Office of International Programs


Russell Scholars Program at Wroxton College in England

Postponed until January 2015

RSP 300H: England and the Humanities (3 credits) and
RSP 305J: The Interaction of Culture & Politics (3 credits)

Wroxton College

The program to Wroxton, England offers students the opportunity to study humanities in the heart of England. Two team-taught interdisciplinary courses integrate English literature, history, art, religion, politics and government. While this program is co-sponsored by The Russell Scholars Program at USM, it is open to all students who meet the prerequisites.

In addition to time spent in London visiting some of London's historic attractions, educational trips are planned to Banbury, Warwick Castle, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Wroxton College is located in the quintessential English village of Wroxton in the rural heart of England north west of London. The college is housed in an exceptionally beautiful, completely modernized 17th century manor house once home to Henry James. Wroxton College is an overseas campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The following two integrated courses are taken together for 6 credits. Additional class time will be scheduled prior to the departure and after the return.

RSP 300H (3 credits): England and the Humanities

This course will examine the interrelationships among English literature, history, art, politics, and religion. Students will read and discuss the prose, poetry, and drama from several English periods. Wroxton's convenient proximity to Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon will allow students to visit Royal Shakespeare Theater, as well as other significant sites of England's literary history such as Oxford, Bath, and London.

RSP 305J (3 credits): The Interaction of Culture & Politics

This course is part of a special inter-disciplinary program intended as a helpful companion to finding oneself not only in a foreign country, but also in a foreign culture. It has been specially designed to introduce learning community students to the cultural life-style and political environment of contemporary Britain, and to set these in their necessary context.


Stephen Romanoff, Ph.D., Director of the Russell Scholars Program at USM and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, has studied and traveled in England extensively over the last thirty years. Dr. Romanoff brings a deep interest in English literature, art, and history to his teaching of the humanities.

Nicholas Baldwin, Ph.D., Dean of Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England is a noted British political scientist and lecturer on the intricacies of British government. Dr. Baldwin's enthusiasm for teaching and his commitment to students is one of the great strengths of the Wroxton experience.


A complete application includes all of the following and is due to the Office of International Programs by September 27, 2013. Special consideration will be given to Russell Scholars who apply by September 13, 2013.

* Signed, completed application form*
* $200 non-refundable deposit (applied to the program cost)
* Typed 200-word essay
* A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or academic advisor
* Official copies of all academic transcripts

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. You will be notified by e-mail of your application status. If your application is not accepted, the nonrefundable deposit will be returned. If the program is canceled for any reason by the USM, all deposits will be returned.

* If you are having trouble downloading the application, please contact us at (207) 780-4959 or and we will send you one. You may also want to try upgrading to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


The program fee for the Wroxton program is $2890 plus six credits of tuition and fees at the in-state rate. The program fee includes accommodation, roundtrip airfare from Boston, scheduled in-country travel, site visits, field trips, all meals at Wroxton College and emergency medical and evacuation insurance through iNext.

Not included in the program fee is the cost of tuition, fees, books, academic supplies, lunches and dinners in London, or other personal expenses. Six credits of tuition is $1518 plus $168 for the university unified fee. All participants on USM travel programs receive the in-state tuition rate regardless of residency. Tuition and fee rates for the 2013-2014 academic year will be confirmed by July 1, 2013.

The winter session is part of the fall semester and these additional credits may put you in a higher bracket for other academic fees. Please visit the Student Accounts website for complete information on tuition and fees.

All participants will be automatically registered for a payment plan. The $200 deposit will go towards the cost of the program and the remaining balance will be due as follows:

50% of the balance due Friday, November 1, 2013
Remaining balance due Friday, December 6, 2013