Learning and Experiences Beyond the Classroom

Oxford is a town oozing with history, culture, life and knowledge and is one of the UKs most beautiful cities. We will make sure that you have the chance to live, understand, learn and ultimately also have fun within it. Activities during the Summer School will include punting, access to museums, as well as a guided tour of the Bodleian Libraries. You will experience the city through the lens of an Oxford student with your classmates and develop a global network of peers and connections for the future.


A room will be reserved for all students at Jesus College, which is in the heart of the city centre. It will provide you with the ideal setting from which to explore the city with all of Oxford's main attractions right on your doorstep.

All bedrooms will be en-suites and you will have access to the Meyricke Library as well as a communal study room booked exclusively for our Summer School students. These will enable you to use your free time to reflect on the learning and focus on any other projects which you may have ongoing in the background.

The College was founded in 1571 and includes Harold Wilson, former British Prime Minister, as well as T.E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), amongst its alumni. You can view the College through this 360 virtual tour.

For your safety and convenience the lodge at the college is staffed 24 hours a day.

Food and Drink

Breakfast will be provided daily in Jesus College dining hall. A combination of working, group and picnic lunches will be provided, although there will be some lunch breaks which are for free time to allow you to experience the nearby cafes and restaurants. Some, but not all dinners will be provided, in previous years these have included BBQs by the river, and formal college meals.

Extra-curricular activities

We appreciate that value in complimenting your learning in the classroom with opportunities to engage with the city. We will provide an excursion to Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as field trips to Wytham Woods, the MINI Plant Oxford and the Botanical Gardens. We will also provide you with a free day, in previous years students have used this to explore nearby cities such as London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath.

"Thank you for an amazing program! It really exceeded all expectations."
Summer School 2018 student
"It was great how so much material from such a variety of disciplines was covered in 2 weeks at a pace that was accessible and enjoyable."
Summer School 2017 student