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Ogden Honors in Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
APA Program Type: Summer Programs APA Advisor: Jill Clemmons
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA:
Housing Options: Dormitory Credit Type: LSU courses & credit
Program Description:

Honors in Oxford 2017 | facebookicon

Aereial view of Oxford

Please note: as of 2/9/17, this program is currently full.  Anyone who applies will be placed on a waitlist.

Study at the oldest (and arguably most prestigious) university in the English-speaking world in the Honors College's inaugural program, Ogden Honors in England!

Honors College students will have the unique opportunity to be in residence at St. Hilda's College in Oxford University for a three-week program of study.  Students will take two complementary courses, HNRS 2300 "Ideas and Ideals from Classical Antiquity" and HNRS 2012 "Victorian Ideas and Ideals" that will explore the history, politics, literature, art, and culture of 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 Wintston Churchill; to Bath, home of Jane Austen and the famous Roman baths; and we'll spend a weekend in London touring the superb classical collections at the British Museum, the Pre-Raphaelite paintings at the Tate Britain, manuscripts at the British Library, and more!

The Victorians looked to the Ancients for a sense of self; we'll look to both for what they can teach us about ourselves and our modern world.  And we'll do it all at Oxford University!

Dates & Costs

Start Date End Date Program Fee LSU Tuition & Fees 
Instate, 6 hours
July 15 Aug 5 $3,950 Undergraduate: $2,509
Graduate: $6,613

fishandchipsProgram Fee Includes

  • Housing in the dormitories at St. Hilda's College
  • Breakfast everyday and lunch on class days
  • Group dinners in Bath and London
  • Ground transportation
  • Fieldtrips and cultural events
  • Excursion to London
  • Health insurance

Housing: students will live in single standard dorm rooms (sinks in the rooms, shared bathrooms) at St. Hilda's College.  Each floor of the dorm has a kitchenette for student use.  You can see photos of what student rooms at St Hilda's College look like here.

Program Fee Does NOT Include

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.


Course Description
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, social, 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:

  • library Oxfordprogress 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
HNRS 2030 (Ideas and Ideals from Classical Antiquity): This course surveys many of the most prominent ideas and texts from Greco-Roman classical antiquity.  Studying the material objects of ancient Rome can be done only in limited ways in the USA, but Europe is saturated with Roman sites, and the British museums have some of the very best collections in the world.  

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 Britian.  The overlap between the two courses this provides an experiment in which 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.


April 29 12:00pm Parents' Orientation (143 Coates Hall)
May 3 Summer fee bills available via myLSU
May 18 Summer fee bills due
July 15 Depart the US
July 16 Arrive in London; bus to Oxford, check into St Hilda's dorms, tour of the college
July 17 Walking tour of Oxford; Magdalen College
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July 21 AM classes; free weekend starts at noon
July 22 Free weekend
July 23 Free weekend
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Aug 5 Program ends; return home or continue to explore on your own

Please note: this itinerary it tentative and subject to change


Faculty Member Department Photo
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Eligibility & Withdrawal

St Hildas

In order to be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Member of the Ogden Honors College
  • 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 you take

NOTE: This program is open to students from all disciplines. Qualified applications from other insitutions are also welcome.

Application Deadline
March 31, 2017

Although the application deadline is March 31, 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 3, 2017.

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 on May 3 and are due on May 18.

If you withdraw from the program: After February 3, 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:

Date Withdrawal Costs
Withdrawal after February 3, 2017 $500 deposit is non-refundable
Withdrawal after March 3, 2017 $500 deposit and $500 payment will be paid
Withdrawal after March 31, 2017 $500 deposit and $1,000 payment will be paid
Withdrawal after April 21, 2017 $500 deposit and entire program fee will be paid

Parents: Have a question about the study abroad process?  Want to ask questions?  We have a Facebook group just for parents of students going on our summer programs!  Join us here.