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Oxford has been a center of academic excellence and is one of the most prestigious research centers in the world. The city’s medieval halls and colleges have housed some of the world’s greatest and most famous minds. Within its ancient walls, buried within a maze of cobblestones and alleyways, you can find over 100 libraries, some over of history and let this city inspire you as it has done for such people as Roger Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Robert Boyle, Alan Bullock, Richard

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are given a question and have seven days to justify your answer in a one-on-one tutorial with a world expert in the field. For answers you have books: in Oxford there are over 11 million of them to help direct you, not to mention many of the best scholarly databases in the world with articles from countless journals. You start by reading a game-changing book on your question before getting to your lecture, perhaps given by that same author. You write and re-write, and before you know it the moment arrives. You are sitting across from your tutor (with a cup of tea in hand), but will they agree with your position? You start to summarize different scholarly views but your tutor interrupts you. She wants to know what you think, what view you have, and how the other scholars have influenced your conclusion. You feel uncertain, but you do know that in 60 minutes you will be walking out knowing more than when you walked in that room.

Burton, Charles Dodgson, John Donne, Edmund Haley, Stephen Hawking, Robert Hook, C.S. Lewis, John Locke, Iris Murdoch, William Penn, Dorothy Sayers, JRR Tolkien, William Tyndale, Charles and John Wesley and John Wycliffe ... to name only a few!

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Go to lectures with other students who, like you, have become part of an elite academic community with access to unparalleled resources. Sharpen your thinking, focus your mind, hone your style and learn more about how to think than you ever have before.

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w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / s s o

YOU

Oxford has been a center of academic excellence and is one of the most prestigious research centers in the world. The city’s medieval halls and colleges have housed some of the world’s greatest and most famous minds. Within its ancient walls, buried within a maze of cobblestones and alleyways, you can find over 100 libraries, some over of history and let this city inspire you as it has done for such people as Roger Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Robert Boyle, Alan Bullock, Richard

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / s s o

202.548.5201

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still want to know more?

500 years old. You can become part of this tradition: become a part

Bestsemester

www.b eStSemeSter .cO m/SSO/explO r e

FOR OVER 900 YEARS

a prOgram OF the

are given a question and have seven days to justify your answer in a one-on-one tutorial with a world expert in the field. For answers you have books: in Oxford there are over 11 million of them to help direct you, not to mention many of the best scholarly databases in the world with articles from countless journals. You start by reading a game-changing book on your question before getting to your lecture, perhaps given by that same author. You write and re-write, and before you know it the moment arrives. You are sitting across from your tutor (with a cup of tea in hand), but will they agree with your position? You start to summarize different scholarly views but your tutor interrupts you. She wants to know what you think, what view you have, and how the other scholars have influenced your conclusion. You feel uncertain, but you do know that in 60 minutes you will be walking out knowing more than when you walked in that room.

Burton, Charles Dodgson, John Donne, Edmund Haley, Stephen Hawking, Robert Hook, C.S. Lewis, John Locke, Iris Murdoch, William Penn, Dorothy Sayers, JRR Tolkien, William Tyndale, Charles and John Wesley and John Wycliffe ... to name only a few!

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Go to lectures with other students who, like you, have become part of an elite academic community with access to unparalleled resources. Sharpen your thinking, focus your mind, hone your style and learn more about how to think than you ever have before.

SCHOLARS’ SEMESTER IN OXFORD

www.be StS e m e Ste r.cOm /SSO/e x p lOre


w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / s s o

YOU

Oxford has been a center of academic excellence and is one of the most prestigious research centers in the world. The city’s medieval halls and colleges have housed some of the world’s greatest and most famous minds. Within its ancient walls, buried within a maze of cobblestones and alleyways, you can find over 100 libraries, some over of history and let this city inspire you as it has done for such people as Roger Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Robert Boyle, Alan Bullock, Richard

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / s s o

202.548.5201

sso@Bestsemester.com [E]

[PH]

wa s H i n g to n D c 2 0 0 0 2

3 2 1 8 tH s t r e e t n e

still want to know more?

500 years old. You can become part of this tradition: become a part

Bestsemester

www.b eStSemeSter .cO m/SSO/explO r e

FOR OVER 900 YEARS

a prOgram OF the

are given a question and have seven days to justify your answer in a one-on-one tutorial with a world expert in the field. For answers you have books: in Oxford there are over 11 million of them to help direct you, not to mention many of the best scholarly databases in the world with articles from countless journals. You start by reading a game-changing book on your question before getting to your lecture, perhaps given by that same author. You write and re-write, and before you know it the moment arrives. You are sitting across from your tutor (with a cup of tea in hand), but will they agree with your position? You start to summarize different scholarly views but your tutor interrupts you. She wants to know what you think, what view you have, and how the other scholars have influenced your conclusion. You feel uncertain, but you do know that in 60 minutes you will be walking out knowing more than when you walked in that room.

Burton, Charles Dodgson, John Donne, Edmund Haley, Stephen Hawking, Robert Hook, C.S. Lewis, John Locke, Iris Murdoch, William Penn, Dorothy Sayers, JRR Tolkien, William Tyndale, Charles and John Wesley and John Wycliffe ... to name only a few!

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Go to lectures with other students who, like you, have become part of an elite academic community with access to unparalleled resources. Sharpen your thinking, focus your mind, hone your style and learn more about how to think than you ever have before.

SCHOLARS’ SEMESTER IN OXFORD

www.be StS e m e Ste r.cOm /SSO/e x p lOre


PARTICIPATE IN

THE SCHOLARS’ SEMESTER

in the common room; join a sports team; sing in a choir or be in a play. Attend concerts, theatre productions or see original

in Oxford is for students who want to study intensively and to a high

works of Michelangelo at the Ashmolean. Play football, croquet or ultimate

standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills while exploring the disciplines and interests of their choice. Students

Become part of the University of Oxford for a single semester or a full year.

Frisbee at your SSO residence, The Vines, or read and relax in the gardens of

can build a coherent program of study by selecting options within a concentration. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an integrative seminar (second-term students also write a thesis), and the British landscape course. SSO is designed for students interested in classics, English language and literature, history, history of art, musicology, theology and the study

COLLEGIATE ACTIVITIES

Wycliffe Hall and the adjacent University Parks.

FIrst semester cLAsses PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

integratiVe seminar

4 creDits

tHe britisH lanDscaPe

totAL credIts

4 creDits

17 credIts

There is an intentional focus on nurturing the student community that develops over the course of the semester. Every semester, SSO participants form life-long friendships with their fellow students. The opportunity to live

of religion, modern languages, psychology and philosophy — though all

s ecoNd semester c LAsses

with like-minded people in one of the most beautiful cities in the world is

majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-

sso staff welcomes students who want to spend a second semester in oxford to build on the skills they have learned in their first term. the second semester (normally but not necessarily the spring semester) keeps tutorials at the heart of the program, allowing students to deepen their understanding of british culture and to pursue independent research.

exciting, profound, life changing and simply stated … fun.

achieving students. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the program. Tutorials » The tutorial is the heart of undergraduate teaching at Oxford. It is an hour-long conversation between a tutor who is engaged in research and one student who has spent the week reading and writing an essay in answer to an assigned, searching question. The program offers 17 hours of credit and a transcript from Wycliffe Hall,

PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

tHesis

4 creDits

FUrtHer stUDies in tHe britisH lanDscaPe or alternatiVe seminar

totAL credIts

4 creDits

17 credIts

University of Oxford. For more specific course information download the prospectus: www.bestsemester.com/scioprospectus www.beStS em eSter.cO m/SSO/lea r n

DIrecteD bY ScIO. . . SchOlarShIp & chrIStIanItY In OxFOrD, the UK SUbSIDIarY OF beStSemeSter anD OFFereD UnDer the aUthOrItY OF wYclIFFe hall, UnIVerSItY OF OxFOrD, whIch enrOllS StUDentS aS regIStereD VISItIng StUDentS.

www.be StS e m e Ste r.cOm /SSO/l IV e

alUmnI OF SSO have gone on to masters and doctoral level study in the humanities and social sciences, law school and medical school. alumni have secured places at top-tier institutions including Oxford, cambridge, University of london, St. andrews, University of edinburgh, harvard, princeton, Yale, University of chicago, Uc berkeley, University of texas and Ucla. Others have gone on to major seminaries including princeton, Yale, Duke, gordon-conwell, talbot, Fuller and trinity evangelical Divinity School. Others have gone into the peace corps, secondary education, mission field, government, military and many other professions.


THE SCHOLARS’ SEMESTER in Oxford is for students who want to study intensively and to a high

Credits

PARTICIPATE IN

in the common room; join a sports team; sing in a choir or be in a play. Attend concerts, theatre productions or see original

works of Michelangelo at the Ashmolean. Play football, croquet or ultimate

standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills while exploring the disciplines and interests of their choice. Students

Become part of the University of Oxford for a single semester or a full year.

Frisbee at your SSO residence, The Vines, or read and relax in the gardens of

can build a coherent program of study by selecting options within a concentration. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an integrative seminar (second-term students also write a thesis), and the British landscape course. SSO is designed for students interested in classics, English language and literature, history, history of art, musicology, theology and the study

Wycliffe Hall and the adjacent University Parks.

FIrst semester cLAsses PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

integratiVe seminar

4 creDits

tHe britisH lanDscaPe

totAL credIts

COLLEGIATE ACTIVITIES

4 creDits

17 credIts

There is an intentional focus on nurturing the student community that develops over the course of the semester. Every semester, SSO participants form life-long friendships with their fellow students. The opportunity to live

of religion, modern languages, psychology and philosophy — though all

s ecoNd semester c LAsses

with like-minded people in one of the most beautiful cities in the world is

majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-

sso staff welcomes students who want to spend a second semester in oxford to build on the skills they have learned in their first term. the second semester (normally but not necessarily the spring semester) keeps tutorials at the heart of the program, allowing students to deepen their understanding of british culture and to pursue independent research.

exciting, profound, life changing and simply stated … fun.

achieving students. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the program. Tutorials » The tutorial is the heart of undergraduate teaching at Oxford. It is an hour-long conversation between a tutor who is engaged in research and one student who has spent the week reading and writing an essay in answer to an assigned, searching question. The program offers 17 hours of credit and a transcript from Wycliffe Hall,

PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

tHesis

4 creDits

FUrtHer stUDies in tHe britisH lanDscaPe or alternatiVe seminar

totAL credIts

4 creDits

17 credIts

University of Oxford. For more specific course information download the prospectus: www.bestsemester.com/scioprospectus www.beStS em eSter.cO m/SSO/lea r n

DIrecteD bY ScIO. . . SchOlarShIp & chrIStIanItY In OxFOrD, the UK SUbSIDIarY OF beStSemeSter anD OFFereD UnDer the aUthOrItY OF wYclIFFe hall, UnIVerSItY OF OxFOrD, whIch enrOllS StUDentS aS regIStereD VISItIng StUDentS.

www.be StS e m e Ste r.cOm /SSO/l IV e

alUmnI OF SSO have gone on to masters and doctoral level study in the humanities and social sciences, law school and medical school. alumni have secured places at top-tier institutions including Oxford, cambridge, University of london, St. andrews, University of edinburgh, harvard, princeton, Yale, University of chicago, Uc berkeley, University of texas and Ucla. Others have gone on to major seminaries including princeton, Yale, Duke, gordon-conwell, talbot, Fuller and trinity evangelical Divinity School. Others have gone into the peace corps, secondary education, mission field, government, military and many other professions.


PARTICIPATE IN

THE SCHOLARS’ SEMESTER

in the common room; join a sports team; sing in a choir or be in a play. Attend concerts, theatre productions or see original

in Oxford is for students who want to study intensively and to a high

works of Michelangelo at the Ashmolean. Play football, croquet or ultimate

standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills while exploring the disciplines and interests of their choice. Students

Become part of the University of Oxford for a single semester or a full year.

Frisbee at your SSO residence, The Vines, or read and relax in the gardens of

can build a coherent program of study by selecting options within a concentration. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an integrative seminar (second-term students also write a thesis), and the British landscape course. SSO is designed for students interested in classics, English language and literature, history, history of art, musicology, theology and the study

COLLEGIATE ACTIVITIES

Wycliffe Hall and the adjacent University Parks.

FIrst semester cLAsses PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

integratiVe seminar

4 creDits

tHe britisH lanDscaPe

totAL credIts

4 creDits

17 credIts

There is an intentional focus on nurturing the student community that develops over the course of the semester. Every semester, SSO participants form life-long friendships with their fellow students. The opportunity to live

of religion, modern languages, psychology and philosophy — though all

s ecoNd semester c LAsses

with like-minded people in one of the most beautiful cities in the world is

majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-

sso staff welcomes students who want to spend a second semester in oxford to build on the skills they have learned in their first term. the second semester (normally but not necessarily the spring semester) keeps tutorials at the heart of the program, allowing students to deepen their understanding of british culture and to pursue independent research.

exciting, profound, life changing and simply stated … fun.

achieving students. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the program. Tutorials » The tutorial is the heart of undergraduate teaching at Oxford. It is an hour-long conversation between a tutor who is engaged in research and one student who has spent the week reading and writing an essay in answer to an assigned, searching question. The program offers 17 hours of credit and a transcript from Wycliffe Hall,

PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

tHesis

4 creDits

FUrtHer stUDies in tHe britisH lanDscaPe or alternatiVe seminar

totAL credIts

4 creDits

17 credIts

University of Oxford. For more specific course information download the prospectus: www.bestsemester.com/scioprospectus www.beStS em eSter.cO m/SSO/lea r n

DIrecteD bY ScIO. . . SchOlarShIp & chrIStIanItY In OxFOrD, the UK SUbSIDIarY OF beStSemeSter anD OFFereD UnDer the aUthOrItY OF wYclIFFe hall, UnIVerSItY OF OxFOrD, whIch enrOllS StUDentS aS regIStereD VISItIng StUDentS.

www.be StS e m e Ste r.cOm /SSO/l IV e

alUmnI OF SSO have gone on to masters and doctoral level study in the humanities and social sciences, law school and medical school. alumni have secured places at top-tier institutions including Oxford, cambridge, University of london, St. andrews, University of edinburgh, harvard, princeton, Yale, University of chicago, Uc berkeley, University of texas and Ucla. Others have gone on to major seminaries including princeton, Yale, Duke, gordon-conwell, talbot, Fuller and trinity evangelical Divinity School. Others have gone into the peace corps, secondary education, mission field, government, military and many other professions.


PARTICIPATE IN

THE SCHOLARS’ SEMESTER

in the common room; join a sports team; sing in a choir or be in a play. Attend concerts, theatre productions or see original

in Oxford is for students who want to study intensively and to a high

works of Michelangelo at the Ashmolean. Play football, croquet or ultimate

standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills while exploring the disciplines and interests of their choice. Students

Become part of the University of Oxford for a single semester or a full year.

Frisbee at your SSO residence, The Vines, or read and relax in the gardens of

can build a coherent program of study by selecting options within a concentration. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an integrative seminar (second-term students also write a thesis), and the British landscape course. SSO is designed for students interested in classics, English language and literature, history, history of art, musicology, theology and the study

COLLEGIATE ACTIVITIES

Wycliffe Hall and the adjacent University Parks.

FIrst semester cLAsses PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

integratiVe seminar

4 creDits

tHe britisH lanDscaPe

totAL credIts

4 creDits

17 credIts

There is an intentional focus on nurturing the student community that develops over the course of the semester. Every semester, SSO participants form life-long friendships with their fellow students. The opportunity to live

of religion, modern languages, psychology and philosophy — though all

s ecoNd semester c LAsses

with like-minded people in one of the most beautiful cities in the world is

majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-

sso staff welcomes students who want to spend a second semester in oxford to build on the skills they have learned in their first term. the second semester (normally but not necessarily the spring semester) keeps tutorials at the heart of the program, allowing students to deepen their understanding of british culture and to pursue independent research.

exciting, profound, life changing and simply stated … fun.

achieving students. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the program. Tutorials » The tutorial is the heart of undergraduate teaching at Oxford. It is an hour-long conversation between a tutor who is engaged in research and one student who has spent the week reading and writing an essay in answer to an assigned, searching question. The program offers 17 hours of credit and a transcript from Wycliffe Hall,

PrimarY tUtorial

6 creDits

seconDarY tUtorial

3 creDits

tHesis

4 creDits

FUrtHer stUDies in tHe britisH lanDscaPe or alternatiVe seminar

totAL credIts

4 creDits

17 credIts

University of Oxford. For more specific course information download the prospectus: www.bestsemester.com/scioprospectus www.beStS em eSter.cO m/SSO/lea r n

DIrecteD bY ScIO. . . SchOlarShIp & chrIStIanItY In OxFOrD, the UK SUbSIDIarY OF beStSemeSter anD OFFereD UnDer the aUthOrItY OF wYclIFFe hall, UnIVerSItY OF OxFOrD, whIch enrOllS StUDentS aS regIStereD VISItIng StUDentS.

www.be StS e m e Ste r.cOm /SSO/l IV e

alUmnI OF SSO have gone on to masters and doctoral level study in the humanities and social sciences, law school and medical school. alumni have secured places at top-tier institutions including Oxford, cambridge, University of london, St. andrews, University of edinburgh, harvard, princeton, Yale, University of chicago, Uc berkeley, University of texas and Ucla. Others have gone on to major seminaries including princeton, Yale, Duke, gordon-conwell, talbot, Fuller and trinity evangelical Divinity School. Others have gone into the peace corps, secondary education, mission field, government, military and many other professions.


w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / s s o

YOU

Oxford has been a center of academic excellence and is one of the most prestigious research centers in the world. The city’s medieval halls and colleges have housed some of the world’s greatest and most famous minds. Within its ancient walls, buried within a maze of cobblestones and alleyways, you can find over 100 libraries, some over of history and let this city inspire you as it has done for such people as Roger Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Robert Boyle, Alan Bullock, Richard

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / s s o

202.548.5201

sso@Bestsemester.com [E]

[PH]

wa s H i n g to n D c 2 0 0 0 2

3 2 1 8 tH s t r e e t n e

still want to know more?

500 years old. You can become part of this tradition: become a part

Bestsemester

www.b eStSemeSter .cO m/SSO/explO r e

FOR OVER 900 YEARS

a prOgram OF the

are given a question and have seven days to justify your answer in a one-on-one tutorial with a world expert in the field. For answers you have books: in Oxford there are over 11 million of them to help direct you, not to mention many of the best scholarly databases in the world with articles from countless journals. You start by reading a game-changing book on your question before getting to your lecture, perhaps given by that same author. You write and re-write, and before you know it the moment arrives. You are sitting across from your tutor (with a cup of tea in hand), but will they agree with your position? You start to summarize different scholarly views but your tutor interrupts you. She wants to know what you think, what view you have, and how the other scholars have influenced your conclusion. You feel uncertain, but you do know that in 60 minutes you will be walking out knowing more than when you walked in that room.

Burton, Charles Dodgson, John Donne, Edmund Haley, Stephen Hawking, Robert Hook, C.S. Lewis, John Locke, Iris Murdoch, William Penn, Dorothy Sayers, JRR Tolkien, William Tyndale, Charles and John Wesley and John Wycliffe ... to name only a few!

sso

Go to lectures with other students who, like you, have become part of an elite academic community with access to unparalleled resources. Sharpen your thinking, focus your mind, hone your style and learn more about how to think than you ever have before.

SCHOLARS’ SEMESTER IN OXFORD

www.be StS e m e Ste r.cOm /SSO/e x p lOre

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