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.
The most eye-opening feature of the Oxford Summer Programme is often not the traveling, nor even the cultural immersion, but the intensive, world-renowned studies. Read this FAQ series to find out more about the program’s academics.
You will participate in seminar discussions during the first three weeks of your time in Oxford. Following your seminar sessions, you will meet with your seminar tutor for two one-on-one sessions to develop, defend, and discuss an essay on a topic of your choosing related to your seminar. The tutorial system at Oxford is the most distinct element of Oxford’s teaching. As an OSP student, you will have unparalleled access to the mind and mentorship of an Oxford faculty member who will help you hone your writing and critical thinking skills, preparing your for graduate studies or professional work.
The lecture series, The Christian Tradition in the British Isles, explores the development of Christianity across the nation's landscape, covering the Celtic People of Britain to the Roman province of Britannia. These lectures, along with three field trips to historic places throughout England, provide the historical context of your academic work and experience in Oxford.
What do you need to know before you step on that plane? Read the FAQ below to find out!
Your day-to-day to life in Oxford will look quite different than your current one - but how so? In this FAQ series, we will answer some common questions about daily life in OSP.
You are free to prepare your meals in the kitchens of Wycliffe Hall, and, of course, there are myriad cafes and pubs in Oxford - including the famous Queen's Lane Coffee House (reputedly the oldest cafe in Europe) and The Eagle and Child, where Tolkein and Lewis met with other Inklings.
And then, of course, there is tea. In Oxford you will become accustomed to (if not dependent upon) the tea culture. Be prepared to sit, sip, and share with your friends and OSP staff several times a day. Many students acquire such a taste for tea, and for the social rejuvenation of these respites, that they bring the custom home with them at the programme's end.
How can you get in touch with new classmates and local friends, and how can you keep in touch with your old ones? In the FAQ below we discuss common questions related to communication and technology.