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Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Stacy Lutsch, slutsch@umass.edu
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only
Fields of Study:
Anthropology, Biology, Classics, Economics, English, Finance & Operations Management, French & Francophone Studies, French Studies, German Studies, History, International Relations, Italian Studies, Latin, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Microbiology, Natural Resource Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Spanish
Host Institution:
Oxford University
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Residence Hall
In Classes With:
US and Host Country Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
3.5
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-time, Undergraduate Credits
Program Description:
Overview

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the second-oldest surviving university in the world. The UGA at Oxford program was founded nearly twenty years ago. Students take seminars and tutorials at Franklin College and will have associate membership in Keble College, which allows them to dine in college with Oxford students, have access to the College libraries, common rooms and pubs, and to participate in the College's social, cultural, and sporting societies and events.

Location

Oxford_Birdsye_ViewThe City of Oxford is located in central southern England, about an hour by bus and rail from London. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings.

Academics

Students will earn between twelve and fifteen semester hours in a wide variety of disciplines. During the first four weeks, classes will be taught by both UGA and Oxford faculty, using an intensive seminar format. During the remaining eight weeks, classes will be taught by Oxford faculty using the tutorial format, an intensive system of individualized or small-group instruction traditional at Oxford. The small groups are a maximum of three students per group, but more often than not, these will be individual meetings. Students do a great deal of reading on their own and produce several papers over the course of the term. The system demands a great deal of responsibility from the student, which is why a GPA of 3.5 or better is recommended.

To view the seminars and tutorials, click on the appropriate + at
https://oxford.uga.edu/

To apply follow, the directions at http://oxford.uga.edu/students/transient-students The semester cost for "transient" students (non UGA students) is the same as for UGA students: UGA Undergraduate Tution & Fees (currently about $5,000) plus $7,000 for the program fee, housing and most meals = $13,000.

Housing

Students will be housed at the University of Georgia 's Center in North Oxford . The large, elegantly-furbished rooms hold two to four students and most have private bathrooms.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

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