Oxford Academia

Oxford Academia welcomes intellectually ambitious high school students to learn from the finest teachers, scholars, guest lecturers and industry professionals at Oxford University, one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed institutions. This summer program offers students the full Oxford experience as you choose an academic major and minor seminar, pursue your subjects in the company of motivated peers, and engage with course material under the guidance of distinguished academics.

Programs Details
  • Session 1
    July 1-14, 2023
  • Session 2
    July 15-28, 2023
  • Location
  • Tuition
      $6,990 + airfare
  • Attend two sessions & save!
    Attend two sessions & save!

    Attend both sessions at Oxford for $11,980, or combine with a session in Paris or Siena to save $1,000 ($800 off tuition + no application fee)

  • Eligibility
    Eligibility

    Grades 9–12
    Motivated rising 9th graders will also be considered

About Oxford

As one of the world’s oldest institutions of higher learning, Oxford remains the epicenter of education and knowledge. Students on our Oxford Academia summer program reside and take courses in renowned colleges, where students are fully immersed in British academic life and the Oxford experience, with full access to each of the colleges’ historic facilities. Students will find intellectual inspiration at these prestigious colleges, on the cobblestone streets, and in the picturesque countryside, the fertile territories of which have produced some of the greatest minds in history.

History & Tradition

For centuries Oxford has drawn scholars and leaders from around the world, making it an ideal location for the curious, academically motivated global students of today, eager to dive deeper into intellectual pursuits and university life. This summer, students will marvel at the architecture of the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library, the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean museums (Great Britain’s oldest), and the Sheldonian Theatre, and follow in the footsteps of world leaders, scientists, medical researchers, business leaders, and artists.

Program Structure

Oxford Academia programs take place at several of Oxford’s constituent colleges. Each day features a combination of seminars, hands-on activities and workshops, lab time, guest speakers, community meeting, and unstructured time for socializing, exploration, and reflection.

Students choose a major seminar and a minor seminar, and dive deep into their academic subjects. Major seminars meet six days a week for three hours, typically at your own residential college. Minor seminars meet three days a week for two hours, often at another college, so that students are able to truly experience the life of a student at Oxford. Begin with classroom discussions that frame your seminar concepts and identify key issues. Then take the learning beyond the classroom with site visits, meetings with experts, and guest lectures from distinguished academics and renowned scholars.

Seminar groups have the option to leave the college for day trips and fieldwork at nearby Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Pitts River Museum, Bodleian Library, historical sites, and guest expert locations to find further inspiration and utilize all the region has to offer.

On weekends, either with your seminar groups or on staff-led excursions, students have the opportunity to travel outside of Oxford. Head to nearby Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, to explore the palace as well as its vast parks and gardens. Continue your study of War & World History on visits to some of London’s most impressive museums, or experience modern London while appreciating its role as an important muse to Charles Dickens. Or journey to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and where he is buried, to catch a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

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Daily Schedule

Students enjoy breakfast in the dining hall of their resident college.

Meet with your major seminar group for the day's lessons and activities.

Head out into Oxford to get lunch with a small group of peers.

Meet with your minor seminar group. (Minors meet three days a week.)

Explore Oxford and beyond through extracurricular activities led by program staff.

Enjoy dinner in one of the college’s historic dining halls.

Choose to join a variety of evening programming such as keynote speakers, taking in a local play or concert, or other Oxford-centric offerings.

Return to your residence at 10PM for a good nights’ sleep.

Accommodations & Meals

Oxford Academia programs are based at several of Oxford’s constituent colleges, giving students an unparalleled immersion in the true Oxford experience. Students and residential faculty stay in private singles or doubles, each with either bathrooms ensuite or on the hall. Faculty and staff members live in residences with students throughout the program. Students begin each day with breakfast at their college, and often enjoy dinners at one of our colleges’ historic dining halls. Lunches are a combination of restaurants in the city and picnics in nearby parks and greens. Please note that lunches are not included in the tuition.

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Programs Details
  • Session 1
    July 1-14, 2023
  • Session 2
    July 15-28, 2023
  • Location
  • Tuition
      $6,990 + airfare
  • Attend two sessions & save!
    Attend two sessions & save!

    Attend both sessions at Oxford for $11,980, or combine with a session in Paris or Siena to save $1,000 ($800 off tuition + no application fee)

  • Eligibility
    Eligibility

    Grades 9–12
    Motivated rising 9th graders will also be considered

Seminars at Oxford

Archaeology & Anthropology
Architecture, Design, & Sustainability
Bioethics
Business, Banking, & Markets
Creative Writing
Criminology & Justice
Debate & Public Speaking
Engineering
English Literature
Evolutionary Biology & the World Today
History's Secrets
International Relations & Diplomacy
Journalism
Law & Society
Media in Human History
Medicine
Philosophy
Psychology & AI
Shakespeare
War & World History

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