What is Harlaxton?

Harlaxton College (located in the village of Harlaxton) is a Victorian manor house owned by the University of Evansville and operated as a unique study abroad program for students around the United States. Students can apply to study at Harlaxton for both the fall and spring semesters, as well as a five-week summer program.

All Harlaxton semester students enroll in our six-credit British Studies course, which traces the history and identity of Britain from its beginning up to the present day. The course includes lectures, seminars, and three course-related field trips to help students immerse themselves in the country they are studying in. Students then have the opportunity to take the remainder of their classes in a variety of subjects, including literature, history, engineering, nursing, business, theatre, and many more. While British Studies is not a requirement for the summer program, students still have the opportunity to learn this information through our Cultural Capitals course (a condensed version of British Studies).

Not only do students take classes at the Manor—they also live there! Students are housed in either the Manor or the Carriage House (approximately a one-minute walk from the Manor and designed in the same style) during their program, and all meals are provided on site. Our Manor team are dedicated to making sure you have the best experience possible while you are with us. A variety of campus organizations are available for students to participate in, including our popular house competitions. We also offer programs to help students become more immersed in British life, such as our Meet-A-Family program.

We also understand that having the ability to travel is a big perk of studying abroad, and we can help you do that! Local cultural travel is offered to students as a chance to learn a little more about the area you are living in. We also offer excursions that students can book. These excursions are organized by the Manor, so you don’t have to worry about booking your own transportation or accommodation. Or, if you’re interested in traveling somewhere that Harlaxton doesn’t have an excursion to, you’re more than welcome to book your own independent travel. The Manor team will be happy to answer any questions you might have and provide some helpful resources for your planning.

All of this is just scratching the surface of everything Harlaxton has to offer! If you are interested in more information, we recommend browsing the rest of our website for answers to some frequently asked questions. If there are any questions you have that you can’t find answers to, or if you’d like to hear directly from us, we welcome you to get in touch. You can contact us at harlaxton@evansville.edu, or give us a call at 812-488-3232.

Gergory Lettering on the front of the Harlaxton Manor

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