About the Oxford Program

Oxford Program Introduction

The city of Oxford sits at the meeting place of the Thames and Cherwell Rivers, about sixty miles northwest of London. The 39 colleges that form a core element of Oxford University dominate its lovely city center. Oxford is the oldest English-language university in the world and has been in existence for more than 8 centuries. A unique aspect of the Montag Center for Overseas Studies in Oxford is the tutorial requirement. All participants are expected to devote a minimum of 6 units of their coursework towards the tutorial, which provides an opportunity for focusing on a particular academic topic in a very intense, in-depth format.

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Start with a high-level introduction to the program. Learn more about the academic program, including academic prerequisites, related on-campus coursework, local learning opportunities, course credit, and cultural events and trips.

As you begin to think about your time abroad, take the time to learn about the things that will surround you. Your meals and accommodations, the local culture, and the daily city life are all important aspects of the program outside of academics that you should experience and learn from.

Important dates including Arrival/Departure, Orientation, First Day of Classes, Finals, and Holidays. Please check these dates carefully when planning your travel to and from the program, and also be aware that some dates are different from those of the corresponding quarter on campus.

Student Ambassadors share their first-hand experiences about the program, what led them to choose the program, and some of the challenges they faced while studying abroad. Dive deeper into 'a day in the life' while abroad, as a particular student experience may help you decide if this program is right for you.

Each quarter, The Bing Grant for Cultural Enrichment enhances students’ experience with events in Oxford and around the British Isles. In addition to The Bing Grant, a Stanford alumna has endowed the Oxford program so that Students have the opportunity to visit buildings, museums and galleries of specific architectural merit.