|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2018||03/23/2018 **||Rolling Admission||07/13/2018||08/03/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|APA Program Type:||Summer Programs||APA Advisor:||Jill Clemmons|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||3.4|
|Housing Options:||Dormitory||Credit Type:||LSU courses & credit|
Ogden Honors in Oxford 2018
Study at the oldest (and arguably most prestigious) university in the English-speaking world with Ogden Honors in Oxford!
Honors College students will have the unique opportunity to be in residence at St. Hilda's College in Oxford University for a month while earning six hours of credit and exploring the history, politics, literature, art, and culture of the three great empires: Greece, Rome, and Britain.
Following class time in the morning and lunch in hall, each day we'll tour one of Oxford's amazing colleges, museums, and sites of interest, including Rhodes House and the Oxford Union, the world's most famous debating society.
We will also travel to:
- Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Winston Churchill)
- Bath (home of Jane Austen and the famous Roman baths)
- London - where we will spend a weekend touring the classical collections at the British Museum, the Pre-Raphaelite paintings at the Tate Britain, manuscripts at the British Library, and more!
Want to meet the other students and faculty who will be with you in Oxford this summer? Join our Facebook group!
Dates & Costs
|Start Date||End Date||Program Fee||LSU Tuition & Fees (6 hours)
|July 13||Aug 3||$3,950||instate: $2,784
out of state: $6,888
Program Fee Includes
- Housing in the dormitories at St Hilda's College
- Breakfast everyday and lunch on class days
- Excursions to Blenheim Palace, Bath, and London
- Group dinners in Bath and London
- Ground transportation
- Fieldtrips and cultural events
- Health insurance
Housing: you will live in a single standard dorm room (sink in the room, shared bathroom) at St. Hilda's College. Each floor of the dorm has a kitchenette for student use. You can see photos of what students rooms look like here.
Program Fee Does NOT Include
- LSU Tuition and Fees
- Airfare to/from England
- Spending money
Tuition and Fees: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU. The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana. If you are an out of state student, you will pay out of state tuition and fees for all courses taken through LSU.
Airfare: Each student arranges his/her own roundtrip airfare. Your Program Director will let you know when you should purchase airfare. Do not purchase airfare until you are told to do so. Once you are told to purchase airfare, you should plan to fly in/out of London.
Spending money: Although some meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, including meals not covered by the program fee, snacks, souvenirs, and outings with friends.
|HNRS 2012||Victorian Ideas and Ideals|
|HNRS 2030||Ideas and Ideals from Classical Antiquity|
HNRS 2012 (Victorian Ideas and Ideals): This course in literature and social history will explore many of the artistic, cultural, political, and economic ideas that dominated Victorian Britain. Using fiction, poetry, visual art, treatises, private correspondence, public legislation, and other supplemental primary texts, we will debate views of:
- progress and "the civilizing mission"
- proper roles for women: mothers, daughters, wives, governesses, teachers, spinsters
- proper roles for masters and workers
- ideal form of education for both sexes
- regulation of the economy
- regulation of the passions
- proper role of religion
- "welfare" of the masses
This course has been designed in tandem with HNRS 2012. The Victorian era marked the political and cultural height of the British Empire, as well as the height of classical education in Britain. The overlap between the two courses provides an experiment in with to explore the evolution of the humanities, where one defining period and place in Western Civilization absorbed yet redirected an earlier defining period and place.
Please note: because this program ends after the deadline for summer semester grades, all students will initially receive Incomplete ("I") grades. These grades will be changed to your final letter grades by the end of September.
Because of these incomplete grades, you cannot participate in this program if you plan to graduate in summer 2018.
|July 13||Depart the US|
|July 14||Arrive in London; bus to Oxford; check into St. Hilda's dorms; tour of the college; welcome dinner|
|July 15||Oxford walking tour|
|July 16||Bodleian Library; Divinity Schools tour; Christ Church college tour|
|July 17||Ashmolean Museum and high tea; Persuasion movie night|
|July 18||Excursion to Bath: Jane Austen Center; walking tour; Roman Baths dinner and tour|
|July 19||Views of Oxford from St Mary's Church Tower|
|July 20||AM classes; free weekend starts after lunch|
|July 21||Free weekend|
|July 22||Free weekend|
|July 23||Oxford walking tour|
|July 24||Pitt Rivers Museum; Museum of the History of Natural Sciences|
|July 25||Excursion to Blenheim Palace|
|July 26||Port Meadow to Trout Inn via Godstow Nunnery for group dinner|
|July 27||Excursion to London: British Museum; city bus tour; theatre performance|
|July 28||London: Museum of London; Guildhall Art Gallery; St. Paul's; free time|
|July 29||London: Kensington Palace; Albert Memorial; Victoria and Albert Museum|
|July 30||Free afternoon; Jane Eyre movie night|
|July 31||Oriel College; Keble College; Rhodes House|
|Aug 1||Punting on the Cherwell|
|Aug 2||Final exams; farewell dinner|
|Aug 3||Program ends; return home or continue to explore on your own|
Please note: this itinerary is tentative and subject to change
|Dr. Drew Lamonica-Arms
|Dr. Rex Stem||Classics|
Eligibility & Withdrawal
In order to be eligible for the program, you must:
- Member of the Ogden Honors College
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.4
- Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
- Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
- Have the prerequisites for the courses
NOTE: This program is open to students from all disciplines. Qualified applications from other institutions are also welcome.
|March 23, 2018|
Although the application deadline is March 23, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.
Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.
The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 2, 2018.
Payment Deadlines: the $500 deposit is put on your billing statement when you are accepted into the program and is due at the time that the charge appears. The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your summer fee bill. Those fee bills are available via myLSU in early May and are due in late May (specific dates TBD by the Registrar).
If you withdraw from the program: After February 2, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The withdrawal schedule is:
|February 2, 2018||$500 deposit is non-refundable; student is obligated to pay for any non-refundable reservations the program has already paid, or is already contractually obligated to pay, on the student's behalf|