- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- The Middlebury - CMRS Oxford Humanities Program occupies St. Michael's Hall, a nineteenth-century building in the center of Oxford, within a few minutes' walk of all facilities. The program's association with Keble College provides multiple opportunities for students to engage in Oxford's social and cultural environment. Middlebury-CMRS students are associate members of Keble, one of Oxford's largest colleges, which is only a short walk from St. Michael' Hall. Through Keble, a wide range of activities are available to students. They can take meals in the dining hall, relax in the common room, and study in the Victorian library and reading rooms. They can join Keble clubs, such as the choir or drama society, and participate in a range of sports.
The Middlebury-CMRS curriculum, for either a semester or full year, is based on three academic components: Research seminars, for which students take on independent projects, supervised by faculty members, that include a significant research paper based on work in the various libraries, art galleries, and museums in and around Oxford; Readings seminars, for which students choose topics in medieval, early modern, or modern subjects that include literature, history, art history, classics, philosophy, religion, and political and social theory, and engage in small seminars taught by local faculty; Two one-on-one tutorials, which are designed by students and tailored to their academic interests, and carried out with instructors that are usually Oxford University faculty members. Field trips within and outside Oxford are regularly organized as part of the curriculum
The Middlebury-CMRS semester program offers a number of distinctive advantages: a carefully structured academic program, the ability to tailor tutorial classes to meet US major requirements in the Humanities and some Social Sciences, a broad range of courses within the Humanities, academic advising, out of hours personal advising and information, a superbly located building right in the heart of Oxford, a close relationship with Keble College, access to the Bodleian Library's remarkable network of library resources, field trips within and outside Oxford, and organized activities and student events.
- Setting Description:
- Oxford is home to the most ancient and famous university in the English-speaking world. It has both extraordinary academic assets and a wealth of cultural activities that are open to Middlebury-CMRS students. There are several world-famous museums and art galleries in Oxford, such as the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers, the Natural History Museum and Museum of the History of Science. In addition, there are extensive offerings of music and drama, not least in the two professional theatres, the Playhouse and the New Theatre.
- Fall or Spring Semester: $18,575. Year: $37,150
Based on 1 Reviews
- Excellent academic program05/18/16
The program at M-CMRS is well organized to help students adapt and thrive in a new environment. During my semester at CMRS I found the challenge of the tutorial system to be fulfilling and exciting as I learned new skills in research methods, literary
analysis, and in-depth note taking. The fast-paced format of the classes pushed my limits and helped me develop and become more comfortable with my writing process. The staff members at CMRS are very helpful and are dedicated to the success of each student. Their interest surpassed academic advisement and they were deeply aware of each student’s mental and physical wellness. The CMRS program is perfectly structured to enable students to experience all parts of Oxford student life. The location is right in the heart of Oxford and makes interaction with the greater population quite easy. Social events were frequent both within CMRS and at Keble and the other Oxford schools. I would recommend the CMRS program to anyone interested who is passionate about Medieval and literature studies as well as anyone interested in experiencing the Oxford system. Overall a very valuable experience.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend