Harlaxton College

This program is a perfect option for those who wish to study abroad this summer in an authentic English manor while reaping all the benefits of a full college study abroad experience!

Harlaxton College offers a five-week summer session each year with a broad curriculum and optional weekend travel opportunities. Courses are tailored to allow for an experiential dimension (field trips, site visits, etc.) to enhance classroom academics.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Housing and Meals (including Hogwarts-style housing competitions)

On-Site Counseling and Health Services

On-Site Gym and Sports Hall

Tuition and Textbooks

Excursions (overnight, day, class field trips)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

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Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents for stays under 6 months

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Harlaxton programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Students will participate in one of the following (Brighton, Cambridge, or Oxford). All students will travel to London, York, and Scotland.

  • London

    London is the largest city in Western Europe, home of the Kings and Queens of England since time immemorial. The Tower of London, with its Beefeaters and grisly past, is a prominent landmark and is the place where the Tudor King Henry VIII had two of his queens beheaded! It is situated next to the famous Tower Bridge, which spans the River Thames. Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all equally famous historical buildings, of which there is no shortage in London. They are presided over by Buckingham Palace, where the current Queen lives, and overlooked by the London Eye. London is a magical city with plenty to offer any visitor.

  • Scotland - Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands, and St. Andrews

    We’ll travel to the north of England on the way to big skies, beautiful landscapes, spectacular wildlife, and some of the most hospitable people in the world. You will be based in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, one of Britain’s most popular destinations. Edinburgh Castle sits high above the city at the top of the famous Royal Mile. You can walk down the “Mile” with stops at the modern Scottish Parliament buildings, the Palace of Holyroodhouse (the Queen’s Edinburgh residence), St. Giles Cathedral, or perhaps the Whisky Heritage Centre. The traditional climb up Arthur’s Seat will give you expansive views of the city and out the Firth of Forth. Visit the Grassmarket and New Town for shops and cafés. Try haggis, buy a kilt, or at least find a traditional tartan scarf. Edinburgh never disappoints. We’ll visit The Highlands where we will experience the magnificent beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen and a boat cruise on Loch Ness. Steep yourself in the history of dramatic Glencoe and the chance to see Nessie! We’ll drive along the coast to St. Andrews for more beautiful scenery and golden sandy beaches. You will get lots of free time in the medieval city of St. Andrews, home of golf and Scotland’s oldest University, and see many old picturesque fishing villages in the Kingdom of Fife.

  • York

    York is an extraordinary city to visit—historically, architecturally and culturally. The stunning York Minster is one of Britain’s finest cathedrals, famous for its Gothic design and medieval stained‐glass windows. York is set around the River Ouse and its center is encircled with 12th-century walls, from which you get great views over the city while on a leisurely walk. Whether it’s finding Roman remains, seeing the Jorvik Viking Centre or a Norman castle tower, taking a river cruise, walking in the Abbey gardens, or shopping in narrow medieval streets, York has it all. You won’t want to miss this great city.

  • Skegness

    Enjoy a day at the British Seaside! We will head to Skegness on the eastern coast of the UK for a chance to dip your toes in the North Sea. You can wander the arcades and play British games or enjoy the breeze while laying in the sand. And to top off our experience, we will have fish and chips!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3 semester credits

This program is a perfect option for those who wish to study abroad this summer in an authentic English manor while reaping all the benefits of a full college study abroad experience!

Harlaxton College offers a five-week summer session each year with a broad curriculum and optional weekend travel opportunities. Courses are tailored to allow for an experiential dimension (field trips, site visits, etc.) to enhance classroom academics.

HOUSE COMPETITIONS

The House system is an integral part of life at Harlaxton College and aims to provide a sense of community and identity within each House that goes beyond students’ home campuses. The House system also works to:

  • Provide a framework for the College’s extracurricular activities;
  • Increase involvement in academic, athletic, creative, and social activities;
  • Engage students with a strong British tradition and history associated with the individual Houses;
  • Provide additional leadership opportunities through the House Captain roles;
  • Create a stable platform for extracurricular activities and provide opportunities for students to positively engage with the Harlaxton community outside of the classroom.

House events run throughout the session with points being awarded for each event or competition. Competitions/events fall into the categories of Academic, Athletic, Creative, Social, and Other. The House with the most points at the end of the session will win the overall House competition: The Manor Key!

The various houses include Gregory, Mercia, Newton, and Pegasus. For more on the houses, visit the API Blog.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the University of Evansville upon successful completion of the program. The University of Evansville is a four-year, fully accredited U.S. university in Evansville, Indiana.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Kelsey Patton

    Kelsey Patton will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - kelsey.patton@apiabroad.com

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    Rachel Wellborn

    Rachel will be your Resident Director in Leeds and will be a resource for you while you are in England!

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    Heather Lees

    Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.

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    Anna McCole

    Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!

All students will take one course for 3 semester credits.

Available subjects include:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethics
  • Environmental/Earth Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Sociology
  • Sports Marketing/Management
  • Sports Science/Kinesiology

Harlaxton Summer Courses

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Harlaxton College Class Catalog, Summer

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Highlights
  • Study abroad in an authentic English Manor (just like Downton Abbey and Hogwarts!)
  • Classes taught in English
  • Courses with U.S. students
  • Groundbreaking British Studies program
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (University of Evansville)

Students at Harlaxton have the unique opportunity to live where they study and learn while also living daily life. As most of the Faculty and Student Development staff join our students in living at the Manor and adjacent Carriage House, a holistic environment encompassing academic, social and personal learning is fostered both in and outside the classroom.

This program is fully-catered, so all meals taken at the manor are included in the program price.

Not only is Harlaxton College staffed with a full-time Student Development team who support student groups, host activities, and excursions, and are available to assist students in whatever capacity needed, student Resident Assistants are also recruited before each semester to assist their classmates throughout the term. Equipped to handle emergency situations, experts at program planning, and always ready with a listening ear, the Harlaxton RAs take pride in fostering healthy, community-oriented residential life here at the College.

Amenities in both the Manor and Carriage House include laundry facilities, vending, and TV/lounge spaces. The Refectory dining service, health clinic, Bistro pub, and Student Development Office are easily accessible to all residents, with a Sports Hall building on site, as well as walking trails within the 297 acres of surrounding gardens, parkland, woodland, and farmland. There are plenty of pool tables, reading areas, tv rooms, full gym and sporting facilities and other entertainments on site.

Finally, students are encouraged to participate in the house competitions (just like at Hogwarts!).

The House system is an integral part of life at Harlaxton College and aims to provide a sense of community and identity within each House that goes beyond students’ home campuses. The House system also works to:

  • Provide a framework for the College’s extracurricular activities;
    Increase involvement in academic, athletic, creative, and social activities;
  • Engage students with a strong British tradition and history associated with the individual Houses;
  • Provide additional leadership opportunities through the House Captain roles;
  • Create a stable platform for extracurricular activities and provide opportunities for students to positively engage with the Harlaxton community outside of the classroom.

House events run throughout the semester with points being awarded for each event or competition. Competitions/events fall into the categories of Academic, Athletic, Creative, Social, and Other. The House with the most points at the end of the semester will win the overall House competition: The Manor Key!

Gregory has perhaps the most widespread interests: they can be scientists, artists, or diplomats. The ability to be many things at once can sometimes get them lost. However, those of Gregory are fierce and can find, or fight, their way out of the darkness.

Mercians are known for their honesty and ability to adapt. They are most comfortable in autumn, the very season of change. Do not forsake their honesty though; like their double-headed Eagle, they can defend themselves quite well.

Known for their war cry, Newton is not a house to be tempered with. With exceptional war strategy and a keen interest in science, Newtonians can muddle through almost any situation. They can be misunderstood, but are highly intelligent.

The house of Pegasus is one filled with romance, both in word and deed. They will sacrifice themselves for the good of a country or a greater goal. They are also light on their feet, so be wary of their winged quickness.

Which house will select you…?

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer May, 2020 - Jun, 2020 $6,630 Apr 1, 2020 Apr 15, 2020
Summer May 27, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 $6,480 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019