Take your studies abroad to join a centuries-old learning community in the vibrant university city.
Experience the liberal arts at the world's greatest university with students from all over the globe in a unique and inspiring 5-week intensive in which you are immersed in the city of spire's learning tradition, community, culture, and history.
Travel to the home of some of history’s greatest thinkers...
Millis Institute students have the opportunity to spend a five-week period of intensive study at Oxford university, one of the world's oldest liberal arts institutions. Offered through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ Best Semester Program, the Oxford Summer Programme (offered in June-July each year) is an outstanding way to augment your educational experience and your university transcript. Students choose from a range of exciting seminars which are credited towards their degree at the Millis Institute as electives.
Sample seminar subjects at Oxford include:
The Rational Religion and Theological Stories of C.S. Lewis
Faith and Reason in the British Enlightenment
Jane Austen in Context
Science and the Christian Tradition
Psychology and Literature
C.S. Lewis and the Classics
The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Gothic Novel
Additionally, students will participate in the lecture series 'The Christian Tradition in the British Isles' and go on field trips to some of the locations central to this theme (like Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, the City of Bath, and Minster Lovell) guided by expert historians and lecturers from the OSP.
The Oxford Experience is covered by FEE-HELP for Commonwealth Supported students. This means the primary cost of completing the 2 units and boarding at The Vines (the SCIO student accommodation venue) is not an up-front cost for students. Simply cover the cost of flights, and living expenses (food, transport, shopping etc.) while you are living as an Oxford student.
The grand story
"I think the greatest thing I learnt at Oxford was the knowledge that I was part of something so much bigger. I remember going to each class and excursion and learning about the history of the place, the history of Christianity, and just getting a better sense of how grand the story that I found myself a part of truly was."
~ Kimberly ~