Harlaxton College University

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Harlaxton College University

Harlaxton College University Of Evansville. DJI Phantom 2 - [Harlaxton Manor] Grantham, United Kingdom. Harlaxton Manor,Built in1837,Located in Lincolnshire,England. Harlaxton’s greatness comes from many things, starting with our spectacular Manor. There is no doubt that part of what makes this program the best of its kind relates to the effect that this house has on our students, and on all of us, instantly and over time.But, it is not fully accurate to say that the greatness of Harlaxton is solely the result of an exuberant and grand gesture. Harlaxton is the life work of many caring individuals. A large part of the greatness of Harlaxton, therefore, results from the cumulative effect of small gestures – made by our faculty and staff - on the lives and development of the students who have the privilege to live and study here.We can and do find the greatness of Harlaxton in what we do every day. We find it in consistent, conscientious, and dedicated effort - in a commitment to doing things right and to treating people well on a daily basis. Here, in the About Us section, you will learn a little more about the people, the place, and the services – the little and the big things - that make Harlaxton an incomparable provider of study abroad.A permanent Harlaxton-based, British faculty is augmented by visiting professors from participating American universities. All support staff—food service, housekeeping, maintenance, transport, gardens, security—are British. All administrative staff are British, except for an American principal, Dean of Students and two interns.All students, in the regular semesters, take a six-credit interdisciplinary core course in British Studies taught by the British faculty and two or three classes in chosen academic disciplines taught by visiting American faculty.Experiential learning is important at Harlaxton, complementary to serious classroom work. As one British professor puts it: “We read about it, then we visit it, touch it, feel it.” An extensive program of field trips and student travel is integrated with classroom learning. College-organized travels go to London, Lincoln, Southwell, Stamford, York, Oxford, Stonehenge and Bath, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Ireland, Paris, and Rome-Florence-Venice, in addition to specific sites related to specific courses.A unique feature of the Harlaxton Program is its integration of all facets of the student experience toward the end of developing responsible global citizens. Because we are small, because students and faculty all live in the same house, because all take the same interdisciplinary course in British history and culture, and because we dedicate ourselves to this integrative mission 24/7, it is a fact of Harlaxton life that learning never stops. And so the classroom is deliberately linked to travels, to experiences of host families and the local culture, to residence in one of the great historic structures of Britain, to student development programs, and to building skills in intercultural understanding.The College operates a full program of student services, sport, evening lectures, choir, drama, community volunteerism, and travel. A health clinic and counseling services are on site.During World War I Harlaxton was offered as a school for trench warfare and training on the new technology of the machine gun. In World War II it was requisitioned as headquarters for a unit of the First British Airborne Division—the ill-fated paratroopers who assaulted Arnhem, “a bridge too far,” and lost four men in every five. In both wars, the “Harlaxton Aerodrome” out back played a significant role in the Allied victory.Harlaxton College offers a beautiful location in “real Britain,” the rural East Midlands, but is just an hour by train from London. As Harlaxton students quickly discover, it is just a short journey, whether by train or air, from the exciting towns and cities of Europe. www.harlaxton.ac.uk


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