The Danenberg Oberlin-in-London Program offers students the opportunity for intensive study in London. The program was instituted as a memorial to the late Emil Danenberg, eleventh president of Oberlin and a great friend to international education. The curriculum is tailored to take advantage of all that the great and diverse city of London has to offer.
In the spring of 2012, students will apply to study literature and theater with Professor David Walker (English), or politics with Professor Marc Blecher (Politics). Each student will take two six-credit courses with one of these Oberlin professors, as well as a two-credit course on the history of London history, taught by a faculty member resident in England. See courses under English, History, and Politics in this catalog for details.
Admission to the program is by application only. Applications will be reviewed in spring 2011 by the faculty directors of the program and by the London Program Committee; depending on space, further applications may also be reviewed in fall 2011. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is open to any Oberlin student who will be at least a sophomore at the time the student participates in the program. The faculty and committee are especially interested in students who show a serious interest in taking advantage of the resources of the program. The faculty and committee hope for applications from a wide range of Oberlin students.
The program maintains classrooms and an office within the Florida State University Centre in Bloomsbury (near the British Museum), which also contains a library, lounge and internet facilities. Students live in small apartments (“flats”) with kitchen facilities. Students on the Program are registered as Enrolled-Not-In-Residence (ENR) at Oberlin. There is no need to transfer credits, since all offerings are Oberlin courses. Tuition costs are identical to those on campus, and current Oberlin financial aid applies to students accepted to the London Program. Students are responsible for their own housing and food costs, which tend to be higher than in Oberlin. The London Program Committee works with the Financial Aid Office to adjust aid packages to meet anticipated costs of living in London.
Further information about the program may be found on the web at www.oberlin.edu/london.