During the admissions process and the summer before you leave, the Oxford program director and the International Programs Office will work closely with you to ensure that you select the appropriate tutorials for the first term. We recommend you choose course work closely aligned with your major or minor field of study at your home institution. We also suggest reviewing the course offerings on the Oxford Web site as a guide in choosing your tutorial subjects. View the Tutorials Overview page for a more thorough explanation of tutorials»
You and the program director will finalize your tutorial selection during the 10-day orientation in early October.
Members of the university, referred to as tutors, will be assigned to teach your two tutorials based on their respective backgrounds and experiences as well as your level of interest and expertise in the subject matter. Tutorials are the centerpiece of Oxford's educational experience, fostering intimacy, dialogue, commitment, and engagement. The tutorial becomes one of the most challenging and meaningful learning experiences that an undergraduate can have. View a selected list of tutorial topics students have pursued»
Besides the two tutorials, you will enroll in the Core Programme: a weekly series of lectures and field trips designed to expand your understanding of your host country and its role in European and world history. View the Core Program page to learn more»
Sarah Lawrence program participants enjoy the best of both worlds: a completely British experience that is supported by an institution familiar with the needs of American students. American students have different academic requirements and expectations from those preparing for an Oxford degree. The Sarah Lawrence program meets those needs through the Oxford curriculum, but in ways that complement an American education.