Semester in Oxford, England
A semester studying at St. Clare's of Oxford offers students seeking teaching licensure an opportunity to learn about comparative and multicultural education in the U.K. Students will have a placement in a local school as part of their educational program. There are other semester abroad opportunities at St. Clare’s for students not seeking licensure.
Oxford, England has held a world-wide reputation for many centuries as being a first-class center for learning and intellectual development. Oxford is home to over 30,000 students. You can always expect to find plenty to do at the various museums, theatres, cinemas, cafes and pubs throughout the city.
One of the other advantages to studying in Oxford is that you are centrally located to the rest of England. Many places of interest including London, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, and Windsor can be reached in a few hours or less.
Although the assumption is that most things in Oxford and England are historic, St. Clare’s is actually relatively new on the English timeline. St. Clare’s was founded in 1953 with the purpose of fostering international education and understanding. St. Clare’s prides itself on being a small college and values the student as an individual.
Students enrolled in the Educational Studies Program earn 15 to 18 credits in a semester by taking three liberal arts classes (choose from a variety of subjects), a seminar on educational theory and practice, and by completing a monitored internship in an Oxford school.
Students who are not seeking teaching licensure have the opportunity to enroll in the Liberal Arts Program. Students have the opportunity to earn 15 to 18 credits through a variety of liberal arts courses and special seminars/tutorials. Additionally, there are internship placements available for students who desire to gain hands-on experience while earning academic credit.
See the Office of International Programs for cost information.
Housing options range from 20th century apartment complexes to 17th century manor houses. Typically, students share a room with another study abroad student. Bathroom facilities may be private or shared depending on the residence. Students have the option to purchase a meal plan or can opt to make and/or buy their own meals.
Students must be in good academic and social standing at Meredith.
Spring Semester: October 1Fall Semester: February 27
For more information Contact
Office of International Programs
124 Joyner Hall