- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United Kingdom
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Humanities
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
The Oxbridge International Summer School is a small, academically focused summer school based in Oxford, UK. Run and taught by Oxbridge graduates, OISS gives students the chance to sample their subject at undergraduate level and develop skills vital to future university/college applications.
The Oxbridge International Summer School is a friendly, academically focused summer school based in Oxford, UK. Run and taught by Oxbridge graduates, OISS gives students the chance to sample their subject at undergraduate level and develop skills vital to future university/college applications, while experiencing student life in an historic city and making friends with young people from across the globe.
The Oxbridge International Summer School offers an exciting academic summer programme, giving 15-18 year olds the opportunity to experience what it is like to study at a top university.
Our programme has been carefully designed to provide students with an engaging summer, both academically and socially, and to prepare them for higher education. We offer a taste of university life at Oxford, from our rigorous academic program, to our diverse range of social activities and our accommodation, which is the same as that occupied by real Oxford University students.
Our teaching is based on the style of learning at Oxford and Cambridge. Students are taught in small groups, as well as having two one-to-one sessions with their tutor.Our tutors are:
- Academically outstanding Oxford and Cambridge Graduates and Postgraduates
- Passionate about their specialisms and engaged in research at the cutting-edge of academia
- Enthusiastic teachers and excellent communicators
We offer a range of academic courses, which allow students to experience studying their subject at undergraduate level. Our courses are listed below, and please see our website for an up-to-date version:
- Human & Animal Biology
- Politics and International Relations
Workshops & Seminars
At the Oxbridge International Summer School, we aim to stretch our students holistically as well as academically. Our Skills Workshops and Seminars bring students together in larger groups to develop a variety of different academic skills and competencies, as well as broadening their academic horizons.
Seminar topics include:
- Human Behaviour and Decision Making
- Current Affairs
- Environmental Studies
- Ethics & Philosophy
- Life as a Junior Doctor
An integral part of the OISS experience are the leisure and extracurricular activities students take part in. These include exciting excursions such as punting, tours round Oxbridge colleges and a trip to Blenheim palace, among other things.
Why choose us?
1. Invaluable experience of undergraduate study
2. Meet students from around the world and make life-long friends!
3. The first step towards higher education in a global context
*The Oxbridge International Summer School is formally accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short-course provider.
Cost and Session Information
£3995 GBP for two-week session. Price includes accommodation, teaching, all activities and excursions, and breakfast and evening meals.
A £595 deposit is required to secure a place on the program.