- Experience all Oxford, England has to offer: theater, historical sites, and sporting events.
- Study with world-class faculty at Jesus College, part of Oxford University.
- Punt the Thames River, visit Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace), and see Harry Potter's dining hall.
- Take in a West End show in London, have high tea at the Old Parsonage Hotel, play rounders, and experience the horse races at Sandown Park.
- Travel during a scheduled three-day weekend or travel before the program begins.
Course of Study
During the four-week period, students will take two lecture/tutorial courses concerning the British political and international economic policy. Business students enroll in ECON 466 and ECON 467, non-business students can enroll in ECON 466 and either ECON 467 or ENGL/THEA 386. Students will enroll in two courses totaling 6 hours of UNL credit. Students who enroll in both ECON courses may be eligible for an ECON minor, see your academic adviser for more information.
ECON 466 - Political Economy of Britain Since 1945: Traces the development of economic policy in Britain since World War II. Special emphasis is placed on the Thatcher era, Britain and Europe, and the post-Thatcher economy.
ECON 467 - International Economics: Covers the British approach to business and economics, including nationalism/privatization, legislation in the United Kingdom, international trade, and business.
ENGL/THEA 386 - Shakespeare's Dramatic Arts: Concentrates on Shakespeare and the well-known literature of England since the Middle Ages. Field trips and cultural excursions will supplement the course lectures and tutorials.
Final exams are scheduled for the last week of the program. Students prepare for exams through study groups and additional individual readings. Grades for Economics 466 and 467 are based on final exam scores.
All students with at least sophomore standing are encouraged to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, but highly motivated students with a 2.50-2.99 GPA may also apply and be considered for acceptance. Business students are required to have completed ECON 211 and ECON 212 before arriving in Oxford. For non-business majors, an understanding of introductory economics is helpful but not required.
Applications for the Summer 2018 Nebraska at Oxford Program are accepted from the start of the fall semester through the final deadline on November 12, 2018.
International Business Program Coordinator
CoB 123C, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, is comprised of 38 independent self-governing colleges and six permanent private halls with a total of more than 20,000 students. Jesus College, where the Nebraska at Oxford program is based, was chartered in 1571. Centrally located in the town of Oxford, Jesus College is near many libraries, shops, museums and parks, as well as their sports grounds. The primary academic fields at Jesus College are economics, engineering, history, mathematics, and philosophy.The city of Oxford is located 57 miles northwest of London and has a population of approximately 150,000. It offers a wide variety of activities, from the theater and movies to sporting events, all of which can be reached by walking or bicycling, the popular mode of transportation.
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
Single rooms are standard at Jesus College. A limited number of students can also request a roommate and share a double room which also includes more living space. Community bathrooms are available for all students. Students who choose to have a roommate will share a private bathroom with suitemates. Linens are included and are changed weekly by the housekeeping staff. Laundry rooms are centrally located and laundry costs are included in the program fee. All meals are included in the program cost with breakfast, lunch and dinner served at Jesus College.
Excursions and Travel Opportunities
A variety of excursions are planned for students participating in the Nebraska at Oxford Program. On the first Friday of the program, program participants take a trip to London to see a West End show. During the third week of the program, students take a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon to see a Shakespearean play at the Royal Shakespeare Theater. The remaining excursions vary from year to year, but could include a combination of the following: Blenheim Palace (Winston Churchill's birthplace), Bath, Stonehenge, Sandown Park (horse races), and Windsor Castle.
An open weekend for travel either in the United Kingdom or the European continent provides students with an additional opportunity to travel. The extended weekend is during the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the second week of the program. Some popular destinations include Paris, France; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Amsterdam, Holland.
In addition to academics and excursions, students are offered a choice of daily events. Interested students sign up for daily events before or after morning lectures. Shakespearean plays performed in the gardens of Oxford college grounds, classical music concerts, high tea at the Old Parsonage Hotel, and guest lectures are allexamples of cultural experiences presented to program participants. Football (soccer), croquet, bicycling, ultimate frisbee, tennis, punting, basketball, rounders (cross between cricket and baseball), are among the sporting events offered to program participants.
Check out a past program participant's Oxford Blog to see first-hand what it's like to be at Oxford.
See the "Budget Sheet" and the Financial page on the Education Abroad website.
Explanation of Costs
Please see the Budget Sheet for a detailed explanation of billable and non-billable program costs, withdrawal policies, and the payment process. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Upon confirmation of participation, program participants will pay a $1500 deposit (including a non-refundable $150 Education Abroad Fee). The $1500 deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from a program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:
US Department of State
Center for Disease Control
*UNL Education Abroad does not officially endorse, administer, or monitor the content of these links.