Shackouls Summer Study at the University of Oxford
Most study abroad programs emphasize the broadening of cultural horizons for American undergraduates, but often this comes more from the social than the academic. Furthermore, the academic curriculum is often simply American style courses offered in an international setting. The Shackouls Summer Study at the University of Oxford is a highly selective program that affords the most academically qualified students with a true Oxford experience and scholarship support. The program runs each year for six weeks, from mid-May to late June, and is limited to fifteen MSU honors students. The Shackouls Oxford Program includes the following features not found in most other study abroad programs:
- An Oxford-themed seminar (e.g. J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, the Oxford Movement, British Art and Architecture, Contemporary British Politics)
- Tutorials with Oxford University faculty
- Associate Student status in the most prestigious Oxford colleges—e.g. Christ Church College, Trinity College, and New College—including dining hall, library, and pub privileges
- Oxford student ID card with Bodleian Library privileges
- Lectures given by Oxford academics and leading figures in British politics
- Performances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford) and the Globe Theatre (London)
- Tours of museums in Oxford, London, and Cambridge
While a short summer program will offer flexibility to most majors, some students will elect to spend an entire term in Oxford taking four or more tutorials with Oxford faculty in one of the aforementioned colleges.
The application deadline is February 15.