The 45th annual summer program offered by Northern Illinois University and Oriel College Oxford features courses at all levels from General Education through Doctoral Seminars.
The program is designed to take advantage of the unique resources of the British setting including the Oxford libraries, scientific and historical field trip sites, museums, and theatres of London and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Instruction and seminars are provided by NIU and Oxford faculty. Participating students and instructors live and dine in the same halls, so that formal class meetings can be supplemented by individual tutorials and informal conversations.
Enrollment in all courses is deliberately kept low in order to permit maximum interaction between students and faculty. Classes meet from Monday through Thursday to allow students weekends to explore England and the European Continent.
The program will take place in Oriel College, founded in 1326 and considered to be one of the most beautiful of the 34 colleges that make up Oxford University. Oxford is less than 60 miles from London and Stratford upon Avon, with frequent and inexpensive bus service to both cities. Cambridge, Canterbury and other places with historical, literary and scientific connections are within 100 miles, and there is virtually no place in Britain or Western Europe that cannot be visited on a weekend trip.
Dr. Gabriel Holbrook
NIU Department of Biological Sciences
Short-term Study Abroad
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Exploration of Plant Science
Dr. Gabriel Holbrook (NIU)
Includes Field Trips to Marine Environments, Atlantic Coast and the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Also, involves classes in Oxford University Botanical Gardens.
Offered by Dr. William Johnson (NIU) and Dr. Glenn Black (Oxford University). Includes theatre trips to the RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe theatre, London
Includes theatre trips to the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe theatre, London.
The Medieval English City
Offered by Dr. Nicole Clifton (NIU). Includes field trips of historic and literary interest.
The Beatles: A Study in Politics and Popular Music
Offered by Dr. Artemus Ward (NIU). May include a field trip to London and Liverpool.