Study Abroad Opportunities

Cancelled for Summer 2022!

Shakespeare at the Globe

To the PAD Community: 
We regret to announce that the Performing Arts Department’s Summer Program at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London will be postponed in 2022. This was not an easy decision, and we were persistent in trying to make things work, but the ongoing uncertainties emerging from the pandemic made it impossible for us to finalize a suitable plan that would be right for our students and their families. Unfortunately, there were just too many unknowns and challenges on both sides of the Atlantic for us to confidently move forward.  
So, now we are looking toward the summer of 2023. We are currently in conversations with our friends at Globe Education in London, and everyone there and here at WashU feels hopeful about the future. Of course, we are disappointed too, but grateful for your continuing interest in the Globe program. If the summer of 2023 option is still of interest to you, let us know and we will keep you up to date on all future developments. 
Julia Walker & Bill Whitaker 


"All the world’s a stage..."

Washington University’s Shakespeare at the Globe Summer Program is a four-week, dynamic study abroad experience in the heart of London’s vibrant South Bank.  This active program immerses the student of Shakespeare in an intensive exploration of his plays, the historical-political-cultural context of his time and the stage skills necessary to perform his works.  It all happens in and around the reconstructed Globe Theatre, in the Southwark neighborhood where the original playhouse stood. 

Included in the tuition for the Shakespeare at the Globe Summer Program are seven theatre productions, a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, accommodations in London and Stratford, daily breakfast and all classes, seminars, and workshops.  

It is an unforgettable experience that develops students’ performance skills, advances knowledge of Shakespeare and his times, and deepens appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare in a rigorous and nurturing community setting.

Eighteen students will be selected from the applications which are open to Washington University students as well as students from other colleges and universities.



Program Highlights

  • Two 3-unit college courses taught by faculty from Washington University's Performing Arts Department: "Acting Shakespeare" and "Shakespeare and Early Modern Performance."
  • Master classes in acting, movement, voice, theatre history and text taught by Globe Theatre artists and scholars.
  • Discussions with some of the actors, directors and designers who work on productions at the Globe Theatre.
  • Three days in Stratford visiting historical sites associated with Shakespeare's life and attending plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Tickets to seven theatre productions. 

Shakespeare at the Globe Slideshow

Shakespeare at the Globe

July 8-August 2, 2019

Other Available Programs

Semester Study Abroad Programs in Dance

Semester Study Abroad Programs in Drama


Coursework by Program

Please consult with the department's study abroad advisors for information on coursework recommended/required by the department to be completed prior to study abroad, minimum grades in coursework abroad for major/minor credit, required portfolios if applicable and other department policies regarding study abroad.

Browse all study abroad programs at the Overseas Program page

"The Globe Program has been the highlight of my college career. The opportunities, which include stage training from Tony Award winners, exclusive tours of the Globe (what the tourists don't get to see), and the incredibly rare chance to perform on Shakespeare's own stage, are wide-ranging and breathtaking. It is a challenging, life-changing, and unforgettable experience."

―Joe Holley2014 Shakespeare at the Globe participant


Study Abroad Advisor in Drama:
Andrea Urice

Contact Professor Urice

Study Abroad Advisor in Dance:
David Marchant

Contact David Marchant