Scholars' Semester in Oxford
Come study overseas at one of the world’s oldest universities. At Oxford, you will be surrounded by accumulated centuries of stone architecture,academic history, and British traditions—including the important ritual of afternoon tea! You will live in a community of about 65 other students from CCCU colleges and will study one-on-one with Oxford tutors. And don’t worry—program field trips and term breaks will give you the opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside and cultural landmarks as well. This formative semester will inspire you with appreciation for England’s quirks and rich heritage.
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Goals and Objectives
The object of the Scholars' Semester in Oxford is to increase critical thinking skills and scholarship while allowing students to experience the traditional Oxford method of education.
Students must have completed two full years of college and have at least a 3.5 GPA to qualify for the program. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.
The sixteen credits earned may meet general education or major requirements. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.
Costs: 2013 - 2014 $18,585, plus $300 deposit
Fee covers tuition housing, *round-trip international airfare, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Students automatically are given Visiting Student status. Meals are not included. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) local transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees.
For comparison, a typical semester in Grantham for 2013-2014 is $19,655.
Note: *Once flights are booked, students are responsible for the cost of the flight if they cannot participate for any reason, including visa issues. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the jumping off point in the United States.
A $50 application fee must accompany your application.
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||* Indicates early application deadline