Oxford College Summer School
Oxford College Summer School enables students to live and study in an Oxford University College during the summer. Oxford University is one of the world’s top universities and students have been educated here for over 800 years. The summer programme is designed to give students an idea of what it is like to study at university, meet other students from around the world and explore the famous city of Oxford.
The experience has been amazing overall, and I’ve had the fantastic opportunity of becoming close to people really different from me in just two weeks. I have learnt a lot since my arrival, not only in the scholastic field.
Each week, Oxford College Summer School students will receive 20-hours tuition in their chosen course. All courses employ a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology, to enable students to develop their English language skills through lessons focussed on a specific subject. At the end of each week, students collaborate to give small group presentations to demonstrate their learning and put their English to practical usage.
All students will be given access to a cutting-edge online learning platform called ‘The Future Skills Programme’, developed by Eton College. This is a series of short online courses focused on better communication, leadership and university preparation which develop soft skills, practical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset to help students succeed in life. Learn more about EtonX here.
The social programme at Oxford College enables students to explore the city of Oxford and spend time with their new friends from around the world. There are pre-arranged activities including sport, museum visits, and punting; as well as the opportunities for students to have leisure time in the city centre.
A wide range of evening events is also arranged for the students to maximise their experience. These events include Formal College Dining, theatre trips, and a Formal Graduation at the conclusion of the course.
During the two week course, students will go on three excursions. The excursions offer a mixture of cultural, academic, and social experiences. All students will participate in at least one academic excursion, linked to the subject they are studying. These are specially designed to give students the opportunity for real-world application of what they have learned during the course. Previous destinations have included the Houses of Parliament, the Bank of England, and the Royal Society.
During the excursions, students will also have the opportunity to explore the destination and go shopping in small groups with their friends.
All students live on-site at Oxford University student accommodation. The rooms are traditional single or twin study bedrooms, occupied by students throughout the year. Male and female students are located in separate areas of the accommodation, with shared communal spaces.
All accommodation and facilities are cleaned regularly throughout the stay to ensure the highest standard of hygiene is maintained. A laundry service is available once per week to all students.
Summer Boarding Courses is an organization which contracts with Wycliffe Hall for the use of facilities, but which otherwise has no connection or association with Wycliffe Hall or the University of Oxford.
The safety and wellbeing of all students is our number one priority. Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Students are accommodated on-site in secure and comfortable boarding houses during their stay with us. Our friendly and caring staff team is available 24 hours per day to support students, which includes dedicated and experienced welfare staff, including House Parents and Welfare Managers. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers, and contractors are expected to adhere.
We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in Safeguarding Under 18s, Premises and Facilities, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme. To read more about our Accreditations and Awards, please see here.
Oxford College Summer School includes:
Also available at a supplementary cost are Airport Transfers.