Study Abroad Program - Oxford, England





Spring 2014

Professor Suki Fisher   redman email icon





Suki Fisher joined the Saddleback College faculty in 1999. Since then, she has taught all levels of composition and several literature courses, including serving as faculty adviser to Saddleback’s literary magazine, Wall. Professor Fisher earned a BA in English with a writing emphasis from the University of San Diego, and both an MA in English literature and an MFA in creative writing from Chapman University. This will be Professor Fisher’s fourth time leading the Oxford program, and she is excited to explore with her students the cultural landscape of England.

Walking Tour of Oxford  Students at Stonehenge  Bagpipes


Classes at Saddleback: Tuesday, January 21 - March 19, 2014
Depart U.S.: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Arrive in U.K.: Friday, March 21, 2014
Classes in Oxford: Monday, March 24 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Spring Break: Thursday, April 17 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Return to U.S.: Friday, May 23, 2014



First 8-week courses taught at Saddleback College (January 21 - March 19, 2014):

Course I.D. Ticket No. Title Units
English 1A   Principles of Composition I 4
English 1B   Principles of Composition II 3


Second 8-week courses taught in Oxford (March 24 - May 21, 2014):

Course I.D. Ticket No. Title Units
HUM 1   Introduction to Humanities 3
English 18   Shakespeare's Tragedies 3
History 40   English History to 1688 3


Full semester course (January 21 - May 21, 2014):

Course I.D. Ticket No. Title Units
ENG 27A   Introduction to Novel* 3
Courses taught at Saddleback College from January 21 - March 19, 2014, and in Oxford from March 24 - May 21, 2014.


Distance education classes may be an option. See Professor Suki Fisher for more information.

St. Hilda's College

St. Hilde's College

Classes will be held in St. Hilda's College facilities, founded in 1893 as an all-women's college and is now coeducational. The college buildings are set amidst gardens that run down to the River Cherwell and are located 5 minutes from Magdalen Bridge and a 10 minute walk from the city center. There will be free wireless Internet access and access to the dining hall for low-cost snacks and lunches.




“Initially, I felt a bit skeptical living with a family of complete strangers, rather than in a dorm with other classmates, but my concerns quickly subsided when I met my homestay family. They ensured that throughout the duration of my stay with them that I felt comfortable and a part of the family." Brian Callender

“Traveling around England and the rest of Europe helped me become more independent and expanded my horizons. From Scotland to Spain to France, I made new friends all around the world and saw some wonderful sight." Rotem Hinkis

“The classes were what had originally sparked my interest in the study abroad to Oxford program. To be in the places you are studying, where the plays were written, or see the art you went over in class is the most amazing way to learn." Candis Osuna

“The program was incredible. No matter who you are, what you do, or where you come from, this trip will change you." Clayton Colaw

“The Saddleback study abroad program at Oxford really helped me to grow more than just academically. I loved living in England and learning about Oxford as well as other significant cities, and I also had the chance to do quite a bit of traveling. Being out on my own and figuring out how to get by in a foreign country helped me grow not only in my maturity level but also to grow as a person." Alex Simpson

Full versions of testimonials

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Ann Hathaway's Cottage

Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick Castle
A full-day tour of Stratford with entrances to Anne Hathaway's cottage, Shakespeare's Birthplace and Warwick Castle, including one theatre ticket for a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.

Anne Hathaway's cottage

Stonehenge Bath and Stonehenge tour with entrances to both and group access to Stonehenge.

London, England

London bus tour including sites such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, as well as other major historical sites of this bustling city, including one theatre ticket for an evening performance.


York Minster

Optional York Excursion An optional 3-day, 2-night excursion to York will be offered for a supplemental fee of $525. The trip includes roundtrip transportation between Oxford and York, 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast included and a guided walking tour of the city with entrance to York Minster. A minimum
enrollment of 15 students is required.

York Minster


$6,890 based upon an enrollment of 20 students.



Day/Date Time Location
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. SSC 212
Thursday, September 5, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. HS 145
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. SSC 212
Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. HS 145
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. HS 145

Financial aid is available to those that qualify.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadline: December 7, 2013

Contact Information:

Suki Fisher
BGS 300
Liberal Arts Division
Saddleback College
Office: BGS 300
(949) 582-4939