Northwestern College students to study in England and Greece this summer

Northwestern College students will travel to England and Greece this summer as part of study abroad programs offered by the college’s off-campus study office.

Northwestern theatre professors Dr. Robert Hubbard and Ethan Koerner will lead the course taking place in England. During three weeks in that country, students will explore British culture—past and present—through immersion in its theatres and museums. The majority of their time will be spent in London, with homestays in Worcester. The group will attend 13 plays—including one at the Globe, a replica of the original theatre where Shakespeare’s plays were performed—and take part in a theatre workshop at the London Academy of Musical and Drama Art. They will also tour museums, worship at St. Paul’s Cathedral, visit a castle ruin, and explore the city’s markets, restaurants and parks.

The study abroad course in Greece is designed for the college’s Honors Program students and will examine Greek cultural and intellectual influences. Participants will learn how virtually every academic discipline—from art to politics, theatre to athletics, and science to religion—can trace its roots back to ancient Greece. Those taking the course will stay primarily in Athens and tour world heritage sites that include the Acropolis, Corinth, Mycenae, Meteora and the Oracle of Delphi. Dr. John Vonder Bruegge, co-director of Northwestern’s Honors Program, dean of arts and humanities, and an associate professor of biblical and theological studies, will teach the course.

The study abroad courses are each worth four credits and fulfill the Northwestern Core cross-cultural studies requirement.