Oxford Study Abroad

Oxford Study Abroad

Dates and Deadlines

General Information

Instructions for completing Oxford Program applications and paying registration fees for the summer 2019 program are given on the application link.  

Spaces are on a first come, first served basis for eligible students.  The 2019 program is full, but applications for the Wait List are being accepted.

A mandatory meeting for all participants was held on February 13, 2019.

Summer Course Registration: Bring signed forms including course name and number (no CRN#) to the orientation meeting in February.

All participants should apply for a passport no later than March 4, 2019.  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

Students in need of UK visas must apply between March 29 and April 20 for their UK visa. See Visa section.

 

Program Payment Dates:

Program fees are due on the following dates: 

  • Prior to February 11: $300 non-refundable Oxford application fee  
  • February 11: $1,000 for Oxford  (PAY $850 if you met the Early Bird deadline by applying EARLY)
  • March 11: $220 Ireland optional trip deposit (Optional).  
  • March 11: $100 optional Dorest Coast Trip.  Includes hostel and return private coach. 
  • May 1: Optional Ireland trip balance $700.
  • April 15 or TBA: Fees for all optional events due: Optional London shows (approx. $70 per show), Optional Bath Spa treatment (prices vary)
  • May 1: Tuition and program balance (can come from financial aid)**.  Pay the balance of your Paws account as you usually pay Fl Tech tuition & fees. Payment plans are not an option.

ALL Payments should be made at the Student Accounts window on the first floor of Harris 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 Oxford Program fees are due on the dates listed on the Oxford program website.  Payment plans are not an option for students enrolled in this study abroad program due to the nature of paying vendors/expenses. 

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 9th 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 no later than March 18 (Please bring all forms to the February 13 orientation meeting- passport pages due as soon as you obtain your passport).

 

Airfare

Students book flights to the UK individually.  There is no group flight option or requirement.  You must arrive in Oxford by June 29.  Fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick.  Birmingham is also an option.  Flights with 1+ stops to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham International ranged between $900 and $1600 for summer 2017. Non-Stop flights on British Air & Virgin Atlantic from Orlando to London Gatwick were $900-$1900 as of August 2018.

 

VISAS for non-US citizens:

Non-U.S. citizens should begin obtaining UK tourist 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 toursit visa and Schengen visa).  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 Schengen visas for trips to Italy, France, etc.   These letters and itineraries must also be requested by March 13. Information on Schengen 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 15 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.

 

Republic of IRELAND Visa guidance for non-US and non-EU passport holders (check to see if you need a visa, and apply if required):  Irish Naturalisation and Emigration site:

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/British%20Irish%20Visa%20Scheme

 

2019 Working Itinerary

   
Friday June 28 Depart the US for London
Saturday, June 29 Arrive London or Birmingham – Bus to Oxford – Check in at Jesus/Exeter College- light dinner in Jesus hall.
Sunday, June 30 Orientation to Jesus College and Oxford.  Welcome dinner at Exeter College.

July 1

July 2-July 5 (Tues-Fri)

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

Classes.  Dinner in hall July 2-5.

July 6-7 July 6 optional bike trip, July 7 Blenheim Palace optional (but included) trip
July 8 Group trip to Bath (optional, but included. 8:45am-9:30pm)
July 9-12 Classes  (dinner in Hall July 9-11) 
July 12 Class as usual- Move from Jesus main campus to flats
July 13 Dorset optional trip
July 14 Dorset optional trip
July 15-18 Classes 
July 17  President's dinner 
July 19 -23 Free long weekend. Ireland option.  
July 24-26  Classes (Dinner at the Trout this week. Date tba)
July 27 evening -29  Free long weekend 
July 30 - Aug 2 Classes
Aug 3,4 Free Weekend
Aug 5,6 Classes
Aug 7 Exams.  Closing Dinner.  Official Program Ends.
Aug 8 Free day (You may fly home today/depart Oxford if you wish)
Aug 9 Departure. Must vacate rooms by 10am.
Aug 9 Arrive US

*Breakfast in Hall June 30-July 12, 2019 (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.

ATTENDANCE: Classes are mandatory and only 1 unexcused absence per class is permitted before your grade drops. Excused absences are only those with a doctor’s note and proof of a doctor’s visit. Plan your personal travels accordingly.