SMU-in-Oxford Summer Program Seeks Applicants
By Brooke Reagan / email@example.com
SMU offers so many exciting abroad experiences. Which one should you choose? If you enroll in the SMU-in-London Communications program, you may spot a Beckham or get caught up in the Royal Baby madness. But, if you’re a history buff then The SMU-in-Oxford program is the one for you. SMU-in-Oxford provides the enriching opportunity to travel and learn about different cultures in a historic setting.
You enroll in two courses for six hours of credit toward your SMU degree. Class and Gender in Ancient Society, Concepts of Evolution and International Political Economy are just some of the class options offered. One of your teachers is an SMU professor and the other is an Oxford professor. Who doesn’t want to learn about evolution in a British accent?
Samantha Zivin, a senior at SMU, originally enrolled in the program as a student, but she enjoyed it so much, she went again as a program assistant in Summer 2012. Zivin says, “High table dinners were my favorite experience. We listened to interesting lectures. An editor from The Economist came once. We would then go to formal hall, which is set up like the dining scenes in Harry Potter!”
Traveling all around Europe is a huge plus to the program as well. Students have spent their weekends exploring Paris, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and more.
There’s also plenty to do if you never leave Oxford. Students frequent traditional pubs that were established centuries ago, the renowned Ashmolean museum and many more historic locations.
The program is accepting applications through March 1, 2013. You must be at least a sophomore and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA to apply. Contact the program directors Dr. Michael Holahan at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Daniel Orlovsky at email@example.com for additional information.
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