Application Deadline & Fee

                 February 1, 2023; $75                 Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

July 29 - August 12, 2023
(2 weeks)

Program Details

In recent years, public interest in civics has increased dramatically. The study of civics is multidisciplinary, not just limited to political science, and understanding civic engagement is crucial for all citizens. This course will blend Oxford-style classroom instruction, individual student research, and a group problem solving project as it focuses on the rights and responsibilities of the citizen, constructive civic engagement, and the history of the academic disciplines underlying the study of civics (philosophy, history, economics, political science, etc.). 

Program Sites:

  • Oxford, UK
  • London

Anticipated Curriculum

Students are expected to take the following course:

POLS 490R - Independent Study 
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2010 and University Advanced Standing

*Students may be able to substitute Political Science 490R credit with 490R credit from another major upon completion and consultation with an advisor after the credit has been awarded.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 3.0

Physical Requirements: Classes, lodging, and meals are all within Pembroke College, which is wheelchair accessible.  Some excursions require a mile or more of walking, sometimes on uneven surfaces.  The London excursion can involve 5 to 10 miles of walking.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the travelers responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or Covid-19 testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

The program fee covers housing, some meals, in-country transportation, international health insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

UVU tuition ($495 for a 3-credit course)
Airfare (approx $1500)
Meals (approx $100)

Discretionary spending ($200)
Passport (approx $165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click on the following here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105). 

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.