International Summer School
Earn credit through our strong academics while learning about the South, what it’s like, and what we do.
Through International Summer School, students from around the world will have the opportunity to register in courses with University of Mississippi students at the Oxford, Mississippi, campus. The courses will be taught by UM faculty and students can elect to take courses from any department or school. Students can earn up to 6 hours of course work per session that is transferable back to their home institutions. Click here for a listing of available courses.
Outside of class, international and domestic students will participate in seminars related to the South, as well as a cultural program of short trips outside Oxford and around the South. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in community-service programs in and around Oxford. And when you’re not participating in a scheduled event, summer in Oxford offers plenty of ways to get out and get involved during the day and as part of Oxford’s nightlife on the Square.
Students interested in ISS will need to download an application for admission to the University. After completing the application, gather the following documents:
- Official transcript from home institution
- Official IELTS or TOEFL score
- Recent photograph
- Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF)
- Copy of photo page of passport
Note: If completing the online application, paper copies of the bulleted items must still be sent to the address below. Please e-mail email@example.com if an online application is submitted so that materials can be paired appropriately.
Once completed and collected, all documents should be sent to:
2 EF Yerby Conference Center
Corner of University Avenue and Grove Loop
P.O. Box 9
University, MS 38677
University students have the option of staying on or off campus during the summer.
On-campus accommodations are traditional dormitories with two students to each room and shared bathroom facilities in each wing. Single rooms are available on a limited basis, though no private bathroom facilities are available. Approximately 40 students share bathroom facilities and each wing of the dormitory (and in most cases, each dormitory) are single gender. Access to dorms is granted by using the student ID card to enter the main doors — which are always locked — and using a traditional key to enter the student’s room. Guests must sign in at the front desk and visiting hours are restricted on weeknights and weekends.
Off-campus accommodation is available in Oxford, but must be arranged personally by the student. Recommendations for housing near the campus are available at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/iep/off-campus-housing.html.
Click here to view the online course listing. Though these courses are often offered every summer, professor availability and minimum enrollment may mean that some courses will not be available during the upcoming term. It is advised that students select at least 3 courses in which they could enroll during the session in which they plan to study.
Final registration for courses will be completed after students are admitted to the International Summer School program. For advice on which courses would be most applicable to your degree and any pre-requisites or limitations for individual courses, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.