Junior Year at Oxford

Oxford

JUNIOR YEAR AT OXFORD

Saint Louis University entered into a formal agreement with the Blackfriars Hall of Oxford University that will allow SLU to send outstanding students to Oxford for a year of intense investigation. Blackfriars Hall, one of 45 colleges and permanent private halls which constitute Oxford, is operated by the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans). It's a community of scholars dedicated to teaching and research in the humanities, especially theology, philosophy, politics and the social sciences.Saint Louis University has an agreement with Blackfriars Hall of Oxford University that allows SLU to send outstanding students to Oxford for a year of intense academic study.

Blackfriars Hall, one of the colleges and permanent private halls which constitute Oxford, is especially dedicated to the humanities, especially theology, philosophy, literature and history.

Students selected to attend Blackfriars Hall will be allowed great latitude in the selection of their area of research, while also receiving expert guidance from leading scholars in the field, with all credits earned transferring back to SLU. Saint Louis University has an agreement with Blackfriars Hall of Oxford University that allows SLU to send outstanding students to Oxford for a year of intense academic study.

Blackfriars Hall, one of the colleges and permanent private halls which constitute Oxford, is especially dedicated to the humanities, especially theology, philosophy, literature and history.

Students selected to attend Blackfriars Hall will be allowed great latitude in the selection of their area of research, while also receiving expert guidance from leading scholars in the field, with all credits earned transferring back to SLU.

Why Study Abroad at Oxford?
"As a student at Blackfriars, you get to experience the grandeur of the University of Oxford. Visiting students have full access to the sprawling medieval quads and can walk through the cobbled streets, past buildings older than the United States, having a view of Norman towers and gothic spires stretching across the British sky. On top of this, you live in an extremely supportive and tight-knit community of academics and friends, who are more than willing to help adjust to the new environment and academic system." Kevin Kosman, SLU - Class of 2015.

Program Criteria
To seek admission, which is not guaranteed, a student must meet the following requirements and undergo a two-stage application process, consisting of applying internally at SLU and then directly to Blackfriars Hall.

- 3.7 GPA

- Must be a true Sophomore to apply for the program during Junior year

- Be in good academic and disciplinary
standing

Application Process
Completed application is due in late January and notice of acceptance will be no later than March 1st. The academic year at Oxford begins in October and ends in June.

University & Program
Blackfriars Hall, which is affiliated with the English Dominican friars, is one of the 45 Colleges and Permanent Private Halls of Oxford University. Participating in this intensive academic year long program is an amazing opportunity that challenges students to perform on a more independent basis.

Location
Blackfriars Hall is located in Oxford, England, an established town since the 9th century. It is located 50 miles north-west of London and renowned for its history, heritage, and exquisite architecture.

Tutorial System
Blackfriars Hall utilizes the Oxford tutorial system where students can study Theology, Philosophy, Literature, or History. Instruction is primarily through intensive weekly one-on-one tutorials, featuring discussion with a tutor on a prepared essay, and supplemental lectures.

Housing
Students are accommodated in historic houses with laundry facilities and full kitchen, just outside the gate of Blackfriars. Single or twin rooms are available and students will receive a food allowance to use at the University cafeteria.

How do I get started?
Schedule a meeting with our Director, Dr. David Borgmeyer, email Lori Corzine at lcorzine@slu.edu or by calling (314) 977-5124, or email Dr. Borgmeyer directly at dborgmey@slu.edu, or by calling (314) 977-5160.

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