The Oxford Tradition

Grades 10-12

Pembroke  College
University of Oxford

July 5 - August 1, 2020

Tuition: $8975

The Oxford Tradition was the first study abroad program we opened, in 1985. It is housed in Pembroke College, founded by King James I, in 1624. The Oxford Tradition enables students in grades 10-12, to immerse themselves in fascinating subjects under the guidance of our faculty that includes Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, and university professors. 

Students choose two courses - a Major and a Minor. All courses privilege experiential learning, using the city as a classroom. Students explore Oxford by attending a Shakespeare play, visiting the world-famous Bodleian Library, and taking in sights such as Christ Church. Students learn about applying to British universities from admissions officers and attend guest talks on important topics delivered by renowned experts. 

To reap the benefits of a study abroad program at Oxford, apply now!

The Paris Connection is an optional 6-night extension available to students on The Oxford Tradition.

About Oxford

In the 8th century, the Anglo-Saxons found a shallow point - called a “ford” - in the River Thames, where oxen could cross the water. They named it “Oxenaforda.” The 13th century saw the beginnings of the University of Oxford's collegiate system. Oxford is still considered one of the best universities in the world, and it hosts our longest-running summer academic programs. Our students live in the same rooms as Oxford undergraduates, and they work with some of the leading academics who teach them. On our academic summer programs in Oxford, students choose two summer courses; coupled with English sports and tours of significant sites in British history.

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Testimonials

“I chose Law which was a subject that I am very interested in but had never gotten the opportunity to study. In the class, our opinions and intellectual abilities were stretched, and new thoughts and ideas were explored.”

Abeer A – Student at the Oxford program

“Fashion is my passion. I wanted to pursue it in more depth, and what better place to do so than New York. I loved this program! It has truly been a once in a lifetime experience.”

Andreana D. – 2019

“My French teacher recommended the program when I told her I wanted to be fluent. I loved being in Montpellier, I made amazing friends, the staff was awesome, and I loved the dorms. I loved the program. It exceeded my expectations and they were high.”

Victoria R. – 2019

“It inspired very engaging thought the whole time I was here; all of the staff were kind and knowledgeable about Barcelona. I wish I had more time with my new friends and the city.”

Jeremiah J. – 2019