provided from Monday breakfast to Friday lunch; kitchen available for weekend meals
Language of instruction:  English
Local Currency: Pound

Population of Alnwick: 8,000


There are no pre-requisites for the Alnwick, England program. The program course options include British Studies classes which can be used toward a British Studies minor. In addition to these, different major-specific courses are offered each semester depending on the college leading the program. Talk with the Alnwick Program Manager in the Center for International Studies office for more clarification on options for courses. ( 
Summer 2017: Courses Offered - 5 weeks 
Fall 2017: Courses Offered
  • School of Public Affairs
    • Economics 
    • Geography
    • Additional courses to count towards: Business, Liberal Education Program, & British Studies Minor
    • School of Public Affairs Tall Card.pdf
    • For more information on the School of Public Affairs program, click here!
Spring 2018: Courses Offered
  • School of Health and Human Services
    • Specific courses coming soon!


The castle in itself is an attraction during tourist season with broomstick flying lessons, archery lessons, and tours of the castle area that the Duke and Duchess live in. Alnwick also supports a rugby team that plays on the outskirts of the town.  Hulne Park or Duke’s Park both offer multiple walking trails. If students are looking to see something outside the precinct, however, Newcastle, England and Edinburgh, Scotland are only a train ride away for weekend getaways!   


SCSU students live in dormitory-styled rooms inside of Alnwick Castle. Single rooms are available upon request for an extra cost, but the typical dorm rooms fit two to five students in them. On the castle grounds there is a kitchen, dining hall, recreation room, laundry room, and library.


  • Must have completed one semester at SCSU
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Open to all majors
  • Students should first apply with SCSU online