Strategy and Programs

Since 1928, AARS has served American Rhodes Scholars and facilitated building connections, sharing experiences and extending perspectives. Publishing The American Oxonian, supporting the Rhodes Scholarship and the Eastman Professorship, receiving tax deductible contributions for Oxford institutions and reaching out to other Oxonians have been a part of the AARS activities from the beginning. 

Some of the key activities that AARS undertakes include:

  • The Bon Voyage Weekend which enables newly elected Scholars to get to know each other before they arrive in Oxford;
  • The Welcome Back Weekend for scholars who have gone down within the last year to help them transition and build community back in the U.S.;
  • AARS-supported reunions and events; and
  • Active involvement and support of the Rhodes Trust.