• Five weeks in the world-heritage city of Bath
  • Residence in historic town-houses
  • Small classes taught by British and American faculty
  • All-inclusive three-day weekend trip to the Purbeck Peninsula in Dorset
  • Visits to Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Oxford
  • Course-related study trips

June 8 – July 13, 2019

The Advanced Studies in England Summer School offers students the opportunity to undertake a five week course of study for credit in the world-heritage city of Bath, England.

Summer School comprises two courses. The first is a Seminar Course taught by a professor from one of ASE's US Affiliate Institutions; the second is a Core Course taught by British faculty. Seminar Courses vary from one summer to the next; the Core Courses are Bath, Britain and the Black Atlantic, which explores the involvement of Bath and Bristol in the trade of enslaved Africans and the writings of some of those most profoundly touched by it, Jane Austen in Bath, examining those novels by Jane Austen which make significant use of Bath, and a history and archaeology class, The Romans in Britain.

With a maximum class size of fifteen, places fill rapidly. The final deadline for applications is February 15 2019, but you are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

ASE recommends four credits for each of the two courses, but it is the responsibility of each student to make certain that credit transfer has been approved before leaving for England.

Classes are held daily from Monday to Thursday, with Fridays reserved for course-related study and study trips. In addition, there are whole-programme visits to Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Oxford as well as an all-inclusive three-day weekend in Dorset featuring cliff walks, sandy beaches, a visit to Corfe Castle and a lunch stop at the magnificent house and gardens of Stourhead.

Housing for the Summer School is in historic town houses and apartments throughout the city centre of Bath. These are well equipped for self-catering.