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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Honors, Partner, Summer Institute
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Communications, Drama, Economics, Education, English, European Studies, Film, Finance, History, Islamic World Studies, Journalism, Law, Library & Information Science, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medieval & Byzantine Studies, Music, Musical Performance, Musical Theory & Composition, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, Sociology, Theology
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Credits: 9
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Residence Hall, Shared Apartment
Internship Available: No
Program Description:

Bridge of Sighs
Oxford Summer Institute


Undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of academic disciplines are offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to apply to CUA's education abroad program at Oxford University in England. This prestigious program is organized locally by the Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP), and features a variety of custom designed individual tutorials taught by prominent university professors. Students are placed in colleges considered among the best in the Oxford university system. Students will live in student housing in and around the center of Oxford. Learn more about Oxford in the Talk to Me About Oxford YouTube miniseries!


Oxford Tutorial

Tutorials represent an intensive learning system due to the focused interaction with tutors and the amount of researching, reading and writing involved. Students typically write and defend one essay per week.  Students take one 6-credit tutorial where they study a self-designed and pre-approved topic with an Oxford professor on a one-to-one basis.
For more information on choosing your tutorial, click here. 

Oxford tutors are generally university professors, but in rare instances the role may be filled by an Oxford graduate student who is pursuing advanced studies in the student's requested area of interest. In all cases, Oxford tutors are excellent and knowledgeable in their fields.  Additionally, students are assigned to the Junior Common Room (student union) at their college.

Students also participate in one 3-credit seminar that is usually either British Politics or Shakespeare.



Students live in double rooms, normally in the same apartment or house with British or other foreign students. Approximately half of visiting students are housed within the central area of Oxford, and all live within a twenty-minute walk. There is no "university campus" as the colleges, departments, lecture rooms, and tutorial venues are spread throughout the city. Thus, wherever students live, there will be some travel involved (by bike, bus, or on foot).

All housing units include TVs and internet access by either wifi or ethernet cables in the bedrooms. Telephones are installed and can be used with a calling card when students arrive. Students should note that the cost of local calls will be deducted from their security deposit.

All housing units have a kitchen, with an oven, stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, cookware (a baking tray, saucepans, frying pans, knives, assorted utensils, a chopping board), plates, bowls, cups, glasses and cutlery. Bed linens are included, but students should bring or purchase their own towels, and all participants should bring a laptop.

Housing is occasionally available in the main college or its annexes. This has the advantage of location and proximity to other Oxford students, but lacks common areas, a kitchen, and a house phone.

Further housing information and descriptions can be found here.

Students should note that certain accommodation choices come with a supplemental housing charge.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 03/01/2024
Rolling Admission 07/02/2024 08/10/2024
Summer 2025 03/01/2025 03/15/2025 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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