Life

Fees


The program fee for the Oxford Summer Seminar 2020 is $8,000. It covers the following items:

Tuition

The program fee includes tuition for two four-credit, six-week courses and the two-credit, pass/fail Seminar Colloquium.

Accommodations

The program fee covers 6 weeks of accommodations within Trinity College, Oxford University, in either single rooms or traditional shared suites.

Please note: Rooms will range from ensuite (i.e., with bathing facilites attached to the room), to those where the bathrooms are down the hall or even on a lower floor. The Seminar will try to take student preferences into account when assigning rooms, but cannot guarantee that everyone will receive their first choice.

Please note: some students with special needs can be accommodated, but Trinity College itself does not conform to American laws on accessibility. Please contact the director with further questions about accommodations.

Board

The meal plan includes 12 meals per week: Breakfast all seven days, dinners from Sunday through Thursdays. It does not include lunches, but all students will have dorm fridges, and a full grocery store is right around the corner from Trinity. The meal plan also includes morning coffee and afternoon tea on weekdays.

High Table and Balcony Dinners
Within the meal plan are six formal dinners, the so-called High Table nights (for the presence of the High Table, at which all students will sit once during the summer). It also includes two formal receptions before the opening and closing dinners, and one informal dinner for each student (the Monday night "Balcony Dinners" with faculty).

Lectures

The program fee also covers the costs of the Tuesday evening lectures at 7 pm, which feature literary critics, historians, and artists, and are followed each night by a formal High Table dinner at 8. These lectures form part of the content for the British Studies Colloquium.

Field Trips

The program fee includes field trips for all students. Past field trips have included the Tower of London, Stonehenge, and Bath. The field trips for the 2020 Seminar have not been finalized.


Other Expenses

Travel expenses to and from Oxford are not included in the program fee. Evening meals on Friday and Saturday are not included in the Program Fee. No lunches are included in the program fee. Students from Summer 2018 were asked how much they spent in pocket money during the Seminar. The average response was about $250 per week.