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 will be available in PAR 114 starting in late September.

The Summer 2018 courses promise to have a wide appeal, with offerings on the modern performance of Shakespeare’s plays, the novels of Zadie Smith, and the representation of war and literature in 20th Century Britain. The 2018 Program will feature three dynamic teachers: Professors Minou Arjomand, Alan Friedman, and Heather Houser.

The 2018 Oxford Summer Program will be held over the second summer session:  July 14 - August 18. The Program fee is $6000 and covers 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 Funding Resources Handout is available here.

An information session for the Oxford Summer 2018 Program will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm in CLA 1.302E.

For additional information, please contact:






Leah Stoddard, Program Coordinator

512-471-5736
leah.stoddard@austin.utexas.edu
 
Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford, Program Director
cullingford@austin.utexas.edu