Oxbridge Seminar in New York

Grades 9-12

Barnard College, Columbia University

August 1 - 8, 2020

Tuition: $2,850

The Oxbridge Seminar in New York is a week-long intellectual immersion for students in grades nine-through-twelve. Housed in Barnard College, an independent liberal arts college established in 1889, and affiliated with Columbia University since 1900, the Oxbridge Seminar in New York is a great opportunity for students to explore New York City while learning about a subject of their choice.

Students spend their mornings in class and afternoons on activities and attending college-planning seminars and talks. Popular courses include Business, Medicine, and Psychology. Students live minutes from the bustle of the city and a short walk to the Hudson River, Riverside Park, and the urban oasis of Central Park.

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About New York City

New York City, known as "the Big Apple" and "the City That Never Sleeps," is one of the most famous cities in the world. Many of its landmarks - such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and Central Park - are instantly recognizable around the globe. With Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York is often named the world’s leading financial center while its bustling Broadway scene makes it a hub for the international entertainment industry. Moreover, the city has more than 120 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, where our Oxbridge Seminar in New York program takes place.

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