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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Campus Housing Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate Type of Program: Faculty-led
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Oxford University Summer School

UK, Summer 2018

Oxford University Summer
This popular summer program takes place over 3 weeks at the University of Oxford, one of the most prestigious academic universities in the world! With famous former undergraduates like J.R.R. Tolkien and campus locations that appear in the Harry Potter movies, Oxford boasts a fascinating history that dates all the way back to the 14th century. Don't miss the unique opportunity to attend summer classes at Oxford, a place whose beauty is sure to inspire you daily and leave you hungry to learn more. Students may participate in either the English Literature Program *OR* the History, Politics and Society Program. Only 3 George Mason University students may register for each of the courses offered. These will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve, basis... so complete your online application today
 

Credits

6 credits

Eligibility

This program is open to upper-level undergraduate (junior and senior-standing students prior to start of program) and graduate students, including students who do not attend George Mason University.

The English Literature Summer School is only open to English majors.

The History, Politics & Society Summer School is open to the following majors:
  • History
  • Politics
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Government
  • International Development
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Global Affairs
  • International Relations
  • Criminology & Law
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy

Anticipated Course Options*

* subject to change

Undergraduate:

 Oxford Seminar Title  Mason Credit
 Shakespeare Stage & Screen  English
 Critical Reading  English
 British Politics, 1900-1945  History
 Government
 Gender, Power and Change: Western Perspectives from the 1950s to the Present  History
 Sociology
 Issues and Problems in the Contemporary Middle East  History
 Sociology
 Global Affairs
 Government
 Political Economy in a Globalised World  Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 Economics
 Religion and Politics in the Middle East  History
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 Global Affairs
 Government
 Responding to Crisis: Refugees, States and Borders  Since 1918  Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 History
 Global Affairs
 Government
 The Uncertain State of the European Union  History
 Global Affairs
 Government
 Warfare in the Modern World  History
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 Government
 

Graduate:

 
 Oxford Seminar Title  Mason Credit
 Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture  English
 Shakespeare and Politics: Then and Now  English
 The English Romantic Poets  English
 The Public and Private Jane Austen  English
 Victorian Fiction  English
 Modernist Fiction  English
 Contemporary Literature  English
 British Politics, 1900-1945  History
 Gender, Power and Change: Western Perspectives from the 1950s to the Present  History
 Sociology
 Issues and Problems in the Contemporary Middle East  History
 Sociology
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 Political Economy in a Globalised World  Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 Religion and Politics in the Middle East  History
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 Responding to Crisis: Refugees, States and Borders  Since 1918  History
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution
 The Uncertain State of the European Union  History
 Warfare in the Modern World  History
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Note: students wishing to receive receive graduate credit will be required to do an additional written assignment for each course. Please see the Extended Paper Assignment for Graduate Credit PDF under Links and Resources for more details.
 

Links and Resources

Program Dates*

Coming Soon!

Itinerary

*Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed

* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Summer 2017: $5,995

Summer 2018: Coming Soon!

Included: Tuition for 6 credits, accommodations, most meals, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, other transportation, lunches on weekends, personal spending, required textbooks and/or course materials.

*Participants must arrange their own airfare, once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by March 11, 2018 in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 8, 2018. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or their VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
Payments

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadline:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

 

Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.
 

Application instructions:

Academic Director

  SunYoung Park
Name Sun-Young Park
Email spark53@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-1250

GEO Program Officer

  Laura Scobey
Name Laura Scobey
Email lscobey@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2106
  Make an appointment
 

 



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.