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FDU and Merrimack College Team Up for a Special Summer at Wroxton
Fairleigh Dickinson University is partnering with Merrimack College, in Massachusetts, to offer a unique joint summer program at Wroxton College.

The program’s inaugural class arrived at Wroxton at the beginning of July 2013 and spent four weeks together studying topics such as Contemporary Britain, the Development of British Painting, Comparative Politics, and Aesthetics in the British Imagination.

Students also experienced a range of side trips, excursions and activities typical of the full semester at Wroxton.  “Many students do not have time to do a Fall or Spring term at Wroxton,” said Brian Swanzey, Director of Study Abroad and Wroxton Alumni.  “The four-week summer program gives them a chance to sample everything that Wroxton has to offer.  Students who have already been to Wroxton can also choose to return for a last hurrah.”

One special advantage of the Wroxton Summer program is that FDU students may take a Merrimack College course free of charge if they register for one FDU course.  The Merrimack College students receive the same benefit from FDU thanks to an exchange agreement between the two institutions. 

Planning is underway for the 2014 program, which will run from July 1 to July 26  FDU courses are expected to include “The Anatomy of Contemporary Britain” with Wroxton’s Dean Nicholas Baldwin, “This Wide and Universal Theatre” with Wroxton’s resident Shakespeare scholar, Pamela Mason.  Merrimack College courses are expected to include “Darwin, Evolution and Creationism” and “Art of the Middle Ages.”

The price of the joint summer program is $3,000 and includes six credits, four weeks of room and board, ground transportation, airport transfers, activities and excursions, and insurance, but not air travel.

Space is limited so early applications are encouraged.  For more information or to apply, please contact Brian Swanzey at or (973) 443-8086



Monday, September 02, 2013