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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Florence, Italy; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: January
  • Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
Surviving Adolescence
UST students must satisfy the ENGL 121 and 201-204 core-course requirement before taking this study abroad course, under the current curriculum.  For students from other colleges, we prefer completion of a first-year composition or entry-level literature course, but will consider successful completion of a core humanities class—theology, philosophy, or history.
Required Readings
Kate Saunders’ Five Children on the Western Front. 
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. 
Roald Dahl’s Matilda. 
Corinne Duyvis’s The Edge of Gone.                                                                       
Course packet contents:  J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan; Jamila Gavin from Coram Boy; Jacqueline Wilson from Hetty Feather; Charles Dickens from Oliver Twist; J.K. Rowling from the Harry Potter series; E. Nesbit from Five Children and It; Anne Frank’s Diary; Guus Kuijers from The Book of Everything; Meindert de Jong from The Wheel on the School and Journey from Peppermint Street; Vincent Van Gogh’s letters; Elizabeth Barrett Browning from Aurora Leigh; E.M. Forster from A Room with a View; Carlo Collodi from Pinocchio.
3 papers:                      120 points
Journals and quizzes:    105 points
Participation:                 75 points (site visits, discussion)
Total:                            300 points
Faculty Directors
Catherine Craft-Fairchild, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas,  (651) 962-5614 , e-mail:
Heather Bouwman, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, (651) 962-5603,
Description of Faculty Directors
Catherine Craft-Fairchild I am Catherine Craft-Fairchild, the British literature half of the team, teaching at the University of St. Thomas for the past twenty-eight years.  “Surviving Adolescence” will be my third study abroad course.  With my daughter now a senior in college, I have been free to study, teach, and travel abroad, and I have done so avidly.  I traveled throughout Central Europe during a faculty seminar in summer, 2016; attended a conference in Bordeaux, France, in summer 2017; took an extended trip to Greece, Turkey, and Israel during fall, 2017; and co-led a study abroad course in France, Italy, and Spain in January 2018.  I am looking forward to sharing all the exciting things I’ve been learning with students as we study beautiful places in Western Europe.
Heather Bouwman I am Heather Bouwman, the children’s and young adult literature part of the team.  I’ve been at the University of St. Thomas since 2001, where I teach early American literature, creative writing, and writing for children and young adults.  As H.M. Bouwman, I also write children’s novels—including the recently published historical fantasy, A Crack in the Sea (2017).  A couple of years ago, I taught a children’s and young adult literature course that went to London—and I got hooked on traveling with students.
Application Procedures & Deadline
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· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2018.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Craft-Fairchild
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.