After on-campus study, students in the short-term WorldWide course "The City and the Stage: Theatre History and Criticism in London" traveled to the United Kingdom over winter break, visiting London and Stratford-upon-Avon. The course, taught by literature professor David Mycoff, traced the development of theatre in London from Roman times to the 21st century. While traveling, students attended a variety of performances from a traditional children's pantomime to a new production from acclaimed British playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah. Students also had the opportunity to tour the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe, and explore the city's many museums, galleries and historic sites. Juniors Ashley Werling and Laura Burnell are shown here at the Tower of London.
During this year's WorldWide Week, an event that showcases the prospective short-term international courses for the next academic year, students will have the opportunity to meet with course instructors, hear from students who have participated in previous courses and longer-term study abroad options, learn about study abroad opportunities, sample international cuisines and more. WorldWide Week will take place March 3--March 7.
History and political science major Caitlin McQueen is spending a semester as an intern for Nigel Evans, a member of the British Parliament, through Warren Wilson's WorldWide Program. Warren Wilson's Semester in London program allows qualified students to study and intern in the British capitol. Caitlin says, "Having the opportunity to work as a researcher for a MP in the House of Commons has been the best learning experience of my life. Not only do I have a fresh perspective on a foreign political system--but my eyes have been opened to a new culture and ideas completely different from my own."
The WorldWide Program offers every qualified student the opportunity to travel off-campus on a cross-cultural educational experience. This off-campus experience is integral to the College's mission of academics, work and service within our global community. Students have studied in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, the south Pacific, and far corners of North America as part of the WorldWide program. Visit the WorldWide website to learn more.
Sharon Withrow is the Assistant Director of International Programs at Warren Wilson College.