Study Abroad Program - Oxford, England





Spring 2016

Professor Suki Fisher   redman email icon




Since joining Saddleback College, Suki Fisher has taught all levels of composition, creative writing, and literature. 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 MFA in creative writing from Chapman University. This will be Professor Fisher’s fifth 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: January 19 - March 16, 2016
Depart U.S.: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Arrive in U.K.: Friday, March 18, 2016
Classes in Oxford: March 21 - May 18, 2016
Spring Break: Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 24, 2016
Return to U.S.: Friday, May 20, 2016


First 8-week courses taught at Saddleback College (January 19 - March 16, 2016):

English 1B Principles of Composition II 3 units

Note: Students may enroll in other first 8-week courses.

Second 8-week courses taught in Oxford (March 21 - May 18, 2016):

English 18 Shakespeare's Tragedies 3 units
HUM 1 Introduction to Humanities  3 units

Full semester course (January 19 - May 18, 2016):

ENG 27A Introduction to Novel 3 units

This course will be taught at Saddleback College from (January 19 – March 16) and in Oxford from (March 21 – May 18).

NOTE: In order to participate, students MUST enroll in the sections of English 27A, English 18, and Humanities 1 that are offered through the program.

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


“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

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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

Full-day excursion to London by private coach (with late return) with a panoramic tour of London accompanied by a professional guide with entrance to the Tower of London included, and an evening theater performance in the West End.



York Minster

Optional York Excursion
Optional three-day, two-night stay in a hotel in York on a bed and breakfast basis, including round-trip travel between Oxford and York (by train or by private coach), entrances to York Minster, a ghost tour of the city, and an excursion to Castle Howard, including round-trip transport by public bus and entrance to Castle Howard.

York Minster
Price for York Excursion: $600



Financial aid is available to those that qualify.


Day/Date Time Location
Tuesday, July 21st 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. SSC 212
Thursday, September 3rd 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. SSC 212
Wednesday, September 23rd 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. LRC 108
Thursday, October 8th 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. SSC 212
Wednesday, November 4th 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. SSC 212


Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadline: December 7, 2015

Contact Information:



Mailing Address:

Suki Fisher
BGS 304
(949) 582-4939

Saddleback College
Attn: Suki Fisher
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692


Pending Board Approval on 7/20/15