Harlaxton College is located in Grantham, England, a small town about an hour north of London.The University of Evansville owns the 19th century manor, and WKU has a contract that allows students to study abroad there every semester. Most students choose to study at Harlaxton for a single semester, normally in their sophomore or junior year. Harlaxton's broad based curriculum allows students from most majors to choose a semester at Harlaxton which complements their field of study and, very often, helps fulfill several General Education requirements. Studying for a full 16 week semester allows students to take full advantage of all the travel, cultural immersion and personal growth opportunities that an extended study abroad experience can offer.
All Harlaxton semester students are required to take a 6 credit hour British Studies course. If you started at WKU prior to fall 2014, the course transfers back to WKU as History 324 and GENED Category B2. If you are starting at WKU for the fall 2014 term or after, the course will transfer back to WKU as History 324 and general transfer credit fulfilling Explorations-Arts and Humanities. Harlaxton offers students a wide variety of courses from which to choose for the additional 2-3 courses students take during their semester at Harlaxton (for a total of 12-15 credit hours). Different courses are offered each semester. For course listings for upcoming semesters, click here. Also, visit the WKU articulation sheet for credit transfer information.
While at Harlaxton students reside in either Harlaxton Manor or the Carriage House next to the manor. Students typically share a bedroom and bathroom. Laundry services are also available. Three meals are served daily in the Refectory.
Harlaxton courses are held four days a week, leaving a three day weekend open for travel. The Honors British Studies Course includes five group excursions. Additional excursions are available for students to sign up for after program acceptance. Click here for additional information.
Harlaxton College Summer School
Term Dates: May-June
A variety of courses are offered every summer at Harlaxton College and the courses vary each year. Harlaxton offers summer students a variety of excursions to places around the UK such as Cambridge, Edinburgh and London. To learn more about Harlaxton Summer School, visit the official Harlaxton College website.