St. Peter's College, Oxford University
We’re so excited that you’re considering an IFSA-Butler program for your summer abroad and have chosen St. Peter's College, Oxford University as your destination. Oxford is a beautiful city with a wonderful mix of the ancient and modern. We’re sure you’re going to love studying there!
What St. Peter’s College has to offer
We look forward to working with you!
St. Peter’s offers three programs:
*St. Peter's College charges an additional £495 for participation in the four-day field excursion. It is a required component of the Environmental Studies course, and is optional for the English Literature course. Students who participate in the field excursion (including those who are required to participate) must pay the excursion fee to the College directly.
Within each program, there are three to four course options that may be available to you. Although the topics will differ, the general structure of each program is the same. Programs are taught through a combination of tutorials, seminars and lectures. Students in each program will go on field visits ranging from a sightseeing trip of British landscapes to a Jane Austen country excursion.
Tutorials: The weekly tutorial is the cornerstone of the course. Each student prepares an essay for the upcoming tutorial session in which students meet in a small group (maximum of six people) to discuss their essays with a tutor or don, a specialist in the respective field of study.
Seminars: Seminars allow a larger group of students (10–15) to gather and discuss broader topics related to the program, without focusing so much on the individual essays prepared for the tutorials.
Lectures: Lectures offer students the opportunity to listen to distinguished speakers on a variety of interdisciplinary topics, both in and out of their field of study.
4 day excursion: Development of British Landscapes
How do I prepare for a tutorial?
Preparing for a tutorial is much different than studying for a class or a test. It requires independence, self-discipline and self-motivation. The great advantage of the tutorial is that for an entire hour, a student has the undivided attention of an expert in the subject at hand. However, be prepared for the fact that Visiting Students, like degree students at Oxford, must become accustomed to self-directed study and working independently. Tutors will not simply offer facts and information because they will expect students to present their own thoughts and ideas.
When will I know if I’ve been accepted?
What courses am I eligible to take?
English Literature - 6 credit course:
What if I need to take a required course?
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As an IFSA-Butler 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.
How many courses am I eligible to take, and how do I determine U.S. semester credit hours?
What are the registration conditions?
You should also be aware that you may be charged additional fees by your home institution or host university to take or process additional credits. Taking less than a full course load may jeopardize your student status and result in personal academic repercussions and/or loss of financial aid.
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my tutorials were and what grades I received?
The Butler University transcript will report the equivalent U.S. semester credit hours and letter grades. We also will send an official transcript to your permanent address. After you receive your Butler University transcript, both you and your home school advisor will receive copies of your tutorial reports containing helpful feedback from your tutors.
What are my housing options?
What other facilities are available?
Is there a meal plan?
Is my housing included in the program fee?
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Please be advised that housing costs can be high abroad, and many times students living independently end up spending more money than students living in IFSA-Butler arranged housing. If you are hoping to save money by arranging housing on your own, please research your options early so you can compare costs. You must notify us of your intention to live in independent housing by the program application deadline, listed at the top of this page. We are not able to accommodate independent housing requests after the deadline.
Living and Studying Abroad in Oxford, England
Dates & Fees
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Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
Program housing is available only until the day shown on the calendar as “Program ends.”
Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed.
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Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
**The program fee includes three meals per day Monday through Friday and brunch on weekends.
Personal Cost Estimates
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs. Meals are estimated based on the cost of a weekly standard grocery shop with one or two meals out. If you plan to eat out once a day or more, we recommend using a higher estimate. If you have dietary restrictions or follow a specific diet (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, organic, etc), you may also wish to budget more due to the higher cost of specialty food items.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
**Meals: The housing component of our program fee includes three meals per day Monday through Friday and brunch on weekends.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in England:
Program Advisor Michelle Mannweiler prepares students to study abroad by assisting them with the application process and answering program, cultural and academic questions. Michelle is a Butler University graduate and majored in both middle/secondary education and Spanish. Michelle also studied for a semester in Costa Rica through IFSA-Butler. She joined the IFSA-Butler team in order to assist students in achieving their goals in new and interesting places. Michelle currently advises students planning to study in England and Wales. Michelle can be reached at the email link provided above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4267.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
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