UC Davis Summer Abroad Info Session, "Oxford — Portal to Fantasy "


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Ever since Alice fell down the rabbit-hole on the grounds of Christ Church College, Oxford has been at the center of modern fantasy literature. Oxford was home not only to Lewis Carroll, but also to C. S. Lewis, Kenneth Grahame, J. R. R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, and Philip Pullman. Even J. K. Rowling is rolled up in the Oxford mythos, as the Potter films use many Oxford locations. We will read novels from each author, considering how the “City of Dreaming Spires” has shaped their work. We also question how these fantasies themselves have shaped the modern imagination and why they have become so central to our times. http://summerabroad.ucdavis.edu

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UC Davis Summer Abroad Info Session, "Oxford — Portal to Fantasy "

  1. 1. Oxford: Portal to Fantasy Info Session summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  2. 2. Instructor Amy Clarke summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  3. 3. Basic Program Info  Program Dates: June 28 – July 26  Program Location: Oxford, England  Course 1: English 163: Topics in British Literature and Culture (4 units) AND  Course 2: English 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) P/NP grading only. summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  4. 4. Location Map About Oxford     Located in Southwest England An hour from London The oldest university in England Made up of many colleges, most located within walled enclaves summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  5. 5. Location       Weather is unpredictable— expect rain and heat A very walkable city Many places to eat and shop Easy access for day trips Not inexpensive but studentfriendly Jesus College is in the heart of town summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  6. 6. Food About British Cuisine     Yes, fish and chips Bangers and mash Full English Breakfast included in your accommodation fee Cream Tea and Scones summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  7. 7. Academics Class Schedule  Classes usually all day Mondays and Wednesdays, with excursion days in between and film night twice a week Subject    The literature of fantasy The relationship between this city and its writers The current cultural connection to this literature Expectations   Academic program Attend lectures and field trips summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  8. 8. Academics For 163  Two midterms  A final exam For 198  Extended, guided journal writing  A final group project summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  9. 9. Academics See Syllabus* for     Grading Policy Textbooks Required Reading & homework assignments Tentative schedule of classes and field trips Advice from instructors   Do your reading before program start Don’t wait until the last minute to do your assignments *Syllabus subject to change summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  10. 10. Field Trips & Excursions Week One  Start of Term Feast  Guided Literary Walking Tour  Visit to Christchurch, including the Great Hall  Sunset River Cruise, with picnic dinner  Alice’s Day celebration in Oxford summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  11. 11. Field Trips & Excursions Week Two  Guest Lecturer Diane Purkiss discussing The Inklings  The Bodleian  The Ashmolean  The Pitt-Rivers Museum  Long weekend summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  12. 12. Field Trips & Excursions Week Three  Stonehenge with private innercircle access  Wilton House with private, before opening hours guided tour  Lunch in the Country  Harry Potter Studio Tour summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  13. 13. Field Trips & Excursions Week Four  High Tea at the Randolph Hotel  Magdalen College with a walk in the Deer Park  End of Term Feast  Punting and Picnic Play Day summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  14. 14. Program Logistics Accommodations  Single rooms with ensuite facilities Internet  Either wifi or ethernet Laundry  Onsite Other   Airfare Booking Arrival instructions and more info in Program Specific Guide summerabroad.ucdavis.edu
  15. 15. Fees & Funding FUNDING • Financial Aid • Study Abroad Awards • Scholarships • More info online UC Davis Study Abroad Award Deadline: March 6th! See breakdown online Fees include:  Lodging in shared rooms at various types of accommodations—hotels, hostels, homestays (tentative)  Transportation for program related field trips and excursions  Meals during most field trips and some program activities  Entrance fees, tickets for performances, and guided tours by regional specialists  Cultural activities and lessons by local educators  Travel health and accident insurance  Travel Guide to England Fees do not include:  Airfare, airport transfers, books, & incidentals  Personal travel during and outside of program dates  Entertainment expenses including alcoholic beverages, and personal purchases  Expenses for medical and other emergencies  Medical expenses for special needs summerbroad.ucdavis.edu
  16. 16. Enrollment Start your enrollment online • First completed, first reserved • Limited space in program Enroll by March 6th to be eligible to apply for the UCD study abroad award. Enrollment Period: January 8 – April 4, 2014 Enrollment Materials:  1 photo (2" x 2" color headshot) with your name, program, and 2014 written on the back.  $300 non-refundable deposit (check or money order made out to "UC Regents")  Enrollment Checklist  Statement of Intent to Enroll  Summer Abroad Contract  Health Clearance  Unofficial transcript (print from campus online system)  Copy of your valid passport or receipt/proof that you have applied for one summerbroad.ucdavis.edu
  17. 17. A Street MU 207 Third St. Third Street UC Davis Study Abroad 207 Third Street, Suite 120 Davis, CA 95616 (530) 297-4633 studyabroad@ucdavis.edu studyabroad.ucdavis.edu