European Studies is celebrating 30 years of inspiring students to expand their worldview and pursue their academic passions through hands-on experience. 

Founded in 1988, European Studies is the first collaborative study-abroad program jointly owned by Rhodes College and the University of the South. The semester-long program provides students with an opportunity to combine study at prestigious Lincoln College, Oxford University, with extensive travel across Continental Europe.

Three Options for European Studies

What's the cost?

The comprehensive fee for any of the European Studies options is equal Sewanee's semester tuition, room and full board rate. Students participating in European Studies will be billed by their home institution. The comprehensive fee for students from other institutions is equivalent to the Rhodes semester tuition, room and full board rate.

What's included?
  • All tuition plus complete room and board at Rhodes College or the University of the South, at Lincoln College, Oxford, and on the Continent and in London.
  • All excursions and any day expeditions.
  • All transportation in Great Britain and on the Continent.
  • All tickets and admission fees to museums visited for group and independent study.
  • An International Student Identity Card and program health insurance.
What's not included?
  • Trans-Atlantic airfare from the United States to Great Britain.
  • Required textbooks 
  • Incidental and personal expenses. 
How do I apply?

European Studies offers 26 places per option for students from Rhodes College and the University of the South: 13 per school, per option.

The program is open to students of all disciplines of good academic and social standing. The closing date for applications is Feb. 1. Spots tend to be filled rapidly, so students with a particular preference for one of the options are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, indicating their trip preference.

A complete application includes:
    • Completed application forms.
    • Typed paragraph detailing how you hope to benefit from participating in the program.
    • $300 deposit (refundable in the event of non-acceptance).
    • Four up-to-date two-by-two inch photographs of passport quality.
    • Official transcript. 
    • Photocopy of the first two pages of your passport
Send completed application and supplementary material to:

Office of European Studies, Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway

Memphis, TN 38112-1690

Who can I contact?
  • Dean of European Studies Sally Dormer.
  • Associate Dean of European Studies Stevens Anderson.
  • Administrative Assistant Mary Allie Baldwin.