Canada: Theatre

Location: Canada

Semester: Spring 2019

Course Information: 3 credits – Core Course/General Education

Lead Faculty: Dr. Deborah McEniry, Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts, South Carolina School of the Arts

Travel Assistant: Dr. Prof. David Larson, Dean, South Carolina School of the Arts

Course Title: The Theatre Festivals of Ontario, Canada; The Best of Shakespeare and Shaw.

Course Code: IS 398 Canada

Course Description: Study the great plays of the premiere English playwrights and experience them live at the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival and the Shaw Festival, at Niagara-on-the-Lake. This seven-day theatre intensive will include multiple performances at each festival theatre (a total of five required as part of the class), as well as backstage tours, lectures, and other audience opportunities. Arguably the best classic theatre in North America, our visit to these two festivals will be supplemented by side to Niagara Falls. 

Travel Dates: May 19 *After spring 19 semester ends.

Price: $1,950.00

Housing/Accommodations: Local hotels/university dorms

General Travel Itinerary:  Ontario and Niagara on the Lake

Eligibility Requirements: All students can register for AU Abroad courses with academic advisor approval. Freshman and sophomores can attend but are not eligible for AU abroad scholarship. (For scholarship eligibility see below.) Please note that space is limited. Registration for AU Abroad courses are through the regular registration cycle. Scholarship: AU Abroad scholarships of up to $1,000.00 are available for juniors and seniors. Scholarship amount depends upon GPA, class standing and financial need. (Sophomores nursing and education majors are also eligible for the AU Abroad scholarships.) Scholarships are awarded to reduce the cost of travel, which is an additional fee from tuition and fees and charged as part of student's registration for the program. Students need a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply for the scholarship and must not have received an AU Abroad scholarship in the past.

Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to reduce the cost of travel, which is an additional fee from tuition and fees and charged as part of student's registration for the program. To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship of up to $1,000.00, students must either be a junior or senior. Scholarship amount depends upon GPA, class standing and financial need. (Sophomores nursing and education majors are also eligible for the AU Abroad scholarships.)

Contact: dmceniry@andersonuniversity.edu or StudyAbroad@andersonuniversity.edu for more information.

Registration: Students register for AU Abroad during their normal registration for the semester. Registration is based upon class standing. Payment can be made in person, in Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by making a deposit to the semester account which the class will take place. Please advise Anderson Central that the pre-payment is for AU Abroad, as well as the semester and which country you will be traveling.


A $500.00 deposit is required for the international travel fee by December 15, 2018 for classes traveling during the summer. A second payment of $500.00 is due on January 15th a third $500.00 payment on January 31. The final payment (minus any AU Abroad scholarship) is required on February 15th. (Payment is non-refundable unless the class is canceled for lack of enrollment.) Please note for seniors: You will receive a grade of “I” Incomplete until you return and then a grade will be placed on your transcript. For more information on how this will impact graduation please speak with the registrar’s office.