Academic Summer School in Oxford University
Summer School in Oxford
Academic Studies and Cultural Activities
Housing, Meals, and Activities Included
July – 2 weeks: $4995 USD
Do own housing – deduct 1500 USD
Open to all Worldwide
Minimum age 16 yrs
Study at Oxford for 2 or 4 weeks this summer (July). Academic program taught by specialists in Literature, Writing, Modern and Ancient History, International Relations, STEM, as well as a Visual Arts program that includes painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and textiles. Students are offered a 3 – course option. Housing is included in a College of Oxford. Students can join for both sessions if they desire. Minimum age is 16 years. Early registration is advised, for this program is very popular and fills up. Price is all inclusive and includes: registration, orientation, tuition, housing, 2 meals daily, activities, and excursions. Must be fluent in English.
Oxford, England. Renowned for the study of Humanities and Languages in particular, Oxford is the home town of the famous University of Oxford. Once called the “city of dreaming spires” for its grand architecture, Oxford has been known for “centuries” as one of the world’s most prestigious academic communities.
Located on the river Thames, Oxford was founded in the 9th Century by Alfred the Great. Located 50 miles from London, Oxford is now home to over 115,000 people, of which over 15,000 are university students. The University is comprised of over 35 colleges, and most classes are kept small for more individual one-to-one interaction with the professor.
Courses – 3 Pathways (options)
Participants may choose one of the following pathways, each of 2 weeks. Students studying 4 weeks may choose two (2) pathways:
- Humanities: Art, History and Literature
Oxford is a wonderful place for the Humanities, with over 1000 years of cultural history,art, and architecture. It is the home of many galleries and museums, including Europe’s oldest – the Ashmolean. It is also the place where many writers produced their finest work, such as Tolkien, Carroll, and Shelley. And of course Shakespeare’s Stratford is only 1 hours away.
This pathway includes:
- The study of modern and medieval art, based in the Ashmolean (museum).
- Major writers including Shakespeare, the Romantic Poets, and Victorian novelists.
- History of 20th Century
- International Relations, the Global Economy and the Environment:
This pathway includes:
- Seminars in International Relations and sustaining peace. we include a visit to the Oxford University Union – which is world famous for its debates, including leading politicians.
- Seminars on Economic Development and globalization.
- Seminars on Environmental issues, especially on a global scale.
- Create your own Oxford Adventure !
This pathway offers students the opportunity to flexibly design their own program, and to
discover the joys of Oxford.
Some students take these programs to enhance their existing studies, and possibly gain accreditation (credit) from their own High School or College (Univ). Please let us know in advance if you plan to pursue this pathway, so we can have the staff in Oxford to help you shape your program.
* Must be fluent in English.
* Early registration is advised…………
This program usually allows 2 – 6 college transfer credits to be earned. Transcript (certificate) issued.
Activities – Social Life
Each session begins with a “Welcome Reception”, where students, parents, staff and tutors can meet and get to know each other. Overall, the program is dedicated to making sure that all students enjoy their stay at Oxford. Besides excursions to nearby places, a variety of activities are planned for students during their “free time”…including: visits to Oxford colleges, museums, gardens, cafes, shops, and markets. Evening activities often include punting picnics, croquet matches, ice skating, film evenings, treasure hunts, mystery games and sports.
An important part of the Oxford summer school experience is the excursions, theatre trips, and social events. Each week there is one full-day excursion, and an evening theatre performance.
Housing – Included (+ meals)
Housing is included, plus 2 meals daily. Students reside at a college of Oxford University. Twin rooms or single, and shared bathrooms on each floor. Breakfast and dinner are served in the college dining hall. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated, so please let us know in advance. Dinner each day is a “formal affair”, so dress “smart”. Lunch not included – obtained at campus cafes. Laundry facilities available. Internet access available in each room. Phone in each room for incoming calls. Outgoing calls can be made on a card system. There is a refundable 200 GBP ($325 USD) damage deposit required upon arrival check-in – pay there. Get it back when you check-out (if no damage).
If you wish to arrange your own housing and meals, then deduct 1500 USD per 2 weeks.
Dates and Fees
* Dates reflect arrival and departure.
* Price includes housing, meals (2 daily), insurance, activities, excursions, and class materials.
* Not included: airfare, lunch daily, and transfers to and from Oxford.
|2 weeks||June (late) – July (mid)
2020 Dates: June 28th – July 11th
2021 Dates: June 27th – July 10th
|4 weeks||June (late) – July (late)
2020 Dates: June 28th – July 25th
2021 Dates: June 27th – July 24th
Arrival day is Sunday, and departure day is Saturday. Plan on arriving no later than 4:00 pm on Sunday, and to depart by 10:00 am Saturday. You can arrange for a airport transfer service (costs extra), or you can take a bus (less expensive) from all major airports directly to Oxford. Heathrow is the nearest airport, and takes about 90 minutes by bus. Let us know in advance if you want airport pick-up services arranged (will cost more than bus).
Plan on arriving on the program start date, and departing on the end date. Arrival details will be provided in your confirmation documents.
Minimum age is 16 years. Open to all students and adults from all countries. Must be fluent in English, for all courses are taught in English. Open to working adults as well. Early registration is advised – popular program.
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