Office of International Programs


Russell Scholars Program at Wroxton College, England

Winter break 2015-2016: December 30, 2015- January 9, 2016

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

Wroxton College

The program in Wroxton, England offers students the opportunity to study humanities in the heart of England. The team-taught interdisciplinary course integrates 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.

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.


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.


The application deadline is September 25, 2015, along with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

A complete application includes all of the following:

  • 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 (recommendation cannot come from the faculty member leading the program)
  • Official copy of USM academic transcript

Please note that the minimum GPA for particiption in this program is a 2.0 (cumulative).

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 approximate program fee is $2,700. This fee includes accommodation, roundtrip airfare from Boston, scheduled in-country travel, site visits, field trips, all meals at Wroxton College, and iNext's comprehensive insurance plan. Three credits of tuition and fees are an additional cost.

Not included in the program fee is the cost of tuition, fees, books, academic supplies, lunches and dinners in London, or other personal expenses. Three credits of tuition is $759 plus $84 for the university unified fee. All participants on USM travel programs receive the in-state tuition rate regardless of residency.

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 toward the cost of the program and the remaining balance will be due as follows:

50% of the balance due November 13, 2015
Remaining balance due December 11, 2015