The Kenyon Exchange Programme
For the last 40 years, groups of students from Kenyon College, a liberal arts college in Ohio, US, have been coming to Exeter to study for a year as part of their degree programme in English. While studying at Exeter, students take modules in English and can choose options in other subjects such as Film and Drama. They are accompanied by a member of the English Department from Kenyon, and take a Kenyon seminar in addition to the Exeter modules. This seminar involves field trips to the theatre and places of literary interest.
Megan Remillard (Kenyon-Exeter programme 2014/15) shares her experiences of Exeter
I decided to come to Exeter because it has such a well-respected English department - I knew that studying abroad would be an enriching experience where I’d have to learn to operate in a new environment independently. I really enjoy the level of immersion I’m getting in my studies as I feel like I can really focus on delving deeper into my courses and interests.
At Exeter, I’m continually surprised at how beautiful the countryside is and how much fun can be had tromping around fields and muddy paths. Also, some of the stereotypes about Americans were hilarious to me!
My advice for students considering Study Abroad is it’s best to keep an open mind. Your time abroad will never be as glamorous as you’d like to think, but it’s probably better for that! I definitely feel more confident in my ability to function in a foreign place.