You've probably heard a great deal about the U.K., but what makes Oxford stand out? Read the FAQ below to find out.
The program is in the heart of the academic community at Oxford, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. You will study at Wycliffe Hall and enjoy all the benefits of the great city of Oxford.
Oxford is located an hour to an hour and a half from the center of London by train or bus.
Oxford revolutionizes the way students learn — the way they read books, write essays, make arguments, and think. Are you ready to enter this gauntlet and emerge as a newly-minted scholar? Read the FAQ below to find out more.
The British Landscape (4 credits) takes a look at aspects of British history, geography, and culture. It is taught through viewings, lectures, and regional field trips. The Integrative seminar (4 credits) allows for reflective discussions to integrate material covered in tutorials and the University lectures. It should be in the area of your primary tutorial.
What do you need to know before you step on that plane? Read the FAQ below to find out!
If you are a non-EU country citizen and studying for more than one semester, you will need a visa for your time in Oxford. We will give you more information about this if/when you are accepted.
Students are sometimes surprised by how different day-to-day life in Oxford can look. In this week’s FAQ series, we'll answer some common questions about living in SSO.
● The North Wing is a part of the main building of Wycliffe Hall and is a short 10 minute walk to the city centre of Oxford. The North Wing has rooms spread over four floors with bathrooms on each floor. There are common rooms, laundry facilities, a dining room, and a large kitchen.
● The Vines, a modest mansion with a beautiful view, is a 35 minute walk to the city centre of Oxford. It also has a common room, dining room, large kitchen, and laundry facilities.
If you are accepted to the program, you will be asked to fill out a housing form in which you may indicate the housing option you prefer.
You will get plenty of invites to tea times throughout the week. Many students acquire such a taste for tea, and for the social rejuvenation of these respites, that they bring the custom back home at the program's end.
Community and Spiritual Life
As you prepare for this uniquely challenging opportunity, know that you are not alone. Oxford and its faculty, staff, and fellow scholars will join you and equip you as you face the challenges, and celebrate the gifts, of life as an Oxford University student. Read this week's FAQ to find out more about the community and spiritual life of SSO.