Student Life

students enjoy a visit to a historic museum in Paris with Oxbridge

The Oxbridge classroom isn’t limited to one room or building.  Every Oxbridge course is designed to make the most of the extraordinary resources of the great cities in which the programs are taking place, so that students discover the city through the course and the course through the city.  On any given day, the classroom might be a local museum, a research lab or hospital, the market square, or a nearby park. Some days, the teacher’s expertise is supplemented by discussions, workshops, and demonstrations run by vising guest speakers. This variety in both venue and content delivery are core to our academic philosophy and contribute to an interactive and immersive environment.

Our extracurricular activities enable students to spend the summer fully immersing themselves in Paris and its unique lifestyle.

Alongside a full sporting calendar, those interested in discovering the city’s fascinating history will enjoy guided tours of sites such Versailles, the Pantheon, the Catacombs, and the Sainte-Chapelle. They will also have the opportunity to visit some of the world’s greatest museums, such as the Louvre and the Orsay.

For the foodies, a macaron-tasting tour, picnic in the Parc de Bagatelle, and eating crêpes in the Luxembourg Gardens are just among the many opportunities to sample delicious French cuisines.

Our sunset cruise on the Seine and guided tour of the Opéra Garnier always prove to be highlights of the summer. Above all, however, whether they are in a museum learning about Winged Victory or a café, watching the world saunter past, students learn to live like Parisians.

Although no week on an Oxbridge program is “typical”, the below provides a general overview of a week in the life of a Oxbridge in Paris student.

Oxbridge in Paris - Typical Week*

Lycée Notre Dame de Sion

MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
7:45 - 8:45 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 - 12:30 Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Optional Activities:
Tennis Tournament
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 Minor Class Optional Activities:
Crépes at Luxembourg Gardens, Guided Tour of the Louvre, Pickup Soccer Game
Minor Class Optional Activities:
Sainte Chapelle, Macarons Tasting Tour, Picnic at the Parc de Bagette
Minor Class Optional Activities:
Visit the Catacombs of Paris, Guest Speaker - Oliver Gee, "The Earful Tower" Blogger and Journalist
Optional Activities:
Palace of Versailles Day Trip
4:00 - 6:30 Optional Activities:
Paris Quest - Scavenger Hunt
Optional Activities:
Crépes at Luxembourg Gardens, Guided Tour of the Louvre, Pickup Soccer Game
Optional Activities:
Explore the Marché Aux Puces - Flea Market
Optional Activities:
Sainte Chapelle, Macarons Tasting Tour, Picnic at the Parc de Bagette
Optional Activities:
Jog in Luxembourg Gardens, Guided Tour of the Panthéon
Optional Activities:
Visit the Catacombs of Paris, Guest Speaker - Oliver Gee, "The Earful Tower" Blogger and Journalist
Optional Activities:
Palace of Versailles Day Trip
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:30 - 10:00 Optional Activities:
Walk Along the Seine - and Ice Cream on the Ile Saint Louis
Optional Activities:
Paris Trivia Night
Optional Activities: 
Sunset Cruise on the Seine
Optional Activities:
Volleyball Tournament, Sunset at Institut du Monde Arabe Rooftop
Optional Activities:
Student Talent Show
Optional Activities:
Neon Lights Dance Party
Optional Activities: 
Marais Neighborhood Walking Tour
10:00 - 11:00 Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In
12:00 Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

*Typical daily schedule for this program. Actual details may vary.