CCCU Oxford Honours Programme

Oxford Scholars' SemesterHonors students have the unique opportunity to take a semester at Oxford University. Come to England and participate in this rigorous academic program, aimed at increasing critical thinking skills and scholarship. As a student in the Scholars' Semester in Oxford (SSO), you are a Registered Visiting Student of the University of Oxford (a privilege for very few visiting students). This is your access point to a 900-year-old institution that is world-recognized for academic excellence, and boasts 119 libraries with 11 million books and outstanding electronic resources.

SSO is designed specifically for students seeking an academically robust program. It begins with primary and secondary tutorials. Here, you and an accomplished Oxford scholar go head-to-head on a topic chosen from hundreds of subjects relating to history, literature, languages, philosophy or science. And when it’s all said, done, debated and graded, you'll return home with more questions than you brought with you. Because of its intensive nature, SSO requires a 3.7 GPA at minimum and, at JBU, membership in the Honors Program.

Find out more at Bestsemester: Oxford Scholars Programme.

 

Student Life

Your Visiting Student status comes with extraordinary privileges such as: participating in Oxford’s athletic clubs, taking part in artistic organizations, and of course, an all-access pass to world-renowned libraries. It culminates in a program that many students find to be the perfect bridge from the undergraduate world to the world of graduate studies.

SCIO has two Oxford residences: the North Wing of Wycliffe Hall, a large college residence north of the centre of town; and The Vines, a late-Victorian mansion on Headington Hill overlooking Oxford's ‘dreaming spires'. Bicycles are available to students living in the Vines.

Apart from some lunches organized as part of the program, all students will need to prepare their own meals while in Oxford.  All students accepted on the program receive an up-to-date price list of various foods to help work out a budget.

 

Academics

 

FIRST SEMESTERCREDITS
Primary Tutorial 6
Secondary Tutorial 3
Integrative Seminar 4
British Studies Core Course 4

 

SECOND SEMESTER (Optional)CREDITS
Primary Tutorial 6
Secondary Tutorial 3
Thesis 4
British Studies Core Course: Further Studies* 4
Integrative Seminar* 4

 

*Choose One–the choice of one of these two courses is only offered in the optional 2nd semester.

 

How to Apply:

1. Read the JBU International Travel Policy, which lists the forms and documentation needed to study abroad and provides a general overview of payment methods.
2. Select your program and complete the application found on this page of the CCCU BestSemester website. Please note the deadlines.

3. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at mstevens@jbu.edu by October 1st (spring semester deadline) or February 1st (fall semester deadline).

 

For More Information, contact:

Melissa Dea Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University
mstevens@jbu.edu
(479)524-7363