Melanie Eckford-Prossor has taught British and American literature for decades and has published in the field. She has directed Masters Theses in these fields, and has won a major teaching award. She is very excited that in this Study Abroad she can cross disciplinary and national boundaries. She has travelled extensively through parts of Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, Central and South America. Above all, she believes that students’ curiosity should be stimulated and that the material needs to be relevant to students.