• I wanted a great study abroad experience that would benefit my academic aspirations and my growth as a person. Wroxton is perfect.

    Fabio Goncalves | Communications & Business

    Union, NJ, USA

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  • The Wroxton experience was a major factor in choosing FDU. My parents and I knew it would be a great opportunity, and FDU makes it incredibly convenient.

    Ginger DeBoard | Literature & Secondary Education

    Toms River, NJ, USA

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  • My Wroxton experience showed me there is more to study abroad than the education. Your experiences are just as important.

    Aram Bedrosian | Communications & Business

    Belmont, MA, USA

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  • The tuition is the same as a semester at FDU, and all of my credits transfer. Wroxton classes fulfill core requirements, and depending on your program, many classes fit your major.

    Lauren Brazier | Sociology & Criminology

    Stony Brook, NY, USA

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  • My favorite place on campus has to be my room. The big bay windows overlook acres of fields. It's a huge room with a fireplace, very comfortable.

    Kerry Kuperman | Sociology

    Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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  • Not only have I gained more confidence in myself here, but I was able to take classes in communications and psychology that really added to my major.

    Alison Treval | Communications

    Staten Island, NY, USA

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The Wroxton Campus

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  • The history of Wroxton Abbey spans 700 years—medieval priory, Jacobean mansion and home, warehouse, private apartments, and, since 1963, a campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

  • The Wroxton Estate property opens out from the back of the Abbey. A vast green lawn - perfect for soccer and frisbee - is bounded by gardens, woods, trails, and lakes.

  • The dining hall is housed in a 17th century building that, over the years, has served as a coach house, stable, brewery, and laundry.

  • The grounds comprise 56 acres of carefully tended English gardens, expansive lawns, lakes, waterfalls, and trails.

  • Wroxton belies a close proximity to leading cultural and entertainment centers. Individual and group excursions off-campus provide a big draw for students choosing to spend a semester here.

The Wroxton Campus is a Jacobean mansion dating from the early 17th century. It is now the home of Wroxton College,
a campus of Fairleigh
Dickinson University.

Student Experiences

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Academic Programs

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At Wroxton College, courses are taught through a combination of lecture, seminar, and tutorials, a method specific to British universities. The College's own British teaching staff is supplemented by visiting lecturers from British universities.

All spring/fall semester students who attend Wroxton College for the first time participate in a special three-credit interdisciplinary program called The Anatomy of Contemporary Britain. This course introduces students to the environment and lifestyle of Britain. Students will reflect on their own country, culture, and values and explore the differences and similarities between the two cultures.

At Wroxton, students select at least two courses from a list of required courses that draw upon the strengths of the faculty, the College's location in central England, and the links between the College and such major British institutions as the Shakespeare Centre, the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, the Houses of Parliament, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. In addition, students select up to three courses in specialized areas.

The academic environment of Wroxton is also suited to students wishing to pursue independent studies within the areas of expertise of the Wroxton faculty.

Courses at Wroxton College

Courses at Wroxton include literature, history, political science, fine arts, Core Curriculum, and sociology. ALL credits transfer directly and count toward FDU degrees.

A Sampling of Courses at Wroxton College

Independent Studies

Students are also welcome to submit proposals for independent study projects that take advantage of the expertise of the British faculty teaching at Wroxton. Recent projects include the English judiciary, the police and penal system in England, watercolor painting, poetry, creative writing, and French.

Wroxton Fast Facts

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Location

Wroxton is located in Oxfordshire, 90 minutes northwest of London.

Facilities

The college is housed in an exceptionally beautiful, completely modernized 17th century manor house once home to Lord North, Henry James, and many others. A renovated coach house includes dining hall, tearoom, lecture hall and additional student residences. Wi-Fi and Internet connections throughout.

Courses

Literature, history, political science, fine arts, Core Curriculum, and sociology. ALL credits transfer directly and count toward FDU degree.

Tuition and Expenses

Regular FDU tuition covers cost. Living expenses and travel add approximately $3,000.

Nearby

Just outside the Abbey gates, Wroxton village offers a picture postcard example of a quaint English village, complete with thatched roofs, beautiful gardens, winding lanes, and a village pub. Banbury, Oxfordshire's largest market town, is 10 minutes away by college shuttle, taxi, or bike.

Living

45 rooms, each one entirely unique and all with bathrooms.

Experience

Unique semester-long session features British tutorial style teaching combining lecture, seminar, and face-to-face discussion with faculty. Planned trips include Stonehenge, Stratford-on-Avon, Edinburgh, London, Paris, and much more.

Grounds

56 acres of exquisitely maintained English gardens, expansive lawns, woodlands, lakes, waterfalls, and trails.

Program Requirements

Some, but conscientious FDU students usually meet them with no problem.

Language Requirements

English is spoken throughout the United Kingdom

Value

A semester in a foreign country at no additional tuition cost and with direct transfer of credits makes the Wroxton experience one of most accessible study abroad options offered anywhere.