St Clare’s, Oxford

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Discover Oxford through our friendly international college

What Makes Us Unique:
Live, learn and discover Oxford with our comprehensive study abroad experience.
St Clare’s was founded in 1953 with a mission to advance international education and understanding and we have been running a study abroad programme for over forty years. You will benefit from living in Oxford one of the most famous and historic centres of learning in England, and benefit from our diverse international community.
Our undergraduate programme offers a wide range of courses at our International College. More Live with students from around the world as you learn in small interactive seminars of 3-12 students, and tutorials accredited by U.S. universities. Deepen your understanding of a subject you are passionate about with a 1-to-1 tutorial designed to meet your interests, or choose from a wide range of options. Go beyond the classroom: take advantage of the academic and cultural life of Oxford with university lectures and study trips to our world class museums in Oxford and London.
The programme also helps you discover Oxford, London and the UK through our rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities and excursions. Our friendly international college is in an attractive, safe, residential area in the centre of Oxford, within easy reach of London and its major airports.

What’s Included in Our Programs:
GAIN MORE FROM YOUR STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a comprehensive study abroad experience while earning academic credits. You will complete 5 academic courses. This includes 4 seminar courses and 1 tutorial class. All classes are small. Seminars typically have between 2-8 students and are capped at 12. Tutorials provide more dedicated support and consist of up to 2 students.
Our classes encourage engagement: personal responses to readings, research, presentations and debate. You will benefit More from the expertise, support and encouragement of our tutors and work closely with your peers. Your courses involve independent study and will help you develop your writing, research and presentation skills.
Study abroad means studying outside the traditional classroom, taking advantage of the academic and cultural resources of Oxford, London and beyond. We run field trips to the Imperial War Museum, Freud Museum, Globe Theatre or the British Library in London and to Stratford-upon-Avon. Classes visit the Mini car plant, Blenheim Palace, the Oxford University museums and visit the colleges that writers including Oscar Wilder and J.R.R. Tolkien have made famous – all here in Oxford.
We offer over 80 introductory and advanced academic courses across a range of subject areas:
• Business, including Accounting and Marketing
• Communications
• English Literature
• Social Sciences, including Psychology, Sociology, Politics and Economics
• Humanities, including History
• Visual Arts and Art History
• Languages, including French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese
• Religion and Philosophy, including Ethics
We know you need to stay on track with your track with your major and meet your college’s core requirements, so we provide a flexible combination of courses.
Our tutorial option means we can run a course just for you as we work with your home university to create and run the courses you need to meet your study requirements.
LIVING AT ST CLARE’S, OXFORD
St Clare’s was founded in 1953 with a mission to advance international education and understanding and we have been running a study abroad programme for over forty years.
You will benefit from living in Oxford one of the most famous and historic centres of learning in England, and benefit from our diverse international community. The international College site at St Clare’s is home to approximately 100 students from over 20 countries. Living in one of our comfortable and modern residences is the ideal way to meet and socialise with students from all over the world. Choose the type of room that suits you best. You can choose from single or twin, with private or shared bathroom and kitchen. Alternatively choose our homestay option to immerse yourself in English culture in the home of one of our welcoming hosts.
EXPLORING OXFORD, THE UK AND EUROPE
We’ll help you make Oxford your home. Our full activities programme will introduce you to this vibrant, safe and student-friendly city: visit the historic colleges and museums, take walks to country pubs and go boating in a ‘punt’ to explore the riverside. We run a wide range of weekday and weekend excursions to help you explore the iconic sites of Britain.
Our recent trips include:
• Stonehenge
• Harry Potter Studio Tour
• Bath
• Warwick Castle
• Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon
• Brighton
• Blenheim Palace
• Premier League football match
• London trips to see the sights, museums and markets
• Theatre trips in London: Lion King, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera
• Weekend trips from surfing in Cornwall to discovering Liverpool, Edinburgh or Dublin
We also give you space in your study programme, to help you explore Britain and Europe independently. In the mid-semester breaks students often travel with the new friends they have made, to expand their experiences even more.

More About Us:

For the reflections of a recent study abroad student with us see here on Youtube: https://youtu.be/gq7qlsFIVqo

For some ideas about what to do in Oxford over the summer see here: https://www.stclares.ac.uk/blog/summer-courses/visit-oxford-summer/

Program Partner Info

TERMS:
Semester – Spring, Short Term – Summer, Semester – Fall, Year Long


LOCATIONS:
United Kingdom


COURSES:
Business, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Political Science, Accounting, Advertising, Art History, Arts, Communications, Creative Writing, Education, English, European Studies, Film, Global More Studies, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, Liberal Arts, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theology, Visual Arts