Florida Institute of Technology

June 26–Aug. 6, 2015

Dates and Deadlines for Oxford Study Abroad

Instructions for completing Oxford Program applications and paying registration fees for the summer 2015 program are given on the application link.  The 2015 Oxford Program has no remaining spaces.  Contact the Program Director regarding the wait list and future programs.

Spaces are on a first come, first served basis for eligible students.  No spaces remain for summer 2015.

Mandatory meetings for all participants will be held in February and March.      

Summer Course Registration: Bring signed forms including course name and number (no CRN#) to Crawford 324 or our meeting on February 11.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

All participants should apply for a passport no later than March 2, 2015.

Students in need of UK visas must apply between March 27 and April 2 for their UK visa. See Visa section.

Program Payment Dates:

Program fees are due on the following dates: 

  • February 1: $300 non-refundable Oxford application fee  
  • February 5:  $150 each for Paris/Ireland  (Ireland extended to noon Feb 13)
  • February 10: $1,000 for Oxford  (PAY ONLY $850 IF YOU APPLIED BY JANUARY 27)
  • March 2: Fees for all optional events due (Optional London shows (approx. $65 per show), Bath Spa treatment (prices vary), Paris trip balance (tba), Ireland trip balance (tba).
  • May 7: Tuition and program balance (can come from financial aid): $7,026** (Pay the balance of your Paws account as you usually pay Fl Tech tuition & fees.)

** $1300 ($1150 with early bird discount) was paid in the 2 earlier installments. More due if you are taking Calc 2/3 or Diff Equ.

ALL Payments should be made at the Student Accounts window on the first floor of Universty Commons.  Credit card, check, cash, and money order are accepted.  All checks must be made payable to "Florida Tech." Write your name, "Oxford" and last 4 of your 900# in the check memo section.  Email hcudmore@fit.edu to confirm payments after they are made.

All program fees are non-refundable. Fees for missed group housing, meals, trips, etc. are non-refundable/ non-exchangable. For example, college housing is included from June 27-Aug 6th morning. If you arrive later or depart sooner, there are no refunds. If you miss a group meal or field trip, you will forfeit that meal/event or any portion thereof.

 

Oxford info packet forms and PASSPORT photo pages due Feb 13.

Airfare

Students book flights to the UK individually.  There is no group flight option or requirement.  You must arrive in Oxford by June 27.  Fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick.  Flights with 1+ stops to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham International ranged between $900 and $1600 for summer 2014. Non-Stop flights on British Air & Virgin Atlantic from Orlando to London Gatwick were $1400-$1900 as of September 2014.

VISAS for non-US citizens:

Non-U.S. citizens should begin obtaining UK visas during spring semester.  Obtaining visas is the full responsibilty of the non- US student.  A letter will be provided by the office to assist in this effort upon the student's request.  Letters are only provided for travel related to the program (UK & group travel to Paris).  Letters will not be provided for personal travel outside of program organized travel.  

The final deadline for requesting letters is March 13 and students must provide proof of UK visa application submittal by April 2 to remain registered for the program.  UK requirements & application can be found here:  http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ 

Non-US passport holders may also need Shengen visas for trips to Italy, France, etc.   These letters and itineraries must also be requested by March 13. Information on Shengen visas for France here: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france/coming-to-france/getting-a-visa/ You will have to go to the French consulate in Miami:  http://www.consulfrance-miami.org/spip.php?article1677

Students who apply for UK visas after April 2 may not obtain visas for the program and all fees remain non-refundable.  The university does not supply visa assistance in addition to letters, itineraries, and insurance brochure.  Students can hire a visa agency to assist with visas if they wish.  The UK Border Agency website lists registered visa assistance agencies on their website.

It is advised that you do not buy your plane tickets proir to obtaining your UK visa.

2015 Program Itinerary: 


Friday June 26 Depart the US for London
Saturday, June 27 Arrive London or Birmingham – Bus to Oxford – Check in at Jesus College- light dinner in Jesus hall.
Sunday, June 28 Orientation to Jesus College and Oxford.  Welcome dinner at Jesus College.

June 29

June 30-July 3 (Tues-Fri)

Full Day London Trip via train.  Show in the evening.

Classes.  Lunch in hall June 30, July 1, 2, 3

July 4,5
Free days (optional bike trip July 4)
July 6 Group trip to Bath (optional, but included. 8:45am-9:30pm)
July 7-10 Classes  (Lunch in Hall July 8, 9, 10, 11) 
July 10 Class as usual- Move from main campus to flats
July 11 Day trip:  Warwick Castle (optional, but included)
July 12 Free day 
July 13-16 Classes 


July 16-20 Free long weekend.  (Ireland or Paris Option)
July 21-24 Classes (Dinner at the Trout this week. Date tba)
July 24-28 Free long weekend (Ireland or Paris option).  
July 29-31 Classes
Aug 1-2 Free Weekend
Aug 3 Class review day
Aug 4 Exams.  Closing Dinner.  Official Program ends.
Aug 5 Free day (You may fly home today/depart Oxford if you wish)
Aug 6 Departure (early morning)
Aug 6 Arrive US

*Cooked breakfast in Hall June 28-10 (13 breakfasts).

*This preliminary itinerary is subject to changes.  Each participant will receive an Oxford Program Information Packet via email and can view the full, detailed itinerary by clicking the link above.  The detailed itinerary is updated as changes occur.

*Optional group trip/s to Paris/Ireland will occur either July 16 (after class)-20 or July 24 (after class)-28.