The Oxford Study Centre (OSC) combines a unique approach to worldviews with the academic strengths of Oxford, England.
At OSC you will study with Oxford tutors. These are not lectures but concentrated and personalized tutorials with world-class scholars. You are inducted into the realms of Oxford life and enabled to foster your skills of research, analysis, and communication. Among other areas, you may study facets of literature or law, politics or philosophy, theology, the arts or sciences.
What makes OSC unique among study abroad programs is the worldview intensive with our Resident Scholar, Kevin James Bywater. Thoroughly interactive, any question or issue may be put on the table. Close readings of various texts is a central activity. The conversations are many, open, and engaging. In addition to the intensive, throughout the term there are weekly worldview colloquia and personalized mentoring sessions.
This is a profound opportunity to develop your skills, character and understanding, and to propel you forward with all the courage of your Christian convictions. Here you will prayerfully ponder the past, press in to the present, and pursue your intellectual potential. The goal is informed and faithful scholarship for church and culture.
The OSC course runs concurrently and in tandem with Oxford tutorial studies. The combination is a substantial 8-week summer program, or 15-week autumn and winter program. In coordination with home institutions, students may receive upwards of 9 credit hours for the summer term and 18 credit hours for the Michaelmas (autumn) or Hilary (winter) terms.