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Living on Campus in Oxford, OH

Oxford, Ohio, home of Miami's main campus, is a small, picturesque town that is home to more than 20,000 residents and has been selected by Forbes and other publications as one of the best college towns in America because of all it has to offer.

The heart of Oxford life is Uptown, which features a park, farmer’s market, restaurants, shops, seasonal festivals and more.

Oxford has miles of nature trails and is located a 15-minute drive from Hueston Woods State Park; 1 hour drive from Cincinnati, OH and Dayton, OH; 2 hours or less drive from Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Columbus, OH, Lexington, KY, and Louisville, KY; and 5 hours or less drive from Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI and Pittsburgh, PA.

Living On Campus

Global Partner Schools Program participants will live in Miami University residence halls rooms that come furnished and supplied with bedding and towels. Residence halls also have kitchens, laundry facilities and recreational areas.

Participants will also have access to the Recreation Center, Libraries, Student Center, dining facilities, campus bus and more.

Welcome to Oxford, OH

The College Tour at Miami University

Cross-Cultural Exploration and Local Excursions

Outside of the classroom or office, participants will have the opportunity to connect with the local community and travel to places of interest inorder to practice English, experience U.S. society, and advance global learning and program goals.

Participants enjoy weekly excursions to local places of interests such as:

  • Cincinnati Reds baseball game
  • Freedom Center
  • Air Force Museum
  • Ohio River Cruise
  • And more!

There is also time to explore and connect with the local community at:

  • Uptown music concerts
  • weekend farmers markets
  • Special events and holiday festivals
  • volunteer service opportunities
  • And more!
A group at Freedom Center Museum

Freedom Center Museum

Reds mascots pose with a fan who is sticking his head through a mascot outline

Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game

A group at the Air Force Museum looks at exhibits

Air Force Museum

A group of onlookers sits on lawn chairs and the grass, facing the stage. The arm and guitar of a performer are visible at left

Uptown Concerts

Students sit on the grass and gaze out at the lake at Hueston Woods

Hueston Woods State Park

A farm couple smile at student shoppers as they tend their stand at the Uptown Farmers Market

Uptown Farmers Market

Continuing Education

Global Initiatives' Continuing Education offers and administers a variety of credit and non-credit programs that broaden the traditional Miami classroom experience for learners of all ages.