Planning and Logistics
Financial aid is available to qualified students. Students must visit with Study Abroad and discuss the budget before consulting with a financial aid officer. Appointments can be made after special financial sessions are held during orientation in the fall.
Two scholarships worth $500 each will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need. Named for Professor David P. Flint, the endowed scholarship was designed to encourage students with limited means to participate in the Eurospring program. The application deadline is November 1. Recipients of other scholarships may also generally apply their funds toward the cost of the program.
Visas & other documentation
All U. S. participants must have a valid passport. You will not need a visa. Non-U. S. nationals must ascertain whether they need a visa, and, if needed, are responsible for acquiring the appropriate documentation both for entry into the U. K. and other European countries and for entry back into the U. S.
Students are required to turn in an evaluation following the program. Evaluations from previous years help MSUM continue to shape and improve the program.
Please note: very limited computer/e-mail facilities are available to Eurospring residents at Wycliffe Hall. Internet cafes and other internet access sites are available within the city and on tour.
Students are housed at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, a Permanent Private college at Oxford University. Founded in 1877, Wycliffe Hall educates men and women training for Christian ministry during the school year, but hosts groups such as ours during breaks between academic terms. The college is suitably located to enable easy access to the downtown area of Oxford and to bus and train stations. All classes are held on the premises, and meals are taken in the college’s dining room. Although Wycliffe Hall hosts Eurospring, the program is in no way connected to Oxford University itself.
On tour, students will share two, three, or four-bedded rooms (with en-suite facilities) in hotels as close to major sights as possible depending on availability. Meals are either taken at the hotel or in nearby restaurants. Hotels are usually 3-star, but other accommodations might be used, depending on availability. Some meals are not included, so that students have the opportunity to experience local eateries.
All students must have accident and sickness insurance which is included in the program fee. Also included is the International Student ID card, which provides discount benefits. Airline tickets purchased by Minnesota State University Moorhead on behalf of travelers become the property of the named traveler. Therefore, any cancellation penalties are the responsibility of the passenger, regardless of the circumstances. In order to secure the best possible price, tickets are normally issued with restrictions. Travelers are encouraged to purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance through a reputable travel agency or on the web. Insurance policies do not normally cover trip cancellation because of war or threat of war, but terrorist threat may be covered depending on the policy. Policies do not cover a change of mind. Therefore, participants must understand refund policies.