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

There are two options available, Main Summer School and Theatre Summer School.

Main Summer School

The Dorset coastal path

The main 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.

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Theatre Summer School

Theatre Summer School students in Restoration mode

Students with a passionate interest in theatre and performance can choose to enrol for ASE’s Theatre Summer School, where they learn, rehearse and perform alongside both British and American students.

The Theatre School runs alongside our main Summer School and all students share historic housing and use of ASE’s Study Centre. They can also attend whole programme events, including day trips to Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Oxford.

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