Program

Welcome to the Oxford Spring Seminar for 2018

Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous students to Oxford for over 30 years. The Oxford Spring Seminar, a week-long academic program for students in grades 10-12, will be held in Corpus Christi College, from April 1-8, or in Pembroke College from April 8-15. It will be organized in conjunction with the Foundation for International Education, and will provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in subjects that fascinate them, and to brush up on the skills required for university applications, all under the guidance of Oxford experts. More significantly, it will give schools the opportunity to design their own intensive pre-college experience.

 

Oxford

Once the seat of kings, Oxford has been a scholarly community for almost 900 years. Today it continues to be one of the most important intellectual and cultural centers in the world. The first Oxford college was founded in the mid-1200s, though the city had established a reputation as a gathering place for scholars by the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. Oxford is a city of legend and achievement – a city in which students sense that history lives in every building, in every monument, and on every street.

Corpus Christi College (April 1-8)

Corpus Christi College was founded in 1517 by Richard Fox, bishop and political adviser to King Henry VII. Former members include founder of the colony Georgia, James Oglethorpe, social and political theorist Isaiah Berlin, and American philosopher Thomas Nagel.

Pembroke College (April 8-15)

Pembroke College was founded in 1624 by King James I. Former members include British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, American Senator J. William Fulbright, Sir Roger Bannister, and Samuel Johnson, author of A Dictionary of the English Language.

Academics

Students choose one of the following Major courses, which meet every morning for three and a half hours. Possible courses include:

• Business
• Creative Writing
• Critical Thinking
• Economics
• English Literature
• Genetics

• History
• International Relations
• Law
• Medicine
• Politics

• Psychology

 

Read sample course descriptions.

University Admissions Workshops

Our university admissions experts provide invaluable insight into the application process. Topics covered during a series of unique afternoon workshops include:

- Application Planning: how to craft a stand-out university application
The University Interview: how to make a positive impact
- College Life: an introduction by current Oxford students
- Transatlantic Applicants: the leap from the Common App to UCAS


Cultural Enrichment

Oxford has long been a center of cultural and intellectual excellence, a fact that is evident in even the physical environment of the historic University. Outside of the classroom, students immerse themselves in Oxford’s remarkable cultural and sporting scene. From literary festivals to concerts, walking tours, theater trips, football games, and initiations to rowing, there is a full range of diverse activities on offer.

Students also have time to explore Oxford’s treasures independently, discovering the city where scholars and statesmen alike have lived and studied.

Meet Some of Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of leading academics, researchers and practitioners. In 2017, Oxbridge academic Programs had 36 Rhodes, Gates, Marshall, and Fulbright scholars on its faculty; 95% of our teachers held advanced degrees and 58 held doctorates.

Dr. Luke Berryman BA University of Oxford, MA Boston University, PhD King’s College London. Dr. Berryman is a specialist in cultural history. His recent research focuses on the use of classical music in Nazi propaganda.

Dr. Farid Garas BA & DPhil University of Oxford. After several years of research into immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy, Dr. Garas has returned to his studies in clinical medicine to qualify for practice

Dr. Vuyane Mhlomi MBChB University of Cape Town. Dr. Mhlomi is a medical doctor currently completing a doctorate in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. 

Complete Listing of Oxford Seminar Faculty.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For complete details, including information regarding tuition and bookings, please contact the Oxbridge office on +1 212 932 3049 or at info@oxbridgeprograms.com