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. Apply now.

Spaces are on a first come, first served basis for eligible students.  APPLY BY DECEMBER 8 TO RECEIVE A $150 EARLY BIRD SAVINGS!

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

Summer Course Registration: March 1, 2015 (Bring signed forms including course name and number (no CRN#) to Crawford 102 on March 1)                                                                            

All participants should apply for a passport no later than March 15, 2015.

Students in need of UK visas must apply between March 28 and April 2 for their UK visa. See Visa section.

Program Payment Dates:

Program fees are due on the following dates: 

APPLY BY DECEMBER 8 TO RECEIVE A $150 EARLY BIRD SAVINGS!

  • February 10 (preferably earlier): $300 non-refundable Oxford application fee
  • February 10: $1,000 for Oxford, $100 each for Paris/Ireland  (PAY ONLY $850 IF YOU APPLY BY DECEMBER 8)
  • March 3: 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 was paid in the 2 earlier installments. More due if you are taking Calc 2/3 or Diff Equ.

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.

Airfare

Students book flights to the UK individually.  There is no group flight option or requirement.  Fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick.  Flights with 1+ stops to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham International range between $900 and $1600 for summer 2013. 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 25 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 25. 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.

2014 Program Itinerary: 


Friday June 27 Depart the US for London
Saturday, June 28 Arrive London or Birmingham – Bus to Oxford – Check in at Jesus College- light dinner in Jesus hall.
Sunday, June 29 Orientation to Jesus College and Oxford.  Welcome dinner at Jesus College.

June 30

July 1-4 (Tues-Fri)

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

Classes.  Lunch in hall July 1, 2, 3, 4

July 5,6
Free days (optional bike trip July 5)
July 7 Group trip to Bath (optional, but included. 8:45am-9:30pm)
July 8-11 Classes  (Lunch in Hall July 8, 9, 10, 11) 
July 11 Class as usual- Move from main campus to flats
July 12 Day trip:  Warwick Castle (optional, but included)
July 13 Free day 
July 14-16 Classes 


July 17-20 Free long weekend.  (Optional Ireland)
July 21-25 Classes (Dinner at the Trout this week. Date tba)
July 26-29 Free long weekend (Paris option).  Great weekend to visit Ireland, Paris, Scotland, UK beaches, Lake DIstrict, etc.
July 30-Aug 1 Classes
Aug 2-3 Free Weekend
Aug 4 Class review day
Aug 5 Exams.  Closing Dinner.  Official Program ends.
Aug 6 Free day (You may fly home today/depart Oxford if you wish)
Aug 7 Departure (early morning)
Aug 7 Arrive US

*Cooked breakfast in Hall June 29-11 (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/Lake District will occur either July 16 (after class)-20 or July 25 (after class)-29.