University of Oxford
Oxford University – St. Edmunds Hall
Academic Studies & Cultural Activities
Summer School: June 30th – July 27th, 2013
2 Weeks – $5695 USD / 4 Weeks – $10,795 USD
|Price is all inclusive – tuition, housing, meals & activities|
Study at the University of Oxford for 2 or 4 weeks summer program. Program held at St. Edmunds Hall – Oxford University. Academically challenging courses taught by faculty from the University that include: English Literature, Classical Studies, European Languages, European History, International Relations, Creative Writing and Visual Arts. All courses taught in English. Earn transfer credit – fully accredited. Early registration advised….for this program is very popular. Price is all inclusive – includes tuition, housing, meals (2 daily), activities, excursions, insurance, and class materials.
Oxford, England. Renowned for the study of Humanities and Languages in particular, Oxford is the home town of the famous University of Oxford. Once called the “city of dreaming spires” for its grand architecture, Oxford has been known for “centuries” as one of the world’s most prestigious academic communities.
Located on the river Thames, Oxford was founded in the 9th Century by Alfred the Great. Located 50 miles from London, Oxford is now home to over 115,000 people, of which over 15,000 are university students. The University is comprised of over 35 colleges, and most classes are kept small for more individual one-to-one interaction with the professor.
Courses: Liberal Arts & Sciences / Electives
Students select 2 courses for each session (every 2 weeks): Major + Minor courses:
Probability & Statistics / Algebra / Advanced Algebra / Calculus / Advanced Calculus / Trigonometry
Particle Physics / Medical Biology
- Literature – Drama
Themes in Drama / Shakespeare / Arthurian Tales
- Social Sciences
Psychology / Microeconomics / Macroeconomics / Law
History of United States Civil War / World War 1 & 2 / Intl Relations / Philosophy / Critical Thinking
- Languages- Beginners & Intermediate
French / German / Spanish / Latin / Ancient Greek
- Additional classes (after 2) will cost 350 GBP ($575 USD) each – arrange / pay there
Elective Choices: Included
* Students choose 1 elective per session (every 2 weeks)
* Electives held in afternoons
- Explore surrounding Oxford area
- Creative Walking
- Walking history of Oxford
See the “Academic Credit” section of the Main Menu. This program usually allows 2 – 6 college transfer credits to be earned. Transcript (certificate) issued. Fully accredited by the British Government, along with the British Council.
See the “Financial Aid” text of the Main Menu…located in the “Academic Credit” section.
Activities – Social Life
Each session begins with a “Welcome Reception”, where students, parents, staff and tutors can meet and get to know each other. Overall, the program is dedicated to making sure that all students enjoy their stay at Oxford. Besides excursions to nearby places, a variety of activities are planned for students during their “free time”…including: visits to Oxford colleges, museums, gardens, cafes, shops, and markets. Evening activities often include punting picnics, croquet matches, ice skating, film evenings, treasure hunts, mystery games and sports.
An important part of the Oxford summer school experience is the excursions, theatre trips, and social events. Each week there is one full-day excursion, and an evening theatre performance.
- July 6th – Travel to Bath (Roman bath museum) + visit prehistoric Stonehenge site.
- July 10th – Travel to Hampton Court – 15th Century – King Henry VIII
- July 20th – Shakespeare Stratford – walking tour of Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeare birth place.
- July 24th – London Sights – Visit Borough market, Goden Hinde, St Pauls Cathedral, Covenant Garden.
Also, at the end of each course….students showcase their work, including the debate, the drama performance, historic tour, photo exhibit, the magazine, and finally – the gala dinner and prize giving.
Housing – Included (+ meals)
Housing is included, plus 2 meals daily. Students reside at St. Edmunds Hall – a medieval college of Oxford University. Twin rooms or single, and shared bathrooms on each floor. Breakfast and dinner are served in the college dining hall. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated, so please let us know in advance. Dinner each day is a “formal affair”, so dress “smart”. Lunch not included – obtained at campus cafes. Laundry facilities available. Internet access available in each room. Phone in each room for incoming calls. Outgoing calls can be made on a card system. There is a refundable 200 GBP ($325 USD) damage deposit required upon arrival check-in – pay there. Get it back when you check-out (if no damage).
Dates and Fees
* Dates reflect arrival and departure.
* Prices are all inclusive – tuition, housing, meals (2 daily), insurance, activities, excursions, and class materials…..are all included.
|2 weeks: June 30th – July 13th, 2013||$5695 USD|
|2 weeks: July 14th – 27th, 2013||$5695 USD|
|4 weeks: June 30th – July 27th, 2013||$10,795 USD|
* Housing deposit $500 USD is required. Credited (deducted) from total.
- airfare transportation, transfers to and from Oxford, and lunch daily
- A refundable damage deposit of 200 GBP ($325 USD) is required for housing – pay there.
- Extra course (optional) cost 350 GBP ($575 USD) for every 2 week course extra – pay there.
* Similar summer dates in 2014
Arrival day is Sunday, and departure day is Saturday. Plan on arriving no later than 4:00 pm on Sunday, and to depart by 10:00 am Saturday. You can arrange for a airport transfer service (costs extra), or you can take a bus (less expensive) from all major airports directly to Oxford. Heathrow is the nearest airport, and takes about 90 minutes by bus. Let us know in advance if you want airport pick-up services arranged (will cost more than bus).
Plan on arriving on the program start date, and departing on the end date. Arrival details will be provided in your confirmation documents.
Minimum age is 16 years. Open to all students and adults from all countries. Must be fluent in English, for all courses are taught in English. Most participants are between the ages of 18 – 23, and are usually college students. Open to working adults as well. Early registration is advised – popular program.