Department of English

Oxford Summer Program

The 2019 Oxford Summer Program is currently accepting applications. Please print out and complete the application packet and return it completed, initialed, and signed in person to PAR 114.

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.

All UT-Austin undergraduate students who are eager and ready to take upper-division English Courses are welcome to apply, regardless of major. 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 2019 courses promise to have a wide appeal, with offerings on the modern performance of Shakespeare’s plays, Arthurian literature and film, and representations of Oxford in the 19th century. The 2019 Program will feature three dynamic teachers: Professors Allen MacDuffie, Patricia Garcia, and Daniel Birkholz.

The 2019 Oxford Summer Program will be held over the second summer session:  July 13 - August 17. 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.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford, Program Director