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Faculty Led: Oxford Summer Study Program
oxford, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Eligible Major:
Various Majors
 Language of Instruction:
 Program Type:
IUP Faculty-Led
 Length of Program:
Short-term program
 Academic Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
 Minimum GPA:
 Associated costs:
3 credits, IUP Study Abroad Application Fee, IUP Study Abroad fee, Set Program Cost
 Credit Type:
IUP Credit or Bloomsburg Credit
 Program Coordinator(s):
Linda Norris
 Housing Type:
Residence Hall Single/Double
Non Credit Option: no 2013/2014 Study Abroad Fee: $100.00
Program Description:
norrisWelcome!   Thank you for your interest in study abroad in Oxford, England.  I am Dr. Linda Norris, Director of the Oxford Summer Study Abroad Program for 2014. 

If you are interested in applying to this program, please click the "APPLY NOW" button above.  You will find the prompts to help you through the process. After you have carefully read all of this information, should you have any questions and/or concerns, you may submit them in writing to the address below or by e-mail to me at, and I will try to respond as soon as possible.  This website may provide updates as we receive any changes, so check back periodically for any new information.

Direct any correspondence to the attention of Dr. Linda Norris, Director IUP Oxford Summer Study Abroad Program, 110 Leonard Hall, 421 North Walk, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705  Phone:724-357-3969 Fax: 724-357-2265 E-mail:

Tentative Calendar for Oxford 2014:















        18    July

 -FLY to     England






Walking or Hop on Hop Off Tour












Town and Gown Lecture




Trip to Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, and Old Sarum (included)



Day trip to London (optional)
















PM Trip to Blenheim Palace)









August 1  

Trip to Bath and Castle Combe



Day trip to London (optional)

















Program Meeting


Farewell Dinner



Shop and Pack







If you qualify for federal financial aid, please check your avalibility for this summer program with IUP's office of Financial Aid in Clark Hall or with your specific university's financial aid office if you are not an IUP student.

Program Fees: St Edmunds Hall

$2,100 Double Room:
- includes bed and breakfast seven days a week,
- includes a 3-course evening meal (Monday - Friday) at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.
- excursion to Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, and Old Sarum on Friday, July 25 (9-hour trip)

THERE ARE NO SINGLE ROOMS FOR 2014.  Please contact Dr. Norris immediately if you wish to cancel due to double rooms.

Application Fee ($25 +$75= $100 total):
$25 application fee is due at time of application (electronically on this website application).
Once you are accepted, you will then be obligated to pay the remaining $75.

Air Travel:

Those flying to England from JFK airport should already be booked on that flight; these are primarily Dr. McKenzie's students at ESU. Dr. McKenzie has that information for anyone yet interested in flying out of NYC to London. Flights should be booked no later than March 31. When you have booked your flight, fill out the Travel Information Form, no Later than June 15, 2014.

In order to book a ticket, go to the US Airways website at  The flights that I have designated as the ‘group flight’ are as follows: US Airways, departing on Friday, July 18, 2014 departing from either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia and returning Saturday, August 9, 2014(Note: The arrival in England will be on Saturday, July 19.)


Airfares as of December 8, 2013 are as follows:

            Pittsburgh:  $1,447.  *Philadelphia: $1,521.   (Include taxes and fees.)


(These airfares are likely to be similar to those you will find on your own; however, you may want to check out lots of options.)

Group Flight Schedule

INDIANA UNIVERSITY of PA Oxford Summer Study “Group Flight” – arrange independently

July 18, 2014

Depart Pittsburgh

Arrive Philly

US Airways # 2048

 3:37 PM

 4:59 PM


Depart Philly

Arrive Heathrow London

US Airways # *728

9:50 PM        

10:00 AM**   (13 hrs.  25 min.)



**Arrives July 19

August 9, 2014

Depart Heathrow London

Arrive Philly

US Airways #*729

12:15 PM

3:25 PM


Depart Philly

Arrive Pittsburgh

US Airways #4043

 6:59 PM         

 8:38 PM       

Ground Transportation

The Oxford Bus Company operates a very convenient coach service from Heathrow to Oxford. You will need to purchase a ‘period return’ ticket for 25 GBP or about $40. This ticket will cover your transfer from Heathrow to Oxford on July 19 and back to the airport again on August 9. You can buy this ticket at the airport, but will need British Pounds. Plan to use an ATM at the airport or exchange some US dollars for British pounds before you leave the US.

If you arrange for another flight other than the ones listed above, you should plan to arrive at Heathrow Airport between 9 AM and 10 AM on July 19, 2014, if you want to travel to Oxford with the group. Your return flight from Heathrow should not leave before 10 am on August 9. You may, of course, travel to Oxford on your own if you arrive at a different time.

Remember, regardless of what flight you choose, you will need to plan for about $40. in round-trip ground transportation costs from the airport to Oxford. 


Other Expenses:


Spending Money

I am sometimes asked:  "How much money shall I bring?"  You will need to buy lunch every day and lunch and supper on Saturdays and Sundays.  Oxford is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of prices and facilities. You could plan on about $10.00 for a very simple lunch during the week, and about $50.00 a day for the 5 weekend days you'll be in England.  That's about $360.00 for the 3-week stay for minimum comfort.

A round-trip coach ticket to London costs about $30.  Most students go several times to see the sights, the museums, and theaters. The coach leaves every 20 minutes for the 1½ -hour trip from a bus stop that is about 100 feet from St. Edmund Hall where you will be staying.

These trips and others, plus tickets for concerts and plays in Oxford while we are there, are an option for everyone. Then, of course, there are the souvenirs and sweatshirts and gifts to buy.  Including the $360.00 predicted minimum needed for lunch and the weekend meals, $900 would be the suggested absolute minimum amount of spending money needed. Some students spend more, of course; some spend a great deal more! It is really a combination of interests and budgets. (We've never heard anyone complain that they had too much money to spend!)

Optional Educational Excursions:
There are a limited number of seats available, so book early if you plan on participating in excursions.  The cost of the excursion(s) is non-refundable and non-transferable.  In other words, if you decide later not to participate in an excursion, you are not permitted to sell your seat, nor will you be refunded your payment for the excursion. We will be filling any unoccupied seats from a waiting list.
  • $140.00 Excursion to Bath and Castle Combe on Friday, August 1 (9-hour trip)
  • $40.00 Afternoon Trip to Blenheim Palace and Gardens on Tuesday, July 29 (4-hour trip)
  • In addition, there will be opportunities to go to London on weekends and each course will contain day trips relevant to the course content (e.g., Shakespearean plays, Alice's Shop, etc.). Costs for day trips are additional.


·       Optional Educational Excursion Fees should be paid as soon as possible and prior to April 1; if no seats are available, you will be placed on a waiting list.

·       June 1, 2014 Program Fee Balance Due:  If you face a delay due to the processing of student loans, or for any reason, please inform me, I will work with you and the IUP Bursar’s Office. 

·       Check with your professor to learn what flight he or she may be taking. If you have concerns about flying alone, please coordinate your travel with your professor or others in the program.

Refund Policy: Program Fee and Excursion:

Cancellation policy for participants is:

·         Before May 1 - Professors are to cancel any class that does not ‘make.’ Students may take a different course if they choose to do so. Professors, please let students know if you are considering cancelling, since they may want to wait to book airfare.

·         Before May 1 - Full refund of Program Fee

·         Between May 1 and June 1 - Refund of Program Fee, less $100.00

·         After June 1 - No refund of Program Fee for any reason

·         Cancellation must be made in writing and postmarked no later than June 1, 2014.

There is NO refund at any time for the Educational Excursions

St Edmunds HallCoursework:
 Remember that this online application does NOT register you for the course you plan to take -- that must be completed as you would if you were on campus registering for a summer course.  Courses will be registered for either at IUP if they are an IUP course or at Bloomsburg University if they are a Bloomsburg course: student participants should register accordingly.

This page contains an annotated list of courses available. Participants may register for only ONE course. Please note that if, for any reason, the course you want to take is cancelled by May 1, you may enroll in a different course. No one is allowed to change the course selected after July 1.


ENGL 434: Shakespeare

This 3-credit course will focus on selected plays of Shakespeare, including their texts, film adaptations, and live performances where possible. The plays selected will be ones that are in performance at the Globe Theater in London, the RSC Theater in Stratford and/or in the colleges of Oxford in summer 2014. Prior to traveling to England, students will have read the texts of selected plays. Students will discuss those plays and attend performances of the plays as they are available in Oxford, London, and/or Stratford. Film adaptations may also be viewed and discussed. (Students in this class will need about $100 for play tickets.) Graduate students who may take the course for independent study will complete an appropriate research project. (Undergraduate/Graduate IUP)


ENGL 481/581: Literature for Young Readers in the British Tradition

This 3-credit course will focus on both classic and contemporary literary texts for adolescents, including the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and J.K. Rowling. Walking tours of where these authors lived and/or worked and where their works were filmed will be included as options in this course.  Additional contemporary works of YA literature will be explored and discussed as selected by the students with instructor approval. Paramount will be the texts written and/or set in and around Oxford, U.K. (Undergraduate/Graduate, IUP)


NUR 82.310: Family Nursing   

The Family Nursing Course is a 2-credit course that focuses on the concept of family as an open system and uses the nursing process to assess and promote family health across the lifespan.  Students analyze the structures and functions of the family in contemporary society as a basis for determining health care needs.  The role of the environment and sociocultural factors are explored as they influence the family’s various functions.  The nurse’s role in assisting the family to assume responsibility for meeting the needs of its members across the lifespan is stressed.  The Oxford Summer Family Nursing Course offers an opportunity to explore factors influencing family coping and wellbeing from different cultural perspectives.(Undergraduate, Bloomsburg University)

CM 481/581: Comparative Media

This 3-credit course will expose students to media from around the world. Students will learn how to compare and analyze media content, formats, systems, and ownership structures in an effort to better understand underlying assumptions that help shape our perceptions of the world. (Undergraduate/Graduate IUP)


This program is currently not accepting applications.