Fifty-six University of Nebraska–Lincoln students are participating in the Nebraska at Oxford program July 21-Aug. 17 in Oxford, England. Sponsored by the College of Business, the global immersion program is a 31-year collaboration between Nebraska and the University of Oxford’s Jesus College.
“The Nebraska at Oxford program is the premier study abroad program offered at the university because of our relationship with the faculty and staff at Oxford,” said Kathy Farrell, dean of the College of Business. “Our students gain a competitive edge in the job market by having the opportunity to study at this prestigious university. We also know from the program’s alumni that it provides an experience they will never forget.”
The program is open to all undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Business students take two lecture-tutorial courses on British political and international economic policy for six hours of academic credit at Nebraska. Non-business students can enroll in a course on the literature of William Shakespeare. Lecturers for the courses are world-renowned faculty from the University of Oxford.
Students also immerse themselves in English culture, visiting historical sites such as Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare; having high tea at the Old Parsonage Hotel; and partaking in the horse races at Sandown Racecourse.
Audrey Erker, a junior business administration major from Omaha, chose the program because of her love for history. The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Erker said she looks forward to challenging herself and exploring a new culture.
“I knew I wanted to study abroad and thought that Oxford’s program was perfect, yet I couldn’t pull the trigger; subconsciously something was holding me back,” she wrote on her Oxford blog. “I forgot about everything else and thought about flying. I thought about all the adventures I would have in England. I asked myself the only question that actually mattered: ‘Do I want to go to Oxford?’ Yes.”
The following students are participating in the Oxford summer program. They are listed by hometown, with their year in school during the fall semester and academic major.
- Blair: Michael Sandvold, senior, management
- Columbus: Gerardo Soto, senior, economics
- Concord: Will Anderson, junior, agribusiness
- Elkhorn: Jack Lyons, senior, business administration; Jonathan Moats, junior, political science
- Gretna: Austin Hillman, senior, finance
- Hastings: Mary O’Keeffe, junior, management; Hunter Stewart, junior, accounting
- Hebron: Collin Fink, junior, advertising and public relations
- La Vista: Samuel Bolln, junior, finance
- Lincoln: Diamond Koh, senior, finance; Yu Looi, senior, economics; Lauren Mosser, junior, marketing; Nathan Netz, junior, finance; Maxwell Pogreba, senior, marketing; Clay Rathman, senior, marketing; Riley Wipf, junior, economics; Brock Wordekemper, junior, accounting
- Martell: Gavin Brown, senior, accounting
- Miller: Jason Line, junior, agribusiness
- Omaha: Emily Alston, junior, marketing; Tanmayee Chengalasetty, senior, English; Jacob Day, junior, finance; Audrey Erker, junior, business administration; Charles Erker, senior, finance; Mary Kiscoan, senior, biological sciences; Noah Marik, senior, management; Justin Myers, junior, economics; Andrew Perry, junior, accounting; Brooke Sanchez, junior, marketing; John Timmerman, senior, finance
- Raymond: Addie Schneider, senior, English
- Palos Verdes Estates, California: Quinn Lennemann, junior, computer science
- Westlake Village, California: Trevor Jacobson, junior, finance
- Parker, Colorado: Hilary Tuggle, senior, finance
- Chicago, Illinois: Jacob Jendo, senior, political science
- Glenview, Illinois: Olivia Rempe, junior, business administration
- Naperville, Illinois: Mikayla Rodriguez, junior, marketing
- Edina, Minnesota: Tripp Peterson, senior, economics
- Albuquerque, New Mexico: Omar Elkhader, senior, mechanical engineering
- Columbus, Ohio: Jackson McNair, senior, economics
- Pierre, South Dakota: Jessica Weber, junior, finance
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Michael Schneider, senior, economics
- Centreville, Virginia: Naomi Atughonu, senior, music
- Appleton, Wisconsin: Abigail Greeneway, senior, international business
- Belgium, Wisconsin: Ryann Kobylski, junior, accounting
- Green Bay, Wisconsin: Emily Strassburger, senior, finance
- Chengdu, China: Jiajie Xu, junior, accounting
- Foshan, China: Yingtong Zhu, junior, economics
- Hangzhou, China: Yichen Lu, junior, marketing
- Kunshan, China: Cheng Zhou, senior, finance
- Nanning, China: Natalie Mo, junior, actuarial science
- Shanghai, China: Jiahui Wang, senior, management
- Taiyuan, China: Baijun Liu, senior, finance
- Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Adam Bin Kamalul Ariffin, junior, finance
- Ulsan, South Korea: Chris Beon, senior, international business