Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. All tutorials will earn two units of Bread Loaf credit, at least one of which will fulfill Group 5 (Global Literature) credit.


Like our courses at Oxford, the two-unit tutorials at the Institute require substantial independent work. Before we admit new or returning students to these campuses, we do an extra review to make sure applicants are ready for the academic challenge. If we decide that you’re not yet ready, you’ll have an opportunity to make another campus choice.


No. The Institute is designed as an opportunity for you to immerse yourself fully, six days per week, in the exploration of its—and your—topic. The learning experience is concentrated and intensive. A full load of two units is the max. 


Mid-December. If you are interested in attending the Institute but won’t be sure until you see the tutorial descriptions, we advise you to select the California campus now since space is limited. You can switch to another campus later.


California dates and fees are posted on our website. Please note that the fee includes tuition, room, and a student fee to defray the costs of activities; there is no board plan. Financial aid is applicable to the California campus.


Yes, though you will get more out of the experience, and all of its formal and informal learning opportunities, if you’re on campus. And you will have to secure your own off-campus housing. Please note that short-term rentals in the Monterey area may be expensive and difficult to find.

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