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  • Locations: Alnwick, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 03/18/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Eligibility: 2-Sophomore
Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Long-Term Program
Program Description:


  Fast Facts

  Academic Calendar: Fall, Spring: Full semester
  following SCSU calendar
  Credits: 15 Credits for Fall and Spring semester
  Course Offerings: Most Majors
  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: 8,116
  Costs: Fall - CLICK HERE, Spring - CLICK HERE



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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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. 

Spring 2019: Courses Offered

  • BRIT 250 - Contemporary Britain
  • HIST 335 - Britain in the Tudor Era
  • HIST 101 - Tolerance & Persecution During the Black Death (Goal 5 & 8)
  • HIST 110 - Western Civilization (Goal 5 & Goal 8)
  • HIST 380 - Saints & Demons 
  • STATS 193 - Statistical Thinking (Goal 4)
  • MATH 221 - Calculus (Goal 4)
  • MATH 480 - Topics in Mathematics (Goal 2 & Goal 8)
Fall 2019: Courses Offered
  • BRIT 250 - Contemporary Britain
  • HIST 335 - Britain in the Tudor Era
  • Other courses coming soon! Contact Rachael Gardner for more information in the meantime. 


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