Oxford Summer ProgramDr. Lance Bertelsen, Co-Director
Dr. John Rumrich, Co-Director
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. The 2015 Program will be housed in Wadham College. 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 2015 Oxford Summer Program will be held over the second summer session: July 11-August 15. Students are expected to travel to and from Oxford on their own; however, we are happy to give travel advice to anyone who needs it. Most students fly into Heathrow Airport and take one of the frequent buses from London to Oxford.
The 2015 Oxford Summer Program fees are $6000. The fees 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 and The University of Texas at Austin will electronically bill tuition after summer registration. Tuition information is online: http://www.utexas.edu/tuition/costs.html. Additional costs also include: airfare, personal items, any additional health or travel insurance, most lunches, a $50 non-refundable application fee, and any independent travel expenses.
The Department of English bills the Oxford Summer Program fees electronically and UT-Austin students pay their balances directly to the University, either to the Cashier's Office or online through “What I Owe.” Students who join the Program later in the spring pay on an adjusted fee schedule. Students relying on financial aid and scholarships might be able to pay some of the balance on a later schedule as their financial aid is released and should consult with a Program Coordinator as soon as possible.
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.
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. The Summer 2015 courses promise to have a wide appeal, with offerings on the original staging of Shakespeare plays, the reading and writing of Romantic lyrics, and the relationship between land and sea in some of Jane Austen’s most beloved novels.
Students who meet the admissions criteria and pay the $1000 deposit are admitted to the Oxford Summer Program on a rolling basis until the Program fills. Application packets will be available in PAR 114 in late September.
For additional information, please contact:Andrea Davis, Program Coordinator
Odessa Amaya, Co-Coordinator
Lance Bertelsen, Co-Director
John Rumrich, Co-Director
Katherine Cox, Graduate Assistant