BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College has entered into a cooperative agreement with the University of Evansville (Ind.) and Harlaxton College in England that will open the door for Bethany students to study abroad at the historic English institution. Harlaxton College is owned and operated by the University of Evansville.
“I had experience setting up a similar agreement with the University of Evansville and Harlaxton College during my term as president at a previous institution and was very impressed by the program,” said Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College. “We are very pleased to provide Bethany students with this exciting opportunity to expand their academic horizons.”
According to the agreement, visiting Bethany students will be free to select from the full range of curriculum offered at Harlaxton College when putting together their schedule of classes. In addition, each participant will enroll in a British Studies course which features an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of English culture. “Long weekends” created by Harlaxton’s four-day instructional week allow participants to explore formal and informal travel opportunities throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
Harlaxton College is a 100-room Victorian Manor house that was constructed at the outset of the Victorian era from 1837-55. The sprawling building of Ancaster stone merges elements of Gothic, Jacobean and Baroque styles to create a striking visual impact. Visiting students will study and attend classes in the magnificently appointed rooms, galleries and halls throughout the mansion. During their stay, students and faculty live inside the stately home itself or in the adjacent carriage house to enhance the unique educational experience.
Situated on a rolling 105-acre estate near the city of Grantham in Lincolnshire County, Harlaxton serves nearly 200 students and visiting instructors each semester from select American colleges and universities. Grantham, the home of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the late Sir Isaac Newton, lies 25 miles east of Nottingham and 110 miles north of London in the East Midlands region of England.
Bethany is a small college of national distinction located on a historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, it is the oldest college in the state.