The Virginia Program at Oxford is an interdisciplinary summer school program based in St. Anne's College, Oxford University. The six-week program, which is open to students of any major after their first year, examines the history and literature of Renaissance England. Instruction follows the English system of higher education, combining daily lectures by renowned, British scholars with small, weekly tutorials. Students, drawn from a six-school consortium of small Virginia colleges and universities, earn three credits in history and three credits in English.


2014 Summer Session Information


Dates: Between June 30 and August 9, 2014, a select group of students from participating Virginia colleges will have a unique opportunity to study at St. Anne's College, University of Oxford in England. The program follows the English system, combining daily lectures and weekly tutorials conducted by Oxford dons. Tutorial groups are small, allowing for considerable individual attention and active participation.


Subject: The literature, history, and society of late 16th and early 17th century England, the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline periods, will be the central theme of both lectures and tutorials. (A sample tutorial)


Academic Credit: Upon successful completion of the program the student will be awarded six academic credits, three in English and three in history.


Cost: The program fee is approximately $7,500.* This sum includes full tuition, room, board, and group excursions to Shakespeare productions in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Not included is the cost of airfare, personal weekend travel, passports, and incidental expenses.


Residence: All participants will reside at St. Anne's College (single rooms) and will take their meals in the college commons.


Application Procedures: The program is open to rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores from any major or discipline. Application and Instructions.