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About the Program

The Oxford Program is a unique opportunity... This highly intense adventure is not for the faint of heart—It consists of one week of pre-departure classes in Atlanta followed by five weeks traveling throughout continental Europe. Once the Travel Portion concludes, students spend six weeks studying in Oxford, England while living at Mansfield College. Earning twelve credit hours along the way, students have the opportunity to seize the only chance in their lives to take a 12-week adventure to study and learn first-hand through the lens of multiple European cultures.

Oxford Travel Portion

Overview

Georgia Tech’s Oxford Program takes place every summer and is composed of two sections: Travel Portion & In-Residence.  Students wishing to participate on the program (Travel Portion + In-Residence) should select "Oxford Summer Program" when applying on OIE's website.  Students must participate in both the Travel Portion and the In-Residence Portion. Participating in the Travel Portion only or In-Residence only is not currently an option.

During the first half of the program, students journey by bus to multiple European cities.  Each group consists of 55 students, 2 professors and 1 Group Leaders.  Students take 2 courses during this portion of the program; they attend lectures and visit numerous sites that enhance and contribute to their courses.  After spending 1 week studying in Atlanta and 5 weeks learning on the road, students complete their  travel portion coursework and head for Oxford, England for the second portion of the program. 

A Typical Day on the Road:
  • 7:00 AM -  Breakfast in the hotel
  • 8:00 AM -  Museum #1
  • 10:30 AM - City Walking Tour
  • 12:00 PM - Grab a Quick Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - Museum #2
  • 3:00 PM - Free Time
  • 7:00 PM - Concert
  • 10:00 PM - You're finally done!!!

Destinations

Travel portion destinations are chosen based on their relevance to the ID 2242 and MUSI 3621 syllabi. Click on each city to view an interactive map of museums, attractions, restaurants, etc.

 Paris, France 

 Prague, Czech Republic 

 Vienna, Austria

 Florence, Italy

 Venice, Italy

 Rome, Italy

 

Each Group will have one or two cities specific to its itinerary. These cities are:

 Munich, Germany - Group 1

 Brugges, Belgium - Group 1

 Berlin, Germany - Group 2

 Krakow, Poland - Group 2

 Budapest, Hungary - Group 3

Graslei quay in Ghent Ghent, Belgium - Group 3

Housing & Meals

Housing

  • While traveling throughout Europe, participants stay in various hotels pre-arranged by the Oxford Program staff. Students will share a room with one or two roommates.
  • No housing is provided by the program during the pre-departure classes in Atlanta; students are encouraged to stay with family and friends in the Atlanta area. Once accepted to the program, you will be given the opportunity to notify Oxford Program Staff of your housing needs.  If you require pre-departure housing in Atlanta and would like to be put in touch with other students to split the cost, you will notify the program of this via Atlas once spring semester has commenced.

Meals

  • Breakfast will be provided every morning in each hotel.  A Welcome Dinner will be provided on the first night in every city. Students are responsible for the remaining meals. 

Courses

Please see the courses section below for information regarding Travel Portion courses.

Oxford In-Residence

Overview

Following the completion of the Travel Portion, students will arrive in Oxford, England to complete 6 more credit hours while living in Oxford, UKAll Travel Portion students must also participate in the Oxford In-Residence program.  When applying for the program, please make sure to choose "Oxford Summer Program" on OIE's website. In order to accommodate as many students as possible on both the Travel & In-Residence portions, participating in Oxford In-Residence only is not currently an option for applicants.

A Typical Day in Oxford:

  • 8:00 AM - Wake up! It's time for breakfast at the Mansfield College Cafe!
  • 9:30 AM - Head to your first of two daily (Mon-Thurs) classes 
  • 1:00 PM - Walk over to the Covered Market for a sandwich from Oxford Sandwich Company or a treat from Ben's Cookies or Moo Moo Milkshakes
  • 2:00 PM - Spend your afternoon exploring Oxford--shop the Gloucester Green open air market, take a jog through Port Meadow or University Parks, visit Oxford's other colleges, study at Queen's Lane Coffee House, or go punting on the river
  • 5:30 PM - Dinner in the Mansfield College's historic dining hall
  • 6:30 PM - Head over to the pitch for an evening soccer practice, or take a simple stroll through Christ Church Meadow & by the Cherwell River
  • 8:00 PM - Take some time to do homework or study and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow
  • 10:00 PM - You're finally ready for some rest--unless you've got enough energy to head to the College Bar for trivia night with your friends!

 

Destinations

 Oxford, England

Possible Weekend/Day Trip Destinations

London • Bath • Liverpool • Cornwall • Stonehenge • Stratford-Upon-Avon • The Cotswolds • Edinburgh • Scottish Highlands • Dublin • Cardiff • Switzerland Spain • Iceland • Norway ...and don't forget to spend at least one weekend in Oxford!

 

Housing & Meals

Housing

All students will receive a housing assignment at Mansfield College in Oxford. Each student's room will have either a common or ensuite bathroom, and a common kitchen area on the hall or in the building.  

Meals 

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the Mansfield College dining hall starting with dinner on Sunday evening through breakfast on Friday morning. Meals are not provided Friday evening through Sunday morning as most students travel on the weekends.    

Courses

Students take two courses during the Travel Portion and another two courses of their choosing during their six-week stay in Oxford. These courses are taught by Georgia Tech faculty members and are Georgia Tech classes; students do not need to transfer credit back to Georgia Tech. Students register for courses just the same as they do for courses here on Atlanta's campus—By logging into Oscar and registering for courses once your time ticket opens. Students participating in the Oxford Program will earn a total of 12 credit hours.

Travel Courses 

All students must take the same two courses for the duration of the travel portion because the coursework is heavily integrated into each city that is visited.  These two courses are: 

  • ID 2242: History of Art & Architecture - 3 Credit hours
  • MUSI 3621: Composers & Their Music - 3 Credit hours

Travel Portion classes begin in Atlanta during the week of pre-departure classes and conclude the day before arrival to Oxford. Each course is 3 credit hours, so students earn a total of 6 credit hours on the Travel Portion. Times, locations, and professors will be announced closer to departure in May. 

In-Residence Courses 

Students will choose two courses to take during the Oxford In-Residence portion for a total of 6 more credit hours. 

2022 In-Residence Course Offerings 

COURSE TITLE
HTS 3033 History of Medieval England
HTS 3032 Modern European Intellectual History​
LMC 3219 Literature and Medicine
LMC 3308 Environmentalism: “Walking” 
MGT 2106 Legal, Social, Ethical Aspects of Business
MGT 4803 International Business Ethics
PHIL 3127 Science, Technology, and Human Values
COE 2001/AE 2801 Statics and Special Problems 
COE 3001 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
MSE 2001 Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials
CS 1315 Introduction of Media Computation
CS 4001 Computing and Society

*In-Residence course list is tentative pending program approval in October

2021 In-Residence Course Offerings 

COURSE TITLE
HTS 3033 History of Medieval England
HTS 2080 The History of Disease and Medicine
LMC 3219 Literature and Medicine
LMC 3308 Environmentalism: “Walking” 
MGT 2106 Legal, Social, Ethical Aspects of Business
MGT 4803 International Business Ethics
PHIL 3127 Science, Technology, and Human Values
COE 2001/AE 2801 Statics and Special Problems 
COE 3001 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
MSE 2001 Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials
CS 1315 Introduction of Media Computation
CS 4001 Computing and Society

*In-Residence course list is tentative pending program approval in October

2020 In-Residence Course Offerings

COURSE TITLE  
HTS 3033 History of Medieval England  
COE 3001 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies  
COE 2001 + AE 2801 Statics  
CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation  
CS 4001 Computing and Society  
LMC 3219 Literature and Medicine  
LMC 3308

Environmentalism and Ecocriticism

 
MGT 2106 Legal, Social, Ethical Aspects of Business  
MGT 4803 International Business Ethics  
MSE 2001 Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials  
PHIL 3105 (Honors Program) Ethical Theories: VIRTUE  
PHIL 3127

Science, Technology, and Human Values

 

*In-Residence course list is tentative pending program approval in October

2019  In-Residence Course Offerings

COURSE

TITLE

COE 2001 + AE 2801

Statics

COE 3001

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

CS 1315

Introduction to Media Computation

CS 4001

Computing and Society

HTS 3031

European Labor History

HTS 3032

Intellectual History of Modern Europe

HTS 3033

History of Medieval England

MGT 2210

Information Systems & Digital Transformation

MGT 3745

Business Programming

MSE 2001

Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials

PUBP 3000 (Honors Program)

U.S. Constitutional Issues

PHIL 3127

Science, Technology, and Human Values

 

2018 In-Residence Course Offerings

COURSE/CRN TITLE
COE 2001 + AE 2801 Statics
COE 3001 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation
CS 4001 Computing and Society
HTS 3033 History of Medieval England
HTS 3080 History of Rocketry
HTS 2084 Technology and Society
MGT 2106 Legal, Social, Ethical Aspects of Business
MGT 3607 Business Ethics
PUBP 3000 (Honors Program) U.S. Constitutional Issues
PHIL 3127 Science, Technology, and Human Values
ECE 3710 + 2801 (3 hrs)

Circuits and Electronics

 
 

Dates

Important Dates

The Travel Portion begins with pre-departure courses in Atlanta and concludes upon arrival to Oxford. Students will also be responsible for attending 2 group meetings with their Group Leaders prior to departure; specific dates will be chosen closer to the departure date. Below is a general timeline for pre-departure:

2022 Program - Important Pre-Departure Dates/Timeline:

Date What's Happening
August 23rd OIE Begins Accepting Applications
Late October Finalized and confirmed Course List Published
February 15th Application Deadline*
TBD 1st Pre-Departure Orientation--Mandatory
February 15th Payment I Due
TBD - Late March 2nd Pre-Departure Orientation--Mandatory
March 15th Payment II Due
TBD Financial Aid is disbursed into student accounts; if you have deferred your payments, all payments should be made by this day.
TBD Final day to pay tuition without being penalized by the Bursar

Important Program Dates/Timeline:

Date What's Happening?
May 16th to 21st Pre-Departure Courses in Atlanta**
May 24th Depart with Travel Group for Continental Europe
May 25th

Travel Groups Arrival in Continental Europe

Group 1: Paris (CDG)

Group 2: Berlin (TXL)

Group 3: Rome (FCO)

June 24th and 25th Final Exams for Travel Courses
June 26th All Groups Arrive in Oxford
June 27th Oxford In-Residence Courses Begin
August 5th and 6th Final Exams for Oxford In-Residence Courses
August 7th Program Ends - Students Depart Oxford***

*Although the official application deadline is February 15th, in past years the program has consistently filled up by October. If you want to secure your spot on the program, we recommend you apply in August or September.

**No housing is provided by the program during the pre-departure classes in Atlanta; students are encouraged to stay with family and friends in the Atlanta area. Once accepted to the program, you will be given the opportunity to notify Oxford Program Staff of your housing needs. If you require pre-departure housing in Atlanta and would like to be put in touch with other students to split the cost, you will notify the program of this via an Atlas questionnaire at some point during spring semester.

***All Oxford Program students will be expected to fully participate in the Oxford Program from start to finish. Therefore, no exceptions will be made for students to miss any pre-departure class/exam days or depart early from the program.

Program Costs

Overview

There are 4 main costs associated with participation on the Oxford Program:

The 2022 program cost is still TBD. For reference, please check the 2021 program cost below. 

The Costs & Payments Schedule for the 2021 program can be found here.

Remember, it’s never too early to start planning your budget or applying for scholarships.

*Students who choose not to participate in the program after submitting an application will be responsible for paying certain fees, depending on the date of cancellation. Refer to the cancellation policy for full details.

*All payments should be made directly to the Bursar's Office. For a complete listing of payment options, please click here. 

Note: Costs are subject to change.

2021 Program Charge

  • Total Program Charge (Travel Portion + In-Residence): $11,500
    • The Program Charge covers pre-arranged expenses such as housing, city-to city transportation, many but not all meals, museum and concert entrance fees, and health insurance.
    • The Program Charge is Paid in 3 Separate Installments: A $500 deposit paid as part of the initial application process. This deposit is the first installment to the total program charge although students are not considered as completed applicants before paying this fee and completing all other application steps. Once accepted, the remaining Program Charge costs will be paid in two separate installments and will be due during the Spring semester. Students who wish to apply financial aid to Program Charge payments may request to defer the Program Charge payment to the Summer 2021 Financial Aid disbursement deadline. Please note that if any amount of expected financial aid is not awarded, the student is still responsible in full for program charge payments.

Airfare

All students participating in the Oxford Program will have the option to participate in the group flight. However, students are not required to fly with the group. Students who would like to participate should indicate so on the information to be turned in after acceptance. The group flight will include a round trip ticket from Atlanta to the first city on the travel group itinerary, and from London back to Atlanta. This is done to ensure that students are not penalized for being placed in a group with a more expensive flight itinerary. Once a student has selected “YES” to the group flight option, all tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

Tuition

All students will pay regular in State tuition.  Those receiving HOPE scholarship can apply it to tuition while studying abroad. All students are required to pay the Institute's regular technology fee and USG Institutional Fee.

Item Full Program: In-State
Cost per Credit Hour $341.93
Total Tuition $4,103.16
Institutional Fees $651.00
TOTAL $4,754.16

 

Personal Expenses

Students often wonder what additional expenses they will incur while taking part in this program. Below is a table developed with several previous participants outlining some items not covered by the program charge and their respective costs. This table is meant as an estimate only and not a definitive list of expenses. Individual students may spend more or less on any or all of these items. Please note this list was created using particular exchange rates for both the British Pound and the Euro. Please visit the universal currency converter for the most current exchange rates.

Item Quantity Cost Currency Conversion Rate USD Total
Travel Portion Meals 35 Days 20 € Euro 1.15 $805.00
Lunches in Oxford 26 Meals 7 £ GBP 1.32 $240.24
Free Weekends 5 $200 USD 1 $1,000.00
Miscellaneous Expenses   $500 USD 1 $500.00
Textbooks   $300 USD 1 $300.00
Estimated Total         $2,845.24

Scholarships

The Office of International Education (OIE) administers and awards $50,000+ in study abroad scholarship funding each year. OIE also serves as a resource for scholarships administered by other GT departments, national scholarship and fellowship awards, and other non-GT funding. We encourage you to review and utilize the information below, attend an information session, and schedule an advising appointment with our OIE Scholarships Advisor.

As you begin the process of funding your study abroad experience, we encourage you to:

  1. Plan ahead, 6-12 months in advance of your program departure date
  2. Attend a Study Abroad Scholarships Information Session
  3. Research Georgia Tech and non-Georgia Tech scholarship opportunities

2021 Program Cancellation Policy

Students who choose not to participate in the program after submitting an application will be subject to the following fee schedule:

  • Students canceling before Feb. 15th will lose their $500 deposit paid at the time of application.
  • Students canceling after Feb. 15th will lose their $500 deposit paid at the time of the application and must pay 50% of the program charge. 
  • Students canceling after March 15th must pay 100% of the program charge.
  • All group airline tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after March 15th. (Although return dates may be altered for a fee by the airline, destinations may not be changed.)

Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter (including a change to program fees) or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. If Georgia Tech cancels the entire program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants’ safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.

Georgia Tech will determine a date to assess program viability based on the current information available and timing of vendor pre-payments. Georgia Tech will require each program to make a first round of decisions on cancellations before non-refundable program funds are due to vendors. Cancellation before non-refundable funds are due will result in students not losing money paid to their program. After paying non-refundable program expenses to vendors, the standard Georgia Tech study abroad cancellation policy will apply. This policy states that should the program cancel due to circumstances beyond Georgia Tech’s control, only those funds recovered from vendors may be returned to students. Also, Georgia Tech cannot refund personal expenses incurred by students such as costs for visas, airfare, and other items not included in the program charge.