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  • Locations: Oxford, England; Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury College
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Independent Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: YES Advisor: Catherine Pierattini
Recommended Program: YES
Program Description:

Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford

The Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford programme offers undergraduates at American colleges and universities the chance to spend five weeks of the summer in the heart of Oxford, England. Students have the unparalleled opportunity to complete one week's practicum at Compton Verney (an art gallery housed in a magnificent former stately home), before visiting a range of local, regional and London-based museums, galleries and heritage sites. Here students meet with a variety of museum and heritage professionals, ranging from directors and curators, to experts in retail and marketing, in order to gain a broad understanding of how the different sectors operate. By the end of the programme, students will have had a privileged insight into the structure, management and activities of museums, as well as a critical introduction to the unique British approach to historic preservation.

Over the five weeks, students experience the following:
An intensive week of experiential learning with staff at Compton Verney, site of a nationally renowned art gallery.
Visits to a wide range of museums, galleries and auction houses in London, Oxford and further afield. 
Special tours of Oxford college collections and archives.
Careers talks and meetings with museum and heritage professionals.
Two credit-bearing courses* taught by British experts in art history, architectural history, and museum studies: 'How British Museums Work' and 'Perspectives on Heritage'
Weekly seminars, lectures and field trips. 
Access to the University's Bodleian Library.

*35+ instructional hours per course.
Transcripts are issued by Middlebury College.

Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford is housed at St. Michael’s Hall, a well-equipped facility with lecture and seminar rooms, common rooms, a kitchen and dining area and a library.

There is limited space and financial aid for this summer. 

Applications should be submitted online by April 1.
If the deadline has passed, you will not be able to access the application without calling our office at 802-443-5847. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis and provided that visa deadlines can be met.

More information:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/30/2022 07/01/2022
NOTE: NOTE: Dates are approximate. Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.