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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Quarter 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/28/2020 08/08/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Foreign Language Required: None Primary Language(s) of Instruction: English
UW Study Abroad Program Manager: renesm, shannonq
Program Information:
 
QUICK FACTS    
Location Oxford, England
Academic Term Summer Quarter (July - August)
Estimated Program Fee $7,800
Credits 6 UW Credits (7.5 ECTS)
Prerequisites Proficiency in English language; min GPA of 3.3; have completed one year of Undergraduate study prior to the submission of application
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 23
HIGHLIGHTS
General This six-week long summer program at Exeter College offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the British culture while learning about a variety of topics at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Classes are small and emphasize a discussion-based learning experience. 
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Located in the heart of Oxford University, Exeter College has a 700-year history of offering a distinguished academic experience to a diverse cohort of students from across the world. Exeter College comprises of beautiful gardens, a historic chapel, Jacobean Dining Hall, libraries, and the Cohen Quadrangle. As participants of this program, students will be encouraged to utilize all these resources in order to support their communal living and their cross-disciplinary learning.
 
LOCATION

Site

Oxford is a university city that is centered around its prestigious university that was established in the 12th century. The city is home to many famous locations including the Radcliffe Camera, the Divinity School, and more, all of which are part of the larger university.





 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

As all the classes are taught and assessed in English, students are required to have a high proficiency in the English language. Students may be required to submit documentation showing their English language proficiency depending on their level. Visit here to learn more about what documentation is accepted by the Exeter College.

Credits

6 UW Credits (7.5 ECTS)

Courses

The Exeter College summer program offers a range of lectures and seminars in humanities, social sciences, maths, sciences, and engineering. As part of this program, students will select two courses out of the twelve offered programs. Students are encouraged to select at least one course outside their major subject in order to challenge themselves and to learn something new. In addition, students will participate in a series of evening lectures. Lecture courses are intense and academically challenging, taught by Oxford University's regular faculty. The courses will be taught in small group settings and will include discussion-based learning along with opportunities to work closely with faculty. Outside of courses, students will also take part in the distinguished tutorial system, which allows students to delve deeper into a subject area of choice.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Students will reside in the Exeter College's newest campus at Cohen Quadrangle. The dorms offer communal spaces, a cafe, kitchen, music practice room, auditorium, and more. All bedrooms are single and will include linen, towels, and more. The cost of the program also includes a full meal plan of 3 meals a day, from Monday to Friday. Students can learn more about the dorms by visiting the Accommodations and Meals web page. 





 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $7,576

Included in the program fee:

  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Program activities and program travel
  • Accommodations
  • Food (Monday to Friday)
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,000)
  • Food (weekends)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: Payment Deadline

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the King's College Summer program application.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.