It’s easy to understand why a semester at the University of Oxford is a sought-after experience for many students—its academic status as one of the world’s elite universities paired with its illustrious history makes it a great program option if you thrive on the challenge of independent study. As an Arcadia student, you have full visiting student status which includes access to the world renowned Bodleian Library. You will be able to study the sciences, social sciences, or arts at one of six colleges: St. Anne’s, St. Catherine’s, St. Edmund Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, Mansfield College, or Hertford College. If you are a Junior or Senior level student and have an excellent academic background, this might be a good program for you.
You’ll benefit from Oxford’s renowned tutorial system, in which you’ll meet one-on-one or in small groups with a subject tutor, which is great preparation for graduate-level work!
Living in Oxford, you'll be surrounded by a bustling academic and social atmosphere defined by the colleges and quads of the university. The blend of ancient clock towers with clubs and music venues, church steeples with pubs and eateries, and cloistered gardens with impressive theaters makes Oxford the quintessential college town. The quaint villages of the Cotswolds are just a short distance away, and London is an hour by train.
Please note the early application deadline: February 1 for the Fall, Academic Year, and Spring.
Once your application is reviewed, you will be accepted to the college that is most prepared to accommodate your desired area of study at the time of application—it’s best to remain flexible in your understanding of the Oxford system and be open to placement in any of the six colleges as we can’t guarantee a specific college placement.
Students applying for the fall may also be interested in Lady Margaret Hall's Extended Michaelmas Term option, where they can earn 16 instead of the usual 12 credits.
Oxford is part of the Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivaled links with business and the public sector.
This innovative research program brings you to Dublin, Ireland, to one of Europe’s leading research-intensive institutions, University College Dublin (UCD). Ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education rankings, UCD has the facilities and faculty to support your research program in the UCD O’Brien Center for Science.
A variety of innovative research projects are offered in key areas of study: biology, chemistry, computer science, geological sciences, and ecology. You will conduct your independent research alongside academics and Ph.D students with expertise in areas such as molecular biology, particle physics, synthetic chemistry and data analytics.
Spending your summer conducting independent research in your STEM field of choice with leading experts in Ireland will add a fascinating dimension to your resume when applying for graduate school or a career in the field. The young and lively city of Dublin is thriving in summer with many exciting cultural opportunities.
This is a highly competitive program with limited places so please apply early to increase your chances of acceptance onto the program.
You will engage in faculty supervised, hands-on research projects with results that will culminate in the preparation of a research paper.
Faculty mentors will work closely with you to direct your continued growth and knowledge development in the chosen research topic discipline.
The Arcadia Dublin Center staff will be on-hand to support you and ensure that you also find time to meet Irish people and enjoy their rich culture, strengthening your understanding of this fascinating country.
The full range of facilities at UCD’s leafy Dublin campus will be at your disposal: clubs and societies of all kinds and a prime location to help you explore everything Dublin and Ireland has to offer.
Prior project examples include: Genetic and pharmacological determinants of vision (using zebrafish to early onset model blindness); The effects of trauma-induced neuroinflammation on Alzheimer's disease-related pathology; Automating digital forensic evidence analysis through deep learning
The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is a large comprehensive university with famous colonial era buildings and an urban campus located in downtown Sydney.
In addition to being recognized as a world class research institution, the University of Sydney offers a full range of courses that include arts and social sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health sciences, music, science and visual arts.