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England: Oxford - St. Clare's, Oxford (Semester)
Oxford, England (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Program Cost,
Spring
PROGRAM COST Program Cost
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/11/2015
**
Rolling Admission 09/06/2015 12/19/2015
NOTE: Do not book travel until you are fully enrolled in the program.
Spring 2016 09/30/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/10/2016 05/06/2016
NOTE: Do not book travel plans until being fully enrolled in the program.

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

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 2.75
Internships: Yes Disciplines offered: Arts and Sciences - non science, Business, Core
Accomodations: Home stay, Residence halls Class Standing: Must have completed 45 units
Program Advisor: Sabrina Kaiser - skaiser@sandiego.edu Tuition Remission Eligible Program: No
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Oxford  Oxford city

ENGLAND: Oxford

St. Clare's Oxford College

Fall/Spring Semester Program

PROGRAM LOCATION 

Oxford, an internationally respected intellectual center, combines traditional ceremony and the beauty of ancient buildings with the amenities of a lively, modern, industrial city. This cultural hub offers libraries, museums, art galleries, concert halls, theaters and cinemas, as well as parks and gardens, rivers, sports grounds, swimming pools and an ice rink. Just outside of the city center lies the picturesque countryside, easily reached by bus or bicycle. There are fast, frequent road and rail services to London (1 hour away), Heathrow, Gatwick, the Midlands and the West Country. Stratford-upon-Avon is also within easy reach.

 

ACADEMIC INSTITUTION 

This program, offered by St. Clare's, an independent international college in Oxford founded in 1953, is for international and University students who wish to supplement their studies with a semester or full-year of liberal arts courses in England. The curriculum includes both core courses and tutorials (special courses offered on a one-on-one basis with select professors). The fall semester runs from the end of August until mid-December; the spring semester from early January to mid-May.  

Visit the St. Clare's website

Blackfriars Education Programme

St. Clare's Education Programme (for Liberal Studies majors)

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Pre-approved St. Clare's Course Equivalencies

Pre-approved Blackfriars Course Equivalencies
Blackfriars Course Offerings

Students at St. Clare's will be enrolled in small classes (usually 3-12 students) with other international students from all over the globe. All classes offered by St. Clare's available to USD students are listed on the Pre-Approved lists above.  St. Clare's offers classes in almost every discipline and all USD core requirements except for science and engineering. Students must take four core courses and one tutorial course at St. Clare's. Please refer to the pre-approved list for this distinction. This has no relation to the USD core curriculum label. 

 

HOUSING 

Students are billed directly by St. Clare's for housing. Information about housing costs can be found in the program cost link at the top of this page. Students stay in residence hall style accommodations arranged by St. Clare's. You can choose between a twin or a single room. You can also choose a 'standard' or 'superior' room: students in standard rooms will be sharing a bathroom with a small number of other students, while students in superior rooms will have their own private shower and toilet. 

  • Students live in 5 houses, located within 15 minutes' walk the Bardwell Road Centre or a short bus ride away
  • All College houses have a resident House Manager
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Laundry facilities are available
More housing information is available here: St. Clare's Housing 

PLEASE NOTE: The vast majority of students who choose to stay in the dorms do NOT choose to include meals with their housing, as the semester meal plan only includes lunch Monday-Friday. Students will have access to a kitchen, and in many cases, it ends up being more economical to cook and eat out than pay for the meal plan. Additionally, because of your course schedule, you might not be near the cafeteria around lunchtime.
 

COST 

For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 
 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students who hold a US passport DO NOT need a visa to study at St. Clare's for one semester*. Students holding a passport from a country other than the US should visit the UK Embassy Visa and Immigration page to determine whether a visa is required. 

*Liberal Studies students taking Education courses at St. Clare's WILL need to obtain a Tier 4 Student Visa to complete a school practicum during their semester at St. Clare's. Application instructions will be sent to you after your acceptance to the program.

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

St. Clare's offers a number of exciting excursions and activities, including a weekend trip, throughout the semester. For more information, please visit the following link:

CLICK HERE to learn more about student life at St. Clare's
 

CALENDAR

CLICK HERE to see St. Clare's academic calendar

MEDIA GALLERY

To see a video of USD students talking about their semester in Oxford, CLICK HERE