IFSA University of Oxford, St. Peter's College Partnership

Oxford, England


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: March 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Oxford - St. Peter's College

Study English literature, environmental studies, or Medieval studies on the St. Peter's College summer school. Experience two Oxford colleges on this program: you will study with tutors from St. Peter's faculty, and be housed in Magdalen College.

University of Oxford - St. Peter's College Benefits

  • Study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world where courses are taught through a program of tutorials, seminars and lectures
  • Live and learn in the heart of Oxford, near libraries, museums, theatres and shops
  • Participate in weekly field excursions designed to introduce you to sites of exceptional importance in England's literary heritage
  • Attend evening lectures given by distinguished speakers from the university and wider world that are organized around special banquets and receptions
  • Choose one of three program options:
    • English Literature (6 U.S. semester credit hours)
    • Environmental Studies (8 U.S. semester credit hours, if you opt for the four-day field excursion)
    • Medieval Studies (6 U.S. semester credit hours)

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Oxford, St. Peter’s College Partnership

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the St. Peter's Summer Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

To view available courses at St. Peter's College, visit the online course catalog. You may choose one of three academic options: English Literature, Medieval Studies or Environmental Studies.

IFSA requires students to enroll in a full course load abroad. A full course load at St. Peter's is one course for 6 U.S. semester credit hours. Environmental Studies students will receive 8 U.S. semester credit hours for an intensive field excursion required for their course. Students studying within English or Medieval Studies have the option of earning an additional 2 U.S. semester credits if they would like to participate in the field excursion and write an additional 2000-word paper on a subject of their choice relating to the excursion and approved by St. Peter’s College.
Course Restrictions
As an IFSA student, you are entitled to enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and in which space is available. Course descriptions in the online course catalog include prerequisites you must fulfill in order to enroll in each course when applicable. You can only under one program and will take only one course within that program.
The hallmark of the University of Oxford academics is the tutorial system. The tutorial is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Tutorials usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the tutorial is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the tutorial, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading. Tutorials are individually arranged, taking into account the subject to be studied and the tutor's area of expertise. They are similar to independent study courses, but Oxford students bear even more responsibility for conducting independent research and maintaining good academic progress. The University of Oxford organizes weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Lectures are not usually mandatory except for some science subjects, but tutors often recommend them as good supplements to tutorials and research. At Oxford you'll be expected to do much more work on your own and to think more independently than in most other teaching methods. Your tutor is there to guide your studies, rather than to feed you facts and information, and this provides the opportunity for intensive academic study under a unique and prestigious system.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Most meals included
Three meals are included Monday through Friday and brunch on the weekends. Once a week, the college holds a reception with a lecture from a distinguished guest speaker, followed by a formal dinner in the dining hall. Students should dress appropriately (no jeans) for these occasions.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Nikki Bruckmann's headshot

Nikki Bruckmann

Director. Program Advisor for Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Italy, and Spain

317-940-4257 nbruckma@ifsa-butler.org Read Full Bio   Schedule Time to Talk

Resident Director

Andrew Williams's headshot

Andrew Williams

Senior Resident Director, Cambridge, Oxford and Wales Programs

Read Full Bio  

Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Summer 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 2, 2020
Program End Date
August 8,2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
St. Peter's College charges an additional fee for participation in the four-day field excursion. It is a required component of the Environmental Studies and Medieval Studies courses, and it is optional for the English Literature courses. Students who participate in the field excursion (including those who are required to participate) will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $675.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs