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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

The Oxford Imagination

England 2Get ready for a whirlwind adventure of the literary culture England’s oldest intellectual center and the world’s second oldest surviving university.  Oxford’s cobblestone streets and lofty spires have housed the creative minds that have produced rich fantasy, philosophical innovation, and spiritual inquiry, and this program will allow you to join the conversation. 

England 3Headquartered in the oldest surviving medieval college, St. Edmund Hall, we will read some of the best modern literature connected to the university’s timeless past and enjoy the theatre and culture of the university’s vibrant present.  With side trips to places like Stratford-upon-Avon and the Kilns along with theatre productions in the evening, this course is designed to be a full immersion into a literary conversation and an invitation to join.


Program Design

England 7This travel course is essentially three courses in one, combining history, literature, and creative writing for a total of six hours of credit.  In class we will explore the history of education in Oxford while reading highlights of some of the most recent literary geniuses, and outside of class we will engage in theatre and side-trips to the locations that birthed their works.  Inspired by the words and landmarks of authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and T. S. Eliot, we will conclude this immersion into the centuries-old literary conversation by joining it, writing prose and poetry of our own.  

Program Dates: August 3rd- 27th, 2018



England 5Students will each have their own single room in the dormitory of St. Edmund Hall and will enjoy a daily lunch buffet at the college.  Ideally situated in the city center, they will use a daily food allowance to explore Oxford’s eclectic culinary culture for breakfast and dinner.


This program is currently not accepting applications.