Sterling College Student Accepted into Selective Oxford Summer Programme

Release Date: 
March 23, 2010

Egypt or England? Several months ago the choice seemed clear to Sterling College junior Lauren Cox. A friend attending a different college suggested they both apply for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities’ Middle East Studies Program. Cox was excited about the prospect of studying in Egypt with her friend, but then, as she says, “God shut every door.” Though she didn’t know why, Cox felt certain God was going to open another. He did; this summer Cox will spend six weeks studying Christian ministries and theology at another CCCU Best Semester location: Oxford University.

If her friend had not been applying for the Middle East Studies Program, Cox might have picked England from the first. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a dream of visiting England,” she said. Much of that childhood dream came from Cox’s l