Oxbridge student during summer course in Oxford

Courses

Students assess the power of suggestion, persuasion, and product placement. Using a range of case studies and creative examples across all media, they explore early salesmanship, modern advertising, branding, and the increasing use of new media. Balancing creative skills with business acumen, they engage in branding exercises, interactive sales games, and the design and development of their own advertising campaign.Materials fee of $50 US per session

Students assess the power of suggestion, persuasion, and product placement. Using a range of case studies and creative examples across all media, they explore early salesmanship, modern advertising, branding, and the increasing use of new media. Balancing creative skills with business acumen, they engage in branding exercises, interactive sales games, and the design and development of their own advertising campaign.Materials fee of $50 US per session

Students assess the power of suggestion, persuasion, and product placement. Using a range of case studies and creative examples across all media, they explore early salesmanship, modern advertising, branding, and the increasing use of new media. Balancing creative skills with business acumen, they engage in branding exercises, interactive sales games, and the design and development of their own advertising campaign. Materials fees of $50 US per session

Students assess the power of suggestion, persuasion, and product placement. Using a range of case studies and creative examples across all media, they explore early salesmanship, modern advertising, branding, and the increasing use of new media. Balancing creative skills with business acumen, they engage in branding exercises, interactive sales games, and the design and development of their own advertising campaign.Materials fee of $50 US per session

Students assess the power of suggestion, persuasion, and product placement. Using a range of case studies and creative examples across all media, they explore early salesmanship, modern advertising, branding, and the increasing use of new media. Balancing creative skills with business acumen, they engage in branding exercises, interactive sales games, and the design and development of their own advertising campaign. Materials fees of $50 US per session.

Students assess the power of suggestion, persuasion, and product placement. Using a range of case studies and creative examples across all media, they explore early salesmanship, modern advertising, branding, and the increasing use of new media. Balancing creative skills with business acumen, they engage in branding exercises, interactive sales games, and the design and development of their own advertising campaign.Materials fee of $50 US per session

In the home of Mad Men and Times Square’s neon lights, students discover the power of suggestion, persuasion, and product placement. Scouring New York for case studies and creative examples, they explore different types of advertising, and find out how new media are transforming the game. Using their creative skills, they study a range of design techniques and, having settled on a product, design and run their own campaigns. Materials fee of $50 US for the Major.

Aerospace Engineering is about the creation of aircraft and spacecraft – quite literally “rocket science!” Participants examine the disciplines most important to the industry, including aerodynamics, electronics, mechanics, operations systems, statistics, and thermodynamics. The course culminates with the replication of real design offices of either aircraft or spacecraft companies. Students go through every stage in the creation of a new vehicle, including aerodynamic profiling, engine sizing, and structural design.

Aerospace Engineering is about the creation of aircraft and spacecraft – quite literally “rocket science!” Participants examine the disciplines most important to the industry, including aerodynamics, electronics, mechanics, operations systems, statistics, and thermodynamics. The course culminates with the replication of real design offices of either aircraft or spacecraft companies. Students go through every stage in the creation of a new vehicle, including aerodynamic profiling, engine sizing, and structural design.

Aerospace Engineering is about the creation of aircraft and spacecraft – quite literally “rocket science!” Participants examine the disciplines most important to the industry, including aerodynamics, electronics, mechanics, operations systems, statistics, and thermodynamics. The course culminates with the replication of real design offices of either aircraft or spacecraft companies. Students go through every stage in the creation of a new vehicle, including aerodynamic profiling, engine sizing, and structural design.

Cambridge’s beauty provides students with the perfect environment in which to find inspiration, appreciate architectural history and aesthetics, and improve their design and model-making skills. They develop a portfolio of sketches before turning ideas and designs into three-dimensional models to display in the program’s Arts Exhibition. Materials Fees of $75 US per session.

Cambridge’s beauty provides students with the perfect environment in which to find inspiration, appreciate architectural history and aesthetics, and improve their design and model-making skills. They develop a portfolio of sketches before turning ideas and designs into three-dimensional models to display in the program’s Arts Exhibition. Materials Fees of $75 US per session.

Cambridge’s beauty provides students with the perfect environment in which to find inspiration, appreciate architectural history and aesthetics, and improve their design and model-making skills. They develop a portfolio of sketches before turning ideas and designs into three-dimensional models to display in the program’s Arts Exhibition. Materials Fees of $75 US per session. 

Barcelona is an architect’s dream: from Gothic churches to Modernist homes and buildings, the city boasts some of the world’s most distinctive edifices. Students discover two thousand years of urban development, from the Roman ruins in the city’s ancient Gothic Quarter, to Gaudí’s spectacular Modernismo, to FC Barcelona’s majestic stadium, while learning how to transform their own ideas into models. Materials fees of $75 US for the Major. 

With the Louvre, Orsay, Rodin, and Pompidou collections all within reach, this course introduces students to Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, and Modernist art. Working in museums, students learn how to read masterpieces by Michelangelo, da Vinci, David, Delacroix, Manet, Rodin, and Monet, as well as important works by prominent Surrealist, Cubist, and Pop artists. 

Students are introduced to one of mankind's oldest and most scientifically advanced areas of study. They learn about Cosmology, about the Big Bang, the formation of stars and planets, their deaths, and Black Holes. They discover why astronomers and physicists study phenomena such as quasars, gamma rays, cosmic rays, and pulsars, and how they collect and analyze the data produced by the phenomena. The class also addresses the search for exoplanets and the possibilities of forms of life elsewhere, the exciting work undertaken in Astrobiology, and the technical, legal, and ethical issues involved in the search for habitable worlds beyond ours.

Cambridge is the ideal observatory from which to explore fundamental questions about the universe. How did it begin, and what is our place within it? What is time, and will it ever come to an end? This course takes students on a journey through space, from the infinitesimally small components of atoms to the unimaginably large. It addresses topics including the Big Bang, galaxy formation, the history of our own solar system, orbital mechanics, and string theory.

Cambridge is the ideal observatory from which to explore fundamental questions about the universe. How did it begin, and what is our place within it? What is time, and will it ever come to an end? This course takes students on a journey through space, from the infinitesimally small components of atoms to the unimaginably large. It addresses topics including the Big Bang, galaxy formation, the history of our own solar system, orbital mechanics, and string theory.

Cambridge is the ideal observatory from which to explore fundamental questions about the universe. How did it begin, and what is our place within it? What is time, and will it ever come to an end? This course takes students on a journey through space, from the infinitesimally small components of atoms to the unimaginably large. It addresses topics including the Big Bang, galaxy formation, the history of our own solar system, orbital mechanics, and string theory.

Mixing economics with psychology and game theory, this course seeks to understand what drives individual economic decisions. What psychological and emotional factors induce people to buy a $5 cup of coffee? How can we explain consumers’ decisions when they depart from the expectations of standard economic models? How do risk and uncertainty impact people’s spending? Students investigate areas such as luxury goods, healthcare, insurance, and labor while considering how psychology affects all economic decision-making.

Mixing economics with psychology and game theory, this course seeks to understand what drives individual economic decisions. What psychological and emotional factors induce people to buy a $5 cup of coffee? How can we explain consumers’ decisions when they depart from the expectations of standard economic models? How do risk and uncertainty impact people’s spending? Students investigate areas such as luxury goods, healthcare, insurance, and labor.

Mixing economics with psychology and game theory, this course seeks to understand what drives individual economic decisions. What psychological and emotional factors induce people to buy a $5 cup of coffee? How can we explain consumers’ decisions when they depart from the expectations of standard economic models? How do risk and uncertainty impact people’s spending? Students investigate areas such as luxury goods, healthcare, insurance, and labor while considering how psychology affects all economic decision-making. 

This course explores some of the key episodes in English and British history from pre-Roman times to Brexit. Students learn how to read and use primary, literary, archeological, and artistic evidence to analyze the contexts of epoch-defining events while augmenting their studies with regular site visits.

Students examine the dynamic world of business by working through specific case studies. They seek to uncover some of the keys to successful business leadership, and to discover what makes one entrepreneur succeed while another fails. By trying their hand at game theory and various negotiation tactics, they get to grips with managerial organization in all its forms.

Students examine the dynamic world of business by working through specific case studies. They seek to uncover some of the keys to successful business leadership, and to discover what makes one entrepreneur succeed while another fails. By trying their hand at game theory and various negotiation tactics, they get to grips with managerial organization in all its forms.

Students examine the dynamic world of business by working through specific case studies. They seek to uncover some of the keys to successful business leadership, and to discover what makes one entrepreneur succeed while another fails. By trying their hand at game theory and various negotiation tactics, they get to grips with managerial organization in all its forms.

Students are introduced to the world of corporate finance and its primary institutions through dynamic workshops and exercises. They cover 21st-century financial realities for budding entrepreneurs and multinational corporations. Major course projects include real-life case studies, a stock exchange investment game, and the design of a theoretical start-up venture.

How do business organizations start, grow, and thrive? What analytical, interpersonal, and technical skills are required to make sense of and address the problems facing companies of all sizes? How can a company be successful and operate ethically? This course includes visits to local businesses and the Cambridge Business School and covers a diverse range of topics that includes economics, finance management, information technology, marketing, law, and purchasing. It culminates in the design and creation of a business model.

How do business organizations start, grow, and thrive? What analytical, interpersonal, and technical skills are required to make sense of and address the problems facing companies of all sizes? How can a company be successful and operate ethically? This course includes visits to local businesses and the Cambridge Business School and covers a diverse range of topics that includes economics, finance management, information technology, marketing, law, and purchasing. It culminates in the design and creation of a business model.

How do business organizations start, grow, and thrive? What analytical, interpersonal, and technical skills are required to make sense of and address the problems facing companies of all sizes? How can a company be successful and operate ethically? This course includes visits to local businesses and the Cambridge Business School and covers a diverse range of topics that includes economics, finance management, information technology, marketing, law, and purchasing. It culminates in the design and creation of a business model.

This course examines the literature, philosophy, history, art, and scientific thought of Ancient Greece and Rome. From readings of classical authors to tours of the Ashmolean and local Roman sites, students receive an imaginative introduction to Greco-Roman civilization, and explore why the classical world has been admired for millennia, and how it continues to influence society today.

Taking inspiration from the city’s quirky history, students seek to master different genres. They experiment with comedy, drama, horror, realism, satire, and tragedy, as well as memoir and poetry. They also tackle technical principles like characterization, dialogue, and narrative structure. One day is dedicated to the machinations of publication. Topics include copy-editing and manuscript preparation in different media. Students leave Oxford with a budding corpus of work.

Taking inspiration from the city’s quirky history, students seek to master different genres. They experiment with comedy, drama, horror, realism, satire, and tragedy, as well as memoir and poetry. They also tackle technical principles like characterization, dialogue, and narrative structure. One day is dedicated to the machinations of publication. Topics include copy-editing and manuscript preparation in different media. Students leave Oxford with a budding corpus of work.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Cambridge’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful poets and writers give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Cambridge’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful poets and writers give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Cambridge’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful poets and writers give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Cambridge’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful poets and writers give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Cambridge’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful poets and writers give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Cambridge’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful poets and writers give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Working with a published writer, students compose fiction and poetry, exploring their own potential as they experiment with new forms and styles of writing. Professional poets and writers give specialized workshops and students discuss both the creative process and the practicalities of publication with professional authors. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Oxford’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful authors give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Students compose fiction and poetry under the guidance of a published writer, with Oxford’s rich literary history as their inspiration. They explore their own potential by experimenting with new forms and styles of writing. Successful authors give workshops in which students learn about the creative process and the practicalities of publication. Students develop a portfolio of their best writing and collaborate to design, edit, and publish a literary magazine.

Taking inspiration from the city’s quirky history, students seek to master different genres. They experiment with comedy, drama, horror, realism, satire, and tragedy, as well as memoir and poetry. They also tackle technical principles like characterization, dialogue, and narrative structure. One day is dedicated to the machinations of publication. Topics include copy-editing and manuscript preparation in different media. Students leave Oxford with a budding corpus of work.

Students focus on Paris as a city full of stories and characters. Through images, short readings, and exercises, they draw inspiration from the city in order to hone and broaden their writing kills. Led by professional writers and guest speakers, the emphasis is to stimulate and inspire new writing as well as polish writing skills. Students visit evocative settings, such as Hemingway’s favorite café, Beckett’s tomb, or St. Genevieve’s statue in the Luxembourg Gardens, and attend readings by established poets and writers, in order to spur creativity. They edit and publish their best work in the program’s literary magazine.

Through workshops, debates, and visits to police stations and criminal courts, students explore individual and social theories of crime, philosophies of punishment, criminal profiling, incident analysis, and basic forensic science. They consider the causes of crime, the influence of the media upon crime, and issues of race and gender within the context of the British and American criminal justice systems.

Through workshops, debates, and visits to police stations and criminal courts, students explore individual and social theories of crime, philosophies of punishment, criminal profiling, incident analysis, and basic forensic science. They consider the causes of crime, the influence of the media upon crime, and issues of race and gender within the context of the British and American criminal justice systems.

Through workshops, debates, and visits to police stations and criminal courts, students explore individual and social theories of crime, philosophies of punishment, criminal profiling, incident analysis, and basic forensic science. They consider the causes of crime, the influence of the media upon crime, and issues of race and gender within the context of the British and American criminal justice systems.

Through workshops, debates, and visits to police stations and criminal courts, students explore individual and social theories of crime, philosophies of punishment, criminal profiling, incident analysis, and basic forensic science. They consider the causes of crime, the influence of the media upon crime, and issues of race and gender within the context of the British and American criminal justice systems.

Through workshops, debates, and visits to police stations and criminal courts, students explore individual and social theories of crime, philosophies of punishment, criminal profiling, incident analysis, and basic forensic science. They consider the causes of crime, the influence of the media upon crime, and issues of race and gender within the context of the British and American criminal justice systems. 

Through workshops, debates, and visits to police stations and criminal courts, students explore individual and social theories of crime, philosophies of punishment, criminal profiling, incident analysis, and basic forensic science. They consider the causes of crime, the influence of the media upon crime, and issues of race and gender within the context of the British and American criminal justice systems.

Working in the city that famously developed its own variety of strong policing in order to defeat a rampant crime problem, and drawing on aspects of criminology, law, psychology, and forensics, students seek to understand what turns people into criminals and what society does in response to the challenges of criminal behavior. They spend time with the NYPD officers who fight crime on the streets, discover how society deals with criminals by meeting with lawyers and visiting courthouses, and learn how the authorities are adapting to challenges such as cybercrime and Terrorism.

Through workshops, debates, and visits to police stations and criminal courts, students explore individual and social theories of crime, philosophies of punishment, criminal profiling, incident analysis, and basic forensic science. They consider the causes of crime, the influence of the media upon crime, and issues of race, inequality, and gender within the context of the British and American criminal justice systems.

How might the rise of the “selfie stick” be related to the popularity of first-person video games? What does our obsession with professional sports say about us? And why exactly is Kim Kardashian famous? This course analyzes the strange phenomena that define contemporary society through radical postmodern philosophy. Students will be challenged to engage with writers from Jean Baudrillard to Slavoj Zizek as a means of critically reassessing the world around them.

To what extent do people unconsciously take on ideas from the society in which they were raised? Are we all unwitting products of forces we did not choose? This course combines philosophy with critical theory to examine why the world is the way it is. Students call on a range of thinkers to analyze the political and societal trends that define the 21st century. They learn to interrogate information, discuss controversial topics sensitively, and construct persuasive arguments.

To what extent do people unconsciously take on ideas from the society in which they were raised? Are we all unwitting products of forces we did not choose? This course combines philosophy with critical theory to examine why the world is the way it is. Students call on a range of thinkers to analyze the political and societal trends that define the 21st century. They learn to interrogate information, discuss controversial topics sensitively, and construct persuasive arguments.

To what extent do people unconsciously take on ideas from the society in which they were raised? Are we all unwitting products of forces we did not choose? This course combines philosophy with critical theory to examine why the world is the way it is. Students call on a range of thinkers to analyze the political and societal trends that define the 21st century. They learn to interrogate information, discuss controversial topics sensitively, and construct persuasive arguments.

How might the rise of the “selfie stick” be related to the popularity of first-person video games? What does our obsession with professional sports say about us? And why exactly is Kim Kardashian famous? This course analyzes the strange phenomena that define contemporary society through radical postmodern philosophy. Students will be challenged to engage with writers from Jean Baudrillard to Slavoj Zizek as a means of critically reassessing the world around them.

To what extent do people unconsciously take on ideas from the society in which they were raised? Are we all unwitting products of forces we did not choose? This course combines philosophy with critical theory to examine why the world is the way it is. Students call on a range of thinkers to analyze the political and societal trends that define the 21st century. They learn to interrogate information, discuss controversial topics sensitively, and construct persuasive arguments.

From toxicology and fingerprints to DNA samples, students taking our CSI summer course discover how forensic science has progressed over the years to meet ever-changing legal standards. They learn how modern crime scenes are secured and searched, how material is treated in laboratories, and how different types of evidence are used to sort legal fact from criminal fiction. Branching out, they discover how forensic science has achieved breakthroughs in a multitude of disciplines, such as archeology, history, and geology.

Students discover Spanish cuisine focusing first on different regional specialties like paella and gazpacho or pinchos, and secondly on the vital role that Barcelona has played, and continues to play, in the culinary world. Students visit markets, bakeries, butchers, and pastry shops, where they discover first-hand the culinary richness of the city. Students also prepare dishes that they share as a class and can recreate back at home. Materials fees of $300 US for the Major and $250 US for the Minor.

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” Students discover French cuisine from the evolution of regional dishes and the invention of the café to the development of the modern food industry. Classroom sessions are enhanced by tastings in some of Paris’ most beloved bakeries and shops, as well as practical cooking sessions, during which students try their hand at French gastronomy.  Materials fee of $300 US for Majors; $250 US for Minors.

Data Science, or Big Data, is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. It is also one of the most sought-after topics at university. How do we harness its potential to help with product development, grow businesses, improve healthcare, and build smarter cities? This course shows how Big Data upends every discipline: from algorithmic trading in financial markets to predicting what kinds of paintings will go on display in the Met, to how social media creates filter bubbles in news consumption while generating new technical challenges of it own. Students are equipped with the data scientist's toolkit: from statistical techniques for predictive analysis to mapping and acquiring data through APIs and web scraping.

Data Science, or Big Data, is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. It is also one of the most sought-after topics at university. How do we harness its potential to help with product development, grow businesses, improve healthcare, and build smarter cities? This course shows how Big Data upends every discipline: from algorithmic trading in financial markets to predicting what kinds of paintings will go on display in the Met, to how social media creates filter bubbles in news consumption while generating new technical challenges of it own. Students are equipped with the data scientist's toolkit: from statistical techniques for predictive analysis to mapping and acquiring data through APIs and web scraping.

Data Science, or Big Data, is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. It is also one of the most sought-after topics at university. How do we harness its potential to help with product development, grow businesses, improve healthcare, and build smarter cities? This course shows how Big Data upends every discipline: from algorithmic trading in financial markets to predicting what kinds of paintings will go on display in the Met, to how social media creates filter bubbles in news consumption while generating new technical challenges of it own. Students are equipped with the data scientist's toolkit: from statistical techniques for predictive analysis to mapping and acquiring data through APIs and web scraping.

Students are introduced to the history of Empires, from the Akkadian to the Mongol to the American Empire. But they also interrogate the concept of Empire itself. What, if anything, do Empires have in common? Do all Empires share fundamental characteristics? How are they established, how do they control peoples and spaces, why do they collapse, and how do they go on influencing the way people live and understand themselves? Calling on examples from the contemporary to the ancient worlds, students cross disciplinary boundaries and blend subjects as diverse as anthropology, drama, literature, and the social sciences.

Students are introduced to the history of Empires, from the Akkadian to the Mongol to the American Empire. But they also interrogate the concept of Empire itself. What, if anything, do Empires have in common? Do all Empires share fundamental characteristics? How are they established, how do they control peoples and spaces, why do they collapse, and how do they go on influencing the way people live and understand themselves? Calling on examples from the contemporary to the ancient worlds, students cross disciplinary boundaries and blend subjects as diverse as anthropology, drama, literature, and the social sciences.

Students are introduced to the history of Empires, from the Akkadian to the Mongol to the American Empire. But they also interrogate the concept of Empire itself. What, if anything, do Empires have in common? Do all Empires share fundamental characteristics? How are they established, how do they control peoples and spaces, why do they collapse, and how do they go on influencing the way people live and understand themselves? Calling on examples from the contemporary to the ancient worlds, students cross disciplinary boundaries and blend subjects as diverse as anthropology, drama, literature, and the social sciences.

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings are applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own.

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings are applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own.

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings are applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own.

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings are applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own.

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings are applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own. 

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings are applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own.

Working through case-studies and experiments, students are introduced some of the main types of careers in Engineering, notably Mechanical, Electronic, and Civil.  They discover how these disciplines are taught at university and how they are experienced professionally. Students complete the course by working in a team to design a model engineering project of their own.

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own.

Students learn the principles of engineering science. Both world-renowned and local examples are examined, and the findings applied to a variety of case studies to solve mechanical, structural, and architectural problems. They complete the course by designing a model engineering project of their own.

This course examines some of the great works of English literature from Chaucerto Zadie Smith amidst the evocative surroundings of Oxford. Students engage with a wealth of writers in the literary pantheon to improve their skills in close reading, textual criticism and clear, informed writing. Each student engages in a close study of a chosen text in the final week.

Students discover what drives entrepreneurs, the rules they follow, and the ones they defy. They learn how to identify demand, determine fixed and marginal costs, generate a business plan, canvas for support, calculate overheads, estimate break-even and future value, and manage debts and depreciation. For their final project students launch their own mini-businesses.

As the world teeters on the brink of ecological disaster, students are introduced to the complex sciences behind the headlines. They learn about the different disciplines that combine to make Environmental science possible, notably Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, and Ecology. Working from a range of case studies, they discover how environmental scientists assess and respond to different challenges, and learn about the benefits and disbenefits of the statutory proposals and technological solutions being touted in the public sphere, from carbon offset to electric cars, via lab-grown meat and the prospect of radical lifestyle change for everyone.

As the world teeters on the brink of ecological disaster, students are introduced to the complex sciences behind the headlines. They learn about the different disciplines that combine to make Environmental science possible, notably Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, and Ecology. Working from a range of case studies, they discover how environmental scientists assess and respond to different challenges, and learn about the benefits and disbenefits of the statutory proposals and technological solutions being touted in the public sphere, from carbon offset to electric cars, via lab-grown meat and the prospect of radical lifestyle change for everyone.

As the world teeters on the brink of ecological disaster, students are introduced to the complex sciences behind the headlines. They learn about the different disciplines that combine to make Environmental science possible, notably Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, and Ecology. Working from a range of case studies, they discover how environmental scientists assess and respond to different challenges, and learn about the benefits and disbenefits of the statutory proposals and technological solutions being touted in the public sphere, from carbon offset to electric cars, via lab-grown meat and the prospect of radical lifestyle change for everyone.

As the world teeters on the brink of ecological disaster, students are introduced to the complex science behind the headlines. They learn about the different disciplines that combine to make Environmental science possible, notably Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, and Ecology. Working from a range of case studies, they discover how environmental scientists assess and respond to different challenges, and learn about the benefits and disbenefits of the statutory proposals and technological solutions being touted in the public sphere, from carbon offset to electric cars, via lab-grown meat and the prospect of radical lifestyle change for everyone.

At the University from which the Cambridge Five were recruited, and in which the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, studied, this course, which blends politics and history with practice, examines the methods and techniques of the great intelligence services – Mossad, the KGB, the CIA, MI5, and MI6. Students address the future of intelligence operations, the challenges of field work, and the ethics of espionage in terms of international cooperation, competition, and conflict.

At the University from which the Cambridge Five were recruited, and in which the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, studied, this course, which blends politics and history with practice, examines the methods and techniques of the great intelligence services – Mossad, the KGB, the CIA, MI5, and MI6. Students address the future of intelligence operations, the challenges of field work, and the ethics of espionage in terms of international cooperation, competition, and conflict.

At the University from which the Cambridge Five were recruited, and in which the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, studied, this course, which blends politics and history with practice, examines the methods and techniques of the great intelligence services – Mossad, the KGB, the CIA, MI5, and MI6. Students address the future of intelligence operations, the challenges of field work, and the ethics of espionage in terms of international cooperation, competition, and conflict.

At the University from which the Cambridge Five were recruited, and in which the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, studied, this course, which blends politics and history with practice, examines the methods and techniques of the great intelligence services – Mossad, the KGB, the CIA, MI5, and MI6. Students address the future of intelligence operations, the challenges of field work, and the ethics of espionage in terms of international cooperation, competition, and conflict.

At the University from which the Cambridge Five were recruited, and in which the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, studied, this course, which blends politics and history with practice, examines the methods and techniques of the great intelligence services – Mossad, the KGB, the CIA, MI5, and MI6. Students address the future of intelligence operations, the challenges of field work, and the ethics of espionage in terms of international cooperation, competition, and conflict.

At the University from which the Cambridge Five were recruited, and in which the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, studied, this course, which blends politics and history with practice, examines the methods and techniques of the great intelligence services – Mossad, the KGB, the CIA, MI5, and MI6. Students address the future of intelligence operations, the challenges of field work, and the ethics of espionage in terms of international cooperation, competition, and conflict.

Using the city’s fashion resources, students are introduced to the history and modern processes of haute-couture. They become acquainted with the main facets of the business - from factory floor to shop floor to boutique - visit some of the most famous houses as well as their artisanal suppliers, and learn the basics of clothes and accessory design.  The course culminates in a fashion show in which the students première their creations. Materials fee of $100 US for Majors; $50 US for Minors.

Students navigate from the blank page to the catwalk via the raw piece of tissue and the factory floor, in the process visiting and interacting with some of the most famous flagship stores and their Garment District suppliers. They analyze brand strategy and consumer experience, and come to grips with the fundamentals of clothes and accessory design. The course culminates in a fashion show in which they display their creations. Materials fee of $100 US for the Major; $50 US for the Workshop.

Few cities are as creative and fashionable as Barcelona. Exploiting these extraordinary resources, students become fashionistas in their own right. By studying the artists and designers who have made Barcelona famous, and by meeting with local creators and entrepreneurs, they acquire the skills to design, create, and develop their own brands from scratch. They present their portfolios and creations at the end of the program. Materials fees of $100 US for the Major; $50 US for the Minor.

Exploiting the resources of the world’s financial capital – Wall Street, the NYSE – students discover the instruments and institutions that make up modern finance and are vital to budding entrepreneurs.  From principles of finance, such as compound interest, time value of money, and portfolio theory, they move on to how finance and financial markets actually work. They address the main business principles of strategic planning, marketing, economics, finance, and accounting. Concepts covered include SWOT analysis, developing a marketing strategy, as well as working through how to create a product centered company and draft a business plan. For their final project, they create a mock company that they present in a “Shark Tank”, mirroring the high pressure, quick tempo presentations used at colleges, business schools, and startup incubators around the world.

Students on this course spend much of their time outside the studio. They sketch medieval towers, capture pastoral landscapes, practice their portrait skills, and discover masterpieces in locations like the Fitzwilliam Museum. Meanwhile they receive formal, professional instruction in sketching and painting in a variety of media. Their best work is exhibited at the end of the program. Materials fees of $200 US per session.

Students on this course spend much of their time outside the studio. They sketch medieval towers, capture pastoral landscapes, practice their portrait skills, and discover masterpieces in locations like the Fitzwilliam Museum. Meanwhile they receive formal, professional instruction in sketching and painting in a variety of media. Their best work is exhibited at the end of the program. Materials fees of $200 US per sessions.

Students on this course spend much of their time outside the studio. They sketch medieval towers, capture pastoral landscapes, practice their portrait skills, and discover masterpieces in locations like the Fitzwilliam Museum. Meanwhile they receive formal, professional instruction in sketching and painting in a variety of media. Their best work is exhibited at the end of the program. Materials fees of $200 US per session.

Designed for all levels of expertise, this course explores a variety of media through which students engage imaginatively with New York. They receive formal instruction in, among others, oils, watercolor, pastel, pencil, charcoal, clay, video, photography, and collage, but spend most of their time outside the studio, capturing the visual splendor of New York. Students exhibit their best pieces at the end of the program. Materials fee of $250 US for the Major; $150 US for the Workshop.

Taking full advantage of the city of Paris, and using innovative and interactive teaching methods, this course offers a review of tenses and structures, as well as vocabulary-building exercises with a strong focus on conversational proficiency. Language learning is approached through a variety of activities, such as storytelling and role playing, and short thematic units that integrate museums and cultural sites, and bring students into contact with local native speakers. Students work on pronunciation, intonation, and public speaking. They are evaluated on the first day and placed in a group with others of a similar level.

In the university that cracked the DNA code, students discover the exciting disciplines that are transforming medicine. Working on projects with researchers, they discover medical genetics, genetic linkage, DNA manipulation, sequencing, genomics, and study inherited diseases. They go on to analyze the factors underlying diseases and explore the significance of, and the ethical issues surrounding, genetic engineering, cloning, and gene therapy.

In the university that cracked the DNA code, students discover the exciting disciplines that are transforming medicine. Working on projects with researchers, they discover medical genetics, genetic linkage, DNA manipulation, sequencing, genomics, and study inherited diseases. They go on to analyze the factors underlying diseases and explore the significance of, and the ethical issues surrounding, genetic engineering, cloning, and gene therapy.

In the university that cracked the DNA code, students discover the exciting disciplines that are transforming medicine. Working on projects with researchers, they discover medical genetics, genetic linkage, DNA manipulation, sequencing, genomics, and study inherited diseases. They go on to analyze the factors underlying diseases and explore the significance of, and the ethical issues surrounding, genetic engineering, cloning, and gene therapy.

Students discover how biotechnology combines principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering to create the products, processes, and technologies of the future. Through experiments and seminars they engage with new pharmaceuticals, genetic diagnoses and therapies, sustainable biofuels, and genetically modified foods. Students also explore the social, ethical, and economic implications of biotechnology.

Students explore the tools and structures of international commerce, focusing on free enterprise, economic development, and engagement with the global marketplace. Visiting the University's renowned Judge Business School, students obtain firsthand experience of a cutting-edge business education. Course projects include real-life case studies and the design of a start-up venture.

Students explore the tools and structures of international commerce, focusing on free enterprise, economic development, and engagement with the global marketplace. Visiting the University's renowned Judge Business School, students obtain firsthand experience of a cutting-edge business education. Course projects include real-life case studies and the design of a start-up venture.

Students explore the tools and structures of international commerce, focusing on free enterprise, economic development, and engagement with the global marketplace. Visiting the University's renowned Judge Business School, students obtain firsthand experience of a cutting-edge business education. Course projects include real-life case studies and the design of a start-up venture. 

Students explore the tools and structures of international commerce, focusing on free enterprise, economic development, and engagement with the global marketplace. Visiting the University's renowned Judge Business School, students obtain firsthand experience of a cutting-edge business education. Course projects include real-life case studies and the design of a start-up venture.

Students explore the tools and structures of international commerce, focusing on free enterprise, economic development, and engagement with the global marketplace. Visiting the University's renowned Judge Business School, students obtain firsthand experience of a cutting-edge business education. Course projects include real-life case studies and the design of a start-up venture. 

Students explore the tools and structures of international commerce, focusing on free enterprise, economic development, and engagement with the global marketplace. Visiting the University's renowned Judge Business School, students obtain firsthand experience of a cutting-edge business education. Course projects include real-life case studies and the design of a start-up venture.

Students are exposed to the mechanisms, institutions, and principles that underpin modern business. They address the main business principles of strategic planning, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, and management. Concepts covered include SWOT analysis, developing a marketing strategy, as well as working through how to create a product centered company and draft a business plan. For their final project, they create a mock company that they present in a “Shark Tank”, mirroring the high-pressure, quick-tempo presentations used at colleges, business schools, and startup incubators around the world. Running as a Major only for summer 2021.

Using New York City, home to the UN and the center of banking and finance, as their classroom, students analyze the behavior of economic agents as they make decisions to allocate scarce resources in multiple markets. The course will focus on the theoretical foundations of international trade flows and international economic policy to explore patterns of international trade and production, gains from trade, tariffs and other impediments to trade, welfare implications of international trade and trade policies, balance of payments, and foreign exchange markets.

Taking advantage of our residence’s proximity to Barcelona’s financial center, students gain first-hand knowledge of current issues in the world of business and economics by studying local corporations. They perform case studies on topics ranging from brand positioning to crisis management and – to cap off the course – develop and present a business plan for a start-up venture.

This course addresses International Relations by focusing on key issues of the day. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; peacekeeping operations; the regional complexities of areas like the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.

This course addresses International Relations by focusing on key issues of the day. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; peacekeeping operations; the regional complexities of areas like the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.

This course addresses International Relations through its theoretical bases and by focusing on key current issues. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; mass-migration; the complexities of areas like the Middle East and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.

This course addresses International Relations through its theoretical bases and by focusing on key current issues. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; mass-migration; the complexities of areas like the Middle East and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.

This course addresses International Relations through its theoretical bases and by focusing on key current issues. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; mass-migration; the complexities of areas like the Middle East and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today. 

Combining theory, case studies, and hands-on projects, students address the leading IR issues of our time. They examine how bodies such as the UN, WTO, EU, and ICC act upon the world stage, and how sovereign nations influence (and are influenced by) the world beyond their own borders. Globalization, peacekeeping, security, terrorism, diplomatic negotiation, legal arbitration, the media, and the interface between Islam and the West, are among the topics discussed. Students in this course hone their critical thinking, debate, and presentation skills.

Working in the country that, for centuries, lent its language to diplomacy, and in the city that has hosted more famous treaty negotiations than any other, students address International Relations both through its theoretical bases and by focusing on key issues of the day. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; peacekeeping operations; the regional complexities of areas like the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.

This course addresses International Relations by focusing on key issues of the day. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; peacekeeping operations; the regional complexities of areas like the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.

This course addresses International Relations by focusing on key issues of the day. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; peacekeeping operations; the regional complexities of areas like the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.

Students become full-time journalists, acquiring and perfecting their research, composition, editing, and formatting skills as they discover the varied skills required of all journalists these days: publishing a class magazine, running a blog, managing information on social media, and creating TV news reports. They address key topics in contemporary journalism as well as ethical issues surrounding journalistic responsibility and risk in a rapidly changing environment. Interview access to outstanding guest speakers deepens this fascinating introduction to the world of the working journalist.Production fee of $100 US for the Major; $50 US for the Minor.

Students examine the British and American legal systems and learn how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers. 

Students examine the British and American legal systems and learn how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers.

Students examine the British and American legal systems and how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers. The course culminates in a formal moot court competition.

Students examine the British and American legal systems and how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers. The course culminates in a formal moot court competition.

Students examine the British and American legal systems and how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers. The course culminates in a formal moot court competition.  

Students discover how the British and American legal systems reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. They consider precedent-setting cases and delve into various branches of legal practice. Through meetings with lawyers, legal scholars, and human rights advocates, and through visits to working courtrooms, they discover how lawyers turn theory into practice. The Major course culminates in a formal moot court competition.

Students discover how the British and American legal systems reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. They consider precedent-setting cases and delve into various branches of legal practice. Through meetings with lawyers, legal scholars, and human rights advocates, and through visits to working courtrooms, they discover how lawyers turn theory into practice. The Major course culminates in a formal moot court competition. 

Students discover how the British and American legal systems reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. They consider precedent-setting cases and delve into various branches of legal practice. Through meetings with lawyers, legal scholars, and human rights advocates, and through visits to working courtrooms, they discover how lawyers turn theory into practice. The Major course culminates in a formal moot court competition.

Students examine the British and American legal systems and learn how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers.

Students examine the British and American legal systems and how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers. Major courses culminate in a formal moot court competition.

Students examine the British and American legal systems and how they reflect the values and institutions of their respective societies. Emphasis is placed on legal history and modes of thought, precedent-setting cases, current controversies, and the kind of first-hand courtroom observation that brings them to life. Each course includes visits to a court and sessions with lawyers. Major courses culminate in a formal moot court competition.

Regardless of their interests or career paths, students gain a better understanding of how to take action and lead. Interactive workshops on goal-setting, communication, negotiation, and team-building form the core of this course. Students learn from case studies drawn from history and business, and meet with leaders from different walks of life, to gain a perspective on what it takes to lead successfully in any arena, to discover what they have to offer, and to develop confidence about their skills.
Regardless of their interests or career paths, students gain a better understanding of how to take action and lead. Interactive workshops on goal-setting, communication, negotiation, and team-building form the core of this course. Students learn from case studies drawn from history and business, and meet with leaders from different walks of life, to gain a perspective on what it takes to lead successfully in any arena, to discover what they have to offer, and to develop confidence about their skills.
Regardless of their interests or career paths, students gain a better understanding of how to take action and lead. Interactive workshops on goal-setting, communication, negotiation, and team-building form the core of this course. Students learn from case studies drawn from history and business, and meet with leaders from different walks of life, to gain a perspective on what it takes to lead successfully in any arena, to discover what they have to offer, and to develop confidence about their skills.

This course examines the masterpieces of four Oxford authors: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Students examine their worlds, symbolic systems, and mythologies, as well as their influence on Harry Potter, through workshops, field trips, debates, and group readings. Prior knowledge of the stories is encouraged.

The oceans are a scientific frontier that is in urgent need of deeper understanding. As Barcelona is a major seaport, students are able to combine trips to the coast with visits to the renowned Institut de Ciències del Mar and the city’s world-class aquarium. Course topics include indigenous marine life, the local ecosystem, species differentiation, engineering, coastal preservation, evolutionary biology, the environmental challenges the oceans face, and possible solutions.

Taught by experts, students discover how markets work. They cover the evolution of commerce and banking from its ancient origins to the present, including the development of stock, commodity, and capital markets, the financialization of the economy, and high speed and algorithmic trading. They learn how money itself is evolving with the emergence of nonfiat cryptographic currencies like Bitcoin. Through visits to financial institutions ranging from local bank branches to the Bank of England and the trading floors in London’s Square Mile, they investigate how money moves and markets operate, as well as what makes a career in finance.

Taught by experts, students discover how markets work. They cover the evolution of commerce and banking from its ancient origins to the present, including the development of stock, commodity, and capital markets, the financialization of the economy, and high speed and algorithmic trading. They learn how money itself is evolving with the emergence of nonfiat cryptographic currencies like Bitcoin. Through visits to financial institutions ranging from local bank branches to the Bank of England and the trading floors in London’s Square Mile, they investigate how money moves and markets operate, as well as what makes a career in finance.

Taught by experts, students discover how markets work. They cover the evolution of commerce and banking from its ancient origins to the present, including the development of stock, commodity, and capital markets, the financialization of the economy, and high speed and algorithmic trading. They learn how money itself is evolving with the emergence of nonfiat cryptographic currencies like Bitcoin. Through visits to financial institutions ranging from local bank branches to the Bank of England and the trading floors in London’s Square Mile, they investigate how money moves and markets operate, as well as what makes a career in finance.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and are introduced to the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and are introduced to the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and are introduced to the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and are introduced to the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and are introduced to the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine. 

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and are introduced to the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and are introduced to the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine. 

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety and changing nature of careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety and changing nature of careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety and changing nature of careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety and changing nature of careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety and changing nature of careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, discover the main challenges that medical science faces today, and examine the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety and changing nature of careers in medicine.

Students examine the development of medicine with a focus on neuroscience. They learn the main principles of cognitive psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and clinical methods and practices, and study the technology behind such diagnostic tools as CT and MRI scanners.

Students examine the development of medicine with a focus on neuroscience. They learn the main principles of cognitive psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and clinical methods and practices, and study the technology behind such diagnostic tools as CT and MRI scanners.

Students examine the development of medicine with a focus on neuroscience. They learn the main principles of cognitive psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and clinical methods and practices, and study the technology behind such diagnostic tools as CT and MRI scanners. 

With workshops and masterclasses covering theory, technique, improvisation, voice, mime, movement, and script analysis, and from auditions and casting to rehearsals and the final curtain call, Major class students plan, rehearse, and put on a show that they perform at the end of the course. Students also attend a selection of Broadway shows. Production fee of $300 US for the Major; $150 US for the Workshop.

In a course that mixes history, literary studies, and anthropology, students delve into the accounts through which different civilizations and societies have explained their origins. They perform comparative studies of these creationary tales, noting their similarities and seeking to understand their differences. Moving on, the course addresses their cultural resilience: how myths and folklore survived for millennia, by blending with new creationary myths, by evolving, and by finding new forms of expression in art, music, literature, film, and even video games.

In a course that mixes history, literary studies, and anthropology, students delve into the accounts through which different civilizations and societies have explained their origins. They perform comparative studies of these creationary tales, noting their similarities and seeking to understand their differences. Moving on, the course addresses their cultural resilience: how myths and folklore survived for millennia, by blending with new creationary myths, by evolving, and by finding new forms of expression in art, music, literature, film, and even video games.

In a course that mixes history, literary studies, and anthropology, students delve into the accounts through which different civilizations and societies have explained their origins. They perform comparative studies of these creationary tales, noting their similarities and seeking to understand their differences. Moving on, the course addresses their cultural resilience: how myths and folklore survived for millennia, by blending with new creationary myths, by evolving, and by finding new forms of expression in art, music, literature, film, and even video games.

Using cognitive, experimental, and clinical approaches, students explore the structure and function of the brain as it relates to cognitive process and behavior. Students address the principles of neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry, learn select diagnostic techniques, and study brain injuries and mental disorders. Classroom experiments are complemented by visits to laboratories.

Students explore a host of topics drawn from major philosophical, literary, and religious texts. They consider fundamental questions through ancients like Plato and Aristotle; Oxford philosophers like Hobbes and Locke; idealists like Kant; iconoclasts like Nietzsche; and contemporary philosophers, before producing their own philosophical theses on the topic of their choice.

Students receive guidance in artistic, landscape, and portraiture photography. This helps them record their exploration of England and its culture, and to produce a comprehensive photographic record of their experiences. The class culminates in a formal exhibition. Students need their own DSLR camera with USB cable, charger, and at least one 16 GB memory card. Materials fees of $100 US per session.

Students receive guidance in artistic, landscape, and portraiture photography. This helps them record their exploration of England and its culture, and to produce a comprehensive photographic record of their experiences. The class culminates in a formal exhibition. Students need their own DSLR camera with USB cable, charger, and at least one 16 GB memory card. Materials fees of $100 US per session.

Students receive guidance in artistic, landscape, and portraiture photography. This helps them record their exploration of England and its culture, and to produce a comprehensive photographic record of their experiences. The class culminates in a formal exhibition. Students need their own DSLR camera with USB cable, charger, and at least one 16 GB memory card.  Materials fees of $100 US per session.

From the top of Montmartre to the winding Canal Saint Martin, beginners as well as more advanced students are guided by a professional photographer as they transform the city into their private studio. They hone their skills on assignments that cover art, photography, essay, landscape, photojournalism, portraiture, and learn to develop their own photos in the school’s darkroom. Students build up a portfolio and their best work is displayed at the final exhibition. They need a 35mm reflex camera. Film is supplied. Materials fee of $300 US for the Major; $150 US for the Minor.

Beginners and experienced photographers transform Barcelona into their private studio, honing their skills on assignments that cover portraiture, urban landscapes, photojournalism, and art photography. All students exhibit their best work at the end of the program. Students need to bring their own DSLR camera with USB cable, charger, manual, and at least one 8GB memory card. Materials fees of $75 US for the Minor. 

Photographers of all levels of expertise spend much of their time in the field, pursuing assignments designed to improve their landscape, portraiture, art, and fashion photography skills. Students exhibit their best work at the end of the program. They require their own DSLR camera with USB cable, charger, manual, and at least one 8 GB memory card.  Materials fees of $75 US for the Minor.

Photographers of all levels of expertise spend much of their time in the field, pursuing assignments designed to improve their landscape, portraiture, art, and fashion photography skills. Students exhibit their best work at the end of the program. They require their own DSLR camera with USB cable, charger, manual, and at least one 8 GB memory card. Materials fees of $75 US for the Minor.

An introduction to photography in which students learn to use their camera's manual shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings to control exposure and effects. They learn composition and lighting, and experiment with angle, framing, lens choice, and exposure. They present their work and learn how to give and receive criticism. Using LA as their backdrop, they practice different styles of photography. Finally, each student curates a selection of photographs to exhibit in a final show. Students need to bring their own DSLR camera with USB cable, charger, manual, and at least one 8GB memory card. Materials fee of $75 US

(Workshop Only)


Oxford’s famous undergraduate degree, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE), is adapted for our students. They examine the institutions and policies of modern Britain and contrast the British, American, European, and East Asian approaches to global problems. Students engage in practical exercises such as a fantasy stock portfolio competition and complete the month by participating in a mock Parliament.

This course focuses on the history of political thought, the evolution of Human Rights within it, and the state of Human Rights today. Students tackle contemporary issues such as economic disparity, mass migration, new technologies, policy making, political power, and terrorism. They also discover how different types of governments, NGOs, and supranational agencies such as the European Union, address Human Rights issues in practice. All this takes place in the city that is home to the United Nations.

Led by researchers engaged in cutting-edge work in experimental psychology, students address a different topic each morning. These include introductions to mental processes and problem solving, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis. In addition to surveying various fields, students learn how research projects are developed and experiments undertaken.

Led by researchers engaged in cutting-edge work in experimental psychology, students address a different topic each morning. These include introductions to mental processes and problem solving, Evolutionary Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Behaviorism, and Psychoanalysis. In addition to surveying various fields, students learn how research projects are developed and experiments undertaken.

Students investigate a wide range of psychological topics, including dreams, memory, consciousness, anxiety, body language, gender, and sexuality. Alongside, they uncover the history of the subject, study case histories, learn about various mental disorders, and different research methodologies. They go on to design their own experiments under the guidance of research specialists and practicing clinicians.

Students investigate a wide range of psychological topics, including dreams, memory, consciousness, anxiety, body language, gender, and sexuality. Alongside, they uncover the history of the subject, study case histories, learn about various mental disorders, and different research methodologies. They go on to design their own experiments under the guidance of research specialists and practicing clinicians.

Students investigate a wide range of psychological topics, including dreams, memory, consciousness, anxiety, body language, gender, and sexuality. Alongside, they uncover the history of the subject, study case histories, learn about various mental disorders, and different research methodologies. They go on to design their own experiments under the guidance of research specialists and practicing clinicians.

This course focuses on human behavior and individual development within a social context. Students are introduced to major themes, including stereotyping and prejudice, cross-cultural differences, the dynamics of cooperation and conflict, conformity and persuasion, attraction, and the role of the individual within the crowd. Through case studies and interactive experiments, participants gain an introduction to psychology and learn to analyze their own peer-group dynamics.

This course focuses on human behavior and individual development within a social context. Students are introduced to major themes, including stereotyping and prejudice, cross-cultural differences, the dynamics of cooperation and conflict, conformity and persuasion, attraction, and the role of the individual within the crowd. Through case studies and interactive experiments, participants gain an introduction to psychology and learn to analyze their own peer-group dynamics.

This course focuses on human behavior and individual development within a social context. Students are introduced to major themes, including stereotyping and prejudice, cross-cultural differences, the dynamics of cooperation and conflict, conformity and persuasion, attraction, and the role of the individual within the crowd. Through case studies and interactive experiments, participants gain an introduction to psychology and learn to analyze their own peer-group dynamics.

In this survey course, students investigate a wide range of psychological topics including dreams, memory, consciousness, anxiety, body language, gender, sexuality, and education. As well as examining the history of the subject, select case histories, and various mental disorders, students are introduced to research methodologies and diverse analytical frameworks in order to design their own experiments. They come away from the course with a better understanding of the career options in this field and possible areas for further research.

Students investigate a wide range of case histories, touching on dreams, memory, anxiety, body language, gender, and sexuality. At the same time, they conduct experiments and examine their findings under the guidance of practicing clinicians. They pay special attention to the evolution of psychology in Europe, tracing it back to Rousseau’s concept of stages of development and to Freud’s time in Paris.

Led by researchers engaged in cutting-edge work in experimental psychology, students address a different topic each morning. These include introductions to mental processes and problem solving, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis. In addition to surveying various fields, students learn how research projects are developed and experiments are undertaken. 

Students investigate a wide range of psychological topics, including dreams, memory, consciousness, anxiety, body language, gender, and sexuality. Alongside, they uncover the history of the subject, study cases, and are introduced to various disorders and different research methodologies. They go on to design their own experiments under the guidance of research specialists and practicing clinicians.

Led by researchers engaged in cutting-edge work in experimental psychology, students address a different topic each morning. These include introductions to mental processes and problem solving, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis. In addition to surveying various fields, students learn how research projects are developed and experiments undertaken.

Students discover how health bodies, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and supranational organizations monitor, assess, analyze, and respond to public health challenges. Working from case studies, they learn how well or badly public health agencies are addressing obesity, diabetes, and drug availability and, equally, how well or badly they respond to diseases such as AIDS, malaria, Zika, Ebola, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. They also examine the public health challenges raised by natural disaster, and those that might emerge as a result of climate change. Students learn about the different career possibilities in the field and the skill-sets required to excel in each specialization.

Students discover how health bodies, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and supranational organizations monitor, assess, analyze, and respond to public health challenges. Working from case studies, they learn how well or badly public health agencies are addressing obesity, diabetes, and drug availability and, equally, how well or badly they respond to diseases such as AIDS, malaria, Zika, Ebola, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. They also examine the public health challenges raised by natural disaster, and those that might emerge as a result of climate change. Students learn about the different career possibilities in the field and the skill-sets required to excel in each specialization.

Students discover how health bodies, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and supranational organizations monitor, assess, analyze, and respond to public health challenges. Working from case studies, they learn how well or badly public health agencies are addressing obesity, diabetes, and drug availability and, equally, how well or badly they respond to diseases such as AIDS, malaria, Zika, Ebola, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. They also examine the public health challenges raised by natural disaster, and those that might emerge as a result of climate change. Students learn about the different career possibilities in the field and the skill-sets required to excel in each specialization.

In 21st-century working life, everyone will at some point be asked to deliver a presentation, regardless of their occupation. Being an effective and persuasive speaker requires flawless communication skills – verbal, nonverbal, and written. Students learn how to prepare and deliver compelling speeches to a large and critical audience. The syllabus covers the core principles of communication, the history of rhetoric, and techniques for overcoming speech anxiety. Students gain a sense of how to structure and organize information, skills of decision-making and leadership, and knowledge of how to present their ideas effectively.

In 21st-century working life, everyone will at some point be asked to deliver a presentation, regardless of their occupation. Being an effective and persuasive speaker requires flawless communication skills – verbal, nonverbal, and written. Students learn how to prepare and deliver compelling speeches to a large and critical audience. The syllabus covers the core principles of communication, the history of rhetoric, and techniques for overcoming speech anxiety. Students gain a sense of how to structure and organize information, skills of decision-making and leadership, and knowledge of how to present their ideas effectively.

In 21st-century working life, everyone will at some point be asked to deliver a presentation, regardless of their occupation. Being an effective and persuasive speaker requires flawless communication skills – verbal, nonverbal, and written. Students learn how to prepare and deliver compelling speeches to a large and critical audience. The syllabus covers the core principles of communication, the history of rhetoric, and techniques for overcoming speech anxiety. Students gain a sense of how to structure and organize information, skills of decision-making and leadership, and knowledge of how to present their ideas effectively.

Combining theory with practice, students learn about the potential futures of robotics and AI? What roles might robots and AI have in business, defense, entertainment, and healthcare?  On the practical side, working in teams, they gain an understanding of analogue and digital electronics, and of how to manipulate the hardware and software that animate robots.  The course culminates with the construction, by the team, of a robot. Materials fees of $150 US per session

Combining theory with practice, students learn about the potential futures of robotics and AI? What roles might robots and AI have in business, defense, entertainment, and healthcare?  On the practical side, working in teams, they gain an understanding of analogue and digital electronics, and of how to manipulate the hardware and software that animate robots.  The course culminates with the construction, by the team, of a robot. Materials fees of $150US per session

Combining theory with practice, students learn about the potential futures of robotics and AI? What roles might robots and AI have in business, defense, entertainment, and healthcare?  On the practical side, working in teams, they gain an understanding of analogue and digital electronics, and of how to manipulate the hardware and software that animate robots.  The course culminates with the construction, by the team, of a robot. Materials fees of $150US per session.

This course addresses cutting-edge issues at the fringes of science. Participants study advances in diverse areas, including atomic and molecular physics, artificial intelligence, astrophysics, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, particle physics, space travel, and stem-cell research. They identify the possible futures that science and technology are creating for humankind, and debate how these will affect our daily lives, our society, and our planet.

This course addresses cutting-edge issues at the fringes of science. Participants study advances in diverse areas, including atomic and molecular physics, artificial intelligence, astrophysics, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, particle physics, space travel, and stem-cell research. They identify the possible futures that science and technology are creating for humankind, and debate how these will affect our daily lives, our society, and our planet. 

This course addresses cutting-edge issues at the fringes of science. Participants study advances in diverse areas, including atomic and molecular physics, artificial intelligence, astrophysics, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, particle physics, space travel, and stem-cell research. They identify the possible futures that science and technology are creating for humankind, and debate how these will affect our daily lives, our society, and our planet.

This syllabus is built from the type of course typically taught on MBAs. Students learn to organize their lives, to create realistic schedules, to manage time-tables, and to define priorities. They learn how to collect and manage information, how to take notes, and how to condense and file them. They learn how to build their profiles, not least how to leverage their growing experience and expertise as they take their first steps into the job and university markets.

This course focuses on behavior and development in a social context. Students are introduced to major themes, including stereotyping and prejudice, cross-cultural differences, the dynamics of cooperation and conflict, conformity and persuasion, attraction, and the role of the individual in the crowd. Through case studies and interactive experiments, participants gain an introduction to psychology and learn to analyze their own peer-group dynamics.

Taking full advantage of Barcelona, and using innovative and interactive teaching methods, this course offers a review of tenses and structures, as well as vocabulary-building exercises with a strong focus on conversational proficiency. Language learning is approached through a variety of activities, such as storytelling and role playing, and short thematic units that integrate museums and cultural sites, and bring students into contact with local native speakers. Students work on pronunciation, intonation, and public speaking. They are evaluated on the first day and placed in a group with others of a similar level.

Students explore major debating styles and strategies, engage in daily speaking exercises, orations, and dialogues, and prepare and present regular debates. The culmination of the course is a formal debate in the historic debating chamber of the Oxford Union Society, founded in 1823 and one of the oldest university debating societies in the world.

Students explore major debating styles and strategies, engage in daily speaking exercises, orations, and dialogues, and prepare and present regular debates. The culmination of the course is a formal debate in the historic debating chamber of the Oxford Union Society, founded in 1823 and one of the oldest university debating societies in the world.

From elocution to forming a convincing argument, this course provides students with a practical and diverse range of public speaking skills. Classwork also focuses on preparing and presenting regular debates on a variety of controversial topics related to New York and the United States. The course culminates in a formal debate judged by a panel of professionals.

This course reveals the inner workings of the $65 billion dollar global sports business. Sessions cover a wide range of topics including marketing and ticket sales, fan loyalty, corporate sponsorships, brand management, ownership, and legal and financial structures. The primary focus is on American sports including the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, but the course also examines global models such as the Premiership, la Liga, the Olympics, and the FIFA World Cup. Students visit worldrenowned sports venues including Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden.

This course explores three main areas of sports medicine: biomechanics, the science of human movement; sports psychology, how the mind affects physical performance; and exercise physiology, including diet, fitness regimes, and the effects that artificial substances, such as steroids, have on the body. Students also explore the ethical questions surrounding the use of special surgery and drugs in sports as well as blood- and gene-doping.

This course explores three main areas of sports medicine: biomechanics, the science of human movement; sports psychology, how the mind affects physical performance; and exercise physiology, including diet, fitness regimes, and the effects that artificial substances, such as steroids, have on the body. Students also explore the ethical questions surrounding the use of special surgery and drugs in sports as well as blood- and gene-doping.

In this course, students spend their time capturing sights such as Notre Dame, masterpieces at the Musée Rodin, or a street scene in Montmartre. They hone their technique in a variety of media including watercolor, pastel, pencil, and charcoal. Their best work is exhibited at the end of the program. Materials fee of $250 US for Majors; $150 US for Minors.

Beginners and more advanced students receive instruction in a variety of media. They spend much of their time outside, sketching medieval towers, capturing pastoral landscapes, practicing their portrait skills, or discovering masterpieces in locations such as the Christ Church Picture Gallery. Students exhibit their best pieces at the end of the program. Materials fee of $150 US for the Minor.

Designed for all levels of expertise, this course explores a variety of media through which students engage imaginatively with Oxford. They receive formal instruction in, among others, oils, watercolor, pastel, pencil, charcoal, clay, video, photography, and collage, and spend most of their time outside the studio, capturing Oxford and its environs. Students exhibit their best pieces at the end of the program.Materials fee of $150 US for the Minor.

What makes a “terrorist”? What makes one man a freedom fighter and another a criminal? Can terrorism ever succeed? How, meanwhile, can open governments fight it? Drawing on examples ranging from late 19th century anarchists to the rise of the non-state actor in the early 2000s, via the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Stern Gang, Al Quaeda, and ISIS, students study the evolution of Terror and counter-Terror – its justifications, its methods, its mythology, its networks, its successes and failures.

What makes a “terrorist”? What makes one man a freedom fighter and another a criminal? Can terrorism ever succeed? How can open governments fight it? Drawing on examples ranging from late 19th century anarchists to the rise of the non-state actor in the early 2000s, via the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Stern Gang, Al Quaeda, and ISIS, students study the evolution of Terror and counter-Terror – its justifications, its methods, its mythology, its networks, its successes and failures during their summer study abroad in Cambridge.

What makes a “terrorist”? What makes one man a freedom fighter and another a criminal? Can terrorism ever succeed? How, meanwhile, can open governments fight it? Drawing on examples ranging from late 19th century anarchists to the rise of the non-state actor in the early 2000s, via the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Stern Gang, Al Quaeda, and ISIS, students study the evolution of Terror and counter-Terror – its justifications, its methods, its mythology, its networks, its successes and failures.

HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis alone are thought to result in ten percent of all deaths every year. The ongoing search for new pathogens is being conducted against the backdrop of outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola, SARS, and Zika. This interdisciplinary medical course investigates the biology of disease. Topics include animal models of human disease; cancer; conventional therapy treatment strategies; the genetics of complex and simple traits; the interaction between environment and genetics; Karyotypic analysis; the molecular and cellular basis of genetic diseases; and the role of oncogenes in tumor initiation and treatment.

War has been one of the greatest forces for change in human history and continues to shape the world. Violence in the Middle East and Africa, guerilla conflicts in South America and the Far East, and the global ‘War on Terror’ are the most recent examples of mankind’s long history of conflict and combat. While covering military history, this course also examines war from other aspects: the political, economic, social, ethical, and psychological. It examines how and why wars are fought, what has changed, and what has remained the same, from conflicts in Ancient Greece to the war in Syria.

Blending classroom instruction, carefully selected field-trips, and individual research into topics of the student's own choosing, this course is designed to expose participants to the most recent work on the origins, course, and consequences of WWII. The syllabus concentrates on the different theatres but also on the home fronts, on the ways in which different actors experienced the conflict, on how governments sought to maintain morale, keep their economies going, and control information. Students have the opportunity to learn about the work of allied military intelligence at Bletchley Park before creating their own personal studies that they present in their own academic conference.

Blending classroom instruction, carefully selected field-trips, and individual research into topics of the student's own choosing, this course is designed to expose participants to the most recent work on the origins, course, and consequences of WWII. The syllabus concentrates on the different theatres but also on the home fronts, on the ways in which different actors experienced the conflict, on how governments sought to maintain morale, keep their economies going, and control information. Students have the opportunity to learn about the work of allied military intelligence at Bletchley Park before creating their own personal studies that they present in their own academic conference.

Blending classroom instruction, carefully selected field-trips, and individual research into topics of the student's own choosing, this course is designed to expose participants to the most recent work on the origins, course, and consequences of WWII. The syllabus concentrates on the different theatres but also on the home fronts, on the ways in which different actors experienced the conflict, on how governments sought to maintain morale, keep their economies going, and control information. Students have the opportunity to learn about the work of allied military intelligence at Bletchley Park before creating their own personal studies that they present in their own academic conference.

Blending classroom instruction, carefully selected field-trips, and individual research into topics of the student's own choosing, this course is designed to expose participants to the most recent work on the origins, course, and consequences of WWII. The syllabus concentrates on the different theatres but also on the home fronts, on the ways in which different actors experienced the conflict, on how governments sought to maintain morale, keep their economies going, and control information. Students have the opportunity to learn about the work of allied military intelligence at Bletchley Park before creating their own personal studies that they present in their own academic conference.

Blending classroom instruction, carefully selected field-trips, and individual research into topics of the student's own choosing, this course is designed to expose participants to the most recent work on the origins, course, and consequences of WWII. The syllabus concentrates on the different theatres but also on the home fronts, on the ways in which different actors experienced the conflict, on how governments sought to maintain morale, keep their economies going, and control information. Students have the opportunity to learn about the work of allied military intelligence at Bletchley Park before creating their own personal studies that they present in their own academic conference.

Blending classroom instruction, carefully selected field-trips, and individual research into topics of the student's own choosing, this course is designed to expose participants to the most recent work on the origins, course, and consequences of WWII. The syllabus concentrates on the different theatres but also on the home fronts, on the ways in which different actors experienced the conflict, on how governments sought to maintain morale, keep their economies going, and control information. Students have the opportunity to learn about the work of allied military intelligence at Bletchley Park before creating their own personal studies that they present in their own academic conference.

This course examines the spectacular diversity of animal forms and behavior in the natural world. Students take trips in the surrounding countryside, through nature trails, and to Cambridge University’s Museum of Zoology.  These complement coverage of molecular biology, natural selection, animal communication, theories of instinct and innate behavior, imprinting, predation, protection, and behavioral development.

This course examines the spectacular diversity of animal forms and behavior in the natural world. Students take trips in the surrounding countryside, through nature trails, and to Cambridge University’s Museum of Zoology.  These complement coverage of molecular biology, natural selection, animal communication, theories of instinct and innate behavior, imprinting, predation, protection, and behavioral development.

Participants discover the spectacular diversity of animal forms and behavior in the natural world. They take trips in the surrounding countryside, through nature trails, and to Cambridge University’s Museum of Zoology.  These complement coverage of molecular biology, natural selection, animal communication, theories of instinct and innate behavior, imprinting, predation, protection, and behavioral development.