Parent Journey

Over 30 years of experience.

Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous students to summer study programs since 1986. Professor James Basker designed these programs for students in grades 7-12 with the goal of giving them the opportunity to live and study in historic centers of learning. Today we offer programs in England, Scotland, France, Spain, and the United States. Students choose two subjects in which to immerse - a major and a minor - from a range of over 200 courses. Popular options include Medicine, Law, Business, and Psychology.

Together with program administrators, including Program Deans and Activities Directors, students enjoy a daily schedule that combines intellectual adventure with cultural enrichment, guest speakers, field trips, activities, and sports - all in a safe, supervised environment.

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Academic Philosophy


Our programs offer students a uniquely comprehensive pre-college experience. They learn from leading academics and industry professionals, live in some of the world’s best universities, and immerse themselves in remarkable cultural scenes. We also offer language immersion programs in France and Spain where they can perfect their French or Spanish. We are proud of our esteemed faculty and list all of their biographies here.

Students choose two courses: a major and a minor. Every course uses the city like a classroom, taking full advantage of the local museums, historical sites, laboratories, and guest speakers available.

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Programs & Courses

We offer programs in England, Scotland, France, Spain, and the United States. Some students choose their program based on location. Others choose based on the courses offered in a particular location. Our Program Recommender helps students sort by location and select by subjects of interest. Popular courses include Medicine, Business, Law, and Psychology. Our academic advisors are happy to help you find the program and course that's best for your child.

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Student Safety & Supervision

Your child’s safety is our priority.

We have over three decades of experience, in which time we have devised protocols to resolve issues that can come up when students are away from home.

Our staff meet every student at the airport, and escort them to the program campus. The programs are all located in venues with 24-hour professional security. We employ teams of highly-qualified and experienced high-school teachers as Program Directors and Deans to manage any pastoral needs. Every program has an office on-site that is open for student support and parent calls from 8:00am until midnight. We also have staff based in every hall, should students need support during the night. Our programs are zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol.

Student Safety, Rules, and Behavior


Every summer we receive and catalogue detailed feedback from our students, their parents, and our faculty and staff. We are always happy to put prospective parents in touch with families that have participated on our programs.

Students tell us that they have transformative experiences and that our programs help them discover and confirm their main interests. Parents are often impressed by the growth and maturity that they see in their students after an Oxbridge summer.

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Application Process & Fees

Most students apply online through our website. Applications are rolling, so we recommend applying as early as possible to secure a place in your preferred courses.

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Financial Aid

Our scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit. For further information go to our Apply Now page. 

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