Seventy-one University of Nebraska–Lincoln students are participating in the 28th annual Nebraska at Oxford program July 17-August 13. Sponsored by the UNL College of Business Administration, the study abroad program provides four weeks of courses at the University of Oxford in England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Nebraska at Oxford is the university's most popular study abroad program with more than 1,700 alumni who now live in 39 states and 10 countries.
“The Nebraska at Oxford Program is the premiere study abroad program offered at the university because of our relationship with the faculty and staff at Oxford,” said Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean. “To be able to give our students the opportunity to study at this prestigious university gives our students a competitive edge in the job market and an experience they will never forget.”
The program is open to undergraduate students of all academic majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Business students take two lecture-tutorial courses on British political and international economic policy called Political Economy of Britain Since 1945 and International Economics, for six hours of UNL academic credit. Non-business students can enroll in the course, Shakespeare's Dramatic Arts rather than International Economics. Lecturers for the courses are world-renowned faculty from the University of Oxford.
Cultural excursions supplement the course lectures and tutorials, including having high tea, attending the horse races at Sandown Park and a West End show in London, and experiencing a Royal Shakespeare Company performance in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Maddie Stuart, a junior advertising and public relations major and business minor from Lincoln, Nebraska, is sharing her Nebraska at Oxford experience for CBA
. Stuart is following in her father Lee Stuart’s ’91 footsteps as he studied abroad at Oxford in the program’s first class nearly 30 years ago.
“I grew up hearing tales of my dad’s adventures as he traveled around with friends before studying at Oxford, and I always knew I would go on the same trip,” she said. “I am so grateful to study at the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it is the perfect time to study the politics and economy of Great Britain given recent events such as Brexit.”
Read about Maddie Stuart’s Oxford experience on her blog.
Read Stuart's experience on her blog hosted on the CBA website
The following is a list of students participating in Nebraska at Oxford. They are listed by hometown and the information includes their year in school and academic major.
Bellevue: Garrett Schaeffer, junior management
Fremont: Derek Assmann, junior finance
Hickman: Christopher Goering, junior actuarial science
Lincoln: Eastin Allgood, senior economics; Roger Bien, junior marketing; Jackson Costello, junior accounting; Greg Dittman, junior accounting; Caleb Dostal, junior accounting and finance; Jessica Eisenhauer, senior marketing and management; Matthew Foley, senior economics and management; Xuan Li, senior international business; Theresa McBride, senior English; Farida Mughalzai, senior finance; Madeline Stuart, junior advertising and public relations
Norfolk: Paige Marsden, senior accounting
North Platte: Nicholas Wilkinson, junior management
Ogallala: Rebecca Adams, senior accounting; Phoebe Lockhart, junior economics
Omaha: Shai-ann Augustine, senior management; Camden Bilyeu, junior economics and chemistry; Connor Dietrich, senior actuarial science; Marc Fleury, junior marketing; Zachary Geist, junior marketing; Kyle Healey, senior accounting; Cory Keegan, junior accounting and finance; Connor Keim, senior finance; Austin Moore, senior economics and management; Jack Moylan, junior supply chain management; Carson Ohm, senior accounting and finance; Saidurga Pavuluri; junior business administration; Shannen Pickering, junior finance; Adam Podraza, senior accounting and economics; Alec Price, junior finance; Evan Ramsey, senior supply chain management and marketing; Eric Schilling, junior finance; Katelyn Williams, senior marketing
Papillion: Nolan Bald, junior management; Andrew Driscoll, senior management and marketing; Tashinga Muchegwa, senior management
Syracuse: Nathan Zahn, senior marketing
Waterloo: Jacob Melcher, senior economics and computer science
Wayne: Erica Holcomb, senior business administration and mathematics
Carmel, California: Scott Robleski, junior, economics
Beijing China: Jingya Li, junior marketing and advertising and public relations
Hangzhou, China: Liwei Yan, senior international business; Chengda Zhu, senior international business
Nanning, China: Jing Zhou, junior agribusiness
Taiyuan, China: Dan Gao, junior finance
Xi'an, China: BoWen Hou, senior accounting; Ruijin She, senior business administration; Haowen Fang, senior finance; KeAn Yao, senior finance
Zhengzhou, China: Jingwen Li, junior accounting and finance
Brighton, Colorado: Megan Blunck, senior economics
Arlington Heights, Illinois: Emily Van Der Bosch, senior accounting
Batavia, Illinois: Parker Thomassen, junior business administration
Dunlap, Illinois: Michelle Anderson, junior supply chain management
Mt Prospect, Illinois: Rachel Henk, junior marketing and management
Naperville, Illinois: Megan Wolf, senior marketing
South Elgin, Illinois: Katlyn LaCroix, junior actuarial science
Streamwood, Illinois: Joseph Esses, freshman marketing
Cheras, Malaysia: Kah Lee, senior economics and finance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Arvindh Naidu, senior advertising and public relations
Bloomington, Minnesota: Erin Burggraff, senior marketing
Lakeville, Minnesota: Sarah Lindstrand, senior marketing
St. Paul, Minnesota: Coleman Kramer, junior accounting
Woodbury, Minnesota: Alex Johnson, junior accounting and finance
Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Samuel Breske, senior finance; Lillian Breukelman, junior economics
Yankton, South Dakota: Frae Binder, senior English
Katy, Texas: Cassandra Pyle, junior actuarial science