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Cal Discoveries Travel is pleased to continue the Oxford Berkeley Program, a program that has been running continuously under UC Extension since 1970.

Immerse yourself in the educational splendor at Oxford University. Spend three weeks in England and absorb the culture and traditions of this lively university town. Attend inspiring seminars and experience life as a student at the oldest university in the English speaking world.

From Shakespeare, to British culture and identity, to art and design, the wide-ranging seminars offer a rare opportunity to learn from Oxford faculty—leaders in their field. Conclude your course of study with an academic submission for continuing education credit. Don’t wait – reserve your place today!

Why Participate?
1. An academic focus supported by a community of Oxford scholars: Come away with in-depth knowledge of the region’s history and culture.
2. A diverse cohort of multigenerational students from all over the U.S.: Unique perspectives and a chance to expand your personal and professional network.
3. An immersive three-week program: Intimately experience everyday life at Oxford while taking full advantage of access to academic resouces and cultural offerings.

Merton College
As a student in the Oxford Berkeley Program, you attend classes and live at Merton College, one of the two oldest colleges at Oxford. Merton is picturesque, known for its medieval and 17th-century buildings and a garden protected by the city wall. Merton is situated on a quiet, cobbled street close to university libraries and lecture halls. Over the centuries, prominent scholars and cultural leaders have called Merton home, including four Nobel Prize winners and the physician who discovered the circulation of blood.

At Merton you will have access to our Oxford staff. Our program administrators work with you and hold regular office hours throughout the duration of your stay to assist with administrative, cultural, and logistical matters.

Field trips
Scholars typically take three field trips while at Oxford, generally each Thursday of the seminar. Field trips are led by tutors and linked to seminar material and are an essential part of your experience. Field trips incorporate an important participatory learning component to the seminar and may include visits to museums, castles, historic buildings and abbeys, walking tours, and more.

Examples of typical field trips could be a visit to London’s restored Globe Theatre to understand how Shakespeare’s plays were perceived by audiences of his time, or a tour of the great houses of the English countryside to experience the power and wealth of England’s ruling families through their art and architecture.

A Typical Day
Berkeley Scholars spend three weeks at Oxford and balance their academic seminars with activities and free time.
7:30 am: Breakfast
9 am—12:30 pm: Class (including a 30-minute coffee and tea/cookie break)
Afternoons: Lunch and free time
5:30 pm: Evening lecture (twice a week only)
6:30 pm: Dinner in the Hall

Registration
To reserve your place on the Oxford Berkeley Program, please select which seminar you would like to participate in, enter your information, and pay your deposit. A confirmation email will be sent to you when your reservation is confirmed.

Dates and Fees

Oxford Berkeley Program 2018 Dates: July 15 - August 4, 2018.

July 15 (Sunday) is the day you will leave the US en route to Oxford. Plan to arrive to Oxford on July 16 (Monday) for the start of the program. The welcome orientation takes place that afternoon/early evening. Check out takes place on the last Saturday of the program. Extra nights may be booked at Merton College dorms for an additional fee. A deposit of $600 is required to secure your place on the Oxford Berkeley Program. The total balance of the program fee is due on the final payment date. An invoice will be mailed to you 30 days before final payment is due.

Application Dates

October 2, 2017: Priority 2018 enrollment opens (participants from the past five years may enroll)
October 17, 2017: General 2018 enrollment opens
April 16, 2018: Final payment is due
April 17–June 15, 2018: Late enrollment period; full payment due at time of enrollment

Program Fee

$6,750 — Includes tuition, single room, weekday meals and weekend breakfast, Sunday dinner, general lectures and receptions

Field Trip Fee

$270–$420

Optional Fees

Private bath and double rooms have limited availability. These requests may be indicated in the appropriate section on the enrollment form.
$974 — Private bath supplemental
$487 — Double room supplemental

Please view the terms and conditions for this trip prior to registering. A full copy can be found here, on the trip brochure, and on the trip website. In order to register for the trip you must consent to the terms and conditions.

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