Department of English

Oxford Summer Program

The Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin has sponsored a summer program in Oxford since 1984. The Oxford Summer Program gathers students to enjoy life and literature at Oxford University, the oldest English-speaking university in the world. Students will take one or two upper-division English classes and enjoy many field trips and theatrical performances. This program is a wonderful balance of academics and fun, an opportunity to get to know Department of English faculty and other students outside the classroom, and a chance to live in an early 17th-century English college in modern-day Oxford.

The Program welcomes students of all majors who have an interest in English literature and culture and are eligible to take upper-division English courses. Students who meet the admissions criteria and pay the deposit are admitted to the Oxford Summer Program on a rolling basis until the Program fills.  Application packets are available in PAR 114 in late September.

The Summer 2016 courses promise to have a wide appeal, with offerings on the modern performance of Shakespeare’s plays, the legacies of courtly love and chivalric romance, and the representation of London in Victorian literature.  The 2016 Program will also feature three award-winning teachers: Professors Daniel BirkholzColeman Hutchison, and Allen MacDuffie.

The 2016 Oxford Summer Program will be held over the second summer session:  July 9-August 13. Program fees are $6000 and cover a private room at Wadham College, breakfasts and most dinners during the Program, coach travel for Program events, entrance fees and theater tickets for all Program trips, and a final banquet. Tuition is a separate expense.  Additional costs include: airfare, personal items, any additional health or travel insurance, most lunches, a $75 non-refundable application fee, and any independent travel expenses. There are many forms of financial aid available to students who wish to participate in the Oxford Summer Program, including both scholarships and loans. An Oxford Summer Program financial aid handout will be available in October.

For additional information, please contact:

Leah Stoddard, Program Coordinator


Dr. Coleman Hutchison, Program Director

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