Year Three: the American Year
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Our four-year Single Honours degree in American Studies is
designed for students who wish not only to study the history and
culture of the United States but to experience life and work in
America. Indispensable to such students is the year in an American
We have exchange agreements with over 40 different campuses
across the United States - the largest selection of partners for
any American Studies programme.
After your first year of study at Hull, you will begin a process
of selecting your host campus. This involves a year long module
(Introduction to the American Year), in which you
will not only be guided through the application and visa processes,
but also research for yourself the history and culture of the state
and city in which you will be residing.
While there, you can select your modules from the full range
available to you, with no real restriction on subject matter. Many
use this opportunity to widen their education in the broadest
sense, taking modules as varied as fashion and politics,
screenwriting and law, journalism and Russian history. Learning in
America, and from an American perspective, is just as central to
the Year Abroad experience as learning more about the United
States. The results you get from your studies in America count for
20% of your final degree classification.
Please note that students in American Studies at the University
of Hull (whose programme started on 1 September or after) wishing
to study abroad for a full academic year will now only pay £1350 to
Hull as tuition fees. Students who wish to study a single semester
abroad will still have to pay full tuition to Hull (£9000).
Details about exchange
partners and costs in
for a blog by one of our students on the 2015-16 Year