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Program Description:
How do we know what we know? And how does the quest for knowledge help to inform how we are to live in the world, and to do so in a manner that is both moral… and meaningful?  This year the Oxford Experience continues to examine “big ideas” (“big questions”) central to the quest for meaning, and within the context of human [Oxford Signs]  mortality. “Courage and the Tragic Sense: Human Dilemmas and Quest for Meaning” was designed to cross disciplines and to integrate academic knowledge with intentional experiences, via an intensive three-week study in residence at Oxford University (St. Hilda’s College).  A key goal of global learning is to assist students explore cultures, life narratives and worldviews different from their own—all important aspects to understanding the quest for meaning in the modern world.  Assigned readings and discussions prior to departure prepare students for the Oxford Experience, where on-site seminars are connected, integrated, experiential, and team-taught. In one of the world’s oldest university towns, students engage each day in small group discussions with peers and faculty from three university programs (Skidmore College, Boise State University and the University of Tennessee), and Oxford faculty. 

Students also visit historical sites and architectural marvels, attend plays and art museums, and engage with the culture. By living in Oxford, and traveling to such locales as Stonehenge, London and Salisbury, students live a once-in-a-lifetime intellectual journey.  This program is ideal for students who are prepared for a rigorous academic experience and who also want to explore the world in an intentional manner.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Travel Sem- May 2021 10/15/2020 10/15/2020 TBA TBA