Department of English

Oxford Summer Program

2020 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.

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 2020 courses promise to have a wide appeal. The 2020 Program will feature three dynamic teachers: Professors Patricia Garcia, George Christian, and Oscar Casares.

The 2020 Oxford Summer Program will be held over the second summer session:  July 11 - August 15. 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.


The 2020 Oxford Summer Program application is now open. Before applying to the program, students are required to download and read the OSP 2020 Guidelines


For additional information, please contact:


Dr. Patricia Garcia, 2020 Program Director