The Great Books Summer Program is offered on three of the finest campuses in the world—Amherst College, Stanford University and the University of Oxford.
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 nearly $1 billion, Amherst has extensive physical resources. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus is near the center of the town of Amherst. Nearly every academic building on campus has been renovated in the past five years, and Amherst's academic and athletic facilities are among the best in the nation.
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Palo Alto, California
Stanford University opened its doors in 1891, and has been one of the finest and most highly-regarded American universities ever since. Its 8,000-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation, offering room to explore as well as carefully-crafted residential and academic spaces for study and comfortable California living.
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 Cantor Center for Visual Arts features one of the largest collections of Rodin sculptures outside of France. Hardy souls can climb the 14 floors of the Hoover Observation Tower to enjoy a panoramic view of the Bay area.
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University of Oxford
Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Oxford was the first university in the English speaking world, begun around 1096. Somerville is a relatively newer college, founded in 1879, among the 38 which make up Oxford.