Overview

Coursework 
Students will receive six hours of course credit for the following two courses:

  • Environmental Regulation Strategies: Comparative Policy Analysis  - 3 credits. Adopting a comparative studies approach, this course will examine and compare environmental regulation in Europe to that of the United States. The course will be built around a framework for environmental policy implementation, supplemented by specific concepts in economics, public finance, public administration, law, and politics. The conceptual part of the course would be made more concrete through the use of case studies from the European Union and the United States.
  • Climate Change and Global Governance - 3 credits. Adopting an international relations approach, this class will explore global governance of climate change policy, including a review of existing and evolving international agreements, institutions to support those agreements, and policy considerations for an international carbon trading system that includes the use of offset programs.

Qualifications
Undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) and Master's students from any IU program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or a major GPA of 3.5 or higher are welcomed to apply.  Participants must have a demonstrated interest in environmental policy.

Housing
Students will have a private ensuite bedroom at Wolfson College. They will have access to a shared kitchen and common area. Linens, towels, and cleaning service will be provided.  

Food
2012 program participants will be provided with breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday.  We will also host additional meals upon arrival Brussels, London, and Cambridge.  In Oxford, we will generally have one group dinner each Thursday night. 

Field Trips
Students will take weekly field trips related to their studies. In 2012 we will likely spend 5 nights in Brussels, 5 nights in London, and 3 nights in Cambridge before settling in at Wolfson College, Oxford University for a month-long stay from 5 July to 6 August. 

Guest Lecturers
The IU at Oxford program will continue to make liberal use of guest lecturers to provide the students with access to a broad range or professors. We will likely have 15 to 20 guest lecturers for the 2012 program. The guest line-up will likely include Sir David King of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Dr. Cameron Hepburn, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Mr. Timothy Cullen of Said Business School, Dr. Jerome Ravetz of Said Business SchoolDr. Steve Rayner of Said Business School, and numerous other environmental policy experts.

Pricing
while 2012 pricing has not yet been set, 2011 pricing was as follows:

  • Resident undergraduate students: $5,500
  • Non-resident undergraduate students: $7,500
  • Resident graduate students: $5,900
  • Non-resident graduate students: $7,800

The 2011 pricing included tuition, housing, full board from Monday breakfast to Friday breakfast, some local transportation, excursions, and health insurance. Pricing did not include air fare, weekend meals, additional travel, or incidentals.

Scholarships
SPEA undergraduate and graduate students who apply for the IU at Oxford program by the Tuesday, 13 December 2011 early-decision deadline will receive priority consideration for a limited number of $2,000 scholarships.  Indiana University undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.4 or higher are encouraged to apply for a Hutton International Experiences Program Grant