Oxford Study Abroad

Dates And Deadlines

General Information

Instructions for completing Oxford Program applications and paying registration fees for the summer 2021 program are given on the application link.  All fees are paid at Fl Tech Student Accounting.  Payment deadlines are in the "Dates and Deadlines" section.

Spaces are on a first come, first served basis for eligible students, so apply early.  6 spaces will be held until October 15 for Honors College/Panther Distinguished Scholar students.

A mandatory meeting for all participants is held in February.

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 April 1, 2021.

Students in need of UK visas must apply between April 7 and April 24 for their UK visa.  See Visa section.

 

Program Payment Dates:

Program fees are due on the following dates: 

  • Prior to January 26 (or earlier depending on space available):  $300 non-refundable Oxford application fee  
  • January 26:  $1,000 for Oxford  (PAY $850 if you met the Early Bird deadline by applying EARLY)
  • April 12: $220 Ireland optional trip deposit (Optional).  NOT 2021
  • April 12: Optional Dorest Coast Trip.  Includes hostel and return private coach.  2021 TBD in June
  • May 5: Optional Ireland trip balance (approximately $700). NOT 2021
  • May 5 or TBA: Fees for all optional events due: Optional London shows (approx. $70 per show), Optional Bath Spa treatment (prices vary). 2021 TBD in June
  • May 3: 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.  (2021 due date in MAY TBD- announced via email to group)

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 hwautlet@fit.edu to confirm payments after they are made or for pay by phone details.

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 July 6-Aug 13th 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 May 18.

 

Airfare

Students book flights to the UK individually.  There is no group flight option or requirement.  You must arrive in Oxford by July 6.  Fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick.  Birmingham is also an option.  It is advised that you book tickets directly with airlines and not third parties or travel agents.  Read all cancellation/refund details before booking.  Florida Tech is not responsible for flight refunds or fees.  Flights with 1+ stops to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham International ranged between $900 and $1600 for summer 2019. Non-Stop flights on British Air & Virgin Atlantic from Orlando to London Gatwick were $900-$1900 as of June 2020.

 

VISAS for non-US citizens:

Non-U.S. citizens should begin obtaining UK tourist visas during spring semester.  Obtaining visas is the full responsibility 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

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. You will have to go to the French consulate in Miami.

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

 

2021 Working Itinerary (updates for July 6-Aug 13 in progress-2021 emailed to group)

DateActivity
Monday July 5 Depart the US for London
Tuesday, July 6 Arrive London – Bus to Oxford – Check in at Jesus/Exeter College- light dinner in Jesus hall.
Wednesday, July 7 Orientation to Jesus College and Oxford.  Welcome dinner at Exeter College.

June 28

June 29-July 2 (Tues-Fri)

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

Classes.  Dinner in hall June 30-July 3.

July 3-4 July 4 optional bike trip, July 5 Blenheim Palace optional (but included) trip
July 5 Group trip to Bath (optional, but included. 8:45am-9:30pm)
July 6-9 Classes  (dinner in Hall July 7-9) 
July 9 Class as usual- Move from Jesus main campus to flats
July 10 Dorset optional trip
July 11 Dorset optional trip
July 12-15 Classes 
July 14 President's dinner (possible)
July 15 evening -20 Free long weekend. Ireland option.  
July 21-23  Classes (Dinner at the Trout this week. Date tba)
July 23 evening -26  Free long weekend 
July 27 - July 30 Classes
Aug July 31,1 Free Weekend
Aug 2,3 Classes
Aug 11 Exams.  Closing Dinner.  Official Program Ends.
Aug 12 Free day (You may fly home today/depart Oxford if you wish)
Aug 13 Departure. Must vacate rooms by 10am.
Aug 13 Arrive US

*Breakfast in Hall July 7-July 19, 2021 (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. (THIS ITINERARY IS NOT TO BE USED FOR 2021).

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.