OXFORD: Arcadia

Oxford, England

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Academic year TBA
  • Spring Semester - Academic year TBA

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - January 15 (must apply for academic year)

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

At the core of an Oxford education is the tutorial system, where students meet one-on-one or in small groups with a subject tutor who will provide constructive guidance and feedback on your intellectual journey. In most cases, Oxford students focus on one particular subject (like biochemistry or modern history) without general or elective study in subjects outside their specialty. Students meet with tutors and attend lectures for eight weeks a term during three, ten-week terms a year. During the long breaks between teaching terms, students consolidate and extend their reading and work in a subject. You and your principal tutor will decide on your major and minor tutorial concentrations for that term. For instance, a student in English may be directed to focus on Shakespeare's tragedies and 19th-century women's writing. Additionally, your principal tutor will appoint some of his or her colleagues to supervise your tutorials in each area. You will meet these tutors on a weekly or bi-weekly basis over the term. You can expect your principal tutor to assign readings, lectures, practical laboratory work, and a topic for you to prepare and present, often in the form of a tutorial essay. These essays, based on extensive independent reading, are concentrated expressions of your analysis of each weekly topic. You can expect to prepare one or two essays per week, which your tutor will critique and help you develop. Each term awards a total of 12 semester hours of credit, apportioned from three to eight credits for each tutorial depending on the number of meetings and proportion of time the tutorial requires.

Courses

In most cases, Oxford students focus on one particular subject (like biochemistry or modern history) without general or elective study in subjects outside their specialty. Students meet with tutors and attend lectures for eight weeks a term during three, ten-week terms a year. During the long breaks between teaching terms, students consolidate and extend their reading and work in a subject. You and your principal tutor will decide on your major and minor tutorial concentrations for that term. For instance, a student in English may be directed to focus on Shakespeare's tragedies and 19th-century women's writing. Additionally, your principal tutor will appoint some of his or her colleagues to supervise your tutorials in each area. You will meet these tutors on a weekly or bi-weekly basis over the term. You can expect your principal tutor to assign readings, lectures, practical laboratory work, and a topic for you to prepare and present, often in the form of a tutorial essay. These essays, based on extensive independent reading, are concentrated expressions of your analysis of each weekly topic. You can expect to prepare one or two essays per week, which your tutor will critique and help you develop. Each term awards a total of 12 semester hours of credit, apportioned from three to eight credits for each tutorial depending on the number of meetings and proportion of time the tutorial requires.

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Host University

Oxford provides a singular academic experience for the competitive student. You will be able to study in the sciences, social sciences or arts at one of six colleges. Visit the links to find out more. Each college has its own unique character which has been shaped by centuries of history and tradition. While the range of courses offered is broad, you will be expected to focus on a couple of subjects in depth. Each College offers its own library, teaching staff, housing accommodations and student societies, as well as social, and sport and recreation facilities. You will be fully integrated into the academic and social life of the College you attend, and will be housed in a single study-bedroom in a College-operated residence that includes shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. You will find that Oxford students pursue their social activities with the same, or perhaps, more diligence than they do their studies. For such a serious academic community, there is a wonderful exuberance in the city of Oxford.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.6
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
  • Must have completed at least five or six courses in the subject you want to study
  • You may only apply for one of the subject areas or combinations listed within our publications, combinations outside of those listed will not be considered
  • This program is highly competitive and is capped at two NU student per year

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application
    • Completed Host Institution Application Forms

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Course Selection Form (can be found on Arcadia's website)
    • 2 academic letters of recommendation (use the official form provided by Arcadia)
    • 2 clean graded writing samples
    • Study Abroad Advisor Form (can be found within the PDF of the Arcadia application)
    • Official transcript
    • Please see OISP staff.
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Cost

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015: $42, 634

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 32 NU credits ($42, 534), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Additionally, a student may elect to pay a single course overload fee, as defined on the NU Registrar's website, and transfer back a total of 36 NU credits. Should students choose to transfer back the ninth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($5, 317).  Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

 

 

Accommodations

Arcadia University's priority is to accommodate you in a place that will support your studies and enable you to experience the local culture. Whenever possible, Arcadia attempts to accommodate you with local students. Accommodation is selected by Arcadia University based on these factors, in addition to considering safety, security and cost. For these reasons, Arcadia reserves the right to alter or change accommodation options at any time. To indicate your housing preferences, you will need to submit a Housing Preference Form. Before completing this form, you should review important information on housing. Students are welcome to submit one roommate request; however, requests must be mutual and in writing. While they will work to honor your housing preferences and roommate requests, specific assignments cannot be guaranteed. In order to consider your preferences, Arcadia must receive your Housing Preference Form by the housing deadline. If your form is not received before the housing deadline, you will automatically be assigned to available program accommodation. For the spring 2011 semester, the deadline to submit housing is November 20; for the fall 2011 semester, the deadline to submit housing is June 30th.

Destination

Oxford is a vibrant and bustling town whose primary focus of interest and activity is the academic and social life that takes place within and around the colleges and quads of the University. The ancient clock towers, church steeples, cloistered gardens and meandering, lazy river all contribute to the beauty and intimate scale of the community, making it a wonderful place to bike or walk as well as study. You'll easily find a mix of good pubs and eateries,lively clubs and music venues, and impressive theaters. Surrounding the town of Oxford is some of England's more gorgeous countryside. Not far from Oxford are the honey-stoned villages of the Cotswolds. And for a complete change of pace, London is only an hour away by train.