Oxford Graduate Program
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.
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 university professors and knowledgeable in their fields. All students, are assigned to the Junior Common Room (JCR) at their college. It may be possible for graduate students to gain access to the Masters Common Room (MCR) if available, but this cannot be guaranteed.
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.