Princeton Program: Oxford-Princeton Exchanges
University of Oxford, England
Oxford is the oldest English-language university in the world and a popular choice for highly motivated students. In the Oxford-Princeton exchange, students are admitted by the sponsoring department, follow the same curriculum as an Oxford student would, and live in the Oxford colleges that send students to Princeton. The exchange provides thorough integration into the Oxford system. Students also attend lectures, practical classes, and seminars, depending upon their program of studies. Princeton offers exchanges in several faculties at Oxford.
Students in this fall-semester exchange undertake a laboratory-based research project in an area of their choosing and a pre-arranged tutorial to keep up with their departmental requirements. Oxford’s Department of Biochemistry is part of the Medical Sciences Division and ranked third in the world for Biomedicine.
Junior concentrators in the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering have the opportunity to take part in this yearlong exchange. Students take engineering courses equivalent to Princeton’s junior year requirements, including a fourth year engineering project that counts as independent work.
This exchange is focused on studies in Oxford’s distinguished Department of History. The Department’s size and quality are impressive, and students will find at the Bodleian Library and other libraries at Oxford a rich collection of primary sources that will enable them to write exciting junior papers. A full year is recommended, but a spring-semester option is also available.