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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom; Stratford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Winter Session
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Language(s) of Instruction: English Eligible Populations: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Pre-requisites: Foundation A&H, Rhetoric A & B
Program Advisor: Alexandra Nesbeda
Program Description:

LIT 4694 European Theatre in Theory and Practice: London, Oxford, and Dublin


Beth Wynstra, Assistant Professor
Arts & Humanities





Quick Facts


Information Session
Information Session Dates Thursday, September 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:00PM 
Location: Reynolds 241
Application Deadlines
Application Opens Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:00 AM ET
Initial Application Deadline Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:59 PM ET
Rolling Application Deadline Sunday, September 24, 2017. 11:59 PM ET
(Applications reviewed at the end of the month: May - August)
Course Dates
Pre-Travel Pre-Departure Class #1
Friday, November 10, 2017
Location TBD

Pre-Departure Class #2
Friday, December 1, 2017
Location TBD
Travel Course Travel: Thursday, January 4 - Thursday, January 18, 2018
Class Dates: Friday, January 5 - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Post-Travel TBD


London & Oxford, UK and Dublin, Ireland


Open to students who have completed the pre-requisite work and are in good academic and social standing with the college. See below (Program Details) for pre-requisite details.

Financial Considerations

Program Fee: $1,600
Airfare (Individual): $800
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2017-2018 credit rate ($1,552 per credit). Each Elective Abroad is 4 credits. Winter tuition is separate from fall and spring tuition charges, however, you may qualify for a tuition adjustment in a future year.
Additional Expenses: See financial considerations below.
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Program Overview


UG London 2


Course Description

In this course students will immerse themselves into the international theater scene in London, Oxford, and Dublin. Students will have the rare opportunity to view performances from a wide variety of genres and styles and be introduced (or re-introduced) to classic playwrights and up-and-coming artists. They will see several different kinds of theaters in several different kinds of neighborhoods. Finally, through tours, workshops, and talkbacks students will gain a more intimate knowledge of the rehearsal and production process.

Course Syllabus

Download a copy of the course syllabus: Wynstra_UK-Ireland_Syllabus.pdf.

Sample Schedule

Download a copy of the sample schedule (NOTE: actual schedule will vary): Stay Tuned.

Faculty Brainshark 

Stay Tuned.

Information Session 

In case you missed the information session or wanted to review the information, the PPT slides will be available here: UG UK-Ireland Info Session Slides - Combined.pdf

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Program Details


4 credits, Advanced Liberal Arts


London & Oxford, UK and Dublin, Ireland.


Open to students who have completed the pre-requisite work and are in good academic and social standing with the college. See below (Program Details) for pre-requisite details.

Course Pre-Requisites

RHT (I and II) and Foundation AHS 1000

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Housing, Transportation, MEALS & accommodations due to disability


Students will be staying in 3-4 star hotels in London, Oxford, and Dublin during the course in double occupancy rooms. Students are housed based on gender and gender identity.


The program fee includes the following transportation: 

  • London: Train from airport to hotel, metro
  • Oxford: Train from London to/from Oxford
  • Dublin: Flight from London to Dublin, train to/from airport

Students should also expect to pay for additional individual transportation around the city and to do significant walking.

Students will be responsible for booking their own international flight to London (LHR) and out of Dublin (DUB). A recommended international flight itinerary will be provided to students registered for the course. Students are responsible for booking their own flight AFTER the course has been confirmed to run (i.e. participant minimum number is reached). The international flight cost is not included in the program fee. The flight between London (LHR) and Dublin (DUB) is covered by the program fee.   

  • Arrival Airport Code: LHR
  • Departure Airport Code: DUB


Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. The following meals are also included in the program fee: welcome dinner and alumni reception. Students are responsible for paying for most lunches and dinners on their own.

Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary restrictions are encouraged to contact their Program Manager prior to committing to the course to discuss any questions or concerns.

Accommodations Due to a Disability

Students requesting accommodations due to a disability for an Elective Abroad should complete and submit the Elective Abroad Accommodation Request Form by the course deposit deadline. The Office of Accessibility Resources will send a letter to the Elective Abroad Program Manager and faculty verifying the accommodations approved at Babson College. It is very important that accommodations are arranged ahead of time. Not all accommodations existing at Babson College can be available at Elective Abroad locations.

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Financial Considerations

Financial Summary

Program Fee $1,600
Tuition Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2017-2018 credit rate ($1,552). Each Elective Abroad is 4 credits. Winter tuition is separate from fall and spring tuition charges, however, you may qualify for a tuition adjustment in a future year.
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $1,600 + Tuition (4 credits)
Airfare (Individual estimated to/from BOS) $800
Estimated Additional Meals* $1,200
Estimated Incidentals* $450
Visa (if applicable)** See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $2,450
Total:   $4,050 + Tuition (4 credits)

Program Fee and Airfare

The program fee includes: Accommodations, breakfast, tube pass in London, airport transport, group flight from London to Dublin, theatre tickets, program planned meals, and cultural excursions.
The program fee DOES NOT include: Tuition, international flight, visa costs, additional meals, and personal expenses. 
The program fee is paid to the Glavin Office.

Tuition, Financial Aid and Grant Information

To discuss tuition or your financial situation or to learn about grant opportunities, visit Student Financial Services.

Additional Expenses

Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on estimated expenses from the 2016-2017 course to London. Expenses may be higher or lower depending on student's meal preferences.

All students are asked to research the visa requirements for their nationality to travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland (including countries transited through) before committing to the course. Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.

Cancellation Policy

All students who confirm their placement and later withdraw from the course are subject to the Elective Abroad cancellation policy. Please review this policy to understand any additional financial obligations.
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Faculty Information

Beth Wynstra   Beth Wynstra teaches courses in American Drama, Acting, Modernism, and Rhetoric. She holds a Ph.D. in Theater Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a certificate in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. Beth is working on a book manuscript tentatively titled “I Only Act a Part You’ve Created”: Marriage and Modernity on the American Stage which investigates the agency, persuasive tactics, and status of wife characters in the plays of Eugene O’Neill. She has written extensively on the life and plays of Eugene O’Neill and serves on the board of the Eugene O’Neill International Society. Beth regularly directs plays and musicals at Babson and is the Founding Artistic Director of The Empty Space Theater. From 2013 until 2015 Beth served as the first Faculty Director of the Sorenson Center for the Arts.
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Contact Information

Program Manager


Alex Nesbeda Professor Beth Wynstra
781(239)-5244 781-239-5516

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This program is currently not accepting applications.