If you have ever wanted to see what academic life at Oxford is like, then this is the program for you.
The Summer Studies in Oxford program offers a six-week ‘taster’ of the academic year program that Middlebury-CMRS runs in Oxford every fall and spring. It aims to provide students with an exhilarating intellectual program set within the liberal arts tradition, along with unforgettable cultural experiences as well. The academic program is carefully devised to ensure the closest possible collaboration between tutors and students, whilst access to the Bodleian Library resources guarantees that students will always have a vast amount of reading material at their disposal.
The program consists of a seminar class and a one-on-one tutorial. For the seminar course, students choose from a range of options (which will typically include topics like literature, history, philosophy and religion, and social and political theory), and engage in small seminars taught by local staff. At the end of the session, students produce a substantial research essay. Students also take a one-on-one ‘Oxford-style’ tutorial, which is designed, as much as possible, by the students themselves, and tailored towards their academic interests. Instructors are usually Oxford University faculty members. At each tutorial meeting, students normally produce an essay as the basis for further analysis and discussion.
The program also includes a range of field trips to exciting locations in Oxford and elsewhere in southern England.
Dates and Fees
June 1 to July 13, 2021
The fee is $7,750 per student, which includes instructional expenses, accommodation, field trip expenses (including meals), Bodleian library membership and some meals at Keble College. The fee does not include airfare, transportation to and from Oxford, personal expenses or most meals, which can be prepared at St. Michael’s Hall.
Estimated Out of Pocket Expenses
There is financial aid available on a first come, first served basis. Funding does run out, so apply early!
The program is housed at St. Michael’s Hall, a well-equipped facility with lecture and seminar rooms, common rooms, a kitchen and dining area and a library.
Applications should be submitted online by April 1, 2021.
3.5 GPA required; must be enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s Degree program. Please note that this program has limited space and can fill prior to the deadline, so students are advised to complete applications as early as possible.
Current Middlebury students do not need to submit a separate application for financial aid.
Students from institutions other than Middlebury may use the following links for financial aid applications: