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England - British Studies Alnwick: SCSU Semester
Alnwick, England (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/03/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/12/2018 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: Full semester following SCSU calendar
15 Credits for Fall and Spring semester
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
Costs: Fall - CLICK HERE, Spring - CLICK HERE


The program course options include British Studies classes along with different major-specific courses offered each semester. The specific courses will depend 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 2018: Course(s) Offered

School of the Arts - Choose one of the following:

  • ART 309 - Special Topics in Art
  • ART 130 - Studio Art for Non-Majors - Photography Interest
Fall 2018: Courses Offered
  • BRIT 250 - Contemporary Britain
  • HIST 335 - Britain in the Tudor Era
  • HIST 135 - Aspects of Medieval English Society
  • CMST 192 - Intro to Communication Studies (Goal 1)
  • CMST 211 - Public Speaking (Goal 6)
  • CMST 306 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture (Goal 2)
  • CHEM 105 - Chemistry and the Environment (Goal 3 & 10)
  • CHEM 160 - Preparatory Chemistry (Goal 3) 
  • CHEM 210 - General Chemistry (Goal 3)
  • CHEM 460 - Special Topics in Chemistry
Spring 2019: Courses Offered
  • BRIT 250 - Contemporary Britain
  • HIST 335 - Britain in the Tudor Era
  • HIST 135 - Aspects of Medieval English Society
  • HIST 101 - Tolerance & Persecution During the Black Death (Goal 5 & 8)
  • HIST 210 - Western Civilization (Goal 5 & Goal 8)
  • HIST 380 - Saints & Demons 
  • STATS 193 - Statistical Thinking (Goal 4)
  • MATH 221 - Calculus (Goal 4)
  • STEM 180 - Topics in Mathematics (Goal 2 & Goal 8)


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