Where's the Real Oxford?

| July 12, 2000

Where's the Real Oxford? James McConnel, University Business
A year in Oxford isn't always a year at Oxford, writes James McConnel in University Business. 'According to Peterson's Study Abroad 2000 more than 15 American organizations currently arrange short-term access to Oxford... But there's a catch. While some study abroad programs arrange for their recruits to be registered with the university and to study with regular Oxford faculty, others have arrangements with individual Oxford colleges: As a result their students have limited use of the university's facilities and are often taught by moonlighting faculty and graduate students. Still other American organizations use facilities that are located in the city of Oxford, but their students have no connection to the university or its colleges at all.' Is this any way to run a great educational brand? McConnel asks. Go there>>