Campus Oxford. We invite you to join our summer experience in England this year. We've organised summer programs in Oxford since 1985 and we now also offer Cambridge and London locations. These are academically-relevant courses with a strong cultural and social aspect, life-enhancing adventures in historic settings!
The Advanced Studies Programs provide a stimulating academic and cultural residential summer opportunity to High School students. Founded in 1984 as ‘The Oxford Advanced Studies Program’, they attract young people of high calibre, giving them a foretaste of college-level study together with the chance to visit some of the treasures to be found in these ancient cities as well as some of England’s heritage beyond.
The programs combine a wide choice of stimulating classes which encourage individual response and expression with interesting visits and activities to add a superb ‘extra-curricular’ dimension. The residential experience emphasises responsibility to the community and enables friendships to form at a deeper level. The setting is in one of the university colleges, providing an atmosphere of scholarship - an extra unforgettable dimension!
The interactive teaching method in small groups and regular one-on-one tutorial meetings ensures a high level of individual focus and allows tutors to provide constructive appraisal of learning; the method reinforces understanding and encourages greater student participation and maturity. Students’ thinking is allowed to develop in a supportive environment, providing an opportunity to explore topics of particular interest. The Oxbridge method is extremely effective and students find it stimulating and productive.
Tutors are experts in their fields and experienced in working with young people at this level. Those who enrol with us are typically intellectually enquiring and eager to travel and expand their horizons by developing knowledge and skills. They are invariably inspired by the learning environment and their powers of analysis and understanding inevitably develop rapidly in this short time. Most students are planning to attend a competitive college or university and wish to take full advantage of this opportunity to strengthen their ability to do so!
The medieval cities of Oxford and Cambridge provide a superb backdrop of scholarship and a timeless splendour which is a sure source of inspiration. The program is now also offered in London, whose history as a capital city and modern cosmopolitan flavour give an interesting and exciting edge to the experience. Far from being purely about academic work, the schedule includes a full range of visits to places of interest and lively activities, lending an important cultural dimension to the experience. Students are given more than a taste of England’s heritage, adding to the richness of their time with us.
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“This program is life changing. Many people, from all over the world enlighten each other; the friendships which form are strong. Every one of the staff did their very best for us: I appreciated and recognised each gesture, aimed at the students’ happiness and well-being. The atmosphere of tradition spurred me on and inspired me: Oxford is enchanting and I want to come back.”
“OASP has made my summer the best I’ve ever had.”
“This program has been amazing; it’s incredible how fast time passed. Thanks to the staff for the dedication. I’ll never forget this summer; each moment will remain forever as an experience of great knowledge, fun and friendship. Thanks for everything.”
“It was the most amazing experience. The staff were always happy to help in any way. School and social was balanced and the friendships I have made will last a lifetime. I couldn’t imagine someone not wanting to be here! Best month of my life!!! Thanks for this opportunity.”
“I loved the program and could not have had more fun!!”
“Attending OASP was the best thing I’ve ever done. I learned so much about myself and made a ton of new friends. I really enjoyed the time I spent here. Oxford is one of the most beautiful and safe cities I’ve been to. Now, it just feels like home.”
“This program was one of the best experiences of my life. I had never left the United States before I came here, but seeing Oxford made me want to travel the world. Of course, Oxford might just be an exceptionally beautiful city and this program, which allows us to experience so much of it, might be particularly incredible.”
“This was one of the fastest months, and one of the best I’ve experienced! This, in my opinion, was a well-spent summer. It broadened my mind, allowed me to socialise with a group of fun and intellectual people, and taught me much about independence. After this, my level of summer expectations will be very difficult to satisfy.”
“This was such an amazing experience. I now have friends across the country as well as across the world as well as a new home in Oxford. This was an incredible summer. The best thing was making new friends. The worst is going to be leaving.”