Study Abroad in the UK with BJU

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UK study abroad trip

The BJU study abroad course to United Kingdom is heading out again in May 2019!

Dr. Paul Radford of the Communication faculty will tour the island of Great Britain with groups of BJU students. The excursion includes two weeks of zigzagging across the island while exploring its most popular sites in London, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, York and Edinburgh. Highlights include walking numerous trails, hiking up iconic mountain peaks, horseback riding in the countryside of the Lake District, and road-tripping through the Scottish Highlands.

The academic focus of the course centers on the religious themes in the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and William Shakespeare. Sites significant to the life and work of these storytellers provide rich, immersive learning environments.

  • Hear from world-renowned scholar Dr. Michael Ward as he lectures on The Chronicles of Narnia in the library of the Kilns, C.S. Lewis’s residence.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Tolkien on Addison’s Walk at Magdalen College in Oxford while discussing a 1931 conversation between these men that later led to Lewis’s conversion.
  • Discuss religious themes in Shakespeare’s plays after visiting Shakespeare’s home and viewing theatrical productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Listen to audio recordings of these author’s writings during longer stretches of travel through the English countryside.

If you or someone you know would like more information on the 2019 trip, please contact Dr. Radford at pradford@bju.edu. This three-credit course may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.


“The BJU study abroad trip to the UK was a huge success!!!! It was the best trip ever!!! I had so much fun, but I also learned exorbitant amounts of information! I believe that this has been one of the most influential trips of my life, and I’m so incredibly grateful for the experience!!!” — Abigail Chetta

“The UK trip is an incredible experience from start to finish, one that truly broadened my worldview! Dr. Radford’s knowledge and insights help to bring the incredible history of the various locations along the route to life!” — Joshua Lobach

“Not only do you get to experience famous locations first-hand, you also get to have incredible conversations with others who are experiencing those things with you. You get to learn from multiple perspectives simultaneously and make some incredible friendships while doing it.” — Nathan Young

“I knew I always wanted to go to England and experience a new culture and new people, and having my best friends there with me to experience it is something I will never forget. Also, the trip gave me three new friends that I will have for the rest of my life.” — Karen Balint

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