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Harlaxton and Denmark, Germany, Amsterdam/Netherlands

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Summer – June 17 – July 10, 2016

denmark Info Session: Tuesday, October 6, 2pm in ED 208 
LIT 370-01: Special Topics: “Literary Landscapes” — Harlaxton/England and Denmark, Germany, and Amsterdam  —  Dr. Michele Lise Tarter

(1 unit – 4 credits, Liberal Learning Elective in Literary, Visual and Performing Arts)\

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Program Director: Dr. Michele Lise Tarter, Professor of English

No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)

Please read a September 2013 article in TCNJ’s The Signal about the 2013 Harlaxton program!

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Come and live in a castle! Our home away from home will be a magnificent castle set in the English countryside in the Midlands. There, we will do many exciting things, such as attend a High Tea in the Conservatory and a formal feast in the ballroom. We will also venture to such well-renowned British sites as the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, where we will see two performances and visit the bard’s home.  The  next leg of our adventure will take us to Denmark, home of Hamlet’s castle; Germany, as we wend our way along the Grimms’ Fairy Tales tour; and Amsterdam, where we will visit Anne Frank’s house. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime literary adventure.

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We will do many exciting things on this study tour, as we journey through FOUR COUNTRIES:

In England:

2 nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, where we will visit the Bard’s birthplace, see “Hamlet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and take a boat ride along the River Avon. An excursion to the world-famous Cotswolds, with High Tea and a trip to Blenheim Palace. Wine and Cheese reception in the Harlaxton Rose Garden. High Tea in the Harlaxton Conservatory. As well as a formal banquet in the Harlaxton ballroom.

In Denmark (where we will be studying “Hamlet”):

A trip to Hamlet’s Castle (Kronborg Castle) in Elsinore, with a guided tour by “Horatio.” A trip to the world-famous market of Torvehallerne. A canal tour in Copenhagen as well as a walking tour of the city. We will visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and have a fun-filled evening in Tivoli Gardens hamlet

In Germany (where we will be studying The Grimms’ Fairy Tales):

A trip to Sababurg Castle (Sleeping Beauty) and Tierpark Sababurg. A visit to Trendelburg (Rapunzel) to see Rapunzel’s Tower, the medieval castle, and a performance of this tale as well as a day in Kassel, where we will visit “Grimmworld” (this museum just opened in 2015), Bruder Grimm Museum, archives of the Grimm Brothers in Murhardsche Bibliothek (library), and Lion’s Castle (in Schlosspark Wilhelenshoehe). Then a stop in Hanau, birthplace of the Brothers Grimm.
A tour of Bad Widungen Bergfreiheit (Snow White’s House), with an excursion to Eldersee Lake and its surrounding medieval forest and a tour of the Brothers Grimm House in Steinau au der Strasse.

In Amsterdam (where we will be studying Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl): 

We will have a tour of Anne Frank’s House, a walking tour and a canal tour of the city. We will also visit museums such as the Kijksmuseum (the “National Museum”), Van Gogh Museum, the Rembrandt Museum and have a tour of the Joods Historical Museum. We will also have a visit to the Noordermarket or Waterlooplein Market (on Saturday).     

There will be one free weekend when you can travel anywhere you like: Scotland, Ireland, Paris—you name it!

We will create memories for a lifetime! Alnwick Castle 2013 group


Summer 2016 Program Fee: TBD


    • $150 Non-Refundable Application Fee
    • $500 Non-Refundable Program Deposit Fee
    • Tuition/Fees for 1 TCNJ unit (in-state and out-of-state)
    • Accommodation at Harlaxton Manor and all Bed and Breakfasts
    • Three meals per day in Harlaxton and breakfast every day throughout the program
    • Transportation for all class trips
    • Airport transfers
    • All excursions, day trips, tickets and fees
    • International Student Insurance

Does Not Include: 

    • Airfare (arranged separately)
    • Transportation to/from US airportgrimms fairy tales
    • Personal Items
    • Books
    • One weekend free for Independent Travel (optional)
    • Other personal expenses (personal travel, etc.)

Payment Schedule (Cash or Check Payable to TCNJ – pending Treasurer’s approval): 

All payments should be brought to the Student Accounts office, Green Hall 119.

Refund, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy – Please review our policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.

Questions?  Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.

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