Study Away in the British Isles

Our semester-long study away program in the British Isles is extremely popular among majors and non-majors. In addition to seeing tons of plays, you’ll take classes with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, visit historic sites like Edinburgh Castle, and attend shows on London’s West End. Each year, the trip has a slightly different focus depending on the professors leading the trip. In the past, students have focused on costume design, architecture, and emerging styles of theatre.

The British Isles is a haven of international theatre and this trip is a great way to experience the area. You’ll have the chance to visit Shakespeare’s home in Stratford and spend six weeks in London, with a number of shorter trips in between. The exact locations vary year to year depending on the dates of different theatre festivals. All the while taking classes with Furman professors and guest teaching artists along the way!

Want to explore the British Isles? One of our faculty members co-leads the students to Britain every other year, with our trips in even-number fall semesters. To apply, you’ll need to complete an application through the Office for Study Away and International Education and interview with our department one year in advance.

Other Travel Opportunities

Interested in going elsewhere? Furman Theatre has connections with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute and Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy where we have taken students to study and travel. The theatre is a global art form, and we want to take you there.

Contact Us

Have a question about the British Isles Study Away program? Contact the Office for Study Away and International Education at

Have a question about other travel opportunities with Furman Theatre? Contact department chair Maegan Azar at