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  • Locations: Belgrade, Serbia; Brasov, Romania; Bucharest, Romania; Nis, Serbia; Novi Sad, Serbia; Sighisoara, Romania; Smederevo, Serbia; Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Model: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Type: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Program Leader: Jennifer Miskec
Housing: Hostel, Hotel
Program Description:

In the Blood: Vampire Narratives and Cultural Identity in Serbia and Romania

Peles Castle, Romania

Program Overview

Take English 400 in Serbia and Romania during the summer of 2018 alongside Longwood students and faculty. Students will engage in the rhetorical analysis of Eastern European identity, story, and storytelling. Focusing on perhaps the most famous Eastern European story, the vampire narrative. Students will consider how folklore is intertwined with national identity in both its tourist narratives and its people's stories. 

Course Descriptions

ENGL 400: Active Citizenship: An Advanced Writing Seminar: Develops rhetorical skills needed for citizenship in a democracy. Includes interdisciplinary inquiry into and analysis of at least one significant public issue across all sections. 


ENGL 400: Fulfillment of General Education Goals 2 and 3; 75 credit hours or permission of the Chair of the General Education Committee. 


Students will stay in hotels and hostels.

Information Sessions

  • September 11th at 6 p.m. in 201 Grainger


May 20 - June 9, 2018  

  • vist Bran Castle in Transylvania
  • a night in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • a night in Andricgrad (Visegrad), Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • visit to the set of 1973 cult-classic horror film Leptirica

*Note: Itinerary is in development and subject to change*

Program Costs

Program fees (which include airfare) are expected to be about $3,400. Tuition is billed separately.

Scholarships and Grants

The Office of International Affairs offers three scholarships:

  • Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
  • Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
  • Global Engagement Scholarship: up to $1,200 for those participating in a faculty-led program; applicants must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible (including Honors)

Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.

More Information 

  • Pre-departure courses will be held during senior week, May 15-17, 2018.
  • ENGL 400 fulfills General Education Goal 13.
  • Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
  • Questions about academic content? Contact Dr. Jennifer Miskec or Dr. Kris Paal.
  • Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.