Princeton Program: Oxford-Princeton Exchange in History
As part of the Oxford-Princeton Partnership, Princeton undergraduates in the Department of History have an opportunity to study for the academic year or the two spring terms (January-June) in the Department of Modern History at Oxford and be guided by a history tutor in their Oxford college. In return, Princeton accepts Oxford undergraduates to study history at Princeton for the fall semester.
This is the most integrated academic experience that a short-term visiting student can have at Oxford, and Princeton is pleased to have the opportunity to offer it to its students. Princeton students live in a participating Oxford college and have full privileges as members of the college and as visiting students at the University.
Applicants should have a 3.3 GPA in history and a 3.0 GPA overall. Full-year applicants must have completed History 400 before studying abroad.
The University of Oxford, established in the 12th century, is composed of 38 independent, self-governing colleges and six Permanent Private Halls. Of the 38 colleges, 30 admit students for undergraduate degrees. Each of these colleges and halls selects its own students, houses them for at least the first year, provides their meals, common rooms, libraries, sports and social facilities, and assumes responsibility, primarily through the tutorial system, for their academic studies. The University provides the laboratories, the central lecture halls, the libraries and museums, prescribes courses and syllabi, and is in charge of University examinations and awarding degrees. The current undergraduate enrollment is around 11,000.
With a population of 160,000, Oxford is a lively city with university buildings from many architectural periods scattered amidst commercial enterprises. The city provides an array of cinemas, theaters, and concert halls as well as a variety of good, inexpensive restaurants. There are excellent transportation links with all parts of the United Kingdom and frequent and reasonably priced bus service to London.