Spend a semester with your fellow USF Honors College Students at one of the world's top universities. Students will participate on this semester program as a cohort, taking one USF class taught on-site by a USF professor and three classes (or modules) taught by faculty from the University of Exeter. Students may select from subjects across Exeter's catalog allowing you the maximum flexibility to meet your degree requirements while engaging with local and international students.
All students will participate in the USF led course: A Walk About: Place, People, and Pathways in England. In this essential course to the Exeter Semester experience, Exeter is the classroom. Students will walk about experiencing culture, literature, food, history, music, nature, and science. In the process, students will learn to be a traveler, rather than a tourist.
Based in and around the City of Exeter — the college town of JK Rowling and a city with Medieval and Roman roots — we will examine the sense of place, the varying cultures and the ancient pathways of the southwestern British Isles, from its geology to its gastronomy. In addition to getting to know the city of Exeter, from the sacred to the mundane, the cafes to the cathedrals, the group will visit a number of location like:
- Jurassic Coast — a 95 mile stretch of coastline with 185 million years of geological history
- London — a global experience with one foot in the past and one in the future
- Dartmoor National Park — A craggy landscape with forests, wetlands and medieval farmhouses.
- Chepstow, Wales — Home of Tintern Abbey
- The Cotswolds — Quintessential English villages in an area of vast natural beauty which served as the backdrop for many episodes of Downton Abbey
Through all of this, we will walk about as a way to know these places, people, and paths. Walking will become our way of knowing, our form of inquiry. Walking will not be something that takes us from point A to point B, but a way to a way to experience, reflect, analyze, and contrast. In essence, walking will become our method of creativity, conscience and perception. As an interdisciplinary course, we will draw on the ideas of travel writers, scientists, poets, philosophers and cultural studies. This course will augment the entire Exeter experience, helping you to get the most from the semester and future travels.
"The city of Exeter, with a population of about 122,000 is a student-friendly city which combines modern life with a sense of the past. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and modern shops mix easily with historic buildings, including the Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1133 and rebuilt in the late medieval period, the Guildhall is the oldest civic working building in the country, Mol's coffee house and the Ship Inn, both favourite haunts of Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Exeter is consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the UK." -Information courtesy of the University of Exeter?
"The University of Exeter had just 19 students in its first intake in 1840, it is now one of the UK's most popular and successful universities with 17,000 students, of which just over 12,000 are undergraduates. Exeter is ranked in the Top 200 in the world in the 2010-11 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and has one of the highest National Student Survey rankings in the country, being in the top 10 since the survey began. Exeter has a lively, friendly and welcoming campus environment where there's always lots going on. Studying at Exeter is about more than getting an education, there is a wealth of opportunities open to students to develop personally as well as professionally."
For information on the Exeter City campuses: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/
More information about going to Exeter as an International Exchange student:
Learn more by watching these videos:
On being an undergraduate student: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/undergraduate/films/
On being an international student: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/film/
Information courtesy of the University of Exeter
Who Can Participate
Degree seeking USF students who have completed at least two semesters on campus by the time of travel and have at least one semester remaining after the program is over. Students may not attend during the same semester they intend on graduating.
How to Apply
Detailed information on How to Apply can be found here.