The Great Books Summer Program is offered on six of the finest campuses in the world—Amherst College, University of Chicago, Stanford University, the University of Oxford, Stanford Center at Peking University, and Trinity College, Dublin.
Amherst College, founded in 1821, is widely regarded as one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the world. Located in Western Massachusetts, close to the beautiful Berkshires, Amherst draws students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. With an endowment of more than $2 billion, Amherst's academic and athletic facilities, including the Mead Art Museum and the Robert Frost Library, are among the best of any college in the nation.
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With its palm trees, breathtaking views of the Santa Cruz mountains, Spanish architecture and sunny 70-degree days, Stanford University is an idyllic setting for the Great Books Summer Program. The 8.000-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the country, offering room to explore as well as carefully crafted residential and academic spaces for study and comfortable California living. Stanford University opened its doors in 1891 and has been one of the finest and most highly-regarded American universities ever since.
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Consistently ranked among the world's top universities, the University of Chicago was established by John D. Rockefeller in 1890. In addition to being the first university to embrace Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler's distinctive Great Books curriculum, the University of Chicago is universally hailed as one of the world's great intellectual destinations. This beautiful 217 acre campus in the heart of Hyde Park features amazing architechture by Frank Lloyd Wright and Henry Ives Cobb.
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Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of University of Oxford in England. Oxford was the first university in the English-speaking world, established around 1096. Founded in 1897, Somerville is a relatively newer college among the 38 which make up Oxford. Its alumnae include two prime ministers, Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher, and Novel Prize winner Dorothy Hodgkin. Somerville is situated close to the city center and bordered by the vibrant neighborhoods of Little Clarendon Street and Jericho.
The Great Books Summer Program at Oxford is limited to students in or entering high school only.
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As Ireland's university on the world stage, Trinity is recognized for academic excellence. The historic campus is located in the heart of Dublin city center at the meeting place of the retail and cultural districts. With a tradition of scholarship spanning more than four centuries, Trinity is the ideal home for talended and inquiring minds.
Literary Dublin at Trinity College is limited to students in or entering high school only.
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Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) is the result of a long-term partnership between Stanford University and Peking University, two preeminent global institutions. Established in 2012, SCPKU provides a home base in China for Stanford faculty and scholars, facilitating local academic exchange, collaboration, research and outreach activities. The top university in China, Peking University is located in the Haidan District, the educational and technological center of Beijing and home to the historic and beautiful Summer Palace.
This program is limited to students in high school only.
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From wandering throughout the environs that inspired Lewis Carroll, John Locke, J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and more to an evening of Shakespearean theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, students share what makes the Great Books Summer Program at the University of Oxford so special.