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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer, Winter Break
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 6-Non-Degree Seeking Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: General Studies, International Security and Conflict Resolution, International Studies, Political Science
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: CES Faculty-Led Program SDSU Office: 2-Extended Studies
Program Description:
Oxford Study Abroad Programme

"[The program] gave a different perspective on American culture through the eyes of the British....It was an eye-opening experience."
-Anonymous., Winter 2017

"I liked that the program highlighted different areas of foreign policy and special relationships between the United States and the United Kingdom."
-Anonymous., Summer 2017

"One of my favorite things was getting to explore different places on day trips as part of the programme."
-Anonymous., Summer 2017

Winter Break 2019
Price:  TBA

Summer 2019
Dates: TBA
Price: TBA

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Through the organizing concepts of security, identity, and political economy; students will explore a range of contemporary phenomena including the state, the nation, international law and organizations; political change, resistance, and violence (including terrorism); and environmental politics. 

This program is not associated with Oxford University.

The Oxford Study Abroad Programme in International Relations is a unique course that introduces students to the analytic and normative study of the field of International Relations. The lectures and readings will survey various theoretical perspectives in international relations; to help understand the chief problems, actors, and structures of international politics. Specialists from around the world will provide lectures on various global issues facing us today.
All participants are required register for ONE of the following SDSU courses, offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
  • CAL 450: Oxford Study Abroad (3 units)
  • GENS 450: British Life & Culture (3 units)
  • POL S 450: International Relations: Global Perspective (3 units)
Additional course option beginning Summer 2018
  • HSEC 797: Research (3 units) (for Homeland Security graduate students only)

  • Welcome dinner
  • Oxford Walking Tour
  • Day trip to London
  • Boat tour on the River Thames
  • Day trip to Windsor Castle
  • Final Reception

Winter Program:

Summer Program:
     Ron_KingRon King currently holds the Bruce E. Porteous endowed chair in Political Science at San Diego State University. He also has been awarded the title, "Profesor Onorific," by the Political Science faculty at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. His graduate degrees are from Oxford and the University of Chicago. Before coming to SDSU, he taught at Cornell and Tulane.
Professor King is the author of four books, including major studies of U.S. taxation policy (published by Yale University Press) and welfare entitlements (published by Georgetown University Press). In addition, he has edited three collections of essays and published more than 30 refereed articles and book chapters, appearing in journals such as: American Political Science Review, Political Science Quarterly, Polity, Politics and Society, Policy Sciences, Journal of Public Policy, European Political Science, Studies in American Political Development, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History.
He has received two Fulbright awards and research grants from the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, and the Twentieth Century Fund. His recent work analyzes paradoxes in democratization, looking especially at the impact of democratic rules on policy results.
Professor King is fanatic about baseball (go Yankees!) and opera. Three times he represented the U.S. at the World Fencing Championships, taking 6th place in his age bracket in 2009 (Moscow) and 13th in both 2010 and 2011. Although now a happy resident of San Diego, he remains a member of a New Orleans Mardi Gras organization and often can be seen in costume and beads during Carnival season.

Payment Schedule (Winter Program):
Payment Schedule (Summer Program):
Included in the Program Fee:
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Health and repatriation insurance
  • Accommodation in double or triple occupancy bedrooom with private bathroom
  • Activities as listed above
  • Local, professional guides
Not included in the Program Fee:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Passport
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund (Winter Program):
  • TBA
Program Costs Refund (Summer Standard Program):
  • TBA
Course Tuition Refund: 
Refunds for course tuition follow the College of Extended Studies (CES) standard refund policy

* Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.

Funding & Scholarship Information:
Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.

Summer 2019: Application not yet available.
The application for summer 2019 is not yet available.  If you would like to receive updates, please add your name to the inquiry list above.

Winter Break 2019: Application coming soon!

The application for winter break 2019 is not yet available.  If you would like to receive updates, please add your name to the inquiry list above.
  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • If you would like more information about the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:,  (619) 594-0540.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.