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2017 Oxford Spring Seminar

Study for a week in Oxford and bring home an academic edge

The Oxford Spring Seminar educational program offers academically-minded high school students an exclusive week of intellectual immersion in one of the world’s great universities, Oxford. During the week of April 8-15, 2017, each day is divided into specific segments—mornings are spent studying an academic discipline, afternoons combine seminars and field trips, and evenings are devoted to Oxford’s rich cultural offerings—plays, sporting events, concerts and more.

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Program Components
Program Components

Each day of the Oxford Spring Seminars includes mornings devoted to academics, afternoons devoted to seminars and field trips, and excursions in and around the city of Oxford.

What’s Included:

  • All academic content and activities
  • International airfare
  • Three meals daily in England
  • Six-night accommodation at Pembroke College
  • Extensive medical and accident insurance
  • Free travel for educators

This unique educational program costs less than $4,000 from certain East Coast hubs.

For more information, call us today at 1-800-522-2398.

About Pembroke College, University of Oxford

The Oxford Spring Seminar is located at the historic Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Oxford is made up of a variety of institutions, including 38 constituent colleges, of which Pembroke College is one. Pembroke College is one of the older and more respected constituent colleges and was founded in 1624 by King James I. Former members include British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, American Senator J. William Fulbright, and Samuel Johnson, author of The Dictionary of the English Language.

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Day 1 (Sat. April 8, 2017) – Travel Day
    Depart home and fly overnight to England.
Day 2 Day 2 (Sun. April 9, 2017) – London
    See the highlights: The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and the Tower of London

    Drive to Oxford, your home for the week—Pembroke College, founded in 1624 by King James I.
Day 3 Days 3 (Mon. April 10, 2017) – Oxford
    In the morning, meet your Oxford professor and dive into your selected topic of study. In the afternoon and evening, take part in a seminar or go off-campus for a cultural excursion with your group. See below for additional information about program academics, seminars, and excursions.
Day 4 Day 4 (Tues. April 11, 2017) - Oxford
    Balance rigorous academics in the morning with seminars and/or a field trip in the afternoon and evening.
Day 5 Day 5 (Wed. April 12, 2017) - Full day excursion
    Enjoy a full-day excursion to an important British site. Teachers may select from a number of options, including Cambridge, Bath, Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge, Stratford, or Blenheim Palace, but the program can be customized (additional costs may apply for other excursions).Your coursework will come to an end and may include a final report or presentation (based on the subject). Enjoy a final afternoon and evening in Oxford before heading home.
Day 6 Day 6 (Thurs. April 13, 2017) - Oxford
    Continue your studies in the morning and take part in additional activities and seminars.
Day 7 Day 7 (Fri. April 14, 2017) - Oxford
    Your coursework will come to an end and may include a final report or presentation (based on the subject). Enjoy a final afternoon and evening in Oxford before heading home.
Kids on the Lawn

Teachers bringing groups of six or more students can work with us to create bespoke experiences that complement their normal studies or AP work. All academic requests considered.

Past courses have included:

  • English Literature
  • History
  • Science
  • Math
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Genetics

The international faculty includes Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, and Fulbright Scholars, as well as creative professionals—actors, artists, photographers, and writers—from London and elsewhere.


Following a morning of study, students attend seminars to learn and discuss the college application process.

Suggested topics include:

  • Telling My Story: How to create the best university application
  • Oxford Student Panel: Introduction to undergraduate life
  • Transatlantic Applicants: From the common app to UCA
  • Attend talks by eminent guest speakers

The world outside university life is full of cultural riches. Students may take part in a number of scheduled activities in the afternoons/evenings and for a full day on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. For example:

  • Attend a play produced by the famous Oxford Shakespeare Company
  • Visit the birthplace of Winston Churchill
  • Explore the mystery of Stonehenge
  • Go to a British soccer match
  • Visit historic Cambridge
  • See the sites of Bath
  • Imagine life at Hampton Court or Blenheim Palace
  • View the center of Shakespearean drama in Stratford

Your program excursions can be customized (additional costs may apply for other excursions).

The Oxford Spring Seminar is available for less than $4,000 from certain East Coast hubs.

About Oxbridge Academic Programs

For the past 30 years, Oxbridge Academic Programs has welcomed intellectually adventurous high school students to the leading centers of learning and culture in Europe and the United States. These advanced study programs are founded on the power of hands-on learning and real-world experience to deliver a richer education. Students get engaged, they feel challenged and inspired, and they come home personally transformed—with a new maturity that sets them apart in their educational pursuits and careers.

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