Your Oxford education will transcend the boundaries of classroom and campus when you and your instructors travel to explore a variety of rich field learning environments.
Oxford courses take students into Atlanta and around the world. The Social Problems course (Soc 215) takes students into the city of Atlanta to observe first hand the many social conditions defined as problems. As part of "Social Change in Developing Societies" (Soc 231R), students travel to the Amazon basin and Andes mountains in South America. Desert Geology studies the climatologic origin and the geomorphology of deserts in a twelve-day field trip to Chihuahuan Desert in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Geology and Culture of Scotland (Geo 235) explores the connections between geology and Scottish literature in Scotland.
Non-Credit Travel Opportunities through Religious Life: Global Connections
This travel seminar seeks to help students engage their religious convictions with issues such as peace, hunger, human rights and care for the environment. Quality of life is an ethical issue for all people so we hope through internal, private dialogue with oneself, as well as meaningful dialogue shared with others on these trips, students, staff and faculty participants will begin to recognize their own participation in similar systems at home. Check the Travel Opportunities site for more information.
Non-Credit Travel Opportunities through Religious Life: Journeys of Reconciliation
Journeys of Reconciliation was started on the Oxford College campus through the Office of the Chaplain. Its success and relevancy grew so much that it is now a university wide program. Oxford students apply for this program through the Oxford Chaplain's Office. Team membership consists of people from both campuses. Check the Journeys of Reconciliation site for more information.
As part of Emory's internationalization initiative, Emory College and Oxford College are committed to making a period of study abroad an integral part of an Emory undergraduate education. Oxford students interested in study abroad should notify their faculty advisor as soon as possible to facilitate academic planning and coordination with the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA). The ICIS offers excellent opportunities for undergraduates to realize the academic, career, and personal benefits of in-depth experience of another country, language, and culture.
CIPA sponsors a variety of study, research, and service-learning opportunities abroad. Semester and yearlong study abroad programs provide high-quality instruction, research opportunities, and internships around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. They emphasize integration into the host cultures and enable students to gain valuable experience living and studying in an international environment. Summer study abroad programs continue a long tradition of offering courses taught by Emory faculty in many locations abroad.
CIPA opportunities provide an excellent introduction to another country and take full advantage of overseas settings to enrich the academic experience. All study abroad programs are integrated with the curriculum on campus to enable students to continue regular progress toward the degree. Students who wish to study in geographical and disciplinary areas that are not available through Emory programs may petition to transfer credit from non-Emory programs offered by other institutions.
Additionally, students can participate in research programs abroad as well as service learning initiatives with the help of funding from ICIS. Students select programs in consultation with faculty and study abroad advisers.
General prerequisites for studying abroad include a 3.0 cumulative GPA for semester, yearlong, and non-Emory programs and a 2.0 cumulative GPA for Emory summer programs. Individual program prerequisites vary. Extensive information on these prerequisites, the application process, and other information about study abroad is available on the CIPA website. Contact CIPA by phone at 404.727.2240 or by email at email@example.com.
Theory Practice Service Learning
Theory-Practice/Service Learning (TPSL) courses were first introduced to Oxford College in 1996 as a way of integrating the theory of the classroom with actual experience in the local community. Students in TPSL courses are actively practicing what they are learning in the classroom and forging a service partnership with Newton County.