The Oxford Gap Year is the perfect way to prepare for the independent mode of study required at college and gives the opportunity to pursue courses of interest in depth and at comfortable pace, freely exploring topics that arouse curiosity. A rich academic offering and skilled tutors enhance knowledge in chosen areas, without formal assessment but with close engagement and supervision. Students work on college applications with the help of experienced academic staff or take time to decide what direction to take next. The ambience of Oxford, home to England’s oldest and most prestigious university, provides an historic and inspiring backdrop.
The Advanced Studies Program is one of the longest-established academic and cultural summer programs for High School students. The breathtaking residential college setting, the wide choice of stimulating study courses, the small group tutorial teaching method, enabling students to develop as confident and independent learners, and the interesting cultural visits, workshops and activities make this a summer program experience like no other.
Campus Oxford have specialised in high-quality summer and Gap Year programs for over thirty years. Our students are typically ambitious and talented high school students and graduates, from the US and elsewhere, and our emphasis is on student-focused instruction in small seminar groups and one-on-one tutorials. Ours is a supportive envoronment, in which students are encouraged to develop as independent, self-motivated learners.
The prestigious Oxford Advanced Studies Program and the ‘Postgraduate Year Abroad’ were founded by our Director, Ralph Dennison, in 1988. Over the past thirty years, these programs have become a benchmark for first-rate academic and cultural experience. There is now a summer program in Cambridge.
Campus Oxford builds on long-standing relationships with high school students, their counsellors and parents. We offer a uniquely supportive service for US and international students who wish to ‘step outside the box’ during their summer or Gap Year, and take an enrichment course in the UK in order to extend their knowledge, develop their skills and prepare for the demands of college-level work. We hope you may wish to join us!
“This program is life changing. Many people, from all over the world enlighten each other; the friendships which form are strong. Every one of the staff did their very best for us: I appreciated and recognised each gesture, aimed at the students’ happiness and well-being. The atmosphere of tradition spurred me on and inspired me: Oxford is enchanting and I want to come back.”
“This program was one of the best experiences of my life. I had never left the United States before I came here, but seeing Oxford made me want to travel the world. Of course, Oxford might just be an exceptionally beautiful city and this program, which allows us to experience so much of it, might be particularly incredible.”