About VPO

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  • Rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores
  • Any major


  • 6 week program
  • last Monday in June to first Saturday in August each summer


  • Study English Renaissance History and Literature
  • English System: Daily lectures and weekly tutorials
  • Receive 6 credits (2 courses): 3 credits in English, 3 credits in History


How much?

  • $8,500 fee includes
    • full tuition
    • room (single) in St. Anne’s College
    • board (3 meals/day) in St. Anne’s Commons
    • group excursions to London (Hampton Court and Globe) and two trips to Stratford-upon-Avon (Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Birthplace)
  • Some need-based financial aid available


  • Founded in 1981, VPO is one of the oldest and most well-respected summer schools in Oxford
  • Hear world-renowned lecturers
  • Immerse yourself in English culture and history in the intellectual capital of the UK

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