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  • Locations: York, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 11/15/2018 12/13/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English GPA Requirement: 3.0
Eligibility: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior (1st semester only) Housing Options: Dormitory
Area of Study: Anthropology, Archeology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Culture, Earth Science, Ecology, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Sociology, Writing Type of Program: Semester B
Program Description:


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Program Overview:
Hamline in York is a Fall semester abroad program offered by Hamline University in partnership with the University of York. Students take one four-credit course offered by an on-site Hamline University professor, and 12 credits towards their major at the University of York (there is also an internship option). 

Fall 2018 On-site Hamline Course Description:

New Immigrants to England: Changes and Challenges         
EDU 3660
Hamline Plan Letters: D: Diversity, W: Writing Intensive (all pending); P: LEAP with internship option only
Prerequisites: None

In this course we look at global issues in forced migration, examining the root causes of displacement. We investigate how England is responding to the influx of immigrants and how the religious, cultural, and ethnic diversity of recent immigrants shapes and defines modern Britain. With a special focus on the experiences of youth in schools, we also discuss the identity development of immigrants and how these identities are constructed, contested, and negotiated in this new country.

About the Professor:
Associate Professor Letitia Basford,, 651-523-2303 

Letitia Basford’s teaching and research interests focus on students’ equitable access to education, with a focus on reform-based pedagogy.  Her research interests surround how students’ culture, religion, race, gender and class, as well as their interactions with teachers and peers, play important roles in shaping their achievement, adjustment and identity in schools. She has studied how the Somali and Hmong refugee populations experience and become shaped by schools here in the Twin Cities and is also invested in scholarship around the school to prison pipeline.

She has led two Thailand J-Term courses before, as well as a J-Term course in Mexico, and has traveled extensively throughout the world, including England. Before becoming a professor in the School of Education at Hamline nine years ago, she was a middle school ESL teacher and the coordinator of a teen parent center in California. She earned her PhD in Second Languages & Cultures Education from the University of Minnesota.

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Academic Information:
Students can earn 16 credits for this program by choosing one of the options below:

Option 1: Two (6) credit courses in a department at York plus a (4) credit Hamline course taught in country by a Hamline Professor.

Option 2: One (6) credit course in a department at York, a (6) credit internship that earns a Hamline Plan P, and a (4) credit Hamline course taught in country by a Hamline professor. If selecting to participate in an internship, students will need to apply for a visa before they leave the country; instructions for this will be provided after students are approved by Hamline.

Additionally, it is important to note that once students are approved by Hamline, they will need to apply to a specific department within the University of York (instructions will be given on this after acceptance). It is advised that students select departments that they have a strong academic background in (more details are given on this in a Study Abroad Advising session). 

For more information on department options and modules (a.k.a. courses) open to visiting students, please refer to the York site; module selection will not be finalized until approved students have applied to York and have been placed in a department. 

Estimated Cost:
Fall Semester 2018 (September - December): $22,400

  • Program cost includes: optional internship, health insurance, 100 meals (or equivalent), accommodations, and two group excursions.

  • Program cost does not include: round-trip airfare, personal expenses, additional meals, or visa fees, if applicable.

  • All Hamline, State, and Federal scholarships and grants will apply to the cost of the program. Please note that this program is not eligible for tuition exchange or employee discounts.

Language Notes:
The language of instruction for this program is English.

Single Dorm Room

Contact Information:
Please contact the Global Engagement Center or schedule an appointment to learn more about this program. 

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