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UVA in England: International Residential Colleges
London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Embedded
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Spring Embedded
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Embedded 2018 01-NOV-2017
10-NOV-2017 17-JAN-2018 11-MAY-2018
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by November 15. Travel to England will take place during Spring Break, March 3-11, 2018 (depart U.S. on March 3rd).

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Enrollment Restricted to: IRC Residents
Housing: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty led
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Program Description:

UVA in England: International Residential Colleges is a unique education abroad experience offered to residents of the International Residential College. Through visits to a few of Oxford’s residential colleges, students will have the opportunity to consider what structures and programs they may wish to integrate into the offerings at UVA’s residential colleges. The visit to London will permit students to learn how to navigate in a global metropolitan city and take advantage of the museums, monuments, theater and cultural sites.


Student at Tower Bridge in London

Students will be enrolled in INST 2500: IRC in London and Oxford: Residential Colleges in the 2018 spring semester. This is a 1 credit course that is graded CR/NC.

The class will meet weekly on Grounds in the IRC to prepare students for the visit to Oxford’s residential colleges and sites in London. Class meetings prior to departure will ask students to conduct online research about how to navigate on foot in Oxford or via the Tube in London. Students will also give class presentations about the sites that will be visited. The class will journey as a group, first to Oxford and then to London from March 4-11 during UVA’s spring break. Upon returning to Grounds, the class will meet again on Grounds in the IRC to reflect on their experiences and to discuss new ideas they may wish to implement in our residential college after visiting residential colleges in Oxford.

Students will be housed at Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel in Oxford. While in London, students will reside in flats at the Acorn at Bedford Place in London.


Westminster Abbey


UVA in England: International Residential Colleges
IRC in London & Oxford: Residential Colleges
(INST 2500; 1 credit; CR/NC)

Course Information

2018 Spring: INST 2500 Syllabus


St. Paul's Cathedral, London

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Passport and Visa Information
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Program director and Dean Sandra Seidel,, serves as an Association Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and as the Director of Studies at the International Residential College. The opportunity to visit residential colleges in Oxford to bring ideas back to residential colleges at UVA is a key goal of this journey. Another purpose is to learn to navigate and appreciate the diverse culture offerings in London, one of the world’s most global cities.

This program is currently not accepting applications.