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"I studied abroad in Oxford this past summer, and it made me wish I had spent the entire year there. It is always a challenging and rewarding experience to live for more than a month in a culture that is different from your own. To have had the opportunity to study British history in England, and especially in Oxford, is a privilege I am so thankful to have had."
-Amy Yearwood, studied literature and history through Rhodes College at Oxford University

OxfordBritish Studies at Oxford BSAO
British Studies at Oxford is a summer program in which students spend six weeks of study for two or three units of credit at Oxford University in England. Students live and dine in the seventeenth-century buildings of St. John's College and attend lectures and seminars covering the arts, history, literature, and philosophy of a distinguished age of Britain's past. In addition, students are given the opportunity to travel throughout England and Europe. Students, at their option, may have one course count as an interim unit. The second course taken through British Studies at Oxford that summer will count as a unit credit in a discipline. Special scholarship assistance is available to Birmingham-Southern College students participating in this summer program. Contact Dr. John Tatter (, the BSC contact for this program, or visit for more information.

Budapest Semester in Cognitive Sciences (January Term research projects)
The Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science (in short BSCS) is an undergraduate study abroad program for students from the US and other countries aimed at broadening their understanding of cognitive science from an interdisciplinary perspective. Lecturers of the Program are distinguished experts with noteworthy international research and teaching experience. Watch the promotional video:

E-Term Travel Projects
BSC's Exploration Term program allows students to explore one topic or interest for the month of January. The focus of this intensive period is experiential learning, with the intention of enhancing the liberal arts education through hands-on practical experience and in-depth, personal knowledge. Students may choose from on- and off-campus projects, independent study or research, group and individual study-travel experiences, and challenging internships. Off-campus opportunities include service learning projects, which give students the opportunity to work with others in local, national, or international communities.

Russia and the Ukraine Summer Course
Spend three weeks in June-July studying in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Kyiv, Ukraine.  No Russian or Ukrainian is necessary. All lectures and discussions will be led by English-speaking local professors and analysts

Learn the key features of the former Soviet Union and explore the challenges facing Russia and Ukraine in the aftermath of the USSR's collapse while taking classes at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg

Experience the best local cultural and historical sites as well as visits to various social, economic, and political institutions. Students receive a unit of BSC credit. Cost is approximately $4000 plus airfare. For more information, contact Dr. Randy Law at (205)226-7836 Humanities 305.