Get to Know FDU’s Campus in England: Wroxton College!
Talk about being a global trailblazer... did you know when Fairleigh Dickinson University opened Wroxton College in 1965, it became the first American higher-education institution to own a campus overseas?
Wroxton College is situated in an idyllic location close to Stratford- upon-Avon, London and Birmingham. The “Wroxton Experience” is ideal for anyone studying history, politics, or literature--but many other subjects — from criminal justice to international business — are offered there.
While at Wroxton, students live and study in the 17th-century Jacobean mansion known as Wroxton Abbey. Fun fact: the Abbey was once the family home to Lord Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, who was Prime Minister of Great Britain through most of the American War of Independence.
Courses at Wroxton are taught by the lecture, seminar and tutorial method employed in British universities. Students benefit from valuable links established with major British institutions including the Shakespeare Center, The Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham), the Houses of Parliament and Scotland Yard. They also enjoy excursions to notable sites throughout England and Europe.
In addition to full semesters, Wroxton offers many shorter programs, including an abbreviated summer session for undergraduate students, programs for lifelong learners and alumni, hosted programs for partner universities, faculty-led programs in fields including forensic psychology, corporate communication, public health, sports administration, and more.
With more than 10,000 attendees to date — including many from institutions other than Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Wroxton Experience continues to be a highlight for many FDU students.