Birds eye view of Oxford



July 26 to August 23, 2021 (4 weeks) 

* Note: 2022 program details will be posted in December 2021.

The University of Toronto has offered a summer program in England for 20 years.  Since 2001, over 1450 students have enjoyed the experience of studying British culture and history while immersed in the United Kingdom.  

In 2021, the England Summer Abroad program will be offered online, with four virtual courses to choose from:

  • CRI389Y0 Topics in Criminology: Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities in Criminal Law - Historical Origins and New Directions in England and Canada 
  • ENG296Y0 Topics in English Literature: Shakespeare 
  • PSY306Y0 Topics in Psychology: Disability - Culture and Inclusion
  • HIS343Y0 History of Modern Intelligence

Online lectures will be led by U of T instructors in an online synchronous format, allowing students to learn from the comfort of where you choose.

Learn more about this program and hear from our instructors in this England information session video.

Bridge of Sighs, Oxford, England

About Oxford, England

For more than a thousand years the city of Oxford has played a central role in English history. Aside from its famous university and incredible “dreaming spires,” the city is also home to England’s most famous library (the Bodleian), its smallest chapel (at Christ Church) and its oldest museum (the Ashmolean). It is the birthplace of Mensa, Oxfam, Alice in Wonderland, and The Lord of the Rings.

The city’s remarkable past can be traced through its stunning architecture from the Medieval, Renaissance, Tudor and Victorian periods. The city’s major attractions are all located downtown, which is surrounded by spectacular gardens, public parks and lush meadows. Oxford is only an hour away from London by train. The trans-channel ferry and Chunnel also allow convenient access to continental Europe.


Program Activities

To help students become familiar with England, they will participate in virtual tours and field trips to gain a deeper understanding of English history and culture.  In addition to the planned field trips, there will be guest lectures that will enhance students' understanding of the course material.