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Study In England

Take your pick of a more independent exchange-student experience in bucolic Reading University, or have a more traditional experience with Centre students and faculty in the bustling heart of London. Centre drama students also have the option of participating in a small exchange with The Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

Reading University

Reading University sprawls 300 leafy acres and is a quick 25-minute train ride from London. The university is known for its academic excellence and the professionalism of its Visiting Student Office, which organizes inexpensive and frequent trips to Edinburgh, Stonehenge, and other area destinations.



London, the city of more than eight million, is perhaps the most dynamic and diverse city in the world. In the 21st century, it still lives up to Dr. Samuel Johnson’s famous 18th century dictum: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

The program begins in early February. students will fly out on , Feb , 2024 and arrive in London the following morning on   February and will depart on , April , 2023 or choose to travel in the U.K. and/or Europe on their own after April 26 and fly back at a later date. Check back to see exact dates as these will be updated soon.

There is a five-day spring break for optional individual travel from , March  to , March . Students will remain in London for academic activities and possible excursions exception for the five-day spring break and the following weekends:

• February  – February 

• March – March 

• April  – April 

Mark Rasmussen is Professor of English at Centre, where he has taught since 1989. He has offered courses in early British literature, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, and the legend of King Arthur, among  many other topics. This will be his third time serving as a co-director of the London program, and he has directed the Strasbourg program four times. He will be accompanied by his spouse, Helen Willis, a retired mental health case manager who also has extensive experience with Centre’s programs of study abroad.

The Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

The Rose Bruford College is one of London’s leading drama schools and is located in the leafy south London town of Sidcup. RBC has an international reputation for top level training in all aspects of the theatrical arts. Each year two or three of their students study at Centre in the fall, and two or three of our students study there in the winter and spring terms. This exchange is designed to give their students a taste of a liberal arts approach to education and our students a taste of the conservatory experience. Generally aimed at dramatic arts majors, this opportunity is open to all Centre students who meet the basic requirements.

Students will generally begin their experience in London during the third week of January and their course work will end towards the end of May.