New York exchange

8th January 2018

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Applications are open for the Wadham College Sarah Lawrence Exchange. This exchange programme sends six Wadham College students to Sarah Lawrence College in New York for three weeks over the Spring Break, all expenses paid.

  • Wadham students on the Sarah Lawrence College exchange

  • Wadham students with Sarah Lawrence College friends in New York

  • Yuna's images from her New York Exchange

    Yuna's images from her New York Exchange in 2015

The successful applicants will attend class at SLC, carry out a research project of their own devising and enjoy the sights and sounds of New York. Upon their return they will act as mentors to the incoming group of Sarah Lawrence Programme students arriving at Wadham in Michaelmas Term.

Yuna Chang (2013, History) took part in the 2015 Exchange programme. She commented: "Staying on a campus with other students meant that I encountered New York as more than just a tourist, exploring it with people who knew and loved the city. I was able to take classes in Asian American literature, women in the Black Power movement (taught by an activist of forty years), and oral history research methods; combining my personal and academic interests in a way that would only have been possible at a liberal arts college. The ideas I encountered and the friendships I have gained have had an impact on me that will last me much longer than just the three weeks I was there."

The New York Exchange is a compliment to the Wadham College Visiting Student Programme, one of the oldest study programmes abroad in Oxford. Each year Wadham accepts up to 30 students from top US liberal arts colleges under the auspices of the Sarah Lawrence at Oxford Programme.

Please note, applications close on Friday 12 January 2018.