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Harlaxton, England Academics

Eligibility

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.3. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. 

Nursing students applying to complete their first semester senior year during fall semester at Harlaxton must have a 2.5 GPA and be in the first semester of their junior year at the time of application.

Courses

Harlaxton and UWEC faculty 
Harlaxton College courses are taught by a combination of British faculty and visiting U.S. faculty.

Harlaxton Courses and Credits
Semester Students: You will enroll in three to four courses for a total of 12 to 15 credits at Harlaxton College.  You are required to enroll in the six-credit British Studies course, which comes back to UW-Eau Claire as 2 three-credit courses. Three different versions of the British Studies course are available:  lower division, upper division and upper division Honors. 

Honors Options 
Available both semesters: 
  • BRIT 382H British Studies Honors (UWEC's elective Upper Division, GE3, LE-K2). 
  • In addition to the specific course listed, students can turn any Harlaxton course into an Honors course by contracting with the professor to complete additional work. A petition must be filled out to count any of the courses towards a UWEC Honors requirement. Discuss a petition with the UWEC Honors Program.
Nursing
Harlaxton offers a nursing option in the fall semester, and there is no longer a limit on how many qualified nursing students can participate!  If you are a UWEC nursing major in the first-semester of your junior year, you can apply to spend the first-semester of your senior year at Harlaxton.  (Note that courses offered at Harlaxton do not contain content in acute pediatrics.) Please read the course substitution plan for the nursing option: Nursing at Harlaxton .  For questions about this option and course transfer, please contact the Harlaxton study abroad coordinator at the Center for International Education.

If you are interested, complete a change of program form with the College of Nursing at the same time that you apply to the Harlaxton program. If your change of program form is not on file with Nursing, your application will not be considered complete! 

Summer Students
You can opt to take one or two classes (3-6 credits) on the summer program.  You are required to list both first choice and alternate courses on your application. The British Studies course is not offered in the summer.  Tentative course offerings are below; however, courses require a minimum of eight students to run. Courses that have met enrollment will be announced in the February prior to the program. 

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

Below are the course offerings and currently established course equivalencies by term.  You can find course descriptions here.
Harlaxton Fall 2018
Harlaxton Spring 2019
Harlaxton Summer 2019
Harlaxton Fall 2019
Harlaxton Spring 2020
 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For semester students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

For summer students in catalog years through 2015-16, three credits of foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion, if the student takes a course from one of the resident British faculty members. The foreign culture credits attached to the program are not available to students taking a course from a visiting US faculty member, although individual courses may fulfill the requirement. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Academic Calendar

Fall semester runs from late August to mid December. Spring semester runs early January to mid April. Summer session runs late May to early July. Exact dates will be available the semester before you go.