June 28–Aug. 8, 2013
Program applications and registration fees for the summer 2013 program are due to the Study Abroad Office (Crawford 102). Early applications preferred.
Spaces are on a first come, first served basis for eligible students.
Mandatory meetings for all participants will be held in February and March.
Summer Course Registration: March 15, 2013 (Bring signed forms including course name and number (no CRN#) to Crawford 102 on March 15)
All participants should apply for a passport no later than March 15, 2013.
Students in need of UK visas must apply between March 28 and April 2 for their UK visa. See Visa section.
Program fees are due on the following dates:
* This $1,000 payment is immediately wired to Jesus College, Oxford as your nonrefundable deposit.
** $1300 was paid in the 2 earlier installments. More due if you are taking Calc 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.
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 29-Aug 8th 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.
Students book flights to the UK individually. There is no group flight option or requirement. 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 November 15, 2011.
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.
|2013 Program Itinerary:|
Italy: June 22 - 29
(arrive June 23 in Italy)
|Optional program open only to Florida Tech Oxford Program participants.|
|Friday June 28||Depart the US for London|
|Saturday, June 29||Arrive London or Birmingham – Bus to Oxford – Check in at Jesus College- light dinner in Jesus hall.|
|Sunday, June 30||Orientation to Jesus College and Oxford. Welcome dinner at Jesus College.|
July 2-6 (Tues-Sat)
Full Day London Trip via train. Les Miserables in the evening.
Classes. Lunch in hall July 2, 3, 4, 5. (July 3, 7:30pm: "ONCE" in London)
|July 8||Group trip to Bath (optional, but included. 8am-9pm)|
Classes (Lunch in Hall July 9, 10, 11, 12) (July 11, 7:30pm: "WICKED" in London)
|July 12||Class as usual- Move from main campus to flats|
|July 13||Day trip: Warwick Castle & Stratford Upon Avon or Blenheim Palace (optional, but included)|
Free day (Cotswold Biking option)
|July 15-18||Classes (July 16, 7:30pm: "CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN" in London)|
|July 17||Picnic and bocce/badminton in Stephens Close garden (date may change for this)|
Free long weekend. (Optional Paris trip)
|July 23-26||Classes (Book of Mormon in London July 24. Dinner at the Trout July 23 or 31/TBD)|
|July 27-30||Free long weekend. Great weekend to visit Ireland, Paris, Scotland, UK beaches, Lake DIstrict, etc.|
|July 31-Aug 2||Classes|
|Aug 3-4||Free Weekend|
|Aug 5||Exam/Class review day|
|Aug 6||Exams. Closing Dinner. Official Program ends.|
|Aug 7||Free day (You may fly home today/depart Oxford if you wish)|
|Aug 8||Departure (early morning)|
*Cooked breakfast in Hall June 30-12 (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 to Paris will occur either July 18 (after class)-22 or July 26 (after class)-30.