Established in 1988, the prestigious Oxford Gap Year is a unique study and cultural immersion program set in the historic university city of Oxford, UK. It is ideal for those students who recognise the advantage of a travel experience combined with refining their academic skills before starting college.
What is the Oxford Gap Year?
For over 30 years, the Oxford Gap Year has given international students the chance to enjoy a memorable semester abroad at one of the finest educational institutions in the world: Oxford University. Here they will pursue academic interests in a seminar format, work closely with tutors, and explore a stimulating academic environment without a set curriculum.
What Can You Study at the Oxford Gap Year?
Students may enroll at any time and for a course of any length; typically they join for one or two terms or a full academic year, although courses of a specifically-requested duration can be arranged, given the flexibility of the tutorial method. We also offer a four-week Gap 'Mini' Course in the Summer.
Students choose five bespoke subjects from a wide range of interesting subjects.
What Else Can You Experience During Your Oxford Gap Year?
As part of the experience, a wide range of extracurricular activities is available, ranging from cultural immersion and visits, music, theatre and sport. Social events take place regularly each term, enabling students to meet and develop friendships.
Those who wish to practice and develop skills in chosen sports are encouraged to do so. We help facilitate a maintenance of their involvement in sports and athletic interests, as requested.
What Does a Typical Day Look Like at Oxford?
A typical day for an Oxford Gap Year Student looks like:
- 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Seminar Subject Class 1
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Seminar Subject Class 2
- 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Lunch at an Oxford Cafe
- 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - College Social Activity or Talk/Lecture
- 4:00 to 5:00 PM - Tutorial Subject Meeting
- 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Preparation for Next Day's Classes
- 7:00 PM - Dinner followed by activity, such as a visit to the movies
Is an Oxford Gap Year Right for Me?
The Oxford Gap Year has something for everyone. Whether you are a high school graduate looking to prepare for intense college studies, a college student hoping to gain deeper insight to their academic focus, a high school junior/senior hoping for a memorable semester overseas, or a mature student who wants to immerse themselves back into the world of higher education. Our unique program fosters a love of knowledge, extra-curricular activities, and community in the historic setting of Oxford, UK.