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August 6, 2019

Fifty-Six Students Travel to Oxford for Summer

Students Study Economics, Shakespeare in United Kingdom
Fifty-Six Students Travel to Oxford for Summer
Students studying abroad in Oxford have the opportunity to immerse themselves in British culture.
With bags packed, 56 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students travel to England to participate in the Nebraska at Oxford program July 21-August 17. Sponsored by the College of Business, the global immersion program is a 31-year collaboration between Nebraska and Jesus College at the University of Oxford.

“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 Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed 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.”

Open to all academic majors, business students take two lecture courses dealing with British political and international economic policy or Shakespearean literature. Students also immerse themselves in English culture throughout the program, visiting historical sites like Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, having high tea at the Old Parsonage Hotel, and partaking in the horseraces at Sandown Racecourse.

Audrey Erker, a junior business administration major from Omaha, Nebraska, chose the program because of her love for history. A program rich in history, the University of Oxford stands as the oldest university in the English-speaking world. 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 said as she blogs her experiences in Oxford for the college. “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.”

To read more about Erker’s experiences abroad, visit:

The following students are participating in the Oxford summer program. They are listed by hometown and the information includes their year in school as of 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
LaVista: 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
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Omar Elkhader, senior mechanical engineering
Appleton, Wisconsin: Abigail Greeneway, senior international business
Belgium, Wisconsin: Ryann Kobylski, junior accounting
Centreville, Virginia: Naomi Atughonu, senior music
Chengdu, China: Jiajie Xu, junior accounting
Chicago, Illinois: Jacob Jendo, senior political science
Columbus, Ohio: Jackson McNair, senior economics
Edina, Minnesota: Tripp Peterson, senior economics
Foshan, China: Yingtong Zhu, junior economics
Glenview, Illinois: Olivia Rempe, junior business administration
Green Bay, Wisconsin: Emily Strassburger, senior finance
Hangzhou, China: Yichen Lu, junior marketing
Kunshan, China: Cheng Zhou, senior finance
Nanning, China: Natalie Mo, junior actuarial science
Naperville, Illinois: Mikayla Rodriguez, junior marketing
Palos Verdes Estates, California: Quinn Lennemann, junior computer science
Parker, Colorado: Hilary Tuggle, senior finance
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Adam Bin Kamalul Ariffin, junior finance
Pierre, South Dakota: Jessica Weber, junior finance
Shanghai, China: Jiahui Wang, senior management
Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Michael Schneider, senior economics
Taiyuan City, China: Baijun Liu, senior finance
Ulsan, South Korea: Chris Beon, senior international business
Westlake Village, California: Trevor Jacobson, junior finance